Sauna also known as the Finnish bath, is a small wooden hut or a room where a
heater creates a warm relaxing room. usually the temperature ranging
from 70 ° C to 100 ° C. Using a sauna is a social and a family
tradition that seems to exist for more than 2000 years in Nordic
countries, including Finland, probably long winters has played a role
in this long lived tradition but health and wellness has been very
much a part of Eastern culture for along time and in Malaysia the
fusion of these ancient therapies invite us to consider having a spa area in our homes.
forget building a sauna needs to be done by professionals as it’s very critical to your health and safety of your building.
types of sauna exists?
sauna has a very high temperature (90 to 110 ° C) in a very dry
atmosphere. This type is very popular and ideal if you are looking
for a sensation of extreme heat.
It has a temperature between 70 and 90 degrees Celsius with relative
humidity of 10 to 25%. It is equipped with a reservoir of hot stones
which you could poured water on to generate steam.
The steam sauna: is an alternative to a traditional one, with a temperature
ranging from 45 to 65 degrees Celsius and constant humidity of 40 to
65%. This creates an environment that allows both children and the
elderly to enjoy the benefits. Scented oils diluted in water will
accompany your relaxation.
choose a sauna for my home?
everything else when choosing a product, you should first consider
your needs and the space you are willing to attribute to this
function, there's no need to say that sauna is a luxury addition to
your home and if you could use the space or budget for something more
essential. That's what you should mainly focus on.
are the ideal dimensions of residential sauna?
dimensions of the ready-made ones are ranging from 1.20 × 1.20m to 3
× 2.50m. Overall height is 2m. If you want to lie down in the sauna,
choose a cabin of at least 2m space.
much is the energy consumption of a sauna?
consumption depends on the size of your space; it ranges from 2 to 20
kW for the largest cabin. As a rule, to heat a standard sized room
allow about 1.3 kW per cubic meter. For example, a 2m × 2m cabin
requires a 6KW heater. One with large glass surfaces requires more
mind that the heat from this space impacts the overall temperature of
your home. One that is placed against an external wall can help save
up to 500 kW energy per year.
wood do should i choose for sauna cladding?
sauna is much more complicated than you might think. The cabin must
be able to withstand both dry heat (over 90 degrees with less than
20% air humidity) and wet sauna conditions set by 50 °C temperature
and moisture content of 60%. These conditions are very difficult for
wood, so you should choose types that have excellent resistance to
extreme heat and humidity.
generally use the following types of wood:
and ceilings, panels should be with a diameter of about 15 mm and
from spruce (main), cedar, hemlock or pine.
interior furnishings (flooring, benches, dressing, backrests,
cushions ...), we use instead of Apache pine.For all the insolations
which is not seen, Masonite an environmental friendly substance is
addition to the internal and external panels and wooden furniture,
they are equipped with mineral wool for thermal insulation, aluminum
vapor barrier which prevents moisture from entering the mineral wool
so it won't get moldy. Also necessary is a thick and heat resistance
floor covering is suitable for my sauna?
must settle on stable and level ground. Coatings should be able to be
washed regularly and be resistance to moisture and of course heat. In
addition, it is better to use non-slip floorings. Therefore we
recommend tiles or wooden decking.
should I cleaning the sauna?
leave the door open until the next use for optimal ventilation. To
clean the bulkheads and seats, use a slightly soaked sponge with warm
water. And if the floor is decked with racks, lift them upright to
stones, empty the stone bin completely twice a year to aspirate the
residues of volcanic rock and eliminate deposits of tartar in the
bottom. When filling, use only intact blocks. Load the tray without
forcing up to about 5 cm above the rim. During the operation, be
careful to place the stones well in relation to the resistors and
without obstructing the grilles of the lateral deflectors. This will
overheat the stove and trigger the thermal protection.
it important to maintain my sauna?
session, the room is a place full of moisture. To keep the wood in
good condition, it is necessary to combat the moisture. If you don't
maintain the room regular enough, it can develop mold, fungus and /
or develop bacteria that harm your health. That can cause skin
diseases or breathing problems for example.