Building a steam shower - How to build a steam shower and the necessary precautions you need to take.
The use of a steam shower has been medically proven to reduce stress, promote skin health and detoxify your body over time.
It can also be used to help sufferers of sinus as the steam clears your nasal passages and soothes respiratory issues.
The use of any steam treatment can help you to cope with these health issues including the use of steam rooms, steam baths, sauna etc.
The cost of steam showers may be a deterrent to some, however owning one does not mean you have to buy one. We shall cover some tips, instruction and ideas to get started in building your own steam shower.
There are some common issues you should get acquainted with first before you get started. Understanding the obstacles you will face, will enable you to solve the problem before it is created.
I am sure you don’t want to have to backtrack and fix mistakes in the future!
The first step to building a steam shower is of course deciding the best location for your steam shower and its size. Keep in mind how many people you want to comfortably hold in the room.
It’s best to build a shower to hold at least two people even if you’re building it only for yourself to allow adequate breathing room.
Allow for at least 5 square feet for each additional person you want to be able to fit in the room.
The next step is building the foundation of your shower steam unit. Use cement or concrete to make a solid foundation and then use tile on top to ensure that it is completely waterproofed.
Then, build the frame of your shower enclosure. You can use treated lumber or red wood to build the frame if you intend to make your interior tile. It is important that the wood be water resistant.
Ensure that your ceiling is sloped and covered in a water proof material (tile is an excellent choice). Also ensure that the door completely seals the room upon closing and don’t forget to ensure you have a ventilation system in place.
Installing the plumbing and electrical should be outsourced to a professional if this isn’t your specialty. You can install your choice of shower heads, jets and other features.
Then you have to install the steam shower generator, after all what is a steam shower without a steam generator.
Buying and installing one of these requires you to get professional advice since you have to buy a generator that is best for your steam shower size.
The warranty on the generator can become null and void if you don’t hire a professional to install it.
The last step involves installing peripherals including benches, shelves and other accessories.
These are of course general guidelines to follow and you should involve help when and where necessary.
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