How to choose a stone for a bath
Basic requirements for bath stones
For stationary steam rooms and baths you need to choose high-quality stones. Production of this material is carried out according to a strictly defined technology using environmentally friendly non-radioactive minerals. It is very important that at high temperatures stones do not emit harmful substances. You can buy them in specialized stores that provide quality certificates for their products. Cast iron and river stones for baths are very popular. From the entire range offered, you need to choose those stones that meet the following requirements:
1. Resistance to high temperatures. This is perhaps the most important criterion when choosing stones for a bath. They should not split off or crack. There are several ways to check this. First, the stones are heated red-hot, then put them in cold water. Quality stones easily endure this test.
2The second most important criterion is the ability to accumulate heat. It is necessary to choose stones with high specific gravity, having a uniform structure and density.
3. The format of stones. If the furnace operates on wood, large stones are best suited. For compact baths with an electric oven will need small stones. There are salt stones that are suitable for any bath. The number of stones is determined depending on the size of the furnace.
Types of bath stones
Stones for the heater, in addition to good physical and chemical indicators, must have healing properties. The most profitable option is sea or river pebbles. But the shape of the stones should not be convex or oval. It is advisable to pick flat stones. But the most popular option is a gabbro diabase volcanic stone.
Much when buying stones depends on the features of the bath. But one thing is for sure: you can not buy a soft stone. By popularity rating, the most used are considered to be such stones as: volcanite, basalt, talc-chlorite, jade. Jade deservedly tops the list of the best stones for facing the bath.It is heat-resistant, heavy-duty and practical material. It is suitable for steam baths, as it has a low water absorption.
Creating an optimal microclimate inside the bath is possible using gabbro-diabase. It is distinguished by its granular structure, stability and democratic value. Many lovers of steaming did not ignore such stones as porphyrite, white quartz and peridotite.
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