Deciding Between A Steam Room And A Sauna

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How can you choose between a steam room and a sauna?

Deciding Between A Steam Room And A Sauna

You may be thinking about installing a steam room or a sauna in your home. There are various models of both steam rooms and saunas available from saunas.com, but which one is better for you?

• The saunas and sauna stoves available at saunas.com can use a myriad power sources, like electric, gas, or wood; some are run on dry heat, infrared heat, or steam heat. Some saunas that have steam capabilities, like those by Vico, can be used dry. Steam rooms from Scandia or AromaSteam only use steam to heat the body

• Both saunas and steam rooms will make you sweat, but sweat is the primary goal of both steam rooms and steam saunas. Dry saunas and infrared saunas (like Infrared Sauna Rooms by SaunaGen) have different goals, and you won't sweat as much using them

• Traditional saunas, like those from Polar Sauna, are usually made of wood, whereas steam rooms are usually glass enclosures. If you have specific decorating tastes, pick the one that goes best with your décor

• Steam rooms generate steam from an external steam heater that is usually on a timer; saunas generate steam from pouring water over rocks, which requires more user interaction. If you don't want to mess with the water and the rocks, a steam room may be for you

   

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