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LK-Floating Bench Style

 

 

 

Floating Bench Style Benches

Floating style benches is an option offered within our LK Plus kit. 
Every thing is the same as our LK Plus, except the benches. LK Plus has 2x4 bench tops with floor supports as required.
The Floating bench style uses 1x4 bench tops.  The bottom bench is fully recessed under the top, and there are NO FLOOR SUPPORTS.

It is often selected when design has a frameless shower-style front wall.  It is also is increasingly popular for those who like a more modern, seemless look.

Floating Bench Kits to not have their own cost customizer page.   There is "floating bench" option inside the LK Plus customizer.

Go to LK Plus   (Select Floating bench option)
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                                                                     

 

  • Floating Bench Overview
  • Floating Manual & Photos
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Construction Details
  • Sauna Craft Features
  • Tylo Features
  • Combi Steaming Heater

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  • Floating Bench Overview
  • Floating Manual & Photos
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Construction Details
  • Sauna Craft Features
  • Tylo Features
  • Combi Steaming Heater

Construction Details

Click to view installation manual for your selected sauna kit:

Note: Below are merely short form instructions for your consideration. The material kit will come with a full manual including detailed drawings.

YOU SUPPLY:
Framing

Use 2 x 4 construction grade spruce studs to frame the walls and ceiling. If the ceiling span is over 10', use 2 x 6 studs. Unless otherwise specified, for saunas up to 8' x 8', the walls are LINED HORIZONTALLY and FRAMED VERTICALLY. Frame the walls at 16" on center. Frame or strap the ceiling to an inside height of 83-1/2". Frame the ceiling so that the cedar will run the shortest direction. Provide extra blocking for bench supports and heater.

Standard kit height 831/2".  Most  Saunas are 7' height or lower. Minimum height is generally 75" to 78" depending on heater model.
Maximum sauna height should never be higher than 8'.  If you really want higher, we strongly urge being as close to 7' as you can, i.e. 7'-4" or 7'-6". (Extra cost for additional cedar.)

Strapping
For standard horizontal lining, strapping is not required.
If lining vertically, strap (1 x 2 spf) over the foil to change direction. Can be used to create air space, but it is not necessary.

Wiring
Electrical rough-in of heater, control and light should be done at this time. If using an outside control, the thermostat should be installed at this stage. (See heater specifications and control wiring diagrams for wire and breaker sizes.) Hook-up of the heater and light can be done after the sauna is completed.

Insulation
The space between the studs in the walls and ceiling is filled with 3-1/2", R-12 fiberglass insulation.

 

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Vapour Barrier

Foil vapour barrier over the inside edge face of studs over the insulation.

Lining
Use the specified lengths of tongue and groove cedar (see "Material Packing List"). Depending on the actual inside finished size of your sauna, it may be necessary to trim these boards. Nail through the tongue only in order to conceal all nail heads (Blind nailing). Use the 11/2" nails supplied. Install the tongue and groove cedar to the ceiling first. Start lining the walls at the floor and work your way up. The first cedar board should be left about 1/2" off the floor. Cut the last board to fit.

Fasteners
Fasteners supplied are galvanized nails and treated deck screws. All fastening is to be blind nailed.

Benches
Depending on kit selected, there are clear cedar 1 x 4 or 2 x 4 boards for bench top construction. Depending on the actual inside finished size of your sauna, it may be necessary to trim these boards. Before doing any fastening, select the boards to make sure the better face of the board comes out on the sitting surface. When building the benches, the better side will be face down as you are fastening from the bottom. This is so there are no nails or screws on the finished surface. Use the treated nails and screws supplied. If the sauna is 5' or more deep, the top bench is 20" deep and the bottom bench is 16" deep. If the sauna is 4' deep, the benches will be 20" & 8". Spacing between the bench boards should be about 9/16". (You can make gap smaller, but it will affect overall bench depth. You will have to adjust framing accordingly).
It is important to have two tier benches. the warmest air is closer ot ceiling. Sitting at a lower level, you will not feel the heat.

