. See our Accessories
Your indoor sauna can go on almost any surface — concrete, tile, laminate, etc. We do not recommend placing it on carpet.
The overall experience is similar whether heating with electric or wood. An electric heater is standard with every sauna we sell, and we also have wood-burning options. The wood heater will require that you vent the heater out the top or back of the room as well as provide an appropriate firewall around the heater.
Installation should be done in compliance with the heater manufacturers’ instructions as well as applicable building codes. What sort of ongoing maintenance is required?
How do I treat the exterior of my outdoor barrel sauna?
How is a traditional sauna experience different than an infrared experience?
Indoor Saunas – While there are many ways to construct a sauna, our saunas are manufactured exclusively from solid lumber without the use of laminates or non-wood materials. Additionally, we build our saunas with western Canadian red cedar, the choicest of sauna wood due to the texture, color and aroma the lumber provides.
Red cedar is an excellent insulator due to the porous nature of the wood, and our thick red cedar staves make our saunas extremely energy efficient. If you are not a licensed electrician who knows how to do wiring according to local electrical codes, please hire one. He or she will have to hard-wire the heater to an electrical source.
Here’s what you’ll need to tell them: “It will require 220v power.
0kw heaters require a 30 amp breaker and 10/2 wire, and the 8. 0kw heater requires a 40 amp breaker and 8/2 wire. The light will require 110v, 15 amp service.
Two rules: firm and flat (a slight taper for run-off is fine). You can place your sauna on a deck, concrete, paved stones, pressed gravel, etc. Our barrel saunas comes with molded cradle supports that protect the sauna from moisture when it is placed directly on the ground .
Customer Installation Gallery
What sort of electrical service is required?
Efficient Barrel Design
How are you supposed to take a sauna?
We give you the choice of selecting from four types of lumber for your sauna: Rustic Fir, Rustic Western Red Cedar, and Clear Western Red Cedar. You’ll be able to get the exact look that you want for your new favorite home retreat! Whichever you choose, you will find the craftsmanship to be unparalleled. Why is a traditional sauna experience considered good for your health?
Our barrel saunas are designed with the outdoors in mind; the barrel shape sheds water and snow, and the lumber is weather-resistant. But it works equally as well indoors as it does outdoors. Luxury Saunas
If you’d like anything beyond our normal sizes and configurations, it is considered a custom sauna.
We may or may not consider building a custom Almost Heaven Sauna depending on time of year and what is involved. Frequent Sauna Questions | Answers for wet sauna and dry home sauna kits
What is the difference between a wet and a dry sauna?
How difficult is assembly?
You really don’t have to treat it. Over time the lumber will weather naturally as a result of sun and rain, but this doesn’t harm the wood or impair the sauna’s performance.
But if you wish to retain the natural color of the wood, you can apply a stain with a UV inhibitor that resists weathering. Your local paint professional can help you pick the right one. Note: never treat the interior of the room, and never apply paint or varnish to the exterior.
Almost Heaven Saunas
Each Almost Heaven Sauna comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects on all components. We will replace any component of the sauna room that fails due to manufacturing defect at no charge to you in accordance with our Limited Warranty. Sauna Infographic
The unit operates on an efficient 220v heater and draws no more than 40 amps of power.
Furthermore, it only draws power when you use it. You turn on the heater, let it get nice and hot, use the sauna, and then shut off the heater when you’re finished. As a result, the operational costs are negligible under normal use, much like the cost of a clothes dryer or electric oven.
A sauna is a room made from softwood and that incorporates a heater — either electric or wood-burning — that is capable of reaching 190° Fahrenheit and up. An average healthy individual can tolerate that kind of heat because it is a dry environment with extremely low humidity. This is called a dry sauna experience.
However, one other integral traditional sauna component is sauna stones. These are placed in or on the heater, and when they’re good and hot, you sprinkle some water on them to create a burst of steam. This is called a wet sauna experience because it generates humidity.
So to summarize, a sauna is a wooden room with an exceptional heater that is capable of producing either dry or wet heat. Sauna Reviews
How long will it take to heat up?
By definition, a sauna is a room where water is used to generate steam, so technically the infrared experience is not a sauna at all. Infrared does not warm the room but instead penetrates the body with infrared rays.
