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5x8 Premium

5x8 Premium

starting at: $4600.00 customize

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Sauna Craft

  • Precisely engineered baffled shell construction provides enhanced air flow for quicker heat-up time, cost saving efficiency, and cooler outer shell
  • Rugged construction for years of safe, low cost, efficient sauna enjoyment
  • High quality, low watt density heating elements
  • Built-in high temperature safety cut-off
  • Tested and approved for use in Canada and U.S.A.


No Heater

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No Control (Add $-150.00)
EL-13 (Included)

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  • Divided output for a constant sauna temperature and reduced energy consumption. The elements cycle off in stages.
  • Thermosafe, velvet-smooth (cool-touch) shell covering never gets hot.
  • Humidifying reservoir built into all rock trays.
  • Deep stainless steel rock compartment. So efficient that all water splashed over rock evaporates.
  • Triple-mantled construction for durability.
  • Approved for use in Canada and U.S.A.
  • Volcanic "sauna" rocks provided with all heaters.


Tylo Sense Sport 7

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Sauna Benches & Layouts

Standard two tier Bench (5x8)


Layout 5x8-1A

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Top "L" bench (5x8 Premium)


Layout 5x8-2AR

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Two tier "L" bench (5x8 Premium)


Layout 5x8-3B

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Cedar Direction on Ceiling

Cedar direction on the Ceiling

Cedar direction on the ceiling - Our standard cedar direction of the cedar is front door to back.


Side to side

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  • All doors Pre-Hung on Jamb.

  • All Doors have Tempered glass.
  • (Standard) Bronze Frameless Glass Door.  Rough Opening: 27-1/2" x 76-1/2" ( Door 24" x 72").  
  • (Optional) Clear Frameless Glass Door.      Rough Opening: 27-1/2" x 76-1/2" ( Door 24" x 72").
  • (Optional) Cedar Framed, Insulated Glass . Rough Opening: R/O= 26” x 76-1/2”  (Door= 24” x 74”).
    All cedar framed doors constructed of clear Western red cedar.


Special Offer:
Your choice of Frameless Clear or Bronze, or Cedar framed (with Clear glass). No surcharge.

** Confirm Door Selection & Rough Opening when ordering.



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Door Hinge


Door Hinge - Right

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Door Handle

Door Handle options for cedar framed style doors
Contoured cedar handle standard
Modern Designer Dowel style with metal accents

Note: Frameless glass doors already come with long designer handle 


Standard Door Handle

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Designer Features

Floor Boards (walking area only) LK-58

Note: Price will decrease with 2 tier "L" bench.


No Cedar Floor Boards

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Sauna Accessories

Sauna Accessory Options (LK Premium)

LK Premium includes Accessory Pack (bucket, ladle, thermometre). 

Please select one.


Accessory Package #1

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Current price: $0


  • Standard Layouts (5x8)
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Construction Details
  • Tylo Features
  • Combi Steaming Heater
  • Sauna Craft Features
  • Kits: Prime vs Plus vs Premium

LK Premium Kits Include:



Wall/Ceiling lining material is our thickest 11/16" T&G cedar.


2X4 Clear Cedar bench tops
Benches are supported by wall cleats and 2x4 floor legs.


Standard: Frameless door Rough Opening: 27-1/2" x 76-1/2"
Optional: Cedar framed door style Rough Opening  26" x 76-1/2"


Includes our most popular Sauna Craft CW-XR Model Heater (sized according to room size).
100% stainless steel, deep rock basket, limited lifetime warranty.
Optional upgrade to Tylo brand sauna heaters.

Control:Includes Sauna Craft EL-13 Electronic control, with digital display.
Backrest:Designer Backrest on back wall behind top benches. (Optional designer "flower" insert)
Skirt:Bench Skirt (blinders) in top riser between top and bottom benches.
Accessories:Sauna bucket, dipper, thermometer and picket style light shade

All Kits Include:

Vapour Barrier:

Foil vapour barrier. Adds insulation value because of heat reflective qualities.


LK Premium comes with 1 x 4 (11/16") tongue & groove (T&G), "CLEAR" grade Western red cedar for walls and ceiling.


Vapour proof marine light fixture.

Heater Guard:

2 x 2 vertical posts with 1 x 3 rails.


Cedar Corner molding for walls and ceiling.


TWO 1x3 cedar casing for door.


One cedar slide cent for outlet.
(LK premium also includes extra cedar fixed vent grill for inlet.)


Galvanized finishing nails for T&G lining.
Treated deck screws for benches.


Notes & Specifications:

  • Standard sauna height is 83½".
  • Kits up to 8' x 8' are lined horizontally (unless otherwise noted).
  • Unless otherwise specified, the door is located somewhere on the long wall and cedar on the ceiling runs the shortest span.
  • Standard two tier benches on long, back wall opposite door. Bench depths: Top = 20"; Bottom = 16" (for saunas under 5' deep, bottom bench is 8").

