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STEAM SYSTEM ESSENTIALS


It doesn’t take much to turn your ordinary shower into your own personal steam room. Click on the items below to learn about how each part of a steam system works.

WHEN TO INSTALL STEAM


DESIGN & PLANNING STAGE

Now is the time to determine what experience you’d like in your bathroom. A good place to start is browsing steam system packages.

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“DEMO” & “RENO” MODE

If you've already started to remodel, you can still add steam — just make sure to choose the right generator for your shower’s size and materials. Visit our Virtual Spa to find the system that’s best for you.

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NOT CURRENTLY REMODELING

Even if your bathroom is not undergoing renovations, there are affordable steam system options. The Steam@Home system fits beneath the sink, and is perfect for smaller spaces and budgets.

> SHOP STEAM@HOME SYSTEM

SHOWER SPECIFICATIONS


SHOWER SIZE

Steam can be used in showers as small as 3x3x7. Large spaces (and ceilings more than 8 feet tall) require our higher-powered generators.


MATERIALS

Your shower should be enclosed, insulated, and equipped with standard shower head and floor drain. Most tile, marble, or non-porous surface materials are compatible*. Any windows inside the enclosure need to be double-paned.


CONSTRUCTION

Depending on your ceiling’s surface materials, a sloped ceiling may be needed to prevent condensation. In general, small tiles (with more grout joints) tend to collect more condensation and will likely require the slope.


VENTILATION

The shower space needs to be watertight, but does not have to be airtight. You’ll want to be sure there are no heating, venting or air conditioning devices inside the shower, and that all light fixtures are vapor sealed.

INSTALLATION DETAILS


We recommend professional installation by a licensed plumber, electrician, or contractor who is familiar with steam. Ask your dealer for a contractor recommendation.

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