Whether you are building a new shower or remodeling an existing shower, isn't it time to enhance the experience by upgrading to a steam shower room? By adding steam, you're creating a personal spa experience right in your own home. This page will provide you a general understanding of what you need to know when planning the ultimate home spa, be it a steam room or steam shower.
It's recommended that homeowners utilize the footprint of the existing shower enclosure. A steam room works best with a lower ceiling height since higher ceilings will require more power and a larger generator size due to physics . . . heat rises and needs to fill the space. The ThermaSol sizing formula considers a ceiling height of 8-10 feet for the ideal steam room.
Other tips for preparing your shower enclosure for a steam shower upgrade include:
After measuring the length, width, & height of your shower enclosure, select a steam shower generator model based on those dimensions. (Assuming ThermaSol's sizing calculation of an ideal ceiling height of 8-10 feet). The steam generator should be placed indoors, in a dry, ventilated space.
Some more information about Thermasol’s steam generators include:
The steam generator will need electricity and water. Install a 208/240 volt circuit with an appropriate breaker and wire size (see ThermaSol Specs). A ⅜ connection is used at the water inlet to the generator and ½ inch steam outlet connection (¾” steam line required for unit PRO-650 and larger) to the steam head in the shower. Plumb the generator drain pan per local code.
The controller and a steam head should be mounted inside the shower enclosure (the control also functions as the temperature sensor). See the above image for an example of where these items can be placed inside your steam shower.
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If you are ready to start designing your spa-like steam room click on the button below. You will be able to use our steam shower configurator to specify the items, styles and finishes. After you complete your creation, for your convenience, you will be able to email specifications, manuals and CAD drawings of all the selected items.
Please consult a contractor for complete construction requirements. Steam systems are installed by a licensed plumber, electrician and/or contractor.