This sauna reaches its full wellness potential thanks to Dekton
Flooring and wall cladding
4 mm | 8 mm
Having a sauna at home is a privilege, but if you dare to go a little further, to ‘think outside the box’, this space can provide an even higher level of comfort. This is what happened when the owners of a house in Switzerland decided to give theirs a new lease of life by removing the small, unused plunge pool in this area.
Bernhard Brunner of the interior design studio Brunner Intérieurs based in Erlenbach and Herrliberg (Switzerland) reminds us of this. Since the client wanted to get rid of this feature, why not take the opportunity to completely renovate the sauna and turn it into a small spa?
‘I suggested to carry out the refurbishment of the private wellness area in a way that would be value-adding. This is how we created the new sauna area, which provides the occupants of the house with small moments of daily luxury,’ he explains.
Dekton Laurent, the perfect compliment to an upmarket sauna
To do this, the wooden benches and their covering were retained and opened up to the surrounding space created by a glass wall towards the plunge pool. In addition, both the floor and the top of this small ‘fish tank’ were clad with the refined Dekton Laurent.
Inspired by the natural stone Port Laurent, the texture of this surface brings a touch of elegance to the interior thanks to the interplay of nuances that enhances the contrast of its tones. Thus, the golden veins establish a hierarchy in the space and bring warmth to a cold, dark background, which in turn add depth to the overall effect.
Dekton, a material that is resistant to moisture and extreme temperatures
In addition to its beauty, this Cosentino product was also selected for its outstanding performance, which avoids having to worry about humidity or high temperatures in the sauna room. Dekton, an ultra-compact surface composed of up to 20 natural minerals whose particles are compressed at 25,000 tons of pressure and sintered at 1,200 °C, can easily withstand both.
Thus, its low coefficient of thermal expansion makes it ideal for projects such as this sauna area, which are exposed to sudden changes in temperature (even withstanding fire). On the other hand, due to its very low porosity, Dekton is highly resistant to water and moisture, which does not alter its appearance or performance in any way.
Various thicknesses for a deluxe finish
‘It is extremely exciting to work with Cosentino. The company produces superior surfaces that are incredibly innovative and highly versatile. They are available in different finishes and thicknesses; in this case, 4 and 8 millimetres were preferred, which allowed us to make the floor and the surrounding wall cladding out of the same material,’ says Brunner.
Thanks to the minimal thickness of Dekton, they were also able to add exceptionally refined details to the new sauna, such as the angled mitre cut on the top, which makes it extremely unobtrusive. ‘These are the details that make working with Cosentino simply great,’ admits the interior designer in charge of this unique project.