What You Should Know About a Home Sauna Room

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Types of Saunas

A home sauna can be built in many shapes and styles. It could be a separate building or built as a sauna room inside a house or apartment. Traditional saunas are wooden structures and are as beautiful as they are functional.

The worldwide popularity of saunas has spurred innovative new designs. One of the most unusual of these is the portable sauna - folding saunas that can be used almost anywhere. They are just big enough for one person to sit in. There is a hole for your head and slits for your hands if you wish to read or talk on the phone while you are sitting in this portable sauna.

Barrel Sauna Room
Another unusual design is the barrel sauna. This is a small cabin constructed using barrel making techniques and can hold six to eight people. Barrel saunas can be installed either inside or outside the house and can be heated with a wood or electric stove.

The infrared sauna has been used since the 1960s. The heating source is an infrared heater. Unlike traditional heaters that heat the air of the sauna, infrared heaters heat objects and people but not the air. Infrared is a type of light and proponents of infrared saunas say that they have superior health benefits to traditional saunas.

Yes, surprising as it may seem, it really is this simple to find the most valuable information you've been looking regarding home sauna rooms. And there's more to come. Read on.

Sauna Construction

Sauna Room Interior
Almost every type of sauna room is made of wood. The walls, ceilings, and floors and benches are all made from beautiful woods such as cedar or hemlock. The only non-wood materials are the sauna heaters and the sauna rocks.

The sauna provides a dry heat - usually between 70 and 100 degrees Celsius (158 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit). From time to time water can be thrown on the rocks on the heater. This creates a cloud of steam which has the effect of immediately raising the temperature.

The dry sauna can be heated with one of two types of sauna heaters. In the countryside, wood burning sauna heaters are traditional, but most urban saunas use electric sauna heaters.

What you've just read is only the beginning of a fascinating journey into sauna rooms. There are many more useful resources on this site - we invite you to spend some time exploring them and learning even more.


Choosing the Right Home Sauna - Be Sure You Make the Right Choice- How to choose the right sauna room - facts you need to consider.

Portable Sauna - Take a Look at Saunas On-The-Go- A portable sauna is good for the circulation, keeps the skin soft and supple, and promotes relaxation.

Far Infrared Sauna - How It Works- A relatively new type of sauna has emerged in recent years. An infrared sauna heats only the people and objects not the air.

Sauna Kits Versus Pre-Built Modular Saunas- Sauna kits or pre-built modular units- what's the difference? Building a sauna may be easier than you think.

Sauna Heaters - The Heart of Any Sauna- Your choices when selecting a sauna heater discussed, with the pros and cons of each.

Sauna Maintenance - If you are thinking of installing a sauna in your house and worried about the possible maintenance involved, stop worrying! Saunas are one of the most carefree areas of your home.