We just finished the conversion of a regular shower into a Mr. Steam Shower. In this case, our customer did not want to tear down all the existing tile, so we just changed the floor, replaced the first row of wall tile, and added tile to the ceiling. The first row of tile has to be broken inevitably when removing an old shower basin.
After finishing the tile work, we installed the frame-less glass to completely enclose the shower. The space was somewhat limited, so a teak fold up shower seat was installed; however, this needs to be done carefully as these seats are to be installed directly to the studs or else they will not support weight and collapse.
All the corners of the shower were reinforced with commercial grade silicone and the entire shower was treated with a high grade sealer to prevent humidity buildup. The Mr. Steam unit was located in one of the kitchen cabinets, which so happened to be right behind the shower wall where the mixer is located.
This new Mr. Steam shower made our customer very happy and gave him an amazing way to relax after long stressful days in the office!
The Mr Steam I Dream Package is really the most luxurious and innovative steam product in the market right now. The installation can be tricky, but if done right an unique and amazing steam bath can be achieved, like in the case of this recent installation which had a high level of difficulty but the end result was a tremendous success.
The steam unit put in is an MS-Super3-EC1 with the I steam control and Steam Head in the black finish, the I Steam module will allow you to control the time and temperature settings, audiosteam music system , chromasteam mood lighting and aromasteam oil delivery system. The first part is choosing where to install the steam unit in an existing bathroom and the most feasible place was in the bathroom vanity right next to the shower, from this location, we were able to pull water to feed the steam unit and run the 240 volt electrical which we got from the garage. Once we had placed the steam unit in the vanity the next step was to find a suitable location for the I Dream equipment.
We were able to locate and adjacent wall in the laundry room that when opened led us to the steam unit in the vanity, this made it a suitable area to place the audiosteam, chromasteam and aromasteam system, because they are all connected to the steam unit. Now the new challenge was to run the speaker wire and chromasteam cable from the closet to the ceiling in the shower, luckily the attic allowed us enough space to crawl and successfully route said cables to the shower. I must say that the next thing wed did was my partners idea and it came out beautiful!
The solution for the ceiling which was not tiled; was to create a custom tempered glass which would be attached to the actual studs and would become the new ceiling, thus providing an amazing look and effectively waterproofing the shower.
The speakers, chromasteam light and rain shower head were placed in the new glass ceiling, the I Steam control and Steamhead properly installed inside the shower, the steam unit and I Dream accessories all ready to be fired up, and so the steam session began. With the time and temperature set and about five minutes later the steam began to fill the shower, and with the touch of a button in the I Steam control the aromasteam system infuses the steam line with natural aromatherapy, the music source is chosen and the mood lighting turned on, after a half hour testing session our job was complete and our customer extremely happy and eager to enjoy his Mr Steam I Dream Package. I forgot to mention he also got the steam linx system which allows you to turn the steam unit on/off from your smart phone so long as you're within wifi range!
Amerec has been providing saunas of high quality for the past forty years and they are most definitely the best sauna brand in the United States. When you are building a sauna room is important to ensure the walls are covered in plywood prior to installing the sauna wood so that the tongue and groove system is given a proper nailing surface.
The plywood must be covered with vapor barrier so that the sauna room becomes insulated and the humidity does not build up. This sauna room was installed in a Gym, the location chosen was the old storage room that was located in the Mens locker room, the job took about four days to be completed.
The first part of the process was to measure the room, making a detailed drawing which is sent to the factory so they can prepare a drawing of their own, when this factory drawing was approved by our client the western red cedar wood was precut according to the approved specs. Three weeks later we received the entire sauna room in boxes ready to be assembled, so we began by running the 240 volt electrical feed to the sauna room, then the plywood and vapor barrier were put in place, once this was ready; the nailing of the tongue and groove began. Each plank is placed according to the drawing and proper level is ensured, the best place to start is the ceiling, then move on the back wall, side walls, frontal walls, upper and lower benches, door jamb and hanging the actual door, then last but not least the floor!
We always ensure that all temperature probes, time and temperature control, light and electrical feed cables are properly ran before we put up the sauna wood. The last thing we do is install the actual sauna heater and all its components, once this is done; the new sauna room is ready to be enjoyed instantly and it actually was!