It would certainly be nice to have your own steam shower, where you can spend a few relaxing and soothing minutes before going to bed. While this type of shower does not need much water to produce steam, it can increase your electric bill when used frequently. Furthermore, you have to make sure your steam shower is designed properly. Otherwise, you might not be able to maximize its benefits, and it might even be more of a nuisance than an advantage to you.
In this post, custom shower installation expert Concept Bath Systems discusses a few things to consider when installing a steam shower.
Enclosed and Insulated Shower Space
The shower should be enclosed and insulated so that the steam remains in place. It’s also best to use tile, marble or other non-porous materials in constructing your steam shower. Additionally, make sure to install a water-tight shower drain and floor drain.
Include comfortable seating in your bathroom remodeling plans. You can opt for built-in seating or fold-up seats, depending on your needs or the space you have. Fold-up seats are ideal for smaller showers as they allow you to maximize the shower space. But if space isn’t an issue, you can go with a tiled bench installed diagonally in a corner or along a wall opposite the steam head.
The ceiling height of your steam shower should be at least seven feet, or it can go as high as eight feet. If your bathroom ceiling is higher than the maximum ceiling height or the room has a vaulted design, you may need a more powerful steam generator to fill your shower space.
Concept Bath Systems has been serving local homeowners since 1994. We are a family-owned and -operated company that specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. With our team’s top-notch skills and experience, we can ensure exceptional craftsmanship. Call us at (563) 278-6962 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.