Answering Your Steam Shower Questions - ArtofSteamCo

What is a steam shower?

A steam shower is a type of shower that uses a steam generator to produce hot steam. It is designed to provide a spa-like experience and offers various health benefits

How does a steam shower work?

A steam shower works by using a steam generator to heat water and produce steam. The steam is then released into the shower enclosure, creating a warm and humid environment.

What are the benefits of using a steam shower?

Using a steam shower offers several benefits, including:

  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Detoxification
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Respiratory relief

What is the difference between a steam shower and sauna?

Steam showers and saunas are essentially on the opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to humidity. Steam showers operate at a lower temperature, but at 100% humidity, providing those same benefits as saunas, but with hydration thrown into the mix. Saunas also differ in the way that they need to have their own structure built, utilizing various woods. Steam showers on the other hand, can be made to integrate with an already existing shower. 

Are steam showers safe?

Yes, steam showers are generally safe to use. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines to ensure proper usage and prevent any potential risks.

Can anyone use a steam shower?

Most people can safely use a steam shower. However, individuals with certain medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or respiratory problems should consult with a healthcare professional before using a steam shower.

How much does a steam shower cost?

The cost of a steam shower can vary depending on various factors such as the brand, features, and installation requirements. On average, a steam shower can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 or more.

What is the best steam shower brand?

This can depend heavily what you are looking for out of your experience! We have some great blogs about the top brands where you can compare here and here.

How do I maintain a steam shower?

To maintain a steam shower, it is important to regularly clean and disinfect the shower enclosure and steam generator. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for specific maintenance guidelines.

Can a steam shower be installed in any bathroom?

A steam shower can be installed in most bathrooms, but certain requirements need to be met. These include proper ventilation, waterproofing, and sufficient space for the steam shower components. You also want to be sure that the shower enclosure is completely sealed and steam cannot leak out and cause damage.

What are the electrical requirements of steam showers?

You will need to first size your room to determine which size of generator you need, once you know, you can check the electrical requirements. Amperage of these generators can range from 20 max amps to over 80! We suggest consulting your electrician before purchasing anything to make sure your electrical system can handle the components.

Is ceiling slope necessary with a steam shower?

It is highly recommended to have a ceiling slope of 1:12 for steam showers to avoid water particles building up and dropping on you. Although this is not necessary, from the aspect of convenience, we would highly recommend sloping your ceiling before moving forward with steam.

How do I know which generator size I need?

Generator sizing will depend fully on the manufacturer and their calculations. Some parts of the equation to consider are cubic feet and wall material. You will also want to avoid having a steam shower with a ceiling over 10 feet tall as it can be difficult to find a generator that will appropriately heat the room evenly.

What is the best temperature for a steam shower and how long does it take to reach that?

The ideal steam shower temperature is right around 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit. To reach this temperature, the room will need to be filled with steam. Some generators will not start producing steam until the generator has warmed up, taking up to five minutes. Generators such as the ThermaSol Pro Series and Mr. Steam Express Steam provide a low energy "always on" type of design that will be able to start producing steam seconds after the session is started. Once steam is being produced, getting up to temperature can take 5-15 minutes on average, depending on the size of the room and generator.  

Are there any alternatives to steam showers?

Yes, there are alternative options for those who prefer not to install a steam shower. A popular alternative would be a sauna, but the steam shower experience is unique and provides 100% humidity vs 0% humidity with a Sauna. The choice between the two comes down to personal opinion.

Where can I buy a steam shower?

Here at ArtofSteamCo, we are authorized online sellers of the top steam shower manufacturers. Purchasing through us guarantees manufacturer warranties, meaning you'll be covered with us. Shop now.


Steam showers offer a luxurious and relaxing experience while providing numerous health benefits. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day or improve your overall well-being, a steam shower can be a great addition to your bathroom. We here at ArtofSteamCo are dedicated to helping you find the right products for your goals. You can shop our website and know you are covered with us. If you have any questions about the products we offer, please feel free to contact us.