Apartment Sauna

Sauna Construction

Sauna in an Apartment.

Is it possible to build a sauna in a city apartment?

A sauna in a city apartment is not just a place to wash. It is a great relaxation after sports, physical work or a hard day's work. In our climate, the sauna is a place to get rid of the cold in the winter, to fight the cold in the fall or to groom your toes after the summer rain. Sauna is a cure for a hundred diseases and a source of well-being.

Find a suitable place

First of all, you have to choose a suitable place to build a sauna. To build a sauna, you can choose, for example, a bathroom, a small corridor or a pantry. A bathroom where a shower cabin was installed instead of a bathtub is particularly suitable for this. It is also possible to build an infrared sauna on the balcony. It is quite easy to calculate the cubic capacity of the sauna. Each person needs at least 2m³. The ceiling height in the sauna must be at least 2m from the floor. 1 kW = 1 m³. In houses where gas stoves are installed, you have to think carefully about the size and power of the sauna, because in such houses there are often some restrictions according to the power of the unit (max. 3 - 4 kW). In this case, a special power cable must be routed from the meter to the heater. Houses where electric stoves with a power of 5-6 kW are installed do not cause any difficulties with the power grid for a sauna heater with a power of 3-4 kW. Using a connecting cable, the sauna heater can be connected to an electric stove if necessary, but in order to avoid additional load, it is not recommended to use the electric stove and the sauna heater at the same time.

Variants of apartment saunas

Finnish sauna — differs from all other saunas in its unique microclimate, the air temperature there rises to 80-120 °C, on the floor about 60 °C, and the relative humidity is within 10-15 %. The steam generated in a Finnish sauna properly warms the body, balances blood pressure, relaxes and prevents the onset of colds. Infrared sauna — the air temperature does not rise more than 35 - 45 °С and the humidity is 30 - 45 %. An infrared sauna is considered beneficial for human health, because the safety risks arising from infrared radiation are extremely minimal. Infrared elements generate heat rays that direct the radiation directly to the person, but they do not heat the air. Depending on the wavelength, the human body warms up in an infrared sauna much better than in a traditional sauna. In addition, infrared radiation has a healthy effect on soft tissues, which in turn warms the human body and improves blood circulation. One of the most important benefits of an infrared sauna is that infrared radiation promotes the reduction of lactic acid and pain in the muscles, for example after going to the gym. The recommended stay time in the infrared sauna is 20-30 minutes a day.

Finnish sauna in an apartment.

Infrared sauna in the apartment.

Sauna cabin in the apartment.

SmartFold Sauna Cabin.