FEATURES TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A 2-PERSON TRADITIONAL SAUNA
If you have thought of optimizing your 2-person traditional sauna experience, this article is your holy grail to a more fulfilling experience. And, if you are getting your footing in the sauna world and still need more information, stick around as we review the ideal 2-person traditional sauna experience.
First, let’s go through the differences between traditional and infrared saunas. The traditional sauna uses electric and wood-burning stoves to warm sauna rocks, which heats the space and allow you to enjoy steam from water poured on the heated rocks, while infrared sauna uses infrared light to directly heat your body. While both experiences have similar health and relaxation benefits, this article squarely focuses on the the 2-person traditional sauna.
There are four basic requirements you will need for your 2-person traditional sauna. These requirements will improve your experience and enhance the benefits you derive from regular sauna therapy.
There are reasons why most people still prefer traditional saunas, which are sometimes referred to as wet saunas. This is because these 2-person traditional saunas have heated sauna rocks like any other traditional ones. When water is poured on the rocks, you get steam which increases the humidity and temperatures of your sauna. The sweating that comes with this experience is seen by many as a more authentic sauna feeling.
What requirements do you need for a 2-person traditional sauna? Important factors include the heating requirements, location, size of your sauna, wood type, and other helpful accessories. Will these improve your traditional sauna experience? Let’s find out.
1. Heating Requirements for 2-Person Traditional Sauna
From what was already hinted in this article, you can opt for either wood-burning or electric means for your preferred 2-person traditional sauna. These two have the same outcome, a steamed, high-humidity high-temperature sauna environment.
Electric Sauna Heaters
An electric sauna heater is considered the perfect option for convenience and efficiency. With just a flip of a switch, the sauna heater will kick on. And with technological evolution, electric sauna heaters can be modified with Wi-Fi controls.
I would recommend electric sauna heaters for small-sized indoor and outdoor saunas. For more information and review, you can check out some of the electric sauna heater options.
Wood Sauna Heaters
The thought of wood crackling and flames dancing creates a rustic, traditional experience for your sauna. But this type of heating is more advisable for outdoor, large-scale traditional saunas. You will need a chimney, of course, and a large enough space. There is much more information of these traditional wood sauna heaters for your review, which you can find in this article: Which is the Best Sauna Heater?
2. Location for your 2-Person Traditional Sauna
A good location for your 2-person traditional sauna is an essential consideration. The decision on whether to have it indoors or outdoors lies on the space you have available.
Here are some exciting prospects for the right location:
Inside the house: Basement, Attic, Small bathroom, Storage closet
Outside the house: Garage, Garden Area, Shed
One of the most popular locations is the basement. Basements offer a secluded space where you and your guests can move without distractions and interference. Here are some tips on placing your 2-person traditional sauna in the basement:
Use an electric sauna heaters as they would work better in an indoor environment.
Hire a professional for the electrical installation and hardwiring.
You may have to consider an alternative placement if your basement is damp. Damp environments are likely to cause more mildew to form and will prevent your sauna from drying out entirely in between sessions.
Alternatively, you may opt for an upstairs placement of your 2-person traditional sauna. Upstairs bathrooms, gyms or spare rooms works great for small-size saunas if you have plenty of space and sufficient support for their weight.
One last consideration should be the proximity to changing rooms. Choose an area with privacy or close to the bathroom so that you and your guests can easily change and rinse off before and after your session.
3. The Right Wood Type for your 2-Person Traditional Sauna
Your 2-person traditional sauna is only good if it can retain the heat and moisture levels for as long as you will use it. When you have an outdoor sauna, you’d want it to withstand the conditions outside. It is why the wood selection is essential.
Most 2-Person Traditional Saunas are built with specific wood that is durable and can hold its own against adverse weather conditions, so insulation should not be a worry. For instance, the Almost Haven Salem 2-Person Barrel Sauna and other barrel-style saunas have been designed to be efficient and prevent heat and moisture loss.
All Almost Heaven traditional saunas are built with resilient and quality wood like White fir, Classic Rustic Cedar, and Clear Cedar. The wood type is not much concern for a traditional indoor sauna because your sauna will not be exposed to adverse weather.
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Thermally-modified wood types are especially good for outdoor enviornments because they have gone through a process to be extra strong and durable This treatment is desirable for wood used in traditional outdoor saunas.
Cedar - Western Red and Eastern White Cedar are the most credible wood types for outdoor sauna installations. They are good at resisting decay and are quite durable in adverse weather conditions.
Hemlock - Canadian and Western Hemlock are elegant options for indoor saunas. They offer water-resistant features for affordable prices. On top of durability, Hemlock has little to no scent, which means it can be installed in the house without standing out.
Nordic Spruce - This wood type is known for its aesthetics. It has a white finish which stays white for its entire lifespan. You can get that beautiful white outlay for your sauna.
Common Aspen - the beauty of this wood type is that it is non-allergenic, making it convenient for people with asthma or sensitive allergy issues.
Douglas Fir - It has a clean light brown outlay which is amazing for appearance. It is also resistant to rot and has little to no scent.
4. Helpful Sauna Accessories
A 2-person traditional sauna will give you a wholesome, stress-relieving experience. However, there are additional accessories that could enhance this experience. Here are some of the highest bliss accessories you can consider to enhance your sauna sessions.
Sauna Buckets and Ladles are the ultimate treat for your traditional sauna experience. The buckets can hold the water that you will pour over sauna rocks for steam production. The ladles are helpful and effective for splashing cold water on the rocks. Sauna buckets and ladles are available in different colors and materials. You can exercise your creative touch by choosing the one that works best with your 2-person traditional sauna.
Thermometers, Hygrometers, and timers are extremely helpful for optimizing every sauna session.. The thermometer will help you keep tabs on temperature levels within the sauna. The hygrometer measures humidity, allowing you to find that perfect humidity level, and knowing when to pour more water on the rocks. And the timer is necessary so that your sessions don’t exceed the recommended thirty minutes.
Indoor floor kits help protect your interior floor and give your sauna a seamless look. Many indoor saunas are designed to use your existing floor as the floor of the sauna. Most floor types, such as concrete, tile, or vinyl will work well, the only exception is carpet! However, even with a concrete floor, you may want to use an indoor floor kit for asthetic purposes.
Sauna Scents and Aromatherapy Oils are excellent for relieving stress and providing other health benefits. Simply add a few drops of essential oil to your bucket of water and pour over the hot rocks to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.
Backrests and Leg Lifts can help to support your back and spine and help maintain supportive posture as you relax. Backrests can help prevent restlessness and discomfort.
A 2-Person Traditional Sauna is ideal for a stress-relieving, mood-enhancing experience. As covered in this article, there are several considerations to think about as you select the best 2-person traditional sauna for your home: heater requirement, location of the sauna, wood type, and other accessories.
The more information you have on these additional features can work wonders in improving the quality of your sauna experience. Interested in your own 2-Person Traditional Sauna? Take a look at these indoor and outdoor models, and be sure to reach out to our team with any questions!