Metal sauna stoves are quite popular. They warm up the room quickly, usually supplemented with an upper shelf for stones. These open heaters provide light and powerful steam. In this case, an ordinary metal stove looks attractive thanks to the stone wall decoration. It is both safe from the point of view of avoiding the risk of fire, and beautiful.
A massive brick oven that occupies the entire wall has become the main detail of the interior. It is, of course, more difficult to fold such a stove than to purchase a ready-made metal one; a master stove-maker is required, but it keeps the heat longer and is safe. In this case, the stove is decorated with tile inserts, stone trim and original brickwork..
A modern version of the sauna stove, practically high-tech due to the use of shiny metal. It was decided to build the hearth between the bath shelves, because the room itself is relatively small. In addition to an unusual design move, shiny metal sheets protect the wooden wall behind the stove..
When setting up an open or closed heater, the choice of stones plays a huge role. The quality of the steam depends on them, and beautiful cobblestones or pellets themselves can become an element of decor, a natural decoration of the steam room. Experts advise choosing river pebbles, jadeite, gabbro-diabase, talcum chloride, raspberry quartzite, porphyrite, and basalt. Sedimentary rocks are not suitable, as they crack due to the heat and quickly deteriorate.
This is an example of the barrel-shaped bath that is popular today. The room is small, sealed, warms up quickly, so the dimensions of the metal oven correspond to it. The stove has been reopened, and the wooden walls have received reliable protection in the form of metal sheets.
The stove or fireplace firebox can be located directly in the steam room, or maybe in the next room, behind the wall. You will still have to heat the room in advance. The massive red brick fireplace stove matches the overall rustic focus of the sauna interior.
In this case, the corner for the stove is lined with light brick, tiles have taken place on the floor, and the stove itself with an open shelf turned out to be very elegant and attractive largely due to the openwork metal frame of the pipe. A very calm classic version without unnecessary details, complemented by gray rounded pebbles.
The small stove-heater turned out to be very original thanks to the masonry and decoration in the form of a carved metal bucket with stones. This addition above the stove has a practical function – it provides aromatic steam. Beautiful and protection of a wooden wall, decorated with a stone.
The hearth in the steam room can be like this – quite brutal and simple. It is noticeable that the stove is often used, there is a separate container for heating water, and the stones are deliberately rough and large.
And finally, the old smoke oven. Now such options for heating the steam room are more common in the Siberian regions. However, the black oven has many advantages. Such a bath allows you to feel the history, the walls and ceiling are smoked, but this helps to get rid of the unpleasant smell of dampness and make the room almost sterile, because the smoke contains an antiseptic – formaldehyde. The stones are large, they will keep warm for a long time already after the remaining fuel is removed, and the room is ventilated from smoke.