It does so at a low temperature and is helpful in relieving sore joints and muscles. The proper definition for the infrared experience is to refer to it as an “infrared therapy room. ” The wet/dry effect of a traditional sauna is a total body experience, providing joint and muscle relief as well as a host of other health benefits.
Exceptional Quality Saunas
Can you customize my sauna?
What is the warranty?
From the President
Every Almost Heaven Sauna kit comes with all the pieces you need to assemble your sauna room, a heater, stones, and an LED light. We also have some optional accessories that you can purchase to include with your order: backrests, leg rests, roof kits, magazine racks, wooden doors, sand timers, scented sauna oils, and more. You can inspect a full lineup of our options and accessories on the Accessories Page of our website. 8th Street
What’s included with each sauna kit?
Download Free Brochure See Current Specials 888.
Taking a sauna is traditionally a rotation of dry, wet, dry, wet, etc. With cool-down breaks in between. A cool-down break can be anything as basic as sitting outside the sauna until you’re ready to enter again or it can be something as crazy as jumping in an icy lake.
However, sitting in the sauna for an extended period of time with no breaks is not recommended. Some say that the rule of thumb for sauna usage is whatever makes you comfortable.
The moment it ceases to be comfortable, it ceases to be the proper way to take a sauna. Cabin Saunas – Cabin Saunas are for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to experience the original and authentic sauna experience in the true Scandinavian tradition. Almost Heaven Saunas offers several traditional cabin saunas that can be fitted with either electric or wood burning sauna stoves.
Imagine stepping out of you hunting lodge, mountain retreat, or backyard sanctuary and into your cozy cabin sauna. Sauna Components
Our product lineup includes signature outdoor barrel saunas, true-to-tradition indoor saunas, and modern infrared saunas. See our Saunas
What are the operational costs?
The Benefits of Sauna Accessories
Nordic Spruce lumber is a beautiful softwood lumber that is ideal for sauna use and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Since it is a conifer lumber it will have a very small amount of pitch (sap) in the lumber that will vary from board to board. While it is unlikely, if you see pitch seeping from any part of the wood, don’t be alarmed… it is perfectly normal and can make itself evident in the high temperature off the sauna. However, once it seeps from the wood it will not return.
You can simply scrape any accumulated pitch from the wood with a razor blade and clean any residue with a rag and rubbing alcohol, which will not stain the wood. A wet sauna experience is simply when you pour water over the heater rocks, thus producing steam.
Thus, a dry sauna is the absence of any humidity. Why Almost Heaven
How hot or cold is it where you live, on average? The time it takes a sauna to heat up is contingent upon the ambient temperature surrounding the sauna. So if you have an outdoor sauna and you live in a northern climate and it’s the dead of winter, give your sauna a little more time to heat up.
Furthermore, some people like their sauna hot and some like it blazing, and that’s a factor that will influence heat-up time too. However, as a rule of thumb, the sauna will heat to 165F in 30–40 minutes and to 190F in less than 60. What lumber can I choose from for the construction of my sauna?
Outdoor Saunas – While there are many ways to construct a sauna, our saunas are manufactured exclusively from solid lumber without the use of laminates or non-wood materials.
Additionally, we build our saunas with western Canadian red cedar, the choicest of sauna wood due to the texture, color and aroma the lumber provides. Red cedar is an excellent insulator due to the porous nature of the wood, and our thick red cedar staves make our saunas extremely energy efficient. Almost Heaven Press Releases & News
Before You Buy a Traditional Sauna
Infrared Saunas [Infographic]
Holland, MI 49423
A note about pitch (often called sap):
How do I decide where to place my outdoor barrel sauna?
Frequent Sauna Questions (FAQs)
What is a sauna?
Sauna Health Benefits
Can an outdoor barrel sauna go indoors?
Yes, I would like to receive the Almost Heaven Newsletter
You’re the one in charge of assembling your new sauna, although we do a lot of pre-assembly ahead of time. All of the panel, ceiling, bench and end sections are pre-assembled at the factory, and all of the holes are pre-drilled for your convenience. Generally two or three people can put a sauna together in just a handful of hours, so grab someone you love and have fun bonding over the building of your new sauna.
A complete assembly manual comes with every sauna. Sauna Accessories
Very little, actually. If you purchased an outdoor barrel sauna, you may need to tighten the bands or add additional filler staves after a period of time, usually within the first few months.
