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Sauna Room Design Features

Posted on 04 December 2009 by Lynda Ziemba

A sauna room is more than just wood and heat.  The key to creating the ideal sauna environment is understanding the components, allowing for the specification of most every sauna room detail including wide luxurious benches, bench skirting, wall-mounted backrests, full wood flooring, full glass doors, venting, lighting and bathing accessories.  Here is a brief overview of the available features:

Uniquely-designed-sauna-room-mainBenching – Overwhelmingly the most important structure in the sauna and available in several styles, well-constructed benches must be appealing and inviting with a smooth surface and unexposed hardware.

Skirting – Bench skirting spans the gap between the upper and lower benches acting as a backrest for the lower bench bather and eliminating the view of the sauna room floor/back corner.

Backrests – Wall-mounted backrests mount over sauna room upper benching, preserving the sauna wood and adding a wonderful design appeal to any sauna environment.

Flooring – Sauna flooring must be able to withstand repeated exposure to splashing heater water, be aesthetically appealing, comfortable to walk on, and non-slippery when wet. The flooring liner must also be removable for easy cleaning when necessary.

Door - Sauna doors are available in several wood styles or a stunning and clean all-glass appearance with the bathing comfort of tinted glass for privacy.  All sauna doors must be installed to open outside the sauna room.

Windows – Glass panels allow for the ultimate in sauna room design!  Consider incorporating one or more glass panels to create that upscale look to match any decor. Available in various sizes, glass window panels are easy to install for the “picture perfect” look!

Lights – Sauna room lighting can alter moods and enhance room appeal.  Select either valance lighting which runs across the wall or a heat-resistant ceiling fixture that utilizes a flush-mounted glass diffuser with metal trim assembly.

Vent – Sauna rooms require an intake (fresh air) and at least one exhaust vent for good air circulation. The intake vent provides oxygen for a comfortable atmosphere and should be located 4” to 6” from the floor and closest to the sauna heater.  The exhaust vent can be most anywhere in the environment.

Sound – Any area dedicated to nourishment needs the soothing benefits of sound. Couple the enjoyment of music with the relaxation a sauna room affords, and the recipe spells REJUVENATION!

Safety – Knowing and following the guidelines of proper sauna bathing and implementing additional safety features such as support bars, temperature gauges, and heater guards will ensure safe, pleasurable bathing.

Gauges – Precise, high-quality sauna room thermometers should be installed for convenient viewing inside and outside the environment.

Accessories -Headrests, backrests, buckets, ladles, thermometers and hygrometers offer the personal touch that leaves a lasting impression of the bathing experience!

Aromas – Simply mist a favorite fragrance and relax for a refreshing and invigorating sauna bathing experience.

Once these features are reviewed and understood, selecting the desired features and styles makes for a simple installation and a luxurious finished environment.

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