SAUNA OWNER ASKS: CAN I STAIN THE SAUNA TO MATCH MY FLOOR TILE?
We have a nordic white Amberlight Finnleo sauna and we want to know if we can stain it a darker color to match the dark brown tile in the spa room? Thank you Alice
Thanks for your question, Carla. It’s a good one and one that I hear frequently.
Staining the outside of the Amberlight, which is what I believe you would like to do, is not a problem at all. The interior needs to remain unfinished. All sauna wood needs to be unfinished on the inside of the room for off-gasing reasons. You wouldn’t want off gasing from the stain inside the sauna. I wouldn’t use a sealer-type of stain, but rather a re-coatable penetrating oil stain. You’ll be able to find many colors in that type of stain and one will be the right match for your tile.
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.