finnish sauna experience

Saunas come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some common basics. Sauna is a room heated with the sauna stove, a sort of fireplace inside the sauna that is open from the top. It’s filled with stones that are made hot by either burning wood or using electricity. The stove needs to be lit or turned on well before entering the sauna room, so that it has time to heat up entirely.

The Room

There are several factors that go into the overall design of a sauna. The use of wood is both a tradition and practical consideration in constructing a sauna.

Firstly, they are good heat insulators; if you touch a wooden surface, the heat doesn’t sting as severely as a stone wall.

The Wood

Wood also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which make them more hygienic and easier to maintain.

Generally, Softwood is used for the construction of sauna, which is wood from gymnosperm trees such as Conifers, as well as Amborella.

Sauna Heater

The Sauna Heater is to be located inside the sauna room and typically placed on the same wall as the door.

Observed the manufacturer requirement for the minimum distance to the wall and ceiling when locating the heater.


Sauna ventilation is essential to make the sauna experience more comfortable; improper or insufficient air flow can impede heater operation.

The recommended ceiling height shall be not more than 2.1m, to allow proper heat flows.

The concept of convection heat circulation is the basis of sauna ventilation design.

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