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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: Clint on June 13, 2008, 08:24:08 AM

Title: Steam shower wall meterial
Post by: Clint on June 13, 2008, 08:24:08 AM
Hello all,

I am a do-it yourselfer and starting the new project of putting a steam shower in my bathroom. I will be remodeling this room from the ground up and I would like some input on which wall material has the best use for a steam shower. I would like to take into consideration the looks as well as the functionality of the meterial. Any input would be greatly appreciated!


Title: Re: Steam shower wall meterial
Post by: Bob on June 17, 2008, 09:18:22 AM
Welcome Clint,

When selecting a wall material you should really select one that you like!  Wall material will however dictate what size generator you require.  For example, a natural stone absorbs a lot of heat so you'd need a larger generator than if you used an acrylic material which reflects rather than absorbs.

You didn't mention size of tile, so I assume you didn't get to that step yet, but if you do choose tile remember to use small tile on the floor (better traction) and if possible a large slab for the seat, it seems that grout is not comfortable to sit on!  :o

I apologize if I did not answer your question directly so here it is; in my opinion there is not one "best" wall material, but when selecting one be conscious if you have a budget, if you are not sure how this decision will fit into your budget go to our steam sizing tool, at the link below, pop in your dimensions, select a wall material and you'll be able to have a rough idea of cost.

http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/generator_sizing.php (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/generator_sizing.php)