Saunas not only exist from ancient times with the purpose of cleaning and distress your body, from Rome hot bath cameras were also a social alternative to bond and create alliances, and nowadays we still use them as social but also healthy conventions. Even though hot air or vapor have the goodness of ease your body into a more relaxing state, saunas also helps you to help your body cleanse toxins, ease muscular aches and promote a deeper breathing phase. Thanks to saunas skin health increases in an optimum level and believe or not can make you feel younger.
What do I need to know before building my own sauna?
Installing a home sauna can be a huge, exciting not to mention that you would have an outstanding advantage above mortals who enjoy the art of relaxing-time. FinishBuild first tip is to choose the style you want.
Model and Size
Take into account that saunas do not have to be necessarily big, some saunas can be smaller just for a single person. Keep in mind that for example indoor saunas are the popular choice among Americans, however it is also possible to own external saunas which can go perfectly fitted near a pool or overlooking a view. Still, choosing the size is the most important part, because from that point you would design and start.
Take into account that if you plan to add an external sauna, electrical installation might have to own an extra care and protection, sauna electrical requirements can range from around 220 volts. Furthermore, in the case of any sauna installation you must remember an exhaust vent nearby, to siphon off moisture generated by the steam.
Types of sauna materials
Bamboo: Bamboo natural solid planks are now available for the construction field. As natural renewable source Bamboo has many benefits that can suit your sauna project. Highly recommended for asthma individuals, bamboo materials can also resist moisture and water environments.
Cedar: is another classic choice it gives off a pleasant fragrance, resists rot, doesn’t splinter easily and doesn’t absorb excess. However, you can use other soft woods, such as hemlock and spruce.
When it comes about flooring sauna materials, FinishBuild would like to emphasize that using the same materials for building these units can maintain the harmony and increase the flowing temperature into a balanced way. Nevertheless, people also consider concrete, tile or another durable highly resistant materials, due to the fact that moisture can be harmful and also tends to collect bacteria growth.
This item is one of the must-have materials you cannot ignore when building a personal sauna. According to KANSAS UNIVERSITY, vapor barriers prevent moisture from passing through the insulation and condensing on the cold outer surfaces. Build it for two main functions, vapor barriers keep moisture inside a home, and prevent it from condensing in the insulation. In the case of saunas vapor barriers reflect heat energy back in and preserves moisture out of walls. These isolation materials should be install with stapler with the foil side facing you.
When it comes to sauna doors, the best option to opt for is insulated glass units which not only are easy to install but also can enhance your sauna interiors. On the other hand glass panel doors are also an outstanding look for sauna doors as well. Whatever you choose we recommend to pick up doors that come with non-locking ball latch systems in order to get an easy and functional access.
Take into account that saunas would be areas where humidity would play a constant role. For this reason FinishBuild suggest you to try with aluminum fixtures that besides protecting electric systems would provide your sauna a chic appealing. White glass vapor proof lighting can also be an interesting and safe addition to places where moisture would be recurrent.
Finally as another viable option you can also count on incandescent light bulbs that come with the advantage of maintaining a neutral temperature on the light bulb which are usually acclaimed for high heat use.
Last but not least, once you have got the structure you need to take into account the energy source. Regarding private saunas an installation that goes through the wall at stove level and then up the outside of the sauna structure it is almost mandatory. This might require a custom work to get the pipe for going through the wall. In addition you might need to get a double walled pipe so that the heat is reduced where the pipe comes into contact with the wall. Take into account that heat might be in contact with the sauna walls, therefore assure yourself a space line or an isolation addition for this path.
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