How long for a shower to dry?
We live in California with very low humidity. We have a timer on our shower fan in our newly remodeled 7'x 11' bathroom. The Panasonic fan is in the ceiling right above the 3'x 4' shower and is 110 cfm, about 2 feet from an exterior wall where it vents. We've taken our first showers in there and after running the fan for 60 minutes, there are still a lot of water droplets on the bench (which has a slope) and floor is wet and slightly pooling around the linear drain. OBTW there wasn't any steam as we have the wrong shower head that only puts out 1.5 gpm. (It just drips on you). Even the glass enclosure (which doesn't go to the celiing) didn't get wet because we had to stand so close to the wall. So much for Eco showers. Forget those.
Our old (1978) ceramic tile shower never stayed this wet with only an 80 cfm Nutone fan. All the new tile is porcelain, and I carefully sealed all the grout lines (using an 1/8" brush) with StoneTech grout sealer made for ceramic and porcelain tile installations.
Am I expecting too much to have my shower look dry (or at least mostly) after a hour of running the fan?
Thank you for your expertise. I'm dealing with a GC and we already had the tiled shower pan replaced once due to improper installation of the Schutler linear drain.