Door (door pictures)
Door Rough Opening.
Standard: Frameless door Rough Opening: 27-1/2" x 76-1/2"
Optional: Cedar framed door style Rough Opening  26" x 76-1/2"

ROUGH OPENING: If unsure which door you want we recommend going with the wider.  You can always reduce and trim later.
Frameless glass door has jamb on four sides.  And comes with detachable spacer for bottom which has channel for back up ventilation
With spacer, rough opening will be 27-1/2" x 76-1/2"

Cedar framed door with 16" x 64" insulated glass or Solid cedar door with smaller 12"x24" insulated glass.
All doors are Pre-hung on jamb.
Frameless Glass Door = 24" x 72". With bottom spacer, Rough Opening=271/2 x 761/2".)
Cedar Door Style.  Size = 24" x 74". Standard  Rough opening=26" x 761/2". 
Larger and custom doors available (i.e Tall Door=24"x78", Commercial Door=28"x78", Handicap Access=36"x78")
SAUNA DOORS SHOULD OPENS OUT.

Heater
Sauna Craft CW- model heaters can be mounted in the corner or on a straight wall.
Tylo Sauna Heaters are designed to mount on the straight wall.

Heater Guard
Use the 2 x 2 for the vertical posts and the 1 x 3 for the horizontal rails. 

Cedar Floor (optional)
Use 1 x 4 cedar, square edge laid over cedar sleepers. Build as with benches with good face on walking surface. Top boards should be spaced approx. 5/8" apart. The sleepers should be placed at 1'-0" on center.

Other Considerations
Drainage
Commercial (public) saunas should have a drain in the center of the floor (sloped to the drain) to facilitate cleaning.
Most residential saunas have drains, but it is not essential. Water should only be used in moderation. (Our rule of thumb: If you are doing complete reno; i.e., breaking floors, new shower & bathroom, etc., we would suggest a sauna drain.  If you are putting sauna in to an already finished area, it is likely not worth the cost to add a drain.

Tile
For residential, tile is attractive and functional; however, it is also acceptable to leave cement.  If sauna is on upper level with wood sub-floor, there should be a rubber membrane, cement scratch coat and tile (like shower floor).
If floor is sloped to drain, mosaic tiles are best.
You may add a tile baseboard up the wall 2-3"

(4kW to 9kW)
CW Wall Mounted (Exterior Controls)
CTT Wall Mounted (Built-in Controls)

Wall or Corner mounted
Wall hung
Stainless Steel (304) shell and inner baffles

 

CWS:

Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.

CW-XR:

100% Stainless Steal.

Warranty 

CWS/CWM:

Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:

Lifetime.

Commercial Warranty:

3 year

(12kW to 18kW)
FM Floor Standing (Exterior Controls)

Floor Standing
Stainless Steel (304) shell and inner baffles

FM:

Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.

FM-XR:

100% Stainless Steal.

Warranty 

CWS/CWM:

Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:

Lifetime.

Commercial Warranty:

3 year

XR Model Heaters - Deep Rock Basket

CW-XR and FM-XR have deep mesh rock basket
Vertical column of rocks and better vaporization

Tylo Sense models.
Sense Sport: Mechanical thermostat and Spring Timer at front bottom of heater.

Sense Plus-Pure: Low voltage separate control with light diodes.
Sense Plus-Elite: Low voltage separate control. Touch pad &WiFi (home network only)

Sense Combi-Pure: Separate steaming reservior.
                                   Low voltage separate control with light diodes.
Sense Combi-Elite: Separate steaming reservoir. Low voltage separate control.             
                                   Touch pad &WiFi (home network only)


The heart of every sauna is the sauna heater.
Tylö sauna heaters are widely renowned and greatly respected for their high quality and distinct features - but not everyone knows all the reasons for this. That's why we'd like to take this opportunity to point out some of the most important benefits of the Tylö design and explain what this means for you. Read on to find out why the hottest range of sauna heaters on the market knocks all the others cold.

Safe to touch.
"Thermosafe" velvety covering ensures a low surface temperature - just 40°C on the front and sides of the heater.

Quickest heat-up time.
Twin side chambers maximize the through-flow of air, minimize heat-up time and economize on running costs.
No other sauna heater uses less energy. 

