In the modern bathing industry, a font is not just a wooden barrel, but a whole cult, which is treated with great responsibility. Bathing fonts are made of wood, plastic and concrete, there are even heated fonts. Depending on the size and diameter, they can be placed outside or in the steam room itself.
The material of production also plays an important role in the construction of a turnkey bathhouse.
Wooden font is a popular material for manufacturing, which is characterized by environmental friendliness and durability in operation. Many believe that wood has a natural energy, which is transmitted to vacationers, strengthening immunity and giving youth. Most often, for manufacturing take oak, larch, cedar or beech.
Cedar font has a high coefficient of density and resistance to external negative factors. Wood is not subject to the formation of fungi and mold, and phytoncides prevent the growth and development of bacteria. Due to the fact that cedar wood contains a large amount of resins, the font helps relieve fatigue and has a positive effect on the respiratory system.
A font made of larch is valued by lovers of bathing procedures above all else. Firstly, the wood becomes stronger with high humidity and prolonged contact with water. Secondly, bath barrels from larch are completely safe and environmentally friendly, as they are not treated with water-resistant mixtures and impregnations. Such a font is bought once and for life, because the material is not subject to rot, resistant to changes and with each use becomes stronger. Contrasting water procedures in a leafy bath increases skin tone and relieves irritations.
Oak font is also valued in bathing procedures, because the wood has anti-inflammatory properties, heals wounds and stabilizes sleep. The font made of the material retains its pristine appearance for a long time, is not subject to fungus formation and is not susceptible to temperature fluctuations. At high temperatures, oak exudes a pleasant aroma, filling the skin cells with antioxidants.
With all the positive aspects of wooden font, there is still a spoon of tar. The cost of such a bath is not suitable for everyone. The production process is very costly and time-consuming, and the production is made by cooper in hand. Also, it is very difficult to take care of a natural font — you can not allow the water to stagnate in the barrel, to the formation of mucus, but also keep in a dry form is not recommended.
Plastic font is a cheap analog of wooden barrels for baths. They are made of propylene, a safe plastic used in the food industry that does not emit toxic substances. During operation, cooperage product for the steam room does not rot, does not crack, does not deform and have high waterproofing. The font is characterized by low weight, does not require special care and is easily mounted in the bath room. Most often, you can buy a font from plastic in a complex with automation for water set, heating, drainage and filtration. The minus is that the plastic barrel is inconvenient to use outdoors, especially with low temperatures.
Concrete and stone font — a mini pool made similar to a barrel. The disadvantage is that to install a concrete font will have to dig a pit and costs increase several times, compared to wooden. Such structures are most often used in public baths or saunas. Care is the same as for a swimming pool and is equipped with water filtration, drainage, and sometimes heating.
Fonts for bathing rooms all sorts of different diameters, sizes, shapes and materials.