Sauna Buyers Guides
- December 09, 2022
How can colour therapy complement the health benefits of an Infrared Sauna?
Is colour therapy a new concept?
The use of colour for healing purposes can be traced back to ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who all recognised the potential healing powers of light from the sun. Temples and sun filled rooms were built to harness this light.
The visible light spectrum is seen in the Chakra system, representing energy centres within the body. Each chakra is related to a colour of the light spectrum, linking the lowest part of the body to the low colour frequency red, up to the crown chakra with the highest frequency colour violet.
- October 14, 2022
Traditional or Infrared?
How do you want to feel in the sauna? What environment sounds more suited to you? Does one offer an element that suits your lifestyle more? What will you use your sauna for?
This post explores the differences in Traditional and Infrared saunas.
What is at the heart of a sauna?
The heart of the sauna is what powers your sauna.
Traditional saunas, also known as Finnish saunas, conventional saunas or steam saunas can be traced long back in ancient history. At its heart, a sauna heater containing sauna stones aids in the distribution of the heat. The bather controls the environment within the Finnish sauna via a thermostatic temperature control, as well as the ability to pour water over the hot stones to create bursts of steam, which significantly elevates the humidity inside the Finnish sauna room.
- December 22, 2017
In this series of articles, we will share some top tips and industry secrets to get you started on your sauna journey and to help you choose the perfect sauna for any property or budget.
The first thing to consider when building a sauna is which method of sauna construction is right for you. There are two options to choose from which we call 'Pre-fab' and 'Pre-cut'.
A 'Pre-fab' sauna is by far the most common in the UK and is very easy to install. Most of the work is done for you in the factory in Finland. These saunas arrive flat packed with the walls already fully formed with insulation already fitted inside. 'A Pre-fab' sauna will simply screw together and once assembled, you will be the proud owner of a free-standing, self-contained, sauna cabin which could sit in the corner of any room in the house and can be taken down and reinstalled in another location should you ever decide to move it to another location or property.
- January 27, 2017
We are excited to announce the arrival of the beautifully crafted range of Rondium Infrared sauna to the UK sauna market.
Aqualine has once again raised the bar by bringing the latest in Finnish sauna design to the UK. We are proud to be the only UK based retailer offering the very latest Harvia products including the all new ‘Solide’ range and now our latest addition, the Rondium Infrared.
In a league all of its own, the Rondium is a future design classic in the making. Hand-crafted from the highest quality Scandinavian timbers delicately finished with elegantly curved glass and striking stainless steel to create, quite possibly, the best looking infrared sauna available today.
Inside, the walls and ceiling are made from aspen which is a knotless, light-toned hardwood which has been chosen specifically for its durability and bright consistent finish. The benches, backrests and edgings are also made f
- September 23, 2016
Regular users of Traditional Finnish Saunas will know that it can take a lot of energy and time to get your sauna up to temperature.
Enter the all new Harvia Forte, a heat storing insulated sauna heater which can heat a sauna room up to full temperature in just a few minutes flat!
Forte sauna heaters don't work like any other sauna heater, they run at a comparatively low power output and store the heat ready for you to lift the lid and release the warmth stored inside.
If you use your sauna regularly, it is more energy efficient to leave this heater running than it is to heat it up a regular heater from scratch, just like a hot tub which runs quietly in the background waiting for somebody to take a dip!
This revolutionary sauna heater is perfect for a family sauna which needs to be ready to go at a moments notice or for a light commercial sauna such as a holiday let, gym or hotel where users expect the sauna to be ready to use, but bathers only visit it
- September 16, 2016
Choosing the right sauna heater can be a confusing business. First, you have to think about how much heat you need to produce to get your sauna up to temperature, consider how the heater will fit into the space available, and pick a heater that compliments the interior design of your sauna.
With the help of our expert advice, you will find it easy to get over these initial hurdles and we can then help you think about what else you can do to make the most of your new sauna.
For example, a 'Combi' sauna heater gives you much more functionality, it has a built in steamer unit separate from the main sauna heater which allows you to accurately adjust the amount of steam and humidity in the room and introduce fragrance and aromas to enhance your sauna experience.
If you are torn between buying a sauna or a steam room, this may be the perfect compromise to get the best of both worlds! Combi heaters can act as a traditional Finnish sauna, steam sauna, Herbal sauna or
- August 23, 2016
So, you’re looking for a wood burning sauna heater and wondering which one is right for you?
Aqualine are here to help. Our friendly and experienced team can talk you through our extensive range of Harvia sauna heaters and stoves to find you the perfect match.
Here’s a few of our more unusual wood burning sauna heaters that warrant a proper explanation.
Harvia ‘Duo’ heaters are more than just a sauna heater; they also double up as a fireplace in the next room! Harvia Duo sauna heaters feature an elongated 130mm aperture designed to allow the front of the sauna to pass through an internal wall. This means the sauna heater and stones can be heating up the
- May 13, 2016
This is probably the most frequent question we get asked here at Aqualine, Traditional or Infrared Saunas, which is best?
The answer to this depends on why you are thinking of purchasing a sauna in the first place and how you intend to use it as part of your routine.
Infrared Saunas heat the cabin very differently to traditional saunas and use less electricity. In a Traditional sauna, a large ‘focal point’ heater super-charges the air with convected heat from the sauna stones which you then douse with water, creating a relaxing steam sauna environment. In comparison, Infrared Sauna heaters are evenly spaced all around the sau
- April 24, 2015
Home Sauna Build: Frame, Wiring And Insulation
Following the plans you’ve made, measure and mark rough dimensions for the wall base plate.
The stud frame for each sauna wall can be constructed outside the sauna and then moved into place if the sauna is to be smaller than the space where it will be installed. You need to build the sauna walls allowing for air intake and exhaust vents, the opening for the sauna door and if you have planned for any windows then you’ll need to account for these too.
Once the stud frame is complete the sections can be raised and attached to the walls or floor with the correct anchor bolts or nails. Next add the frame for the ceiling.
Once the stud frame is in place the next consideration is the electrical requirements.
You will need to hire an electrician to install the electrical circuits for
- March 27, 2015
Planning your build is the definitely the most important aspect, get it wrong here and you could be in for a frustrating or expensive experience.
The basic tools you will need for this DIY job include: a hammer, saw, spirit level, measuring tape, sanding block, chisel, screwdriver, stapler, pliers, nail punch, circular saw, and an electric drill. It is possible to order a sauna kit pre-cut to your specification if you don’t have access to the necessary tools.
Don’t feel that you’re restricted with the choice of location for your sauna, many people have saunas outdoors as well as inside. Building an outdoor sauna come at a higher cost when you include the cost of running electrical wiring to the sauna site as well as the added expense of building a suitable base. With an outdoor sauna, you must also make sure there are no local by-laws in your