A genuine Finnish Sauna is relatively inexpensive, and it can be built to accomodate any space or surrounding. The size depends on the number of people likely to use it at the same time.
In most cases the sauna installation includes
- The Sauna Room.
- The Shower room.
- The Dressing Room.
These three rooms should be conveniently arranged. The sizes of the shower and dressing rooms should match the size of the sauna room.
Sauna bathing time is divided into the three parts shown above. The longest time is usually spent in the dressing area. Therefore this area should be spacious and airy.
Wall and ceiling construction:
- Existing construction
- 2″ x 4″ studs at 16″ inch centres. Construction grade spruce is suitable.
- 4″ R-12 fibre glass insulation.
- Aluminium foil facing in.
- 1″ x 3″ strapping.
- 3/4″ air space.
- 1″ x 4″ or 1″ x 6″ T & G clear cedar Boards may placed horizontally or vertically. Nail through the tongue only to conceal nail holes.
- The floor can be concrete or non-slippery ceramic tiles with retaining wall.
- The walking area can be covered with cedar slats.
Ventilation in a Sauna Room is extremely important to achieve the utmost in satisfaction and pleasure. It will also speed up the preheating of the Sauna Room.
Lack of fresh air due to insufficient ventilation or poor arrangement of ventilation can create an uncomfortable feeling. This often results in the symptoms of difficulty in breathing or burning of the skin.
The diagram shows the proper location of the vent openings.
The inlet being located below the heating unit (or close to it) and the outlet in a similar position on the opposite wall as far from the heating unit as possible – this increases a flow of fresh air upwards from the heating unit. Cooled air being heavier will drop and exhaust though the outlet.
Recommended ventilation openings are 4″ to 6″ diameter, depending on the size of the Sauna Room.
The top bench should be at least 18 ” wide and 32″ from the floor. Benches are placed on wall supports and legs if needed. 2″ x 4″ cedar with ½” space between the boards is recommended. The cubic footage of the Sauna Room is very important in determining the capacity of the heating unit. The size of the room can be decreased by closing in the waste space underneath the benches.
The heat and moisture content will cause stress to the heating unit in any sauna. Therefore, only the best materials and craftsmanship as used in Saunamatic units can guarantee durable wear.
SAUNAMATIC heating units have been carefully designed to provide the most enjoyable heat and years of trouble free service.
All SAUNAMATIC HEATING UNITS ARE MANUFACTURED TO THE LATEST CSA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND THE SAUNAMATIC HEATER IS LISTED BY THE CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION AS CERTIFIED.