Best Choosing a Wooden Sink
Can a wooden sink be the most suitable solution for our bathroom?
That wood is not, in general, the most suitable material to get in touch with water is known, yet, with appropriate treatments, even the wood can become water-resistant and therefore be used where you least expect it.
Choosing a wooden sink is a choice of style even before a functional choice; The heat characteristics that donate wood cannot be offered by any ceramic material.
The wood combines well with both rustic and modern environments, in the latter case creating interesting visual contrasts.
But how do you make the water-resistant wooden sink?
In the first place it starts from choosing the right wood, of course. Not all woods have the same characteristics of moisture resistance and are equally well suited for use in place of ceramic sanitary wares.
The most water-resistant woods come from the east or are of tropical origin: Teak, bamboo batten, rosewood and others.
Then, even these types of wood must be opportunely treated with primers and resins in such a way as to make them water-repellent and reduce porosity to a minimum. If we think that, for millennia, the boats were built in wood we understand that man has gained a certain capacity in making this material resistant to water.
The fact remains that water is only one of the elements that come into contact with a wooden sink, then you have to add the soaps, the limestone naturally contained in the water etc. so more than concentrating on the fact that a wooden washbasin can be resistant to water should perhaps concentrate on the possibility of maintaining its original beauty over time; Forget then “aggressive” cleaning with abrasive sponges and other chemical products that could affect the water-repellent finish of the washbasin and, consequently, make the wood permeable.