Don’t be fooled into thinking that a radiator is a mundane piece of heating kit that simply hangs on your wall. There’s a wealth of varieties to choose from so there’s something to suit all homes. To help you explore the possibilities on offer we run through some of the best product types.
The horizontal radiator is the most common choice in homes. This perhaps boils down to the practicality of this mounting option. In many properties radiators are fitted beneath windows to help circulate a warm air flow in a room. Radiators which are designed horizontally fit easily under a window.
The decision to site a radiator vertically is booming in popularity thanks to the developments in radiators styles. Designer radiators which are made to be noticed are easily shown off as a feature when fixed this way. Having your radiator vertically mounted is also great for rooms with limited space.
Column radiators are highly traditional and many newer products in production are made to deliberately taken on this style to meet the tastes of homeowners looking to acheive some old fashion drama. Think country retreat or homes with Victorian / Edwardian features.
No longer are all radiators white and ordinary. With designer radiators you can keep rooms contemporary and fashionable without the aesthetics being distracted by a bog standard radiator. Designer radiators have an abundance of style options but all can be placed under this category due to their high efficiency ratings and modern features. For example there are black gloss designer radiators, radiators with mirrors, highly polished chrome finishes, flat panels and even glass radiators.
Heated Towel Rails / Radiators
Perfect for bathrooms and kitchens heated towel rails (as the name suggests) give you somewhere to hang your damp kitchen or bathroom towels. As well as drying out towels these heat emitters keep rooms warm. There are also electric varieties which don’t rely on your wet central heating system. It means they can be used in spring/summer too without having to switch your heating on.
Author: Laura Davis