Are you aspiring to get a steam shower for your home? You can always build a one but that would be extremely daunting and time-consuming. A smarter option would be to get a readymade modular unit which you can easily install at home. You may have a look at poshh.co.uk/bathroom/shower-enclosures/steam-showers.html for the different types of steam shower cabins available for residential bath spaces. The post below offers a guide on installing steam shower at your home.
But before going into the steam shower cabin installation details, here are some pointers that you should keep in mind.
- Your bathroom must have mold and mildew-resistant drywall
- There should be easy ventilation across the space
- Do invest in exhaust fan if you don’t have one in your bathroom already
- Electrical supply of steam shower cabin should be GFCI protected
- Your steam shower unit should carry minimum 2 years of warranty
- It would be tad overwhelming to install the entire thing alone. you should always have a partner with you to help you with the installation work
Here is a step by step guide on installing a perfect steam shower unit at your home.
Do you have your bathtub where you have planned to fit your steam shower? Well, the first thing to do here is to remove the tub. You need the space empty to install the modular steam shower cabin.
After you have cleared the space, you can bring in the modular steam shower in your home. You will get a manual alongwith. Study it thoroughly to get a fair idea on how to carry the overall process.
You will need to connect both cold water and hot water supply with your steam shower cabin. Your steam shower will need gallons of both cold and hot water to feed steam generator, shower heads & jets. The whole process of steam generation is conducted by steam generator. It needs cold water which is boiled to emit steam. The water connections would be of half inch flexible line.
Next, you will have to connect drain for your steam shower cabin. Your steam shower cubicle will come with 1.5” flexible hose line for drain. You will simply need to connect it with your existing drain location. However, it would be better, if you consult your plumber beforehand regarding the arrangements. Tell him that your shower unit will come with 1.5” hose line. He will offer you suggestions on how to connect it with your existing drain. He may also provide you tips if adjustments are needed.
We have reached at the final step of the process. After you sort out the drainage part, you will need to level your steam shower. You will find leveling legs with the steam shower cabin. In general, 7-10 legs are individually adjustable to get an even and stable base for a steam shower cabin.
The entire installation process will take you around 2 to 4 hours. If you get confused anywhere in between the installation work, do not hesitate to contact your electrician or plumber, depending on your need.
Your steam shower experience will not only depend on the installation part but also on the steam shower you buy. Go for a steam shower that can assure high performing yet noiseless generator. Make sure to take a market survey on at least 4-5 units before you make the final call. It’s going to be a long-term investment and hence you must be extremely particular about the unit you choose.