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4 Crucial Elements of Steam Shower Designs

Nov 19, 2007
Steam showers are all the rage nowadays. After all, this is one of the few things which could help you lose weight while relaxing at the same time. However, you should realize that a steam shower is not all about the function. Although it is essential that a they be functional, it should not be the only factor to consider. You need to remember that the design has as much to do with the way it relaxes people as the enclosure.

Here are different elements of common steam shower designs being used today:

1) Insulation material - These shower works, not by exposure, but by enclosure. You need to truly immerse yourself in the heat and humidity if you are to enjoy the benefits. Because of this, you need the right type of insulation material. Of course, you have to realize that the insulation material you use has a huge impact on what the shower enclosure looks like.

There are actually two common insulation materials used in the construction of the typical enclosure. The first is ceramic. This material is considered by a lot of people to be the best since it is extremely versatile. Because of the technology today, ceramic tiles can be made to fit practically any design and give you the look you need. You could also choose stone as it tends to give your steam bath design a more natural look. This is especially useful if you are building something nature-themed to help you relax better.

2) Layout - Where exactly do you place the shower? How about the seat? The layout of the steam shower affects how comfortable people can be while using it. After all, unlike a regular shower, steam showers is enjoyed over a relatively long period of time. People need to let the heat and the humidity do its work to cleanse their bodies of toxins and unwanted fat.

The layout of the enclosure can also affect the peace of mind of any person using it. By making sure that the layout is optimal for inducing a sensation of comfort, security and well-being, you will be able to ensure the relaxation of every person using the steam bath.

3) Size - How many people will be using it at the same time? This can be quite crucial as a lot of people who are installing steam showers are doing so using existing bathrooms and thus, have limited space to work with. The size can also affects its design significantly as it practically determines just how much visual impact the whole enclosure has.

4) Overall theme - There are people who try maintain a certain theme when deciding on the right design. Some choose to go with the whole modernized look while there are those who choose to incorporate classic designs. There are certain people who go back to the origins of the steam bath by incorporating Asian or Grecian origins. There are also those who just try to make the whole enclosure look more relaxing.

Considering these different elements of steam shower designs should definitely help you make sure that you'll end up with a design that truly meets your requirements.
About the Author
Mike Hirn is a longtime sauna and steam shower enthusiast. His website supplies a wealth of information about the construction, use and health benefits of home saunas and steam showers.
www.the-home-sauna-center.com
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