Planning your steam bath
Choose your shower space. The ideal ceiling height is 7’ to prevent uncomfortable
temperature variations near the floor, and we recommend going no higher than 8’.
If the ceiling has to be higher, we recommend adding the EvenSteam™ Air Circulation
system. A ceiling slope of at least ¾” per foot will prevent condensation from
dripping on bathers. The shower space also has to be totally enclosed, and include
a vapor-proof door, to prevent steam from escaping. All inside surfaces must be
completely sealed with a waterproof material such as tile. Skylights and exterior
windows are not recommended.
Choose a non-porous wall and ceiling surface material that complements the décor
of your bath. Ceramic tile, porcelain tile, travertine, marble, and granite are great surface
materials for steam showers. To ensure the most comfortable steam bathing experience
possible, choose a generator sized for the dimensions and unique characteristics
of your steam shower.
Find a good spot to install the steam bath generator. Anywhere goes, as long as the
generator won’t be exposed to freezing temperatures and it can easily be hooked up to
a dedicated 240V electrical circuit and fresh water line. Common choices include under
a bench inside the steam shower, a closet, a cabinet, basement or attic.