Sauna Rooms

What should the sauna door to be like?

Answer: The sauna door should always to be sealed. Thus, the door does not "leak" heat and mix the temperature of the sauna. Refrigerator doors have seals for the same reason.

What is the correct temperature when taking a sauna?

Answer: There is no correct temperature for a sauna; it depends on the preferences of the one taking the sauna. With heat storing sauna heaters, the sauna has a low temperature, and with wall sauna heaters, the sauna has higher temperatures. To achieve a high temperature, the sauna has to be heated up over a longer time. Read more about diferent sauna bathing forms here: Sauna bathing forms

Is it wise to use thin insulation?

Answer: It is never wise to save on insulation, as a change will affect the output selection. Pay special attention to the ceiling. We always measure saunas fully thermally insulated. When using a Sauna-Satu, for example the minimum requirement is 60 mm in the walls.

Is it permitted to place an evaporator and an electric sauna heater into the same sauna?

Answer: No. The structures of a sauna room and a steam room are completely different. Both products are controlled separately, and this might cause a safety risk, and the sauna heater to fail.

I want to have ceramic tiles inside my sauna. Can I use plaster as a base?

Answer: Tiles are fine in a sauna but there are a few things you need to think about. Tiles get hot inside a sauna! They'll burn you if you touch them. Benches, backrests and other parts that your body comes into contact with must be made of wood. Tiles are also "heavier" to heat up. You may need a more powerful heater. A rule of thumb is to add one cubic metre of room volume for each square metre of "heavy" material (tiles, stone, glass). If you are going to have tiles in your sauna, we do not recommend plaster as a base because of the high temperatures. We do not currently make any specific recommendations regarding base materials for tiles. Please contact interior materials suppliers for information.

Can I have a window in my sauna?

Answer: You can have a window but it must be made of tempered glass which is able to withstand the differences in temperature and will not crack. If the window can be opened, make sure it is always closed properly when the sauna is on.

I'm going to build a sauna, is it possible to buy just a door and benches from TylöHelo?

Answer: Of course. We have a range of doors and benches to choose from. Please contact one of our dealers for more information. Or klick here to see our assortment of doors and benches. 

Does the wood inside the sauna need to be treated in any way?

You can apply several coats of boat varnish to the door step and handles and the wooden floor or decking. This protects the wood’s finish and provides a beautiful, dirt-repellent surface that always retains its freshness.

Sauna benches, backrests and skirting panels are oiled on both sides with Tylö sauna oil. This odourless treatment makes cleaning easier and produces a water-repellent surface. Please note! The walls and ceiling inside the sauna must not be treated.

If the sauna has been fitted with glass windows or walls, it is advisable to treat the lower strips against the glass with extra care. Condensation often forms here and this can damage the wood. Apply boat varnish to the exposed sections or repeat the oil treatment at more frequent intervals.

It is not possible to have incoming air underneath the heater. Can I have a gap under the door as an air inlet instead?

Answer: Yes, that should be fine provided the heater is close to the door. However, there is a risk that the overheat protection in theTylö  heater will trip if the sauna does not have an optimal ventilation and air flow. There are so many different ways of building a sauna and it is important, right at the planning stage, to make sure that you are using the right ventilation depending on what heater you have. Tylö Sense heater can only be used with natural ventilation with the air inlet is under the heater and the air outlet is at the top of the wall, as far away from the heater and incoming air as possible. The outgoing air must be fed back to the same space from which the incoming air is drawn. our Helo heaters can be used with naturla ventilation and forced mechanical ventilation. The guarantee does not cover any problems arising from poor or incorrect ventilation.

The height inside my sauna is 2.60 metres. Is that a problem?

Answer: A sauna is heated from the top downwards, so if it has a very high ceiling it will take longer to heat up. There is no real benefit in having such height in a sauna unless you're going to have several layers of benches that will fill that space. A lower ceiling will save energy and reduce the amount of time it takes to heat the sauna.

How should I clean my sauna?

To achieve the maximum possible return from your sauna, it is important to keep it clean and attractive. You should therefore clean the sauna regularly. Scrub the benches and floor with a green liquid soap, which is a mild and gentle detergent with a pleasant, old-fashioned fragrance. 

I'm building a sauna upstairs under a sloping roof. The heater will be on an end wall where the ceiling is lowest. I'm wondering if you need to have at least 190 cm above the entire heater or is it all right if just half the heater is more than 190 c

Answer: It is important to follow the specified safety distances. If the heater requires a ceiling height of 190 cm, the ceiling height (from floor to ceiling) must be at least 190 cm above the entire heater.

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