Note Re material length:
Cedar lining materials come to you 1/4" below the foot.
For example: a 5' x 7' kit includes boards that are 593/4" and 833/4". You can "stretch" your framing 1", so 61" x 85" is OK. But any longer means you will be short. You either need to go to next size of sauna or strap the walls to reduce slightly.

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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.


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.)

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.

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.

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


Vapour Barrier

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

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

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 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. Due to their "cool-touch" shells, Tylo heaters may not require a guard.

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
Commercial 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. 

For residential, tile is attractive and functional; however it is also acceptable to leave concrete. If floor is sloped, mosaic tiles are best. 
You may add a tile baseboard up the wall 2-3".


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

See Sauna Craft Brochure page

(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



Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.


100% Stainless Steal.



Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:


Commercial Warranty:

3 year

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

Floor Standing
Stainless Steel (304) shell and inner baffles


Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.


100% Stainless Steal.



Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:


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

Comparing All Three Sauna Material Kits

Which is Best for You?

LK Prime-K:                          
The most economical because of knotty cedar lining and the thinner bench material. Ideal for the price conscious do-it-yourselfer.
Note for building contractor or homeowner buying kit for their builder. Benches take longer to build, so some material savings is offset by increased labor costs.  

LK Plus:                           
This is the most popular package. Clear Western red cedar through and strong, sturdy 2x4 bench tops and supports that are quicker to assemble and have a very substantial look and feel.
The LK Plus starts you off with a first-rate, high quality sauna and lets you pick and choose the options and extras that appeal to you. The 9/16 cedar is as thick or thicker that most sauna manufacturers offer.  You can utilize it with complete confidence.

LK Premium:                     
Starts as an LK Plus, but adds a lot of designer features (bench skirt, backrest), popular heater upgrades (XR, EL-13) and
accessories (bucket, dipper, thermometer, light shade).
What distinguishes the LK Premium is the thicker 11/16" wall/ceiling lining.
If the thicker wall lining is an important consideration for you, the LK Premium is a great deal. It is also popular with customers who like all the included upgrades.  The thicker cedar is just a bonus.
On the other hand, it you like some of the other features, but the 11/16" cedar is not that important, then you are usually better off selecting an LK Plus and adding the options upgrades you prefer.
(Alert: Some pass off 5/8 cedar as 11/16. Ours is a true 11/16".)



Knotty Cedar Lining


Saaku Heater w/ Built in Control

  • 1x4 bench tops (2x4 optional)
  • 2x2 supports
  • Single pane door glass 


​Clear Cedar Lining (9/16")


Sauna Craft CW-M w/ TPT3 Control

  • 2x4 bench tops
  • 2 x 4 supports
  • Insulated door glass


Clear Cedar Lining (11/16")
Included thicker lining and many of our most popular options & upgrades


Sauna Craft CW-XR w/ EL-13 Control

  • 11/16" wall/ceiling lining cedar
  • 2x4 bench tops and supports
  • Insulated door glass
  • Upgraded Heater (CW-XR) & control (EL-13)
  • Designer features (Backrest, Bench skirt)
  • Accessories (bucket,dipper, thermometer, light shade)
Lining9/16 Thickness (Knotty)9/16 Thickness (Clear)"true" 11/16 Thickness (Clear)
LiningFull Lengths(no seams up to 8')
Horizontal Standard (up to 8'x8'). Vertical available as option
Furniture grade sanded finish
Kiln-dried to 9%



1x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats (hangers)

2x2 floor supports (as required)

2x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats 

2x4 floor supports (as required)

2x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats

2x4 floor supports (as required)







Bench Skirt



Top  Bench Riser



New! Standard is Frameless Tempered Glass Door.
Glass Door=24”x72”.  With bottom spacer, Rough Opening is 27-1/2” x 76-1/2”

Cedar framed doors with 16"x64" insulated tempered glass is optional.
Cedar Door=24”x74”. Rough Opening is 26”x76-1/2”

(Some others don't mention their glass and don't even offer insulated glass)

All doors pre-hung to ease installation


Saaku CP model with built in Controls
(Made in Finland exclusively for SaunaFin by TyloHelo Inc

Other heater options

Sauna Craft CW-M Model
100% surgical stainless steel frame & shell

Other heater options

Sauna Craft CW-XR Model
100% surgical stainless steel shell
Lifetime Residential warranty
Other heater options


Built In
Other Sauna Craft & Tylo options

Sauna Craft TPT3 
Other Sauna Craft & Tylo options

Sauna Craft EL-13 Electronic Control
Tylo Heater options

Floor BoardsOptional
Cedar Slide VentOne slide ventOne slide ventOne slide vent, one fixed grill
Galvanized/Treated FastenersYesYesYes
Corner MoldingYesYesYes
Cedar CasingInsideInsideTwo sides
Standard Accessories
(Bucket, dipper, thermometer)
Additional Accessories:
(Sand timer, headrest, Eucalyptus, towel wrap) 
OptionalOptionalLight Shade


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