Steam showers come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. You can even choose from different types of steam showers, such as built-in units (often made from scratch and completely customised according to the walls of your bathroom) or modular units which come with everything you need and are loaded with the latest features which you can simply install in your existing bathroom. But whatever type of steam shower you choose, there are some aspects which are the same for all. Following are some of the most important aspects you should bear in mind before you purchase your steam shower.
Why a steam shower is better than other spa products
If you are still undecided on what type of bathroom element or spa product to choose – whether you should go for a steam shower or a bath spa, for example – you should know that a steam shower does not consume as much water compared to other bathroom additions such as spas and whirlpool baths. For instance, a multiple-head shower spray will consume about 225 gallons of water every 30 minutes, whilst a whirlpool bath can consume as much as 120 gallons of water each time you use it. A steam shower, on the other hand, will only consume about 2 and a half gallons of water every half hour.
How much room does your bathroom have?
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to choosing a steam shower, especially when you see a modular steam shower unit that has all the bells and whistles you are looking for. But you still have to make sure that the size will fit into your bathroom. You have to have a good understanding of the unit’s footprint size before you purchase it and have it installed, taking note of reasonable allowances.
The importance of a great warranty
Whether you opt for a modular steam shower unit or have one built in, you need to look for a product that can offer you a great warranty. The warranty will, of course, vary from one manufacturer to the next, but it’s in your best interest to look for the best warranty possible. Aside from the length of the warranty, however, make sure to check the coverage. Even a 5-year-long warranty wouldn’t be worth it if not much is covered.
A good supplier and source
Doing your homework when it comes to steam showers also includes choosing the right supplier or source. The supplier should have a good reputation and should be easily reached or contacted as well. Also, look for a supplier which can provide you with extra services, such as free delivery, an exchange guarantee, and a returns policy.
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