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Sauna 101 Info
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GREAT SAUNAS Factory, with many years in the sauna business, has info & answers all questions on sauna subjects. Information is provided on all sauna topics: building, buying, use of, indoor, etc. GREAT SAUNAS Factory makes 12 types of home saunas and 17+ FAR infrared sauna models.
Dry Sauna Info 101. In a dry sauna, the temperature ranges from 60 degrees Celsius to more than 100 degrees Celsius. In a wet sauna, the temperature is lower but feels equally hot.
As a sauna is not as steamy as a Turkish bath, one sometimes hears the term "dry sauna." This does not mean the air in the sauna should be dry. Entirely dry, hot air is potentially damaging to one's respiratory system. The true Finnish sauna always includes loyly. Although splashing water on the rocks first causes a surge of hot steam from the heater, it eventually cools down the sauna. Also, a more humid sauna will induce more sweating.
Finlandia Sauna Info. Finlandia Sauna has been manufacturing authentic Finnish saunas since 1964. Finlandia is the oldest sauna company under original ownership and is located in Portland Oregon. Finlandia Saunas builds standard and custom, precut and prefabricated saunas out of premium, clear western softwoods. The president of Finlandia Sauna is Reino J.A. Tarkiainen.
Home Saunas Info 101. Home saunas typically range in size from the 3 ft. x 4 ft. closet-size for single bathers to the large 8 ft. x 10 ft. size. Two popular sizes for home use are the 5 x 7 and the 6 x 7, as the 7' top bench easily seats four people and is long enough for laying down.
Discount Sauna Info. We at Great Saunas stand by our policy that there can be no better prices than our own. We challenge anyone shopping for sauna merchandise to find a similar product of similar quality at a lower price. Do it and we'll match the price and further discount it by giving you 10% of the difference as our thanks for bringing it to our attention. Our mandate in this company is to save you money on your sauna price.
Buy Sauna Info. Here are five great reasons to buy your sauna from Great Saunas, North America's sauna factory and superstore: great prices; great quality; great selection; great service, and a great history as a sauna manufacturer.
Finnish Sauna Info 101. The original Finnish sauna was a smoke sauna. A fire was lit under stones in the sauna room, and the smoke went out a hole in the wall. When the room was hot and the fire was out, the hole was shut, the room was filled with fresh air, and, in an hour or so, you could go in and have a great sauna.
Wet Sauna Info 101. While the temperature in a wet sauna is lower than that of a dry sauna, the heat is transpired more effectively by the moisture in the air, thus making it feel super hot. The wet sauna has distinct healing qualities. It can help combat viruses, for example, by taking your internal body temperature to an artificial fever state. It provides you with a cardiovascular workout without any stress or strain on your joints; it cleanses your skin; it can aid weight loss, and it can help eliminate harmful toxins that may have accumulated in your muscle tissue.
Prebuilt Sauna Info 101. Great Saunas' most popular prebuilt sauna is the LOG Sauna, which can be assembled in about 5 hours.
Dry Saunas Info 101. The term "dry sauna" is used to distinguish the traditional Finnish sauna from the steam-based Turkish sauna. Dry saunas aren't dry at all, for sweat and steam are major elements in their performance.
Finlandia Saunas Info. The sauna industry offers consumers great choice in retailers: Finlandia Sauna, Pro Health Sauna, Saunafin Saunas and Steambaths, Saunatec, and the list of dealers goes on and on. But only Great Saunas offers our special price guarantee: If you find an item of sauna merchandise of equivalent quality being sold by a Great Saunas competitor at a lower price. Given the Great Saunas price guarantee, the choice to make is obvious.
Sauna Prices Info. Great Saunas believes in providing great prices, great quality, great selection, and great service to our customers. If you find an item of sauna merchandise of equal quality being sold elsewhere at a lower price, we'll match that price and give you back 10% of the difference when you purchase our equivalent item.
Sauna Bath Info 101. After a sauna bath, you should not be in a hurry to go anywhere. Even dressing can wait. Only dress once you have finished perspiring altogether. Although you may have a heavenly feeling, you should keep your feet firmly on the ground. Before and while in the sauna, avoid alcoholic beverages and overeating. A light snack and a refreshing drink are considered by many to be the perfect ending to an enjoyable sauna bath.
