Sauna Steam Rooms

Designed to work with the space available, your design intent budget and your comfort.

Enjoy the warm clouds of relaxation

Every custom built steam room is designed to work with the space available, your design intent and budget. Unlike traditional Finnish saunas which have a timber interior, steam rooms are finished as a complete wet room, since they operate at 100% humidity with an average temperature around 42°С.

Steam bathing has been around for thousands of years in many variations. Steam Rooms can be referred to by several different names depending on who you talk to; Turkish Baths, Roman Bath, Hammam or Russian Banya. For those that don’t enjoy the hotter temperatures of a traditional Finnish sauna, steam rooms are the perfect option to relax, unwind and soothes your aches and pains.

Shows inside of a blue coloured large Ceramic Steam Bath
Steam room woman

Custom-cut wooden rooms

Custom design saunas give you options you may never have thought possible. Personal design preferences. Solutions for odd or limited spaces. The beauty of a Custom design sauna solution is you get to have your sauna, your way––– and still benefit from our designs and Finnleo material, expertise, and quality engineering. Call us for our expert design solution, pre-planning construction support, cut sheet documentation, post sales support.

Call us for our expert design solution, pre-planning construction support, cut sheet documentation, post sales support.

We specialize in ADA compliance, and CAD production designs.

Steam therapy in sauna rooms

Enjoy a relaxing Steam therapy! Build your steam room from the ground up or turn your current shower into a steam bath area. We can make your Commercial or Residential space for steam be the dream place you want it to be.

Not all generators are created equal. That is why we choose to only carry the best in the business. Durability and longevity are the foundations of our generators, you will have no worries about how your steam room is performing with Mr.steam & Amerec generators.

Steam Bath & Steam Room Installation resources for traditional tiled steam rooms and modular acrylic steam rooms. Tiled steam rooms usually only require a glass steam room door and a steam generator or commercial size steam boiler. The newer modular acrylic steam rooms use the same main components but usually require much less maintenance than tiled rooms. Acrylic steam rooms are much faster to assemble and outlast tiled steam rooms that require re-tiling or re-grouting within 7 years.

Steam room steam

List of some basic guidelines to consider for your steam room project

  • The steam generator is placed outside the steam room, ideally within 5 metres. An insulated copper steam line is then used to connect to two nozzles inside the steam room. Steam nozzles are generally placed about 250-300mm off the floor.
  • The steam generator also needs a water supply and depending on the generator location you will also need drainage.
  • Steam generators are electric and must be hard wired on a dedicated circuit. Most residential steam generators are multi voltage allowing for either a single or three phase power connection.
  • The standard height of the ceiling works best at 2100mm.
  • The interior walls of a steam room are finished with tiles and/or glass. Waterproofing and epoxy grout must be done for all tiled finishes.
  • At Sauna HQ we always install powder coated aluminium panels for the steam room ceiling.
  • Where possible suspended benches are best as it allows the steam nozzles to be positioned well away from your feet.
  • An extraction fan should be installed in the area outside the steam room for the escaping steam especially with frameless glass doors.

Steam room benefits

Steam bathing offers similar rewards to Sauna Benefits but in a different climate, high humidity and lower moderate temperatures.
In addition to the sense of wellbeing which steam bathing provides it has proven excellent therapy for certain ailments such as asthma, rheumatism, bronchitis and gout. Steam bathing is also recommended for a smooth, soft, healthy complexion

Shows inside of a blue coloured large Ceramic Tiled Steam Bath

Steam Room Design and Installation

Choose your steam bath space. The ideal ceiling height is 7' to prevent uncomfortable cooler temperature variations near the floor, and we recommend going no higher than 8'. If the ceiling has to be higher than 8', install an EvenSteam™ Air Circulation system. A ceiling slope of at least 3/4" per foot will prevent condensation from dripping on bathers. The steam bath space also has to be totally enclosed, with a vapor proof steam room door to prevent steam from escaping. All inside surfaces must be completely sealed with a waterproof material such as tile. A floor drain should be centered in room. The rough opening size of the Steam Room Door will need to be properly framed in before tiling room. Skylights and exterior windows are not recommended for efficiency, and the steam will block the view through the window. Tip: ask your local home or building supply center for proper vapor barrier to install before tiling over walls, ceiling and floor. The best vapor barrier will be a large sheet that will cover ceiling and walls with 1 piece (less seams is better).

Select a non-porous wall and ceiling surface material that complements the decor of your bath. Porcelain tile, marble, granite, travertine and Ceramic tile are great surface materials for steam baths. To ensure the most comfortable steam bathing experience possible, choose a generator sized for the dimensions and unique characteristics of your steam shower. Tip: Ask your local home or building supply center for proper backing materials and adhesives to securely attach surface material (tile, marble, etc) over vapor barrier. If you are not familiar with Tiling a room, it may be best to hire a professional to install the surface material in your steam room.

Find a good spot to install the steam generator or boiler system. Within 10 feet of the steam head is recommended by most manufacturers. Utility hookups include wiring a dedicated 240V electrical circuit (or 208V for most commercial) and plumbing in a fresh water line. Common locations include under a bench inside the steam shower, a nearby closet, a cabinet, basement or attic. IMPORTANT: the steam generator system will need to easily be accessible for occasional maintenance and should not be exposed to freezing temperatures. See manufacturers install guide for complete details.

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