The lowest energy consumption.
Test after test confirms that Tylö is the most energy-efficient sauna heater.

Tylo saunas vs other saunas

The most even bathing temperature.
A divided output is the secret behind the constant bathing temperature and lower energy consumption of a Tylö heater. Divided output means the heaters elements cycle in stages. Other heaters go on/off, on/off, etc. causing a temperature swing. Tylo heaters maintain an overall higher and more consistent temperature.

The finest material quality.
Only Tylö has a solid-cast top, inner casing and stainless steel stone compartment.

The best heating elements.
Tylö is the only sauna manufacturer to produce its own heating elements - the very heart of every heater. High quality here is crucial for a long service life, and Tylö elements are widely regarded as unsurpassed.

Optimum water sprinkling.
A deep generously proportioned stone compartment, and direct contact between the stones and the heating elements ensure perfect water sprinkling with 100% vaporization. 

The right quantity of stones.
Tylö makes sure that the quantity of stones is perfectly matched to the output. Too many stones prolong heating-up times, leading to higher energy consumption and poorer steam generating performance. Tylö heaters are also the only ones on the market that can be used with or without stones.

 

Tylo sauna heater

Built-in humidifier.
This unique Tylö feature further enhances your sauna bathing experiences.

Superior performance.
With a Tylö heater, you can enjoy a pleasant sauna, wet or dry, at whatever temperature you choose from 40-90°C (104-194°F).

Best in the test.
Time and time again Tylö has scored top marks in Finnish sauna tests. Tylö was first awarded the coveted 'Best in Test' accolade in competition with seven Finnish heaters in 1982. A test published in a Finnish magazine (Kuluttaja no. 5, 1995) confirmed that Tylö also has the quickest heating-up time and lowest energy consumption. A SEMKO test in April 1999 confirmed this result and also proved that the steam generating performance of Tylö heaters was unrivaled.

Combi (Soft Sauna)

 

The Tylo Sense Combi is quite simply the most sophisticated sauna heater on the market - the only heater that lets you enjoy traditional or Soft Sauna in one and the same room. The choice is yours. We call it Soft Sauna.

A gentle way to share a pleasurable experience. It is just as much a way of life as it is a technical sensation, and yet it takes up just a few square meters of space in your home. Invite your friends and family, select a therapeutic essential oil, feel the warmth and gentle. Steam engulf you, and enjoy being together. Let Soft Sauna make an impression on your day.

 

What's Your Temperature?

Soft Sauna picks up where traditional saunas leave off. Some people prefer a hot and quick sauna, others like to linger in mild temperatures, enjoying the gentle steam and aromatic fragrances. Test for yourself which temperatures and options are ideal for you and your relaxing moment.

Imagine having a family home spa with the resources of a professional spa where you can relax together, exquisitely engulfed in steam and aromatic scents – and yet also be able to enjoy the relaxing dry heat of a traditional sauna. Choose the sauna cubicle and heater that suits you and the way you want your moment to be. A moment that stretches on and beyond.

 

Double Your Enjoyment

The Combi is like having two saunas in one. In dry mode, it operates like a typical sauna - high heat, low humidity. In "soft sauna" or steam-sauna mode, it is an entirely different sensation. When you splash water on the rocks, you to get that blast of heat. Many of those who enjoy saunas love that sensation. Others find it a bit too intense. When you slow boil  the water, you soften the heat. It takes the edge off. The Combi broadens the appeal of saunas. Those who have historically not like saunas really enjoy it. And old fashioned sauna enthusiast love it even more. You can still splash water on the rocks in steam mode to get that wave of extra heat. The Sense Combi is a true hybrid. Two distinct sauna experiences in one and the same room.

 

Can I Have Steam In a Cedar Room?

The Combi produces steam and the sauna is more humid that a typical sauna, but it does not generate steambath levels of steam. It is not a Turkish bath. You will see steam rising off the heater and you will feel the difference, but the walls do not get wet. And once the Combi has completed its steam cycle, the sauna portion comes on high for 20 minutes to help bake the room dry.

 

Click for more info:  Tylo Combi Steaming Sauna Heater Brochure

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