Discount Saunas Info. Because Great Saunas is a sauna manufacturer and a sauna superstore, we are able to eliminate the middleman and offer consumers high-quality, factory-direct saunas and sauna merchandise at discounted prices. Being a sauna factory enables us to discount prices while always ensuring that the quality of our sauna products is never compromised.
Indoor Sauna Info. An important benefit to having an indoor sauna is the ability to enjoy the sauna throughout all 12 months of the year. It's not unusual for an indoor sauna to be utilized two or three times weekly. With a typical warm-up time of only 20 to 30 minutes, the indoor sauna can be readied for use very quickly. Although indoor residential saunas are usually switched on and off for each period of use, once a sauna is up to temperature, it takes little power to maintain the temperature.
Wholesale Sauna Info. You could buy your sauna at an elevated price from a dealer who bought it from the sauna manufacturer wholesale, or you could buy your sauna factory-direct from Great Saunas. We are North America's sauna factory and sauna superstore, and we guarantee great savings, and great saunas, for our customers.
Sauna Rooms Info 101. Once properly assembled, the modular indoor home saunas manufactured by Great Saunas become complete free-standing rooms that faithfully serve as havens of relaxation, revitalization and relief for their appreciative owners. Many sauna enthusiasts erect their indoor home saunas in their bathrooms and basements, acknowledging the relationship between location, convenience, and enjoyment.
Modular Sauna Info 101. Great Saunas' modular sauna lines are perfect for people who don't consider themselves all that handy when it comes to making home improvements or working with tools. Excluding the electrical work, no more than two people and an afternoon are required to set up any of Great Saunas' modular saunas.
From C102X - Accessories
Loofah Info. When used as a bath sponge, the loofah, a very popular item in Asian baths and European spas, is known to produce a mild glow and to revitalize the skin. It is a natural, organic cleansing sponge that is also known for improving blood circulation, exfoliating dead skin cells, and promoting healthy skin. Great Saunas also sells loofah sponges as sauna accessories.
Sauna Accessories Info. Great Saunas carries an extensive assortment of top-quality sauna accessories, including: cedar, copper and pine buckets; birch, cedar and copper ladles; wooden and metal thermometers; cedar head and backrests; birch and pine sauna soap; sponges; brushes; igneous granite rocks, and more.
Sauna Thermometer Info. Great Saunas carries four types of sauna thermometers (barrel, copper, metal, and wooden), ranging in price from $25 to $55 U.S. A sauna thermometer is also available in a number of our accessory packages, such as our standard package, which includes a cedar bucket, cedar ladle, and wooden thermometer.
Sauna Rocks Info. The best sauna rocks are those least exposed to weather. Certain quarried rocks are, therefore, the strongest. Glassy rocks of high quartz or iron content are not recommended. One of the best sauna rocks is peridotite, a quarried Finnish rock. Certain North American rocks work as well. Freshly quarried basalt, black and fine grained, from the Cascade and Sierra ranges is excellent. So is hornblende, a texturized rock that has been re-crystallized at a high temperature. Exploding rocks, and rocks that give off poisonous or offensive odors, should not be used as sauna rocks. Great Saunas sells igneous granite sauna rocks among our extensive selection of sauna accessories (from www.cyberbohemia.com)
Sauna Supply Info. Great Saunas can easily supply you with all the necessary sauna accessories. From thermometers and hygrometers to sauna buckets, ladles, sponges and soap, we have the items, all affordable priced, that are sure to make your sauna experience complete.
Sauna Soap Info. Sauna soap needs to be long-lasting and able to withstand heat. Great Saunas carries two type of sauna soap among our sauna accessories and supplies: birch soap and pine tar soap, each very popular in Finland and with true sauna enthusiasts around the world.
Vihta Info. The vihta, or vasta, is the thick bunch of young, tender birch twigs used to flagellate or slap on oneself to promote blood circulation and cleanse the skin while in a sauna. The vihta is not used as a whip and is not supposed to hurt; it is intended to make the skin tingle for a while. It's important for the vihta to have many leaves, as they make the slapping softer and more pleasant. In some countries where birch is hard to find, sauna bathers use cedar or polar instead (from www.cankar.org).
From C102A - Sauna Kit Factory & Kit
Home Sauna Info. Great Saunas, North America's sauna factory and sauna superstore, wants to help turn your home into your haven. With series after series of both modular and pre-cut, do-it-yourself home sauna kits available, and with a line of new infrared home saunas soon to be introduced, Great Saunas is firmly committed to making each and every one of your home sauna experiences a time of great relaxation, great rejuvenation, and great relief.
