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# Steam Shower Installation Basics From MrSteam

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Learn how to create the best steam shower customer experience in Part 2 by learning about steam shower installation basics

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### Steam Shower Installation Basics From MrSteam

1. 1. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • S T E A M S H O W E R S : I n s t a l l a t i o n B a s i c s PART 2: How to Create the Best Customer Experience
2. 2. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • Two Ways to Approach a Steam Shower: 1. Convert an existing shower…into a personal spa 2. Build a new space…into your dream
3. 3. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 2 P L A N N I N G T H E S T E A M S H O W E R
4. 4. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 3 O V E R A L L S P A C E P L A N T H E S I Z E O F T H E S P A C E 2. Materials on the walls • MrSteam’s formula for the volume of a steam shower is NOT V=LxWxH. Instead… it’s based on Anthropometry for maximum comfort. Then, adjust the steam generator to fit that space. • Minimum size (comfortable for one person, is 3’ x 3’ x 7’) 1. Size of the roomAnthropometry is “the scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body.”
5. 5. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 4 • 8’ is optimal 8’ C E I L I N G P L A N T H E S I Z E O F T H E S P A C E Ceiling Height: Remember that steam rises. So if you design a room with a grandiose 13’ ceiling, your client won’t be standing in steam. The laws of physics dictate that the steam will be up near the ceiling. You can go higher than 8’ – say up to 10’, but the size of the generator has to be bumped up to compensate for that increased height. MrSteam offers several tools to help you figure out which steam generator will work best for your application.
6. 6. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 5 Minimum 15” deep and 18” high B E N C H S E A T I N G P L A N T H E I N T E R I O R F O R M A X I M U M C O M F O R T
7. 7. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 6 • 4’ - 5’ above finished floor • Near bench • Opposite wall from steam head so it reads accurately C O N T R O L P L A C E M E N T P L A N T H E I N T E R I O R F O R M A X I M U M C O M F O R T
8. 8. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 7 Floor Drain • Consider linear drains Steam Head • 6”-12” • Opposite wall from control • Away from bather’s head, body and feet S T E A M H E A D & F L O O R D R A I N P L A N T H E I N T E R I O R F O R M A X I M U M C O M F O R T
9. 9. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 8 Important to prevent mold and mildew N eed more inf ormat ion? Visit website for the Tile Council of North America • Hot mopping • Vapor barrier • Closed Cell Membrane (e.g., Wedi-Board) Several options W A T E R P R O O F I N G P L A N T H E I N T E R I O R F O R M A X I M U M C O M F O R T
10. 10. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 9 P L U M B I N G C O N N E C T I O N S P L A N T H E P L U M B I N G C O N N E C T I O N S • Use brass or copper pipe only (No PVC, No PEX) • 3/8” Water line to generator • 1/2” Steam line from generator to steam room • 1/2” Drain line • Lower incoming water pressure if possible (PRV) 15-25 PSI • Use threaded unions for easier repairs
11. 11. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 10 E L E C T R I C A L C O N N E C T I O N S • 240V (or 208V) household electric – Most likely single phase P L A N T H E E L E C T R I C A L • Dedicated circuit breaker • All in shower controls = low voltage • No GFI
12. 12. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 11 P L A N F O R T H E S T E A M G E N E R A T O R LOCATION FOR STEAM GENERATOR
13. 13. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 12 R E V I E W Review of the electrical and plumbing requirements for the generator Watch the 3:23 minute video https://vimeo.com/81504512
14. 14. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 13 P L A N F O R M A T E R I A L S M A T E R I A L S Choose from…Tile, marble, other non-porous material
15. 15. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 14 P L A N F O R M A T E R I A L S M A T E R I A L S Not sure? Soak-test What to avoid…Porous tile like slate, mesh-backed mosaics
16. 16. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 15 • Energy Efficient halogen 75 watt lamp = less expensive to operate • Designed for steam room moisture and temperature levels • Shower-rated trim & gasket • Attractive recessed ceiling mount for architectural integration P L A N T H E R E S T O F T H E R O O M MrSteam R E C E S S E D T A S K L I G H T I N G • The only US and Canadian Listed/ cETLus recessed shower lighting on the market
17. 17. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 16 Q: What’s the quickest way to dissipate steam? A: Turn on the cold water for 15-30 seconds! P L A N T H E R E S T O F T H E R O O M VENTILATION IN THE BATHROOM
