Installing a steam shower in your home

Modern bathroom with hydrosteam steam generator installed in shower

Home Steam shower installation

It’s all about the planning when it comes to installing a steam shower. Items that require planning and consideration are waterproofing, steam retention, electrical and plumbing requirements.

Your plan should include:

  1. Size And Location – Choose a comfortable size, big enough where you can stretch your legs, but not so big that you have to waste a lot of energy to keep it full.
  2. Ceiling height – The lower ceiling height, the easier it is to fill. 2.4m is an ideal height.
  3. Outside walls – Outside walls are affected by the external weather. For the sake of efficiency, we prefer you keep your steam room away from these walls.
  4. Windows and skylights – your steam room should not have any windows or skylights as they affect the steam.
  5. Doors – Doors need to contain the steam, if some escapes thats ok
  6. Ventilation – Ensure the ventilation of the room is planned to prevent mould from growing
  7. Placement of generator – The generator must be placed within 10m of the steam shower and is in a location that isn’t prone to extreme temperatures
  8. Floor – Your steam shower floor should not be slippery to prevent any injury. We recommend the placement of anti-skid strips
  9. Electrical installation – Make sure you use a qualified electrician to connect your generator to the main power board in your home. Your electrician will also install any other elements that will keep your home safe from any related electrical issues.
  10. Plumbing – Use a qualified plumber to connect all the plumbing including water pipes, steam pipes and drainage within your steam room.

Hydroco - the steam shower manufacturer

HydroCo is an Australian-based design and manufacturing company with a reputation for delivering premium products and services to the wellness industry. From humble beginnings as a hydrotherapy manufacturer in Melbourne, Australia, HydroCo have grown into a global operation. With our office in Melbourne we have touched more than 1000 spas in over 50 countries in the last decade.

Every hydrotherapy unit is handcrafted and uses the best materials and processes, which are driven by our understanding of industry needs, such as hygiene and safety.

We are passionate about forging change in the wellness industry. Our vision is to be a total solutions house for the wellness industry. Research, development and innovation is a focus for our team as they strive to create “experience centres” that are beyond industry expectation.

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