Depending on the humidity and weather conditions in your area, the wood will either shrink or expand based on the amount of moisture absorption. The desired effect is to have the wood expand into the bands. To keep the inside clean, you can periodically scrub the floor or benches with warm water.
How do I decide where to place my indoor sauna?
Care and Maintenance
Yes, I would like to receive the Almost Heaven newsletter
Building Your Almost Heaven Sauna
Any health benefits attributed to sauna usage are linked to the fact that sauna rooms get hot. These benefits include improved circulation, lower blood pressure, enhanced immune system, respiratory relief, detoxification, burned calories, better skin tone, and joint and muscle pain relief . What’s the difference between an electric and a wood-burning heater and which kind comes with my Almost Heaven Sauna?
Italian: sauna (it) f
See also [ edit ]
sauna ( plural saunas)
Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones
Serbo-Croatian [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
Norwegian: badstue f
1. 4 Verb
Japanese [ edit ] Romanization [ edit ]
From Proto-Finnic *sakna, possibly an early Germanic loan from the same root as e. Cognates include Estonian saun, Karelian soakna. Older sense "winter dwelling, a pit dug into snow for temporary shelter", compare Northern Sami suovdnji ( “ pit dug in snow ” ).
Czech: sauna (cs) f
12. 2 Pronunciation
IPA ( key): [ˈsɑu̯nɑ]
sauna f ( plural saunes)
partitive singular of saun
Hungarian: szauna (hu)
sauna Wikipedia it Noun [ edit ]
7. 1 Etymology
Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones/hi
2 Derived terms
12. 3 Noun
IPA ( key): /ˈsɔː.
sauna ( third-person singular simple present saunas, present participle saunaing, simple past and past participle saunaed)
Votic entries needing inflection
Faroese [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
4. 1 Pronunciation
Swedish: bastu (sv) c, sauna (sv) c
Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones/be
6. 1 Declension
Polish [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
Western Mari: момоца ( momoca )
Hebrew: סאונה (he)
Arabic: سَاوْنَا f ( sāwnā )
Borrowed from Finnish sauna. The hotel has a sauna in the basement.
Sauna ( genitive saunaa, partitive [please provide])
IPA ( key): /ˈsɑu̯. Naː/
Derived terms [ edit ]
Romanian: baie de abur f
French: sauna (fr) f
Lithuanian: pirtis f
Slovak: sauna f
Galician: sauna (gl) f
Bulgarian: сауна f ( sáuna )
Italian: usare una sauna
14. 5 Further reading
sauna in Slovak dictionaries at korpus. 3 Noun
Declension [ edit ]
1. 1 Translations
English [ edit ]
IPA ( key): [ˈsa̠u.
sauna Wikipedia Etymology [ edit ]
IPA ( key): /ˈsɑu̯nɑ/, [ˈs̠ɑu̯nɑ]
Armenian: սաունա (hy) ( sauna )
7. Icelandic: sána (is) f, baðstofa (is) f, eimbað (is) n, gufubað (is) n
Hindi: सॉना ( sonā )
Persian: سونا (fa) ( sonâ )
John had a sauna after his swim. Saununnar
sauna on the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia. Wikipedia sh
Noun [ edit ]
Swedish: basta (sv), bada bastu (sv)
Portuguese: tomar banho de sauna
Georgian: საუნა ( sauna )
Finnish: saunoa (fi)
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.
Borrowed from Finnish sauna, from Proto-Finnic *sakna.
Swedish: bastande (sv) n, bastubadande n
Skolt Sami: säu´nn
Spanish: sauna (es) m or f
Requests for inflections in Votic noun entries
Turkish bath, hammam
" sauna" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat
12. 1 Etymology
6. 1 Etymology
Dutch [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
Declension [ edit ] Declension of sauna
IPA ( key): /ˈsaw.
14. 2 Pronunciation
A room or a house designed for heat sessions. Spanish redlinks/t
“sauna” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Dative
17. 3 References
( often diminutive ) a session in a sauna
Catalan: sauna (ca) f
Greek: σάουνα (el) f ( sáouna ), ατμόλουτρο (el) n ( atmóloutro )
Czech [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
4. 1 Etymology
Serbo-Croatian: sauna (sh) f
turkkilainen sauna Turkish bath
1. 5 See also
Etymology [ edit ]
From Finnish sauna, from Proto-Finnic *sakna. Rhymes: -ɑu̯naː
Portuguese [ edit ] Pronunciation [ edit ]
Portuguese: banho de sauna m
illative singular of saun
Dutch: sauna (nl) m
( Valencian ) IPA ( key): /ˈsaw. Na/
Spanish: tomar un sauna, tomar una sauna
( index sa) Etymology [ edit ]
fool, incompetent person
Inflection [ edit ]
sauna Wikipedia fi
This page was last edited on 24 May 2019, at 09:23.
