Is It Safe to Install My Sauna on a Carpeted Floor?
Investing in an infrared sauna is a great way to enjoy numerous health benefits from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you are still considering buying one or have just made a purchase, one common question that we often get is – “where should I put my infrared sauna in the home”?
It’s a great question to boot – because you want to make sure that you put your sauna in a place where it won’t get damaged, and won’t cause any damage to whatever it’s placed upon.
Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Sauna
Good news. You can put your sauna anywhere in the home, as long as the surface is flat, dry, and can withstand the weight of the sauna. This includes wood flooring, tile, concrete, and laminate, pressure-treated wood, and other non-permeable surfaces.
This includes carpet.
There is no significant heat transfer from the inside of the sauna to the outside, so you don’t need to worry about your carpet or other flooring getting too hot or absorbing moisture.
When deciding where in the home you want to put your sauna, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
1. Inside vs Outside
The first thing to consider when deciding on a spot to put your sauna at is if you want to have it inside your home, or outside your home.
Some people like to enjoy their sauna sessions in the great outdoors, while some enjoy it more in the confines of their homes.
Fortunately, our saunas able to be placed both inside and outside to accommodate any needs.
If you’re considering placing the sauna outdoors, make sure that you choose a place that is covered, including under a balcony, patio, or awning. Also, give your sauna some space and clearance from nearby items. Don’t lean anything against the sauna, or put anything on top of it. Use a sauna cover to protect it when outside.
If you’d rather have it inside, the same rules apply as far as giving it some clearance. Make sure the sauna is in a large enough room to hold the unit as well. If the sauna won’t fit somewhere, don’t force it in. You’ll only damage it.
2. Pick a Place You Know You Won’t Have to Move it
While the weight of your sauna depends on the model, regardless, it’s not light. That is if you try and move the unit as a whole.
Our saunas range from the lightest being 271 pounds (Renew 1 model) to the heaviest being 605 pounds (Elevated Health).
We recommend that you break down the sauna into it’s smaller parts, and then move each part easily to the next area you which to place it.
Assembly of our saunas takes about 30 or so minutes, so having to do this won’t cost you a lot of time.
While you can place your sauna both inside and outside of the home, make sure you know where you plan to put it so you’re not risking any damage to the unit, or to your home.
Health Mate Saunas is the leading manufacturer of infrared saunas for the home for over 40 years. Our high-quality infrared saunas are made with 100% PEFC Western Red Cedar, an antimicrobial, and one of the only woods known as a sustainable and renewable resource. For other common FAQs regarding features and benefits, installation and assembly, maintenance, operations, and troubleshooting, make sure to check out our in-depth infrared sauna FAQ guide.
For more information on our line of premium infrared saunas, contact us today to see how you can improve your health, and your life.