Sauna Kit Info. Great Saunas' most popular sauna line is the Deluxe Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Sauna Kit. Ranging in price from $1,925 to $4,295 U.S.D, the deluxe kit contains all the items necessary for you to start assembling your sauna upon the moment of its delivery. Also included in the kit is Our Detailed, step-by-step instruction guide written by Great Saunas.
Home Saunas Info. The popularity of home saunas has increased in recent years as more people have become familiar with them at health clubs and hotels. Home saunas are especially popular in Finland, where an estimated two million saunas exist for a national population of about five million. That's about one sauna for every three people. .
Home Sauna Kit Info. Great Saunas' most popular pre-cut home sauna kit is our Deluxe Do It Yourself (DIY) Sauna Kit. In this kit, you'll find: 1 in. x 4 in. tongue-and-groove clear, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar supplied in full-length boards for all interior walls and ceiling; two-tier heavy-duty benches of 2 in. x 4 in. Western Red Cedar; cedar duckboards; a cedar sauna door complete with a window, doorframe, casing, stops and all door hardware; an aluminium foil vapor barrier for the walls and ceiling; a vapor-proof sauna light; our Great Saunas standard heater with controls and rocks; all necessary hardware, louvered vents, and galvanized nails and screws, and our essential how-to home sauna step-by-step instruction guide.
DIY Sauna Info. DIY is the acronym for the adjectival term "do it yourself," commonly used in the many industries dedicated to home improvement. Great Saunas offers several high-quality DIY pre-cut home sauna kits, including our Deluxe, Elite, and Select Tight Knot (S.T.K.) or Select Knotty DIY Sauna Kits. The Deluxe DIY Sauna Kit is Great Saunas' most popular sauna line, and the Select Knotty or S.T.K. DIY Sauna Kit is Great Saunas' most economical cedar sauna line. Being made of clear premium vertical grain cedar is what makes the Elite DIY Sauna Kit unique.
Sauna Parts Info. Great Saunas sells a wide assortment of top-quality sauna parts and accessories. In addition to many models of doors available from Great Saunas, doorframes, door handles, hinges, vents and light fixtures can be purchased separately as needed. Among the many accessories for sale are: cedar, copper and pine buckets; birch, cedar and copper ladles; wooden and metal thermometers; cedar head and backrests; birch and pine sauna soap; sponges; brushes; igneous granite rocks, and more.
Heater Guard Info. The purpose of the heater guard is to prevent sauna bathers from making physical contact with the hot surfaces of the sauna's heater.
Sauna Floor Info. A sauna must have a waterproof floor so that it can be easily kept clean, sanitary, and free of odor. Concrete, tile, and heavy-duty vinyl floors are recommended. While floor drains are convenient for cleaning, most saunas today do not have them, as very little water is used in the dry sauna heat. A floor drain could be of benefit if the sauna is in close proximity to a swimming pool.
From C104 - Sauna, Saunas
Sauna Info. The correct pronunciation of the Finnish word "sauna" is "sow (as in cow) - nah." The traditional sauna is a wooden building where bathers it on benches, splash water on a stove's hot stones, and gently beat themselves with leafy birch whisks. Similar bathing houses and customs are also known among many other cultures, but the Finns are a special nation of sauna enthusiasts who have kept the tradition alive and adjusted it to their modern lifestyle.
Saunas Info. Because we are both a sauna manufacturer and a sauna dealer, Great Saunas is able to offer consumers around the world affordable, factory-direct prices on all our saunas and sauna-related merchandise. We carry easy-to-assemble modular pre-built home sauna kits, efficient and economical do-it-yourself (DIY) pre-cut home sauna kits, and all the sauna parts and accessories our customers have come to expect from our sauna superstore.
Sauna Cost Info. Whether the product you're buying is a pre-built outdoor sauna kit or a loofah sponge, Great Saunas promises to always offer it to you for a reasonable cost. In fact, if you find a sauna product of equivalent quality elsewhere for a lower price, we guarantee to match that price and give you 10% of the difference simply for being an attentive Great Saunas customer. It's our way of ensuring that the world's best deals on saunas and sauna merchandise are found at Great Saunas, your sauna factory and sauna superstore.
