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Tips for Installing A Steam Shower Steam shower cabins just like the bathrooms these products will be situated in come in many varied sizes, shapes and layouts. As a consequence of customer requisite and the manufactures desire to become the leader in the field, it’s now unthinkable not to obtain a steam shower that wouldn't flawlessly compliment your bathroom format. With so much selection it can be a great task just to choose one of the many in front of you, nonetheless 1 or 2 basic rules that it is vital that you follow really should slim down the field to suit your needs so it’s possible to make an easier choice.

The first and foremost golden rule is this: "size of the shower plus the size of the installers belly" This is no joke!! It’s easy to measure that space left by the old bath or ripped out shower and think, ok, so I want a 1700mm steam shower to fill that 1700mm gap..... This will not work!!! This cannot and will not happen For the installation the installer will have to physically need to be able to get down at least one side of the shower or unit and around the back of the shower. Quite simply, a steam shower is built away from the wall by around 35-40 cm at least then slid into place upon completion as a final measure. If you don't have this addition room it will be impossible to install your shower. Another important rule is the height above the unit: As the shower cabin will be giving of a lot of steam, more than a standard shower because it will be used as a shower then additionally as a sauna. It is important to either think of the height above the unit or to think of the material of that roof above, Imagine if your immediate ceiling was painted with emulsion which the steam would just eat leaving to drip on your shower or worse still untreated wood?? Most steam units do come with an extractor fan that ideally should be ducted outside, but this can look ugly. The next best thing would be to have an additional running extractor in the bathroom in use while using the shower, but not everyone will have this luxury. In this case it will come down to firstly the size of


the room, its ventilation for windows and then exactly what materials are in there it gauge if any precautions are need to prevent damage. Then the obvious rule: Mini me Vs Supersize Me Sounds crazy but you be surprised how many steam showers are returned or swopped due to this, sounds easy Simply rip out the old, forget paying for tiles, a tiller and decoration, simply install a free standing steam shower in its place, simple. Yeah this is easy, but it’s also mega important to get the right size shower of the space left to cover up any mess left by the old shower without taking up the whole bathroom. Because a units is advertised as a corner unit 900 x 900 this may not mean that its 900 across the back against the wall. The unit might be curved fronted so it could mean its 900mm to the most protruding part of that curve and less across the wall. RULE: Think twice, do it once Written by Andrew Ellis from www.steamandshower.co.uk

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Tips for installing a steam shower  

Steam shower cabins just like the bathrooms these products will be situated in come in many varied sizes, shapes and layouts.

Tips for installing a steam shower  

Steam shower cabins just like the bathrooms these products will be situated in come in many varied sizes, shapes and layouts.

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