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Why Choose a Finnish Sauna


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A Finnish sauna is great for the outdoors, this is a consideration when you would like one, but don't have the space indoors. The have a neat design and there are quite a few reasons why you might like to have one.

This kind of unit has been around for hundreds of years. They are very popular in Finland, and it is estimated that there is on average, one per household. The benefits of taking a session are many, and they are easily available today. The Finnish type is barrel shaped, and the design stems from the fact that beer barrels would be taken and turned on their sides to be used to house a sauna. Today They are not actually constructed from beer barrels, but the design is the exact same concept.

It has been said that a Finnish sauna will provide the best steam circulation, and heat this is due to the circular design. Other ones are square or rectangular in design. Finnish units are manufactured from cedar wood which has the ability to retain heat while allowing them to “breathe", cedar wood provides natural insulation.

If you don't have enough space inside your home for a Finnish type, they are easily housed out of doors. It is necessary to have correct plumbing in place for the drain and many people have theirs located close to a shower as they like to shower after taking a session. It might then be wise to place it near to a bathroom, but they are still able to be housed outside, perhaps having a door to the outside made from a bathroom would be an option and the barrel shaped unit looks stylish in a sheltered garden area close to the house.

Finnish saunas provide the same health benefits as traditional units and are very easy tot put together and install. The Western Red Cedar that the Finnish use to built with is durable and perfect for the outdoors. Cedar does not heat up in the same way that other woods do and weather conditions have very little effect on the wood of the Western Red Cedar. The doors of the unit are insulated and windows are constructed from tempered glass. The glass is double glazed, tinted and tempered to withstand high temperatures, and the tint ensures that no ultra violet rays are able to get inside.

Inside the typical Finish unit, you will find bi-level seating, this allows for more people to enjoy the session together and the different levels will let you cool of, at lower levels, rather than having to leave the confines of the room.

There are many benefits to having an attractive, Western Red Cedar, constructed unit out of doors at your home. Besides the health benefits, the round barrel shape looks really good in the garden, and this design is a popular choice for many peoples homes.

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