3 Further reading
Translations [ edit ]
Hausa [ edit ] Noun [ edit ]
2. 4 Further reading
IPA ( key): /sâuna/
Compounds [ edit ]
17. 1 Etymology
sauna ( room or a house designed for heat sessions )
Russian: са́уна (ru) f ( sáuna ), фи́нская ба́ня f ( fínskaja bánja )
Greek: ατμόλουτρο (el) n ( atmóloutro )
16. 2 Pronunciation
Spanish [ edit ]
Ingrian [ edit ] Noun [ edit ]
sauna f ( plural saune)
Polish: sauna (pl) f
Romanian: saună f
French: prendre (fr) un (fr) sauna (fr)
IPA ( key): /ˈsaʊ. Nə/ ( respecting Finnish pronunciation)
References [ edit ]
10. 1 Noun
sauna f ( plural saunas)
Een deel der talrijke lichtbeelden had betrekking op Lönnrot en zijn beroemde Kalewala, en in verband daarmede kreeg de Sauna (badhuis) een beurt. (please add an English translation of this quote)
A public sauna; a front for a brothel in some countries. 3 Compounds
16. 1 Pronunciation
Votic [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
10. 1 See also
Ido: sauno, stuvo (io)
Latin: sūdātōrium n
sauna m ( plural sauna's, diminutive saunaatje n)
Latgalian: pierts m
Slovak [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
“ sauna” in Hrvatski jezični portal
8. 1 Noun
The act of using a sauna. saunavihta
6. 1 Declension
Yiddish: שוויץ m ( shvits ), שוויצבאָד f ( shvitsbod )
Latvian: pirts m
Verb [ edit ]
Turkish: sauna (tr)
Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones/bg
16. 2 Etymology
Estonian [ edit ] Noun [ edit ]
Danish: sauna c
Belarusian: сауна f ( sáuna )
1. 1 Etymology
saunā̀ m or f ( plural saunōnī, possessed form saunàn)
Further reading [ edit ]
German: saunieren (de)
This noun needs an inflection-table template. References [ edit ]
sauna Wikipedia es Pronunciation [ edit ]
1926 January 26, "Lezing te Amsterdam van den heer Schuiling over Finland", Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (evening edition, D), page 2.
sauna f ( genitive singular saunu , plural saunur)
Finnish [ edit ]
Portuguese: sauna (pt) f
( Balearic , Central ) IPA ( key): /ˈsaw. Nə/
Italian [ edit ]
verbs: saunoa, saunottaa
sȁuna f ( Cyrillic spelling са̏уна)
Mandarin: 桑拿 (zh) ( sāngná ), 桑拿浴 ( sāngnáyù ), 三溫暖 (zh), 三温暖 (zh) ( sān-wēnnuǎn )
German: Sauna (de) f
Not logged in
16. 4 See also
Pronunciation [ edit ]
14. 1 Etymology
Finnish: sauna (fi)
Korean: 사우나 (ko) ( sauna )
genitive singular of saun
Any bath where sweating is part of the bathing process. Contents
Ukrainian: сауна f ( sáuna )
4. 1 Derived terms
Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones/uk
Finnish: saunominen (fi), sauna (fi)
Basic sauna vocabulary:
Catalan [ edit ] Etymology [ edit ]
Anagrams [ edit ]
Thai: ซาวน่า ( saaonâa )
Meronyms [ edit ]
Retrieved from " https://en.
14. 2 Pronunciation
Japanese: サウナ ( sauna )
sauna f ( genitive singular sauny, nominative plural sauny, genitive plural sáun, declension pattern of žena)
Rōmaji transcription of サウナ
Declension [ edit ] Inflection of sauna ( Kotus type 9/ kala, no gradation)
To use a sauna.
Faroese: sauna f
nouns: opin sauna, yleinen sauna