What am I going to put my sauna on?•
Posted on January 16 2023
Here’s the simple answer: not the bare earth! Over time, erosion or a soggy ground might cause your perfectly level sauna to become off-kilter. There are a wide variety of materials to use as a base for your barrel sauna, but the most popular include a concrete slab, flagstone, a wooden platform, brick pavers, and compressed gravel. If your barrel sauna is going inside your home, any flooring type is suitable, but carpeting is not recommended.
Pro tip: For outdoor barrel saunas, you can either lay a base under the entire footprint of your sauna, or you can keep it to the footprint of the cradles, which support your sauna. and if your sauna has more than two cradles, space the remaining ones evenly in between.
Will there be enough space to construct the sauna and for my electrician?
Once your barrel is constructed, you only need a few inches of clearance around the sauna, but as you’re in the process of building, you will want enough room for a person to be able to fit on each side. In addition, know that while you can run the electrical into the sauna at any location (the electrician will drill the hole for the electrical wires to enter), the most popular place is on the back of the sauna, behind the heater.