Choosing a designer radiator isn’t as easy as it may first appear. With so many designs, heat outputs, materials, sizes and styles to select from, many people find themselves overwhelmed when selecting a radiator for their homes and places of business. To help you choose the best designer radiator, please take note of the following points.
Radiators are as much of a focal point as they are a heating solution. When selecting a designer radiator for your home or workplace, think about the existing décor and how the radiator you select will harmonise with the colours and space in which it’s fitted.
As our range of designer radiators is so extensive and diverse, you’ll find that whatever the colours and contours of the room that there’s a designer radiator which would be perfect for that particular space.
To enjoy an even distribution of warmth throughout a room you need to find the best possible location to place the radiator. The best location to place a radiator is in the coldest part of the room which is usually, though not always, below the window.
By placing the radiator below the window you’re heating the cold air that comes through the window and that warm air flows throughout the room. Ideally, make good use of the existing pipework in the room as this reduces the cost of installing your new radiator.
There are two main varieties of designer radiators; horizontal radiators and vertical