Sauna FAQ

What is the appropriate temperature for a sauna?
It depends on the user's preference, but is typically between 150 and 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

How long should I stay in the sauna?
Use common sense as to what feels comfortable. A typical user says in the sauna for 10-15 minutes, steps out to cool off, then returns to the sauna and repeats the process as desired. If at any time you begin to feel uncomfortable, leave the sauna and cool off.

Should I pour water on the rocks in a sauna heater?
Ladling water over the rocks allows you to add humidity to the sauna. Experiment to find out what feels most comfortable to you. Some people would rather use a spritzer bottle to just have a burst of steam.

What should I do after my sauna?
Take a shower or bath to cleanse your skin. A cool rinse will close your pores and leave you feeling refreshed. Drink fluids to replenish those lost through perspiration. Applying a skin moisturizer is a good idea.

Why are saunas made of softwood?
Softwoods have many advantages for a sauna. They absorb excess humidity to keep the sauna atmosphere dry. Unlike hardwoods, they do not become hot and uncomfortable to sit on or lean against. They must, however, be properly kiln-dried to prevent shrinkage and warpage.

What kind of floor is recommended in a sauna?
The floor must be a waterproof material such as cement, tile, or some vinyls. Typically, over the cement or tile floor, a duckboard floor is installed. A floor drain is not necessary for home use, but is essential in commercial settings to facilitate cleaning.