Prefab Saunas Info. Are you looking for top-quality prefab (prefabricated) indoor or outdoor saunas? Look no further than Great Saunas and our enticing selection of prebuilt modular saunas. Choose from our Cedar Log Series, and Outdoor Sauna Series according to your unique needs and preferences.
C102D - Sauna Doors
Sauna Doors Info. The door is a very important part of the sauna; it must be functional as well as attractive and inviting. Great Saunas offers a variety of appealing door designs to individualize your sauna at nominal cost. All doors are made from clear grade Western Red Cedar to match the cedar inside the sauna.
Sauna Door Info. The sauna door should open out, and it should have no lock. It should be only 24 inches wide to prevent warping and unnecessary loss of heat. All sauna doors sold by Great Saunas are of excellent quality, with each offering its own aesthetic style. The Deluxe Full Window Door, included in every Great Saunas sauna, boasts a cedar frame with 63 in. x 17 in. tempered bronze safety glass, while other Great Saunas door models are available with as many as four bronze lexan windows.
About Great Saunas Factory & Sauna Store
Years of Sauna Building Excellence
GREAT SAUNAS Factory is proud to be a major builder of the sauna industry in Canada and the USA. Since our Founding We have shipped thousands of great saunas to every state in the US and every part of Canada. We now invite you to take advantage of our experience and expertise to make your sauna project simple and successful.
Our sauna experts are here to make this easy for you!
GREAT SAUNAS Factory is a sauna manufacturer that makes 12 types of home & far infrared sauna kits. You can choose an infrared sauna, pre-cut sauna kit, outdoor sauna, cedar sauna or Finnish home sauna. Or select a custom sauna kit, sauna room, log sauna, indoor sauna or prebuilt sauna. We make all types of home saunas, even sauna baths and steam baths.
The sauna price deals at GREAT SAUNAS mean low, real factory prices when it's time to buy a sauna. Imagine -- a sauna sale price just when you need it!
GREAT SAUNAS Factory can supply every type of traditional home sauna kit: hot sauna, dry sauna or wet sauna. Or choose a sauna bath, infra red sauna, residential sauna or commercial sauna. We have them all... even the Russian banya!
With the strong trend of people wanting buy far infrared saunas, GREAT SAUNAS Factory makes 17+ models of infrared saunas, infared saunas and infra red saunas. All infared saunas are priced at affordable discount prices.
For sauna buyers wanting to buy or build traditional hot saunas, our sauna design team will supply the sauna parts needed for sauna construction. If you want to do it yourself with the build your own sauna option, simply buy the DIY sauna equipment as needed. We'll supply the sauna heater or sauna stove, sauna door, sauna wood and sauna accessories separately as needed.
Our internet sauna store is open 7 days per week. Just call the 800 numbers at the bottom of any page. There are toll-free telephone numbers for Americans to use in the USA and for Canadians in Canada. You will be directed automatically to the right sauna expert & agent.
Just call us. You'll be glad you did! - Or email us.
Call 800-514-7481 in the USA. ... In Canada... Call 800-824-0107.
Why Buy Sauna Products From Great Saunas Factory?
1. After this many years as a sauna manufacturer,our trained sauna experts can give you lots of support & advice as needed. We've been there - done that - and are happy to share our knowledge of sauna products and our sauna building experiences with you!
We're here to make this easy for you!
2. You can buy your sauna kit HERE at a low discount price because we are the sauna manufacturer. The typical saving is about 10% to 40%, as our sauna price is often much lower than a sale price deal from a sauna dealer who usually charges you the retail price! Why would you want to pay the retail price on a sauna kit? Furthermore, when you buy an entire sauna kit, you will save 10% to 40% over buying the sauna parts individually! It pays to buy a compete sauna package and not just the sauna materials or components.
3. Our sauna price is also guaranteed. We will NEVER sell our sauna kits at a lower price. Our sauna prices are actually lower than sale prices that are advertised by other sauna dealers or sauna stores. (Sell-off of older discontinued infrared sauna models is excluded, as they sometimes get an additional discount as part of the sauna sale clearance).
4. Our quality is second to none. You will see the benefit of the innovation that GREAT SAUNAS Factory and Sauna Store have to offer.
Just call us. You'll be glad you did! - Or email us.
Call 800-514-7481 in the USA. ... In Canada... Call 800-824-0107.