Things to consider before getting a steam generator:
- Mind the Ceiling Height: Keep it under 2.2mm. If your ceiling is higher, you’ll need a dropped ceiling above the shower area.
- Think about the Drips: Make sure to tank the ceiling, just like you do with walls and floors. Oh, and don’t forget to slant it, that way, the condensation won’t drip over the head —it’ll slide away to the side and down the wall.
- Seal it: To lock in all the steam, a floor-to-ceiling glass door is a must.
- Materials: Think about the material you would like to incorporate within the interior. Consider mosaic or small tile formats tiles on the ceiling or clad in a steam proof board. If using natural stone think about the upkeep but also being porous the steam output needs to be higher.
- Safety First: Make sure your chosen tiles have a slip-resistant surface. Look for an R rating of R9 and higher.
- Metallic Finishes: As it would be a highly humid area, give some thought to the brassware finish and door trim you would want to have to make sure its steam proof and won’t tarnish overtime, unless that is the look you are going for.
- Steam Outlet: The outlet placement where the steam will be coming from. Most generators will say the correct positioning of the outlet but don’t put it under the seat! Think about the back of your legs as this will easily scold you.