9 Things to Consider Before Installing a Steam Room

When it comes to installing residential steam generators, there are several things you need to consider in order to plan properly.

  1. If you are looking at steam shower units, you should ensure that your shower will be both insulated and enclosed. It will also need to be made from materials that are non-porous such as time or marble.  Additionally, the floor drain and shower door will need to be water-tight.
  2. If the ceiling height is not overly high, you will be okay since the maximum height is 8 feet. If you have a higher ceiling, you will probably need to install a home steam generator that is rated higher.
  3. The seating you use should be comfortable and sloped slightly
  4. If you have the space, you should consider a bench. However, if space is a problem, then look for a seat that is portable or foldable.
  5. Ensure that you have put in measures to prevent one from slipping such as anti-skid strips.
  6. Your lighting fixtures should be vapor-sealed and approved for steam rooms.
  7. You should speak with a technician to ensure that you install the steam shower generators in place that work for you. Some units are small enough to fit in a vanity or closet, while others may need to go into the basement or even the attic.
  8. You will have different steam heads to choose from. Be sure that whichever one you select remains cool as it works.  It should also be placed about six to twelve inches above your floor.  Of course the best place for it is directly across from the sitting area.

Ensure that you have the right plumbing connections which include water running into the generator and then a steam line that goes from the generator into the steam room.  Be sure to also have a drain line.