where to put a sauna in your house

Where To Put A Sauna In Your House?

Where Can I Put My Infrared Sauna?

Thinking of investing in an infrared sauna for your home? One, It’s a great idea and two, it’s an excellent investment for your long term health. But, do you have the space for your new sauna?

We believe anything you can do to better your health and wellbeing has to be a good thing. And investing in an infrared sauna for your home is right up there in terms of good health choices, but.

Where do you put an infrared sauna? 

Having an infrared sauna in your own home is like having your own luxurious wellness experience, and what a feeling it is. But in order to make this happen, you need to make sure you have the best location.

So let’s cover some common questions regarding where do you put an infrared sauna.

Measure The Area.

I’m sure you’re aware, not all infrared saunas are the same size. You have 1-2 person infrared saunas up to 5+ person saunas. Now I’m going to make the assumption because this is for your home you’re going to be looking for a 1-2 person infrared sauna. I might be wrong but let’s just use that for this example.

And on the other hand, if this is a sauna for your business, everything I mention, the same applies with your business sauna setup.

This is the average measurements of a 2 person infrared sauna

47.3″ (w) x 39.5″ (d) x 75″ (h). 

By using these measurements you can then get a fair idea where you can fit your new sauna. 

And remember if you’re looking at a larger infrared sauna you’ll need to make sure you check the measurements before you buy. Something I’m sure you’ll be well aware of.

With regards to measurements. When you’re looking for the perfect place to put you sauna, we recommend leaving at least 3’’ space at the back and the sides for ventilation. You just want to make sure you leave a little room if that makes sense.

Make sure you also leave enough access room for your power cord, just in case you need to get in there. 

What Can I Sit My Sauna On?

With regards to the type of flooring you can put your sauna on, you’re pretty safe with all types of surfaces. Tiles, concrete, carpet wood and laminate flooring are all safe surfaces to put your sauna on.

Can You Put An Infrared Sauna Outside?

Well of course you can, an infrared sauna would look great set up outside on a deck or something similar. It would be the ideal place for a sauna.

If you’re thinking of putting your sauna outside, just a few tips. Surfaces like concrete, a deck as mentioned above and other flat surfaces are all ok, it just needs to be sturdy and level. 

What we do not recommend is putting your sauna on rocks, pebbles or grass. This may damage your sauna and it may not be level and secure if on any of these surfaces. Plus it doesn’t make sense anyway. You don’t want to put your safety at risk.

Having said all that there are a few other pointers I’d like to mention when it comes to putting your infrared sauna outside.

Check The Warranty.

All infrared saunas come with a warranty, and some come with a lifetime warranty. However, we do recommend checking the fine print, especially if you’re thinking of putting your sauna outside. 

Some warranties have clauses in place for outside use, meaning they might not cover any damages caused by your sauna being outside. 

There may be a way around this. Some saunas do come with a protective cover. Having said that, please check just in case.

Outdoor Protection

We also recommend if you’re going to store your sauna outside make sure it’s undercover and well protected. Rain and strong winds can cause unnecessary damage, and I’m sure that would be the last thing you’d want. 

Although this is pretty much a given, make sure you have the right power supply in place. 

At the end of the day, we do recommend installing your infrared sauna inside, but in some cases, it’s ok to store it outside, just consider all the risk with doing so.

Can You Put An Infrared Sauna In The Garage?

Can I put my infrared sauna in my garage? Yes, you can, we know a number of people that store their infrared sauna in their garage. Some even store their saunas in their basement.

The big thing here is to make sure it stays dry. Like being outside you want to keep it dry as possible. Another thing to mention is. If the surrounding area where the sauna is is cold, it will take a little longer to heat up and get to the right temperature. 

Can I store my home infrared sauna upstairs?

Yes, you can. Most of the saunas are pretty light compared to other types of furniture. And as long as it’s stored in a secure area, it should be another ideal place to keep your infrared sauna.


As you can see you can pretty much store your infrared sauna where you like, as long as it’s in a stable and in a secure position away from the elements, you should be all good.

I hope this has helped you.

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