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Install a Steam Shower in the Bathroom

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.

Costs

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.

Pros

Many homeowners find steam showers extremely luxurious and relaxing.

Steam showers can be combined with a traditional shower head to allow for regular showers as well.

You can also simply add a steam generator to your existing shower.

Cons

Requires special, self-contained enclosures to prevent escaping steam from damaging home building materials.

Steam showers can be a pricy addition, depending on the work that needs to be done and the materials used.

May not be the best option for homeowners that don’t like relaxing in their bathrooms.

Durability

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.

Maintenance

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.

Common Questions and Answers

What are some of the extras that a steam shower can include?

A steam shower can now include spectacular extras, like 32 steam jets strategically located, foot massagers, ceiling rain fixtures, televisions, radios, and aromatherapy devices.

Does the temperature in the bathroom affect how the steam shower runs?

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 o

History

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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