Title: radiant flooring in a steam shower?
Post by: Michelle on February 20, 2009, 07:41:58 AM
I am building a steam room in my new home and have found your website to be most useful and informative (the best I've seen), however, there is no information with regard to putting radiant flooring in the steam room which I plan on doing. Will this effect the sizing of my generator? What do I need to be aware of? In your opinion, is radiant flooring a pro or a con in the steam room? :-~|
Title: Re: radiant flooring in a steam shower?
Post by: Paige on March 03, 2009, 07:23:02 AM
There are no conflicts with putting electric or hydronic radiant flooring in a steam room. This is becoming very popular in all areas of the home. Be sure to check with the product manufacturer regarding their specific product offering and the installation requirements they may have.
Adding radiant flooring will not affect your generator sizing. It will, however, decrease the time it takes to heat up the steam room as this is one less surface creating heat loss. This may also slightly reduce the "fog" in the environment. Do keep in mind that the floor area directly surrounding the steam head will be even warmer than before and should be avoided.