The History of Finnish Saunas is Rich with Tradition

In examining the history of saunas, the Finnish sauna comes to the forefront – with a long and rich history and heritage. In fact, having an understanding of the culture and traditions of the Finns can actually add to the personal enjoyment of the sauna experience.

The original Finnish word “sauna” actually means a bath or bathhouse, and today it’s in common use in the English language. The sauna is well entrenched in modern western lifestyles, but the history of saunas easily goes back a thousand years with the Finnish people. Continue reading

The Sauna Wood Burning Stove – For the Sauna Enthusiast

A sauna wood burning stove, sometimes referred to as a wood burning heater, is considered to be the “traditional” sauna experience, and much preferred by sauna enthusiasts around the world. Offering softer heat and softer steam, the sauna wood burning stove is designed to use wood as fuel instead of electricity. A sauna wood burning stove allows for very effective flame circulation, which heats up the sauna rocks evenly, enabling the sauna to warm up quickly.

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Comparing Indoor Sauna Heaters – Which is Best?

With more and more homeowners installing home saunas, choosing the right components has become integral in ensuring the best setup. One of the most important components of the sauna is the heater, as it is considered the “heart” of the sauna. For this reason, purchasing a high quality indoor sauna heater, with good features, is a worthwhile investment. What’s most important for the homeowner is to choose wisely, and shop around smartly, based on personal needs and attention to quality.

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Aromatherapy for Saunas | What Essential Oil is Best for You

Using scented essential oils is very popular in saunas.  Most commonly, a few drops of oil are added to the sauna water bucket.  When water is ladled over the sauna stones, the steam gives off a pleasant fragrance.  By far the most common scented essence is eucalyptus.  Lavender is also a very pleasant and popular scent for aromatherapy.  Others may include pine, birch, citrus, and peppermint.

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How to Make the Most of Your in-Home Sauna?

As more and more homeowners install personal saunas, care and maintenance issues start to be important. And like other home appliances, taking care of your sauna is essential for short-term performance and long-term lifespan. Taking care of your sauna does not have to be a pain – there are simply some basics that should be followed, and none of them are particularly burdensome.

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DIY Sauna: Everything You Need in a Pre-Fabricated Sauna

In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Saunafin offers DIY sauna kits to suit practically every need. Saunafin specializes in factory-direct DIY sauna kits, including pre-fabricated saunas, sauna material kits, steam generators, and infrared saunas.  Saunafin has it all – for those who want to install a built-in sauna; for those who want a prefabricated DIY sauna kit; and for those who want a more portable sauna. Finally, there are also steam generators and steam showers.

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The Many Benefits of a Home Sauna

As more and more people become familiar with the benefits of a home sauna, home installations have become more and more popular. The beauty of a home sauna is that it can be installed anywhere – in the basement, in the bedroom, in the bathroom, in a home gym or even in a closet space. And whatever sauna type is chosen, the benefits of a home sauna make the purchase and installation well worthwhile.

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There are some definite advantages to installing sauna kits

In recent years, sauna kits have become quite popular – mainly because of the ease of installation and the cost affordability. Sometimes referred to as pre-fab sauna kits, or DIY sauna kits, these types of assemblies have definite benefits for homeowners who choose this approach.

At Saunafin, the Sauna Material Kit comes with all of the special components required to properly build a personal sauna. These sauna kits come with very specific cedar lengths, and also include such items as cedar moldings and door casings, which are not always readily available.

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If You’re Looking for a Sauna in Toronto – Look No Further

In Toronto, Saunafin specializes in factory-direct sales of pre-fabricated saunas, sauna material kits, infrared saunas, and steam bath generators. The truth is, if you’re looking for a sauna in Toronto, there’s no need to look any further. We have a package for you, whether you’re planning a built-in sauna, a prefabricated sauna, or a portable sauna. And when it comes to steam bath generators or steam showers, we have a model that will suit practically every need.

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Home Saunas: the Latest Trend in Home Improvement

In recent years, more and more North Americans have been installing saunas in their basements, backyards, and even in their closets. Whatever the sauna type, and whatever the specific purpose, there are certainly many practical benefits to having a home sauna. Retail prices have moderated significantly over the years, installations have become far simpler, and many sauna “kits” allow the do-it-yourself enthusiast to install and enjoy, while maintaining a specific project budget.

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