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Steam Shower Columbia Missouri custom tile installation

Live Happier and Healthier with a Steam Shower

Steam shower Columbia Missouri touch screen controlA steam shower is a great addition to any bathroom. It’s easy to add steam to a tiled shower, I definitely recommend looking into one for your home.  Adding steam has many health benefits, you’re certainly aware of that.  Below you will find my top five reasons you should add a steam shower to your home.

Faster Recovery

Perhaps the best reason you should add steam is to decrease your recovery time from working out.  If  your job is physically demanding a steam shower can help your recovery as well.  Gyms know that steam decreases recovery time, that is why steam showers are common there.   As we age we need all the help we can get decreasing our recovery time.  Of course there are other benefits as well.

Improved Circulation

Due to the increase in temperature your veins widen making it easier for blood to flow.  This increases circulation to all parts of the body, also assisting in faster recovery.  Increasing the blood flow also reduces soreness and pain from sore muscles.

Detoxes your Body

The increase in temperature causes your body to sweat.  As you sweat the toxins and chemicals leave your body, leaving you a little healthier.

Good for the Environment

Unlike a jetted tub, a steam shower uses very little water.  The average steam shower uses less than 2 gallons of water for a twenty minute steam.  Another benefit is that a steam shower heats up faster as well.  Instead of waiting several minutes for your bathtub to fill up, steam will typically start in less than a minute.  Adding steam to your shower also allows you to take a steam, then immediately shower all in the same room.  When you shower the steam condenses back to water vapor and goes down the drain. There’s no need for special venting that way.

Other Benefits of a Steam Shower

Steam can act as a moisturizer improving your skin and make you look younger.  Since steam increases your heart rate your metabolism also increases.  A steam shower can also reduce stress and make it easier to fight off colds.  There are many benefits to adding a steam shower in your home.

Can I Just Crank up my Existing Shower?

A steam shower is far more different than just trying to turn the heat up on your shower head.  For starters, the water coming out of your shower actually cools the space preventing you from reaching the steam shower Columbia Missourineeded temperature.  A typical steam shower should reach room temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees.  This is also what sets a tiled shower steam unit apart from the spaceship looking things you can buy online.  Many of those units can’t go over 100 degrees

In Conclusion

Steam showers are great for most anyone.  I wouldn’t recommend adding one to your home if you are diabetic or have high blood pressure.  If improving your health is something that interests you, talk to me about installing a steam shower in your home.  I am happy to walk you through our process and explain in more detail the benefits you will see.  As with all our tile installations, you will get a lifetime warranty on the tile assembly.  For the best tile selection in Columbia, check out our store Legacy Bath & Tile.

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Tile Shower Design Must Haves For Your Bathroom

To truly unleash your bathrooms potential the tile shower design is critical.  Your tile shower is the focal point of the bathroom. Don’t be afraid to show it off.  You will be azmazed at what your tiled shower can do for you.  Remodeling your bathroom is typically a one time expense, don’t cheap out on getting what you want.  A properly designed tile shower can improve your health and reduce stress.  Don’t believe me, continue reading to see what I’m talking about.

The Shower Faucet

For me, the first element in tile shower design is the faucet itself.  The type of faucet you choose says a lot about you.  The faucet is also where your health and happiness comes into play as well.  Water can massage in addition to clean, imagine a shower experience that you can completely control.  I’m talking about body sprays, handheld shower, rainhead units or even a waterfall.  I can  integrate these features into your tile shower design effortlessly.  To truly reduce stress and increase overall health consider adding a steam shower.  Talk about creating a unique experience and one that you won’t forget.  You could finally have a true spa in your very own bathroom.

Other Tile Shower Design Considerations

I would strongly suggest staying away from natural stone as part of your tile shower design.  Natural stone is typically very soft and will be difficult to maintain.  I recommend porcelain tile with a stone pattern instead. Unlike stone, porcelain tile is very low maintenance and will stay looking new for a long time.  Like stone tile, porcelain tile is available in similar sizes shapes and colors.

Other Considerations

I would consider a curbless shower as they are visually very pleasing and allow for easier entry.  A frameless shower door will also compliment the shower nicely as well.  A shower enclosure will also help retain heat, a very important feature if hot showers are important to you.  In conclusion, a tile shower design will have a big impact on your daily life.  Don’t trust just anyone with this important task.  I also recommend hiring qualified labor for your project as well.  Nothing is worse than spending money on a tile shower design and it fails.  Read about our tile shower installation method as well as our lifetime warranty for tile installations.

Trusting Your Tile Contractor

Tile contractor Columbia MOAny time you hire a tile contractor  to work on your home trust is an important factor.  What items are most important to you when deciding who you should hire for your next project?  The purpose of this post is to point out how I approach new projects.  There’s a lot that goes into planning a successful project, more than just installing the tile anyway.

What Makes Me Different

Protecting my customers both from failed jobs and the construction process are both very important to me.  I continually educate myself in proper tile installation and techniques to guard against a job failure.  The education opportunities I take advantage of also have many manufacturer’s there as well.  I take being a tile contractor seriously.  To protect your home I use drop cloths, plastic sheeting and HEPA air scrubbers to collect dust.  Your home shouldn’t be a danger zone, and you shouldn’t have to move out because you’re renovating a room.  I work hard to keep you satisfied and as stress free as possible.  A low stress work environment leads to better quality work all the way around.

A Tile Contractor Works For You

As a tile contractor its my job to make your dream bathroom a reality.  I have a lot of control over your project, everything is adjustable.  Your fixture heights, niche locations and size, tile layout are all done ahead of time.  I work hard to cover every detail of the job with you before we start.  You have the final say in what your project will be.  This is your home, I want to make you happy.

A Strong Team

It takes a lot more than just me, the tile contractor,  to make your dreams a reality.  I hire great employees that care about your home as much as I do.  While I am on site during the installation, I do sometimes have to run an errand.  I like knowing that even if I’m away your home is still in good hands.  My wife, Jennifer, also works hard to coordinate your project start date with you.  In addition to that she assists with tile design and layout options.

Lifetime Warranty

All our tile projects qualify for a lifetime warranty.  I say that because if I can’t warranty your job for life, I won’t do it.  I won’t compromise best installation practices to land a job.  As a tile contractor, I have too much pride for that.  In addition to my warranty, you can also register your project with the manufacturer as well.  Registering with the manufacturer gives you their lifetime warranty.  To answer more questions visit our FAQ page.