How to insulate a steam room

How to warm the steam room Table of contents:

  • 1 Prepare the material
  • 2 Install insulation
  • 3 Sex in the steam room
  • 4 Types of vapor barrier coatings and their differences

In the process of designing and building a bathhouse, carefully to think over all measures on which the functioning depends steam rooms. A relaxing and curative result is simply unthinkable without good warming in the steam room. If the heat in the steam room does not hold, then it will have to be heated for a very long time to the required temperature, which will result in serious costs. It is better to think about warming in advance steam rooms. Before you heat the steam room with your own hands, we recommend familiarize yourself with our materials.

We prepare the material

Preparatory work before warming the bathPreparatory work before warming the bath

Today, the construction market has a fairly large assortment of insulation materials. They are suitable for different country buildings, including for a bath. Good insulation should possess such properties:

  • must not be damaged by insects or rot;
  • must have good heat insulation characteristics;
  • must be refractory (this is very important because the temperature in the steam room may exceed 100 ° C).

Foiled basalt woolFoiled basalt cotton wool

Not all insulation materials comply with such requirements. materials. Usually basalt cotton wool is used to warm a steam room. It has the appropriate properties and has an affordable price. In addition, synthetic boards can be used. As of a heater for a floor you can use expanded clay layer. IN as an additional insulation for the ceiling use foil insulation.

We lay a heater

Insulation and cladding of the ceilingWarming and cladding the ceiling

Covering the ceiling with insulation is a matter of paramount importance when arrangement of a steam room. Glue the sheets clean to the ceiling first. white paper. Fill the resulting wooden panels crate. Then lay mineral wool between the bars so that the tree protruded slightly outward. Support mineral wool nailed planks. Fix the foil on top of the insulation. She will be reflect heat and protect the insulation from moisture. Slots carefully glue it. On top of all this, fill the slats, to which subsequently can attach the cladding materials.

Foiled foamed polyethyleneFoil foamed polyethylene

Another possible way to warm the ceiling involves laying foamed polyethylene. Cut it into strips and beat to to the ceiling. It is covered with foil, so it does not need additional embed with heat-reflecting material. Foamed polyethylene in Combined with cotton wool is an effective way of warming.

Wall insulation schemeWall insulation scheme

You can insulate the walls in the same way as the ceiling, with only one difference – stack all materials in a horizontal position. To avoid leakage of heat and steam, cut the canvas from the foil big size. It should go on the floor and the ceiling. An important role in the insulation is played by the facing material.

Foil clothFoil canvas

In the steam room you can not use the lining of their plastic. it due to the fact that under the influence of high temperatures this the material will start to melt, which will cause an unpleasant in the steam room smell. Larch lining is the ideal solution for cladding steam room. This type of wood does not emit tar during heating. premises and is very resistant to moisture.

Paul in the steam room

Floor arrangement in the bath

Paul in the steam room

Floor arrangement in the bathhouse

It is very important to properly insulate the floor. Processes must be performed in the right order. First you need to carefully level the soil and pour the floor with a screed of concrete mortar.

After it hardens, lay insulation on concrete plate material. Pull the waterproofing layer over it. Then lay the concrete layer again under a slight slope. TO hardened concrete nail wood logs. Now the floor is ready for laying the finish wood flooring.

Wooden floor in the bathWooden floor in the bath

Types of vapor barrier coatings and their differences

Waterproofing steam roomsWaterproofing a steam room

Most often, as mentioned above, as a vapor barrier layers use aluminum foil. However, in this role may protruding and roofing material, and glassine, and a plastic film. therefore it is worth considering what type of vapor barrier material is better stay.

An economical option for a vapor barrier can be soaked drying oil cardboard. But it is worth considering that he will come quickly enough to unsuitability due to which it will have to be replaced. However, as temporary vapor barrier such a method is acceptable.

The polyethylene film remarkably retains moisture, but in its composition contains harmful substances. In the process of heating the steam room, they volatilize, which can be hazardous to health. This is indeed it can be said about roofing material and glassine.

The most successful material for vapor barrier is aluminum foil or foamed polyethylene. This is because that these types of vapor barrier materials are not toxic, withstand high temperatures, reflect heat and do not absorb moisture.

We seal the joints of the insulationWe seal the joints insulation

During the installation of the vapor barrier layer should be placed material inside the room with a foil side. Position overlapping panels. Joints and edges are very neat and thorough. cover with tape specially designed for this purpose.

Have you already taken part in warming the steam room? What kind Have you selected the materials? What was the result? Write comments on the article! Your knowledge may be useful!

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