5 Things You Need Before Installing a Steam Shower

It’s an exciting time when you’ve decided to install a steam shower in your bathroom. You’re looking forward to relaxing showers with all the benefits of steam, and you have a shortlist of different shower models to choose from. Before you make your final purchase and begin installing your shower, take a look at the things you need to have in place to ensure that the shower installation is quick, easy, and successful.

1. Enclosed Shower Cubicle

Steam Showers need to be installed inside insulated and enclosed cubicles so that the steam works properly and you do not have any problems with leaks. There should be a fitted shower door along with an effective drain for the water to leave the shower. If you are buying a steam shower for the bathroom it will probably come with its own steam shower cabin so you do not need to worry so much about this, but certainly make sure that the space is well-prepared for the installation with the effective waterproofing and insulation.

2. Seat for the Shower

Check that the shower cubicle has its own built-in seating for your comfort, or install a seat in the shower room that will allow you to sit down and enjoy the steam without having to worry about standing for long periods of time. A seat should be slightly sloping in order to allow water to easily drain off. If you have a small shower you can find fold-up seats that collapse into the shower wall to save space when you want to take a quick wash without the steam.

3. Anti-Slip Protection

It is important to be safe in a steam shower since the environment will become very humid and the surfaces slippery. Ensure that you have mats for the floor or that the base of the shower room is fitted with anti-slip tracking. You will also need anti-slip rugs for the space outside the shower when you step out wet.

4. Steam Shower-Approved Lighting

Many steam showers come with lighting fitted into the cabin and this should be safe and approved for use in a steam situation. Also check that the lighting in the rest of the room is safe for the purpose.

5. Space to Install the Steam Generator

Plan where you are going to be able to install the generator for the steam shower. You will need to put it in a place where you can reach it for any maintenance, but it should be out of the way in order to maintain a nice look to your bathroom or cupboard.

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