Buying Guide
Buying Guide

Are there different types of radiators?

Of course the standard radiator works just as well in a bathroom as any other room. With a massive range of radiators available on the market, you are sure to find one to suit your bathroom style.

Towel Warmers
The heated towel rail is a modern, stylish addition to any bathroom. It will heat your bathroom as well as providing a practical solution to keeping your towels warm and dry. However, while towel warmers will heat a small bathroom, larger bathrooms often require an additional heat source (such as underfloor heating) to adequately heat the room.

Underfloor Heating
Underfloor heating is a great choice for a bathroom as it works well under tiled flooring. It provides a luxurious feel to your bathroom – no more recoiling from the cold tiled floor when you step out of the shower or bath. Underfloor heating also gently heats the whole bathroom and, once installed, can be surprisingly inexpensive to run.

Radiators Buying Guide
Standard radiator with a towel-bar

What finish would suit my bathroom?

Super shiny and eye-catching, chrome is a popular choice. However, it does require frequent cleaning to keep it looking its best.

Brass radiators are great for the classic-look bathroom.

Matt, Brushed and Coloured
Matt, brushed and coloured finishes create a very modern, individual look and are often easier to keep clean than chrome heaters.

Let’s be practical…

It is all very well choosing the most stylish modern radiator because of its looks – but will it heat your room as you expect it to? Here are some points to consider when choosing your new bathroom heating:

• Towel warmers look great in a bathroom and are practical. However, they do not provide as much heat as an ordinary radiator. Chrome towel warmers can give out up to 25% less heat than the same-sized white standard panel radiator. Consider combining underfloor heating and a towel warmer for that perfect blend of style and warmth.

• White towel warmers give out slightly more heat than an otherwise identical chrome one.

• Consider the size of your bathroom and the space available for heating. Small bathrooms may benefit from underfloor heating to remove the need for a wall or floor-mounted heater.

• Check the width of the new radiator – a wider radiator will require re-plumbing (although a narrower one can often be adapted to fit existing valves).

• Do you have a tight timescale? Underfloor heating takes much longer to install than a wall-mounted heater and so this might impact on your choice should you need your bathroom to be operational quickly.

• Be mindful that coloured radiators are often made-to-order which can result in long delivery times.

Radiators Buying Guide
Standard Radiator

Radiators Buying Guide
Towel Warmer

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