- Walls, ceiling and floor must be completely covered with waterproof finish; i.e.: tile, marble, stone, slate.
- Any smooth surface flooring that is used such as tile or marble, should include an anti-skid finish to avoid slipping and injury.
- Any exposed plaster, plasterboard or sheet rock surface must be well sealed with a commercial quality waterproof sealer urethane or epoxy, at least 3 coats.
- Do not use green board, use cement board.
- Ceiling should be pitched away from the door 1-1/2" per foot or constructed in a gable configuration to prevent condensation from dripping.
- Built-in seat should be slightly pitched to allow for condensate run-off.
- Steam room must be completely enclosed with walls, door, floor and ceiling, but should not be vapor proof. A slight opening of approximately 1/4" is desired to create movement of the steam.
- A standard glass shower door is sufficient, a special door is not necessary.
- Make sure there is a floor drain for condensate run-off and cleaning.
- Do not install a fan inside steam room. Hot steam rises and will escape through the flapper.
- Windows that are part of the steam room enclosure should be double paned.
- De ionizer or filter hooked up on incoming water line is helpful in hard/corrosive water areas.
- Install steam generator to hot side of water unless water softener is hooked up. Water softeners are usually hooked up to hot side.
- Check local utility line voltage - choose appropriate steam generator voltage; i.e.: 208 Volt or 240 Volt.
- Make sure steam generator is installed in upright and level position and is in a location that is ACCESSIBLE for Water Level Probe maintenance.
- Steam Generator should never be located where it is exposed to outside weather conditions, freezing temperatures, near flammable materials or inside the steam room.