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Steam Sauna

Technically, a steam sauna is a combination of a steam shower and a sauna.  The sauna portion can use radiant infrared heat or normal Finnish style heat from a heated substance such as rocks.  Your standard luxury day spa usually has a Finnish rock sauna, a steam room (complete with shaving sinks and fog-free mirrors), and a hot tub.  Most people don’t have this kind of space in their bathroom, so they either need to eliminate something or build a combo unit.  Combo units tend to be a bit cramped, but they offer more functionality.  So the question you need to ask yourself is: Do I want a sauna/steam room with less space, or do I want just a steam room by itself.  Personally, I am not a huge fan of saunas but I love steam, so I’d rather have a steam room with more room to operate.  If you are building a custom shower, you probably have enough room to build a spacious steam sauna, and if you want both you should include both.  There is no doubt that they will add value to your home.  Prefabricated shower/sauna combo kits can be as small as about 5 feet by 4 feet, or as large as 8 feet by 6 feet.  You can find them powered with 220V or 110V power. 110V power is cheaper and easier to run into your bathroom, because it already exists all over your house.  220V power will heat up your unit faster and is generally considered safer — for some reason, UL approval of steam showers requires 220V power so the units that run on 110V power tend to not have all of the legal issues straight, which means you could end up with a gvoernment plumbing inspector refusing to allow your unit.  So be careful to make sure your unit is really certified before you buy. 


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