jan. 31

The express purpose of a steam shower is to produce enough steam to create a relaxing atmosphere that leaves you feeling refreshed and healthy. Based on that, you can be quite sure that a steam shower will produce a lot of humidity.

Humidity is usually the enemy of drywall. Too much of it will create the perfect conditions for mold growth. So, if humidity isn’t controlled, your once beautiful bathroom could turn into one very big health hazard.

Luckily, our steam showers are completely sealed. They’re designed to keep very bit of steam within the steam shower cabin where it can do what it’s supposed to do – namely, leave you feeling healthier than ever.

Once your time in the steam shower is done, you just use the convenient controls to power down the steam generator.

Don’t worry about all that excess steam in the steam shower cabin escaping into the rest of the bathroom and damaging the drywall and paint. Every pre-fabricated steam shower comes equipped with a ventilation system that will draw up the steam and exhaust it out of your home.

Still have questions about the ventilation system in a modular steam shower unit? Give us a call to find out more!

jan. 29

 

Admit it. When you think of bathroom or shower tiles, you think of ceramic or porcelain. Most of us do. Ceramic, porcelain, terra cotta, granite, marble, and even slate are popular choices for bathroom and shower floors. Understandably so, too. All of the stone-based tiles are inherently waterproof and easy to clean and maintain.

But, there are other kinds of materials that make good tiling choices, too. Wood is one such choice.

Let’s just say it right now. Wood is gorgeous! Believe it or not, wood can also be very durable. So you won’t need to worry about scratches or chipping ruining the look of your bathroom. Teak or acacia wood, for instance, are typically water-resistant. The natural oils and staining helps to minimize the damage that water would normally inflict on wood. So, you won’t have to worry too much about warping or splitting wood.

If you don’t mind cleaning and re-staining the wood tiles every few years, then it might be just the unique design feature you’ve been looking for.

jan. 25

In some ways, any free-standing (no bathtub) shower is a walk-in shower. But today, we’re going to delve a little deeper than that into the walk-in shower trend. The fact is that free-standing showers aren’t necessarily walk-in showers.

The term, walk-in shower, refers to free-standing shower stalls that do not feature doors. In fact, they’re usually constructed out of glass. Are they worth a bathroom renovation? You decide.

Pros

Walk-in showers are a hot trend right now. If that’s what you’re after, then you will definitely want to book a contractor to make this bathroom transformation for you. In the future, if you tire of having a walk-in shower, you can always attach a door.

Walk-in showers are often easier and quicker to clean because they’re not complicated by hinges or crevices.

Walk-in showers, especially those made entirely of glass, can make a small bathroom look larger because there’s little to block sightlines.

Cons

While cleaning a walk-in shower can be easier, they might become a hazard. Without a door, water can spray in all directions creating a slip hazard. Also, excess exposure to moisture can damage drywall on walls or ceilings.

If you and your family have access to one main bathroom, the lack of privacy (and uncontained moisture) might become an issue.

Would you choose a walk-in shower?