Steam Shower Requirements

You deserve a steam shower at home. Our expertise and convenient online tools help you make it happen.

  • Steam shower enclosures are generally made of tile, natural stone such as marble, acrylic, fiberglass, or solid surface composites. The size of the generator will change based on which materials make up your shower. 
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  • A shower enclosure ceiling should be angled in a slope to prevent condensation in bathing area. We generally recommend ceiling heights that are no higher than 8’. If they are higher, you may need to use a larger generator.
  • Your steam generator will require a water line and drain, as well as access to an electrical outlet.
  • Picking the right steam generator size makes a big difference. Too small, and it’s not effective. Too big, and it’s wasteful.  To learn how to pick the right size steam generator, click here. (link to sizing tool)
  • Steam is delivered from the generator through pipes to the steam heads in the steam shower enclosure, activated by controls. Since all Mr. Steam controls are suitable for in-shower use, we recommend that they be located inside the shower enclosure.  For added convenience, Mr. Steam offers several remote controls options.
  • A shower seat lets you sit at ease, helping to complete the total steam spa experience.  If your custom steam room doesn’t already include one, add a Mr. Steam fold-down teak shower seat and relax in comfort.
  • Steam showers do not require special ventilation. With the shower door closed, very little steam escapes. At the end of a steam shower session, simply turn on the shower to condense the remaining steam in the enclosure before opening the door.

Because steam shower installation involves both water and electricity, Mr. Steam recommends professional installation by a licensed plumber, electrician, or contractor who is familiar with steam.  Authorized Mr. Steam dealers can supply the names of contractors and answer any questions your builder or contractor might have about steam shower installation.