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 in a closed space and aims to use the healing effect of steam. Steam rooms are based on the principle of high humidity and low temperature. With a good rest period, the benefits are better felt; it also develops a specific therapy for non-permanent medical ailments. The cosmetic benefits of using the steam room on the body have also been proven. Toxins are removed from the body by using the steam room and sweating; skin becomes smooth and soft. With the relaxation of the skin, the person rests both physically and mentally.
How to Make a Steam Room?
The most important parameters to be planned for steam room manufacturing 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 recreational accommodation facilities, hotels, spa centers, and private residences should be designed according to their intended use. Sauna Dekor Spa & Solutions, which is one of the leading companies in the sector with its quality materials, correct production techniques and more than 30 years of experience , has taken part in many manufacturing projects and has achieved flawless applications.
The main points of the manufacture of the steam room are the floor, wall and ceiling. These areas should be waterproof and made of materials that will not condense, swell or spill under the influence of steam. In addition, during the manufacture of the steam room, a sealing coating should be applied to all internal surfaces. Along with these processes, steam room generator and ventilation system applications are also needed. 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 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, in the steam room manufacturing application process, applications should be made with quality materials and quality workmanship.
Stages of Steam Room Manufacturing
PVC lining should be laid on the floor in steam room construction; corners should be straightened and some fiberglass mixed with concrete to strengthen the base. More lining can be added to the corners to protect this area. After the liner on the base is leveled, the liner is stapled along the edges of the entire room under the action of the shower tray adhesive under the liner. Stapling should be done from the top of the lining. Concrete must 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.
During the preparation of the walls, rigid foam insulation is added to the wall. The purpose of application of this product is to be easy to shape and to provide support. After the cable laying and installation of the room is done, a 4 mm plastic coating is applied with 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 large 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, it is necessary to place the cement board at a certain distance and leave an expansion gap. Finally, silicone should be applied to the corners. While craftsmanship is an important factor in this application, there will be some gaps that the silicone cannot fill. In the steam room construction, these gaps should be filled with expandable foams and after drying, the excess should be cut with the help of a tool. After the applications, this surface should be closed and smoothed with a thin layer. 24 hours should be waited for the process to dry and other steam room manufacturing steps should be continued at that time.
Meanwhile, a waterproofing membrane is laid between the cement board and the tile to be waterproof. This insulation application in the construction of the steam room is important to avoid 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. Tile; It is cut and shaped one by one with tools such as wet saws and drills. With the received alignments, the tile master applies the tiles vertically and aligned and completes the grouting.
With these stages, steam room generator and ventilation system applications are also carried out. The steam boiler must be properly sized, taking into account the dimensions of the room. While the wall laying continues, applications are made on the surfaces where the sanitary installation passes through the wall, the recesses of the furniture in various room areas and the lights on the ceiling. Materials such as porcelain and ceramic can be preferred for wall covering. After the tile application process is completed, the glass panel and door application is started. Aluminum channels are prepared for the door whose dimensions are taken. Finally, all the wires are passed through the walls and the generator is mounted on the wall.
While glass panel applications are made for the steam room, the rail is positioned first and the glasses are placed. Glass used in construction should be selected from a material that will prevent mold and soap stains from remaining inside. Glass panels should be fixed 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 completed.
In the steam room where the temperature is maximum 45 °C and the humidity is close to 0, the installation system should be well planned so that the steam is distributed to the environment. Particular attention should be paid to keeping the generator in a dry place and 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 to control the steam output are also not included in this area. The lighting design should be well designed indoors so as to appeal to the eyes of the room. A well-planned lighting system will make steam rooms look very aesthetic.
Materials Used in Steam Room Construction
We carry out steam room projects with our expert staff and technical team for many different concepts such as hotels, accommodation facilities, spa centers, private residences. The most important point in these applications is that the materials used can keep the steam inside.
The fact that all the materials used during the production of the steam room are resistant to steam and of a quality that will not deteriorate due to steam significantly affect both the service life and the comfort of the users. In addition, the workmanship affects the entire manufacturing process, especially in the isolation applications made at the corner points where the wall and ceiling meet. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out studies with an expert and professional technical team.
Steam Room Construction Cost
Steam room prices vary depending on many different factors such as the size of the project area, the characteristics of the selected materials, design, 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's done.
Steam Room Models and Prices
Steam rooms can be made in many different concepts such as Caldarium, Aroma steam room, 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 to create an environment where the users can rest and relax with the peaceful environment given by the pleasant smell. This process helps people heal ailments like throat irritation and asthma, relaxes and relaxes the muscles. In Arabian style mud baths, which include both steam and mud applications, it is aimed to use the healing effect of mineral-rich mud and steam. Thanks to the shower taken with cold water after the application, the benefits of the users increase with the effect of the therapy.
In order to make the right choices for the production of your dream steam room and to facilitate the design and implementation process of your project, it is recommended to get consultancy services from professionals in this field. Thus, you can get a project done with low or high budgets. For this, you can get support from our professional staff by contacting us here, you can get consultancy by asking any question you want.