The Era of the Steam Shower and Whirlpool Tubs
Questions and problems that I intend to address in this show are: 1) What is it a steam shower? 2) Can I make my own steam shower? 3) Can frameless showers be steam showers?
In my everyday and occasionally evening shower adventures, I have seen an interesting phenomenon that other people might have discovered also. When using hot water, as I typically do, my bathtub starts to fill up – you guessed it STEAM! Does this mean that I have a steam shower? I surely have steam IN my bathtub.
The response, technically, is not any. I don’t own a steam shower kit. I understand this since I bought and helped set up a frameless door, panel, and reunite shower together with 3/8? glass. Possessing a frameless shower doesn’t indicate that I do or don’t own a steam shower. However, the simple fact that steam develops within my shower once I turn to the water is intended to illustrate some point. The creation of steam is a very simple principle of physics and can happen in ANY shower once the water is warm enough so that it reaches the point at which it transforms from a liquid into a gas.
So enough of this science. With its definition, a steam shower is the point where the steam is created not only by water obviously turning to gas as it comes from the shower head, but where the steam is made by some kind of unique generator.
These generators are often constructed into specially constructed showers which try to maximize your exposure to the steam and also decrease the loss of vapor through openings at the shower. Depending upon the qualities you add, it feels like these units can become rather costly.
As stated before, the legitimate steam showers are designed with particular seals and components that decrease the number of steam that flows. This constantly contributes to additional framing and elements that detract from some frameless look that you might desire. Though a whirlpool shower might never be a true steam shower, you will come across items that could be done to be able to grow the”steaminess” of your whirlpool tub.