Guide to different radiator materials; All white vertical designer radiator installed next to an all white bookshelf

Your Guide To Different Radiator Materials

Your Guide To Different Radiator Materials

Have you been trying to choose between the best designer radiators for your home?

This process should start with knowing what radiators are made of and how this will affect both appearance and heating capability. You also need to understand the difference between radiator material types, as that helps identify which unit works best for your home.

That said, at The Radiator Factory, our professional heating experts have put together this handy guide to different radiator materials.

Let’s take a look at the various radiator materials and the benefits that come with it.

Different Material Types – What Radiators Are Made Of?

Usually, a radiator is made of conductive metal. These include cast iron, mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium – all in the order of conductivity.

The Best Materials for Radiators – Cast Iron, Steel, Stainless Steel or Aluminium

When it comes to choosing a radiator for your home, there are two important aspects that you need to consider – Appearance and Conductivity.

Whilst the appeal of your radiator will enhance the overall aesthetics of your home, its conductivity is what determines the systems performance. However, both these aspects depend on the type of material your radiator is made of.

Guide to different radiator materials; grey cast iron radiator placed against a white wall

Cast Iron Radiators

Usually found in traditional homes and Victorian manors, cast iron radiators are known to have a serious appeal and a reputation for being energy efficient.

While they act as gorgeous statement pieces and hold heat even after being turned off, these radiators are quite heavy. This makes installation of cast iron rads significantly more difficult and you may need the assistance of a professional installer.

To browse through our exceptional collection of cast iron radiators, click here!

Steel Radiators

Covering mild steel and steel, this material is beloved by almost every designer radiator conssineur, since it’s available at an affordable price and can be moulded into all kinds of wonderful and classy designs. What’s more, they’re also available in a wide range of colours.

Since the material is affordable, these radiators also tend to be affordable, making renovation of your interior much more cost effective.

However, bear in mind that these heating units can be prone to rust build; it’s essential to conduct frequent inspections and maintenance to ensure it functions as efficiently as possible.

The best part of steel or mild steel radiators is that they’re the perfect option if you’re on a tight budget and are available in different shapes and sizes.

If you’re ready to get one installed in your home, place your order at The Radiator Factory today!

Steel horizontal radiator installed below a photo frame
Guide to different radiator materials; stainless steel towel radiator installed on a patterned bathroom wall

Stainless Steel Radiators

Of all the options available for your radiator, stainless steel is something of a holy grail, having great aesthetic appeal, heat conductivity, being hard wearing and relatively price competitive.

This is because they not only have an exceptional conductivity but also keep your room warm for a longer time. What’s more, they’re relatively easy to maintain since they aren’t prone to rust. However, this doesn’t mean they require zero maintenance.

Be it a standard or designer radiator, every heating unit needs some maintenance for it to keep performing at its best and stainless steel radiators are no different!

Available from standard and simple to expressive and elegant designs, radiators made of stainless steel are the best option if you’re looking for a long term investment. Not only do they perform exceptionally well but also hold heat for quite some time even after being switched off.

Read this blog to find out how you can choose the best radiator for your home.

Aluminium Radiators

When compared to their counterparts, aluminium radiators are considered to be the best of all. Not only do they heat up your room quickly and evenly, but also come with the highest BTU output and responsiveness.

While initially it might seem like an expensive investment, installing radiators made of aluminium is typically worth every penny; you can reap several benefits.

Additionally, these radiators are also known to be an eco friendly option.

However, what you need to keep in mind is that a single radiator won’t be enough to heat up your entire home; in that case, you may have to purchase multiple aluminium radiators. It’s equally important to carry out regular maintenance to ensure that your system is functioning properly and heating your room efficiently.

To place your order for an aluminium radiator for your home, visit our website today!

aluminium designer towel radiator installed in a bathroom

To Conclude

Now that you’ve read our guide to different radiator materials and know how it can impact the performance of your unit, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Ask yourself – Which radiator would work the best for your home and what do you need it for? Would installing a stainless steel radiator in the bathroom do the job or do you also need to install an aluminium towel rail?

Based on the material type, you can make the final call and get the system installed at home.

Order Your Next Designer Radiator from The Radiator Factory Today!

Once you’ve identified the right designer radiator for your home, why not head to our website and place your order today?

With everything from contemporary towel rails to bay window radiators, we have you covered. Simply browse through our collection of heaters and choose the one that best suits your home!

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