A staple in many gyms and health spas, steam showers are becoming a viable option for many at-home bathroom showers as well. Better yet, steam showers are now equipped with extras to make the experience that much more luxurious and relaxing. Here is some more information.
On average, the price of a steam shower is around $2,000. However, this can vary greatly depending on the quality of the materials used, cost of labor, and the amount of changes that need to be made in an existing bathroom to make a steam shower work. Get a few price quotes from local bathroom installers to learn what your project would cost.
With the proper installation and maintenance, steam showers can be a durable shower option. However, it’s essential that they are sealed properly to avoid damaging the surrounding drywall, paint, wallpaper, etc.
While a steam shower may not look or operate like a traditional shower, the maintenance is just as easy. Keep up with your regular shower cleaning, making sure to clean all fixtures, flooring and shower walls with soap and warm water.
A steam shower can now include spectacular extras, like 32 steam jets strategically located, foot massagers, ceiling rain fixtures, televisions, radios, and aromatherapy devices.
Yes, if the bathroom is cold, the shower will have to expend more energy to heat up enough to create steam. In addition, if the bathroom has a wall at the exterior of the house, or if there are several windows or skylights, this will increase the amount of heat loss that the shower has to compensate for.
Steam showers designed as an extension of the steam room can be traced back to ancient Roman “sudatoriums.” As technology progressed, manufacturers were able to recreate the concept into the steam shower.
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