Saunacore Infrared Saunas – Are They the Highest Quality?

Is Saunacore Really Obsessed with Quality?

Saunacore Canada claims its mission is to be obsessed with quality in building its Infrared saunas as well as its Traditional indoor and outdoor units.  Does this hold up under close scrutiny?  Short answer is yes it does.  A Saunacore sauna is vastly different than 95% of its competitors.

But for you, the consumer wanting to know which infrared brand is the best for you and how will one of their units benefit you, does this obsession to quality benefit you?

Again, the short answer is that for those desiring a medically pure sauna for extremely chemically sensitive people or wanting a customized options, this is one of only two companies in the industry that should even be considered.


Quick Rating: Saunacore Review of Features


Company – Excellent

Extensive product lines of infrared, steam, parts and accessories. Built in Canada.


Wood Cabinets

Ultra Clean wood on the Purity Line.  Built for chemically sensitive people.  Many options to customize.


Heater – Excellent

The brand uses the cleanest ceramic heating element available.



Very Good.  For Purity and Infra-Core Lifetime on heaters and 5 Years on all other parts.  Lower end Finn-Core carries only 5 years and 1 year on parts.

However, these are not limited to just the chemically ill patient. Even for the average person wanting an in home sauna therapy, this is still one of the top, if not the top company to consider. You do not have to be an ultra chemically sensitive to own one. It simply means you will have that extra detoxification and safety for yourself as well.

Most online Saunacore reviews are simply restatement of a few basic features on the company website.  This Saunacore review is based on 4 years of research and discussions with company representatives.  Our hope is that is saves you hours of research and helps you choose the best product for you and your family.

Saunacore Sauna


How Saunacore Infrared Saunas are Superior

What instantly makes them different from 95% of all other companies is that they are the actual Manufacturer. 90% of all other brands sold in the US and Canada are mass produced in one of 4 factories in China, most of which use greatly inferior materials.

When wanting actual detoxification and healing, the materials used and how they are combined and put together is what determines whether or not, and how much, you actually benefit from its use.

For informed consumers a close examination of this company’s products reveals tremendous quality differences that will positively affect your health during your infrared sessions.  The Saunacore heater is where the greatest benefits for you exist.

Medical Grade 304 Stainless Steel Saunacore Heaters

What is Different about the Saunacore Heaters?

This is one area the company stands almost alone above all others. The ceramic heating element used is premium medical grade, 304 surgical stainless steel.  What this means is when in use, there are no metal fumes being released.  Other companies which use out dated sand filled ceramic tubes are in fact producing some of the very toxins you are trying to eliminate out of your body.

Note:  When you visit their site, you may wonder where to view details about the product lines.  Most of the information on the individual models is not directly on their website, but included in what is the longest brochure in the industry.  It is 86 pages of great images and information. Don’t let that overwhelm you.  After a few minutes it is easy  to understand and contains more helpful information than almost any other brand will provide to you.

These are the purest ceramics in the industry.  It is interesting to note that one other highly rated company, Heavenly Heat, buys and uses similar heating elements.  In fact that brand’s models and the Horizon Purity line from Saunacore (page 31 of their brochure) are the only ultra-pure units and are the ones recommended for those that are extremely chemically sensitive or already chemically ill.

While Heavenly heat manufacturers only the one extremely clean product line, Saunacore Canada also manufacturers other lines.  However its Purity line is equaled perhaps only by Heavenly Heat.

The Saunacore heater is also concave providing up to 96%  efficiency in directing the infrared to your body.  Understand that many inexpensive (read cheap) products using ceramic rods have efficiency of 50% or less.  Many companies use inexpensive ceramics that were actually designed for purposes such as drying paint on automobiles and other non-health related purposes.


What Other Materials Does This Brand use?

The company is very particular about the woods and other components used in constructing the wood cabins.  In the Infra-core line, very little glues are used and those used are water based non toxic glues.  The Purity line uses no adhesives at all and no varnishes or finishes.  Non corrosive screws are used to secure the wood pieces together.


Horizon Purity Line

This is the Medical grade line designed for home use.  It is their purest line using only non-corrosive screws to assemble the cabin.  The wood used is solid poplar or cedar.  I do think this product line could be improved a little.  A stereo and speakers does come with this unit which I would actually prefer to see not included when designed for the ultra chemically sensitive. For 99% of users, however, this should not be an issue at all.

Additionally I wish the air circulation system was included in this line.  However, Saunacore has informed me that the Opti-Cool circulation system was omitted to allow this line to be priced as affordable for home use. This is still one of the absolute cleanest units you can find.


