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Traditional Steam Rooms are a popular way to wind down and relax at home or in commercial facilities like gyms, health clubs and resorts. Steam Rooms are high humidity heated environments, intended for relaxing and cleansing. The temperature of a steam room is usually between 110-120°F for maximum comfort and relaxation.
A variety of Steam Room Controls allow the bather to adjust comfort level. The push button 'Dual Control' is very popular and allows bather to turn steam generator On/Off with a built-in 30 minute timer from a control panel outside the room and a 2nd panel inside the steam room. The newest control is handheld and wireless to control the steam room from any room in the house or health club. Many steam generator installations require the use of Scale-X Filter System and the Cool Flush auto drain system.
Steam Room Design: when constructing a tiled steam bath room, consider these design points: be sure tile or wall material of room interior is rated for the hot moist conditions of a steam bath • generally, vents and windows are not recommended in steam rooms • a floor drain is installed for allowing water from steam to drain and for cleaning • the ceiling height should be kept under 8 feet high • design room so condensation has a path to travel down to drain without dripping, slight sloped ceiling & benches, etc. • seal all material and accessory joints (door jamb, steam head, etc) to tile with a high temp silicone sealant.
For Do-It-Yourself tiled steam rooms, just add our steam room door and a steam generator with control and steam head to complete your project. Residential steam generators typically use 240v single phase power. Some acrylic shower enclosures can be converted to a hybrid steam room with a small 110v steam generator.
Hybrid Steam Rooms
Efficient - Hybrid steam rooms are 50% more efficient than stone tile and 30% more efficient than ceramic tile. This translates to hundreds of dollars in savings per year.
Sanitary - Tile and bonding materials used in traditional steam rooms are porous and therefore harbor and promote the growth of molds and bacteria. The smooth non-porous interior of an Scandia Hybrid steam system combined with the Power Zone 400 automatic sterilizer does not present a favorable growth environment for bacteria and mold.
Maintenance - Traditional tile steam rooms require weekly (sometimes daily) deep cleaning of the tile and grout in order keep the environment clean, and within a couple years the grout will discolor and begin to deteriorate. Hybrid steam systems can be sprayed down with standard household cleaning products for plastic shower enclosures.
Installation - A traditional tile steam room can take several days to construct and can be quite costly. A typical Hybrid steam room can be assembled in one day.
Longevity - Hybrid steam rooms come with a 5-Year panel replacement warranty. With traditional tiled steam rooms, history shows it will need to be re-tiled within five years.