A Showerdome is a clear acrylic dome fitted to the top of your shower cubicle, preventing steam from escaping. Bathrooms in older homes don’t always have great ventilation – and not everyone likes to shower with the window open. Meanwhile, extractor fans consume energy and need maintenance.
Installing a Showerdome is the simplest, cheapest and most effective way to free your bathroom of steam.
A Showerdome keeps the moisture-laden air inside the cubicle with you. But that doesn’t mean you’re showering in a misty haze. Steam clouds only form when warm, moist air mixes with cooler air. A Showerdome not only keeps warm air in, but also cool air out. The result? No steam.
The warm air rises until it comes into contact with the acrylic surface, where the moisture condenses back into water and drips down into the cubicle. This is where the dome of Showerdome comes into play. Instead of dripping onto you, the condensation runs down the sides of the dome, away from the centre of the shower, before dripping back down.
TIP: Because they don’t allow moisture to escape, GroutPro doesn’t recommend installing Showerdomes over tiled showers as containing the moisture increases the risk of mould growing in the grout and silicone. We recommend fitting an efficient extractor fan. If you’ve got an acrylic shower cubicle, a Showerdome is perfect.