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Defying moisture

Solid wood furniture in the bathroom

Bathroom as wellness area

Nowadays, bathrooms are more akin to wellness areas, where wooden furniture is an excellent choice. Photo: IPM/Voglauer

Just like the kitchen before it, the bathroom is increasingly transforming from a functional room into a living space seeking to radiate a cosy ambience. In addition to accessories such as rugs and armchairs, solid wood furniture also creates a feeling of warmth and has a calming effect on the observer: a characteristic that can also be tapped into in the bathroom.

The quality of the furnishings plays a particularly important role, especially in damp rooms. In the bathroom, washbasins, console tables, base units, shelves and storage racks should be as waterproof, temperature-resistant and easy to clean as possible. Furniture made of solid wood that has been treated appropriately has no problem in meeting these requirements. “In addition, certification with the independent, Austrian Ecolabel verifies the quality of our solid wood furniture as well as the way we treat people and nature,” says Grünwald. He concludes by adding: “If a bathroom is regularly ventilated and properly heated, the furniture can withstand permanently high levels of humidity, water vapour and spray. A protective treatment using natural varnishes, oils or waxes is a prerequisite.”

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