18. 18. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • Also recommended: Standard bathroom exhaust fan outside the steam shower, and louvers to help prevent mildew 17 P L A N T H E R E S T O F T H E R O O M VENTILATION IN THE BATHROOM
19. 19. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 18 Double-paned on exterior windows P L A N T H E R E S T O F T H E R O O M WINDOWS
20. 20. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 19 • Plan space for shampoo and other shower items • Adds beauty and utility to shower space P L A N T H E R E S T O F T H E R O O M NICHES
21. 21. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 20 CHOOSING COMPONENTS FOR THE STEAM SHOWER • The Steam Generator • Customization • The Look
22. 22. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • T H E S T E A M G E N E R A T O R HOW IT WORKS… Access Cover Contactor Water Feed Solenoid Liquid Level Probe Water Inlet PC Board Plug & Play Connections Steam Outlet Safety Valve Heating Element Express Steam Heater (Optional) Stainless Steel Tank Manual Drain Valve & Drain Line 21
23. 23. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • T H E S T E A M G E N E R A T O R 22 Watch the 1:25 minute video https://vimeo.com/58216730
24. 24. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 23 V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E … Virtual Spa walkthrough…how it works Check Out The MrSteam Virtual Spa
25. 25. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 24 V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E … Generator sizing page
26. 26. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 25 Control Package selection page V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E …
27. 27. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 26 Spa Package selection page V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E …
28. 28. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 27 Accessory selection page V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E …
29. 29. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 28Towel Warmer selection page V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E …
30. 30. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 29Summary page V I R T U A L S P A H E L P W I T H G E N E R AT O R S I Z I N G A N D M O R E …
31. 31. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 30 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G AROMATHERAPY – choose scents to calm or energize
32. 32. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 31 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G AROMATHERAPY – choose scents to calm or energize • Electronic oil delivery system infuses aroma into steam on demand through in-shower control Watch the 0:48 minute video https://vimeo.com/62070199
33. 33. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 32 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G CHROMATHERAPY – set the mood • Vapor-sealed, low voltage LED modules = long-lasting, cool operation • Chromalogic color selection can be set for single color or for cycle • UL listed
34. 34. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 33 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N FOR THE ULTIMATE IN WELL - BEIN G MUSICTHERAPY - express your feelings • 60 Watts peak power two-way speakers • Moisture-resistant, flush-mount design, marine-grade, powder-coated grills • Music-ready from virtually any source • US and Canada UL listed
35. 35. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 34 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N FOR THE ULTIMATE IN WELL - BEIN G MUSICTHERAPY - express your feelings Watch the 0:48 minute video https://vimeo.com/66350509
36. 36. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 35 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G CONVENIENT CONTROL PACKAGES iDream
37. 37. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 36 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G CONVENIENT CONTROL PACKAGES iButler
38. 38. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 37 C U S T O M I Z A T I O N F O R T H E U LT I M AT E I N W E L L - B E I N G CONVENIENT CONTROL PACKAGES MS Butler
39. 39. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 38 S T E A M : F R O M B E G I N N I N G T O E N D With steam installation and planning basics.
40. 40. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 39
41. 41. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 40 R E S O U R C E L I S T • www.mrsteam.com • Ebooks /other downloads: www.mrsteam.com/downloads • Spa Sizer App • Virtual Spa System Virtualspa.mrsteam.com • Dealer Locator Tool www.mrsteam.com/dealer-locator • Videos & Podcasts www.mrsteam.com/videos-podcasts • The Steam Therapy Blog Blog.mrsteam.com • Social Media Links Facebook.com/mrsteamtherapy Twitter.com/steamtherapy Pinterest.com/steamtherapy Youtube.com/steamtherapy Houzz.com/mr.steam • Tile Council of North America website: www.tcnatile.com/faqs/63-steam-rooms.html
42. 42. • How to Create the Best Customer Experience • 41 Q U E S T I O N S ?