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What is the Difference between a Home Steam Room and Sauna?

May 25, 2021

Spending some time in a heated room can be a source of relaxation after a busy and hectic day. If possible, it is recommended to use a home steam room or sauna two or three times on a weekly basis, in order to gain the natural benefits of heat therapy. The main difference between both options is the form of heat distribution. Depending on personal preference, a living space can feature the dry environment of a sauna or the moist air that comes with a steam room.


A.S. Electrical Services Ltd. is skilled at the installation and maintenance of a sauna or home steam room, and our team is determined to meet your needs with consistent performance.

In a traditional sauna, the stack of rocks is warmed by a heater, and dry heat is distributed throughout the space as a result. Water can be poured over these rocks, which creates steam, but the sauna will not reach the same humidity level as a steam room. Through a vent at floor-level, saunas also bring in fresh air. On the other hand, a steam room is sometimes referred to as a steam shower, and a standard showerhead can exist along with a steam outlet. This type of set-up will use an external generator to boil water into steam, releasing it through the outlet within the space. Steam rooms have a watertight construction, allowing the full experience of moist heat.




Regarding design and construction, there are differences in place for a sauna and steam room. With the higher temperature and lower humidity of the first, wood is a good choice for each part of the room. To fit the requirements of the second, non-porous materials like tile, plastic, or glass are opted for.


Browse our website and contact us today for more information about our sauna and home steam room solutions, and how A.S. Electrical Services Ltd. is ready to offer support in multiple ways.