What is a Steam Room, and How Is It Used?
The steam room is a type of bathroom that dates back to the Romans, traps the steam formed in a closed space, and aims to use the healing effect of the steam. Steam rooms are based on the principle of high humidity and low temperature. The benefits are felt better with a good rest period; it also develops a special therapy for non-permanent medical ailments. The cosmetic benefits seen in the body due to using the steam room have also been proven. With the use of the steam room and sweating, toxins in the body are removed; the skin becomes smooth and soft. With the relaxation of the skin, the person is rested both physically and mentally.
How to Make a Steam Room?
The most important parameters to be planned for the manufacture of the steam room are the dimensions of the room to be applied and the usage function of the area to be built. Projects for many different concepts such as facilities providing accommodation services for relaxation, hotels, spa centers, and private residences should be designed following the intended use. Sauna Dekor Spa & Solutions, which is one of the leading companies in the sector with its quality materials, correct manufacturing techniques, and more than 30 years of experience, has taken part in many manufacturing projects and has achieved flawless applications.
The main points for the manufacture of a steam room are the floor, wall, and ceiling. These areas must be waterproof and produced from materials that will not condense, swell or spill due to the effect of steam. In addition, during the manufacture of the steam room, a sealing coating must be applied to all internal surfaces. Along with these processes, steam room generator and ventilation system applications are also required. Finally, the steam room should have good insulation. For this reason, the doors to be used to keep the steam in the environment should be selected from high-quality and steam-resistant materials.
After determining the application area for steam room construction, designs are made, and the manufacturing process begins. It can also be used as aromatherapy, steam bath with fragrance essences to be added. Materials such as mosaic, ceramic and natural stone can be used on the walls. The use of sloping ceilings is highly recommended, and there must be a water drain on the floor. In short, applications should be made with quality materials and quality workmanship in the steam room manufacturing application process.
Stages of Steam Room Manufacturing
In steam room construction, PVC lining should be laid on the floor; corners should be straightened and some fiberglass mixed with concrete to strengthen the base. To protect this area, more lining can be added to the corners. Once the liner on the base has been straightened, the liner is stapled along the edges of the entire room, with the effect of the shower tray adhesive underneath the liner. Stapling should be done from the top of the lining. Concrete should be mixed with fiberglass and reinforced to make it stronger when applied. After the concrete is poured in one go, the formation of bubbles on the surface is prevented, and this application makes the bonding process even easier. After waiting 3-4 days for the process to dry, boxes for recessed lights are installed.
Rigid foam insulation is added to the wall during the preparation process of the walls. The purpose of the application of this product is that it can be easily shaped and can provide support. After the cable laying and installation of the room is done, a 4 mm plastic coating is applied with a polyethylene material so that the moisture behind the tile does not reach the wood. At this stage, the screws are applied at intervals of approximately 20 cm. Since a huge weight will be carried, the number of screws should be kept high. Since the materials will expand and contract with the effect of hot and cold in the environment, placing the cement board at a distance is necessary, leaving an expansion gap. Finally, silicone should be applied to the corners. Although workmanship is a significant factor in this application, there will be some gaps that silicone cannot fill. In steam room construction, these gaps must be filled with expandable foams, and after drying, the excess must be cut off with the help of a tool. After the applications, this surface should be closed and smoothed with a thin layer. It should have waited for 24 hours for the process to dry, and other steam room manufacturing steps should be continued at that time.
Meanwhile, a waterproofing membrane is laid to be waterproof between the cement board and the tile. This insulation application in steam room construction is important to prevent any leakage between the materials. A roller or brush can be used to spread the waterproofing. It is important to act quickly at this stage as the material dries very quickly. With this process, tiles are applied to the interior surfaces of the room. This application is the most time-consuming part of the manufacturing stages. Here it is necessary to use a stronger material for extra waterproofing. Tiles; It is cut and shaped one by one with tools such as wet saw, drill. With the alignments taken, the tile master applies the tiles vertically and aligned and completes the joint fillings.
With these stages, steam room generator and ventilation system applications are also made. The steam boiler must be sized appropriately, taking into account the dimensions of the room. While the wall laying continues, applications are made on the surfaces for the parts where the sanitary installation passes through the wall, for the recesses for items in various room areas, and for the lights on the ceiling. Materials such as porcelain and ceramic can be preferred for wall covering. After the tile application process is completed, glass panels and doors begin to be applied. Aluminum channels are prepared for the door whose dimensions are taken. Finally, with all the wires passed through the walls, the generator is installed on the wall. Silicone can be applied to the back of the outer seals to make them waterproof while the lights are being applied.
While glass panel applications are made for the steam room, the rail is positioned first, and the glasses are placed. The glasses used in the construction should be chosen from a material that will prevent mold and soap stains from remaining inside. Glass panels should be smoothed with silicone application when closing. After the plumber makes the corrections of the shower heads, the final checks are made, and the manufacturing process is thus completed.
In the steam room, where the temperature is a maximum of 45 °C, and the humidity is close to 0, the installation system should be well planned to ensure the distribution of steam to the environment. Particular attention should be paid to keeping the generator in a dry area and ensuring that the floor is waterproof. It is imperative that there is a channel in the ground and that this area is connected to the water and electricity supply. Thermostatic control cables that will control the steam output are also not included in this area. The lighting design must be well designed in the interior to appeal to the eyes of the room. A well-planned lighting system will make the steam rooms look very aesthetic.
Materials Used in Steam Room Construction
We implement steam room projects with our expert staff and technical team for many different concepts such as hotels, accommodation facilities, spa centers, and private residences. The most important point in these applications is that the materials used can keep the steam inside.
The fact that all materials used during the production of the steam room are resistant to steam and of a quality that will not deteriorate due to steam affects both the service life and the comfort of the users significantly. Moreover, workmanship affects the entire manufacturing process, especially in the isolation applications made at the corner points where the walls and ceiling meet. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out studies with an expert and professional technical team.
Cost of Steam Room Construction
Steam room prices vary depending on many different factors, such as the size of the project area, the characteristics of the selected materials, design, and application details.
You can ask any question that comes to your mind for the production of your dream steam room by contacting the Sauna Dekor Spa & Solutions team; You can get answers to all your questions about how it is done.
Steam Room Models and Prices
Steam rooms can be made in many different concepts, such as Caldarium, Aroma steam room, and Arabian style mud steam rooms. In Caldarium and Aroma steam room applications, it aims to spread the steam obtained by using essential aroma oils to the room and create an environment where the users relax and rest with the peaceful environment given by the pleasant scent. This process helps people heal ailments such as throat irritation and asthma, relaxes and relaxes the muscles. In Arabian style mud baths, which include both steam and mud applications, the aim is to use the healing effect of mineral-rich mud and steam. Thanks to the shower taken with cold water after the application, the users' benefits increase with the effect of the therapy.
It is recommended that you get consultancy services from professionals in this field to make the right choices for the steam room production of your dreams and provide convenience during the design and implementation process of your project. Thus, you can get a project done with low or high budgets. For this, you can contact us here to ask for support from our professional staff and get consultancy by asking any questions you want.