The importance of ceiling height

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Seven feet. That's how tall you want your ceiling height in a traditional sauna. The ceiling height is one of the most important details that is commonly overlooked. Many people want their sauna to have tall ceilings to achieve a certain look for the facility, however this is a mistake.

Hot air rises. That means all the work your heater is doing to get your room to tempurature is going to waste if your sauna's ceiling is too tall. In a standard sauna there are two benches, upper and lower. The upper bench is where most of the heat is. The lower bench is for if you need to cool down a little, or for children who want to be in a sauna. If your ceiling is taller then seven feet the best heat is rising past where you can feel it.

This is one of the most common reasons why your sauna isn't heating up. If you are running into this problem start by measuring your ceiling height.

Sauna & Steam Room Management

When used properly, saunas and steam rooms can withstand decades of use with minimal issues. Unfortunately, in a large number of commercial facilities in the USA club members are often unfamiliar with how to use a sauna properly - and the typical club owner may be unsure of how to best care for their sauna and steam room with such heavy use.



Emily Attwood details the common member issues owners face and advice from industry experts on how these can best be addressed in this article from Athletic Business.