Sauncaore Control Panel

Opti-Cool Air Circulation in the Infa-Core Line

The company’s large product line of Infa-Core units have a unique optimization cooling system which cools and circulates the air inside the cabin.  A fan brings in cool outside air and circulates that in the cabin and out a ceiling vent and out each heater and through the hollow venting inside the cabin walls.

This is an expensive process that provides two great benefits for you.

First, it vents out the toxins you are excreting through sweat and provides additional comfort.  Secondly ceramic heaters are known for being very hot.  The cooler an infrared element is, the closer it gets to a better resonance frequency for your body’s cells and the better the body’s cells shake off toxins.

There is a lot of technical work that goes into this but basically your body will detox better with this circulation than with the exact same unit that does not have this. Combine this with the already vastly superior ceramic Saunacore heaters and it is a combination that is unbeaten in the industry. Please re-read and understand that last sentence.  It is the key to these remarkable health supporting products.

The only other manufacturer that has an air circulation system is Heavenly Heat, which as mentioned, also uses similar medical grade elements and is also obsessed with purity.

These Infa-Core air circulated units are designed with a wellness clinic or medical related office in mind.  In these settings often the units are run 8-10  hours a day with up to 20 patients using them each day.  The air circulation not only cleans the air but keeps the units cooler throughout the day.  40% of the company’s infrared units are sold for these types of medical applications.  60% end up in residential homes.  These also include the Euro-Light canopy.

These do lack a carbon filter for the expelled air but these move more air.


Infra-Floor Heating

The high end Infra-Core line also offers an optional upgrade which includes full floor heating.  This same concept is offered standard with only two other companies , Heavenly Heat and Clearlight, although Sauncaore’s is full floor heating.  It supplies 12 watts per square foot which is a low temperature, but enough to keep the feet from becoming the coldest part of the body.  The feet contain almost 20,000 pores and there are strong opinions that this far infrared to the feet can add an extra benefit.

Finn-Core Line

Finn-Core is their lower end line targeted to compete directly with the typical units sold by most mid-grade companies.  It is superior to the 90% of mass produced $1000 ones sold at large retail chains but not exceptional compared to a few other brands. I believe Clearlight’s lines would be superior to this Finn Core line with its stronger heating panels and better warranty.

One of Saunacore's accesories

One of Saunacore’s accesories


Infra-Core and Horizon Purity line carries a 5 year warranty on parts with lifetime coverage on the heaters. While this is a great warranty, I wish the other parts carried a longer warranty then 5 years.  This is an impressive company producing products that will likely last your for decades.  Perhaps in the future the warranties will increase, more accurately reflecting this.

However, this is still a great warranty on products that will likely never disappoint any owner.

The lower end Finn-Core carry only 1 year on parts and 5 year on the heating element.

Traditional Steam Line

The company also offers Traditional Steam units for indoor or outdoor use in many styles as well as stand-alone electric and Country Living Wood Stoves to be used as add on parts.  These range from Steam vaporizers to their Elite series heaters. It also sells DIY kits and parts including doors and heat elements.

Saunacore Outdoor Saunas

The Country Living Barrel Saunas include either the Saunacore CTY-WS16 Wood Burning Stove or Special Edition Electric Heater.

Their accessory line includes thermometers, foot massagers, steam controllers, chromo therapy color lights and other related items.  This company has an expansive product line and has all aspects of beneficial sweating and detoxification therapy covered.

They also have a line of steam bath generators including the Steamcore Spa II and Steamcore Pro Series.

As you can see, their product lines are extensive.

Review Summary

If you are wanting to own a customized product or the best the industry has to offer and price is not a factor, you should look no further.  You will not do better than Saunacore Canada.

For a medical practice with daily patient use, this company and Heavenly Heat should be your top considerations.  Both actually manufacturer their own units and provide air circulation.

For home use with an ultra chemically sensitive person their Purity Line is rivaled only by Heavenly Heat. The Purity is also  ideal for any home for the average person.

If you are looking for a high quality product with a price on the lower end of these high end units, I think Clearlight offers better options than the lower end Finn-Core line.  As well, for 95% of users, Clearlight’s units offer exceptional detoxification.

If you are serious about wanting to will truly improve your health, I suggest you seriously consider this company and study the comparison table as well as read the other top reviews.

Please remember that 95% of all infrared saunas are mass produced in 4 factories in China and are simply purchased and then re-sold by “re-sellers” with different names in the US.  Some of these are average units producing average results and some are sub-par and more for recreational use with little to no therapeutic value for the user.


Saunacore actually manufactures its own products which is what allows it to offer not only customized cabins, customized ceramic placements, glass doors etched with company logos, etc, but also allows it to build pure, quality units from exceptionally superior components.

You would never be disappointed with a Saunacore sauna.

To your Health.

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