A Traditional Steam Room is a wet room providing heat, relaxation and aromatherapy.
If you like to relax in a room at approximately 40-45 degrees Celsius and 100% humidity, then a steam room is your solution. They are the modern equivalent of the Roman Baths.
As well as being a great way to relax and wind down, steam rooms offer a huge range of health benefits, such as relieving muscle tension and clearing congestion.
Once you have experienced the pleasure of being enveloped in clouds of steam delivered at a constant heat, you will be wanting more!
Steam rooms can help deep cleanse your skin, relax and relieve muscle stress, increase metabolism, eliminate toxins, boost your immune system and enhance blood flow. rooms can help deep cleanse your skin, blood flow.
Getting Started with your own Steam Room
If you are thinking about installing a steam room you will require plumbing and a floor waste. This is best organised at the time of construction or renovation.
Sauna & Steam Qld can assist you with all the practical aspects of your steam room installation. Steam rooms are hot, wet rooms and need to be fully waterproofed and vapour proofed (walls, ceiling and floor).
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions not answered here.
Where can the steam generator be placed?
The generator must be placed outside the steam room. The steam pipe length from the generator into the steam room must be no more than 10-12 metres long (including any bends).
Are there special requirements when designing a Steam Room?
It is important to not make the ceiling height too high. As with a sauna room, the heat rises so we recommend a ceiling height of 2.1 metres and no higher than 2.4 metres. The steam room has to be fully waterproofed and vapour proofed. Timber seating is not recommended.
What is the best floor covering to use?
We recommend a non slip tile, the same as with a sauna room.
What materials are used in a Steam Room?
A steam room walls and ceiling can be lined with tiles and/or aluminium sheeting. Marble, plastic and glass are also materials frequently used.
Do we need a floor drain in the Steam Room?
A steam room is a wet room and needs to be waterproofed, vapour proofed and must have a floor waste.
What kind of heating system is used in a Steam Room?
We use an electric steam generator that turns water into steam. The temperature is thermostat controlled.
How long should I stay in the Steam Room?
As with the sauna, this will vary with every individual. Stay as long as you enjoy it and feel well. Have a cool shower or dip in the pool and then go back in the steam room again. Make sure you drink lots of water to replenish your body.
How often should I have a steam bath?
There are no rules about how often to use a steam room. Some people use it every day however many do a session 2-3 times per week.
What is the difference between a Sauna Room and a Steam Room?
A sauna is a hot room and best enjoyed at a temperature around 70-90 degrees Celsius with humidity at 20-30%. A steam room is a wet room with 100% humidity and best enjoyed around 40-50 degrees Celsius.