A Little Piece of Heaven
The classic sauna will always bestow good health and high spirits upon its visitors. Instead of moistness the traditional sauna generates a light steam and gentle heat, which combined with a good sauna whisk banishes fatigue and is a tonic for soul and body. Various factors are essential to creating this effect: a safe, suitable stove, logical organisation of the space available and wooden interior panelling. Add to this our uncommon experience and knowledge of wood sauna stove design and you have the ideal sauna.
Authentic internal stone stove
Only a heated stone mass is capable of creating the temperature regime of an authentic sauna. Our stoves retain their heat over a period of several days. Their particular construction ensures that the stove properly ventilates the steam room. All our stoves (with the exception of 'black-style banyas') consist of an enclosed construction with a steam door, and a stone and cast-iron core or nucleus, reminiscent in form of the planet Earth in miniature.
The stone mass of a true stove accumulates so much heat that it evenly warms the sauna throughout with a predominantly radiant heat. All the internal surfaces including the stove, walls, floor and ceiling remain within a range of 80-90 degrees C. The temperature in the sauna will be exactly the same at the level of the ceiling as it is at floor level.
Air leakage and drafts are eliminated.
Using a classical sauna should be practical and easy. We position our stoves so that there is plenty of room for the user to throw on water when more steam is desired. With a ceiling height of 2.8 metres, there is ample space to enjoy light steam. The steps, platforms and handles are located in the most practical positions so that they feel natural to use whilst enjoying the interior sauna space.
A classic sauna guarantees high safety levels for several reasons. A particularly important factor of our sauna for home safety is that the stove is lit and brought to temperature before the steam session begins. The type of stove ordinarily installed in a sauna (essentially a glorified box with rocks) does not have sufficient mass to retain the same amount of heat as a stone furnace and so they have to be fed constantly even after the steam session has begun. This can be damaging to a person's health and the hazard is potentially life-threatening. Our classic saunas however, are constructed in full accordance with fire safety regulations.
Interior wooden panelling
It is critical that you choose the right type of wood for your interior panelling. Abachi, Canadian Red Cedar and lime for example will not burn the skin on contact due to their low heat conductivity. They are non-porous so they don't absorb moisture and they have an aesthetically pleasing finish. We never use synthetic materials in our classic saunas.
Beauty and design
All rooms are different but we can provide an ideal design solution for any room.