Topic: Anyone Know about Varnish in a Sauna?
Anyone Know about Varnish in a Sauna?
I’m thinking about joining a gym, and one of the features that I really want is a dry sauna. I visited the most convenient gym for me, and when I opened the door to the sauna, was hit with a “fumey” smell. I noticed that all the wooden surfaces (the entire inside) of the sauna were coated in a high gloss varnish. Not only was the smell unpleasant, the glossy surface of the wood was pretty hot to the touch. As my previous gym’s sauna was not varnished, I was surprised. My real concern is the “fumey” smell: does anyone know if this is safe? I asked the guy at the gym, and (not surprisingly) he assured me that it’s safe and that I’m the first person to express concerns. I’ve looked on-line, but am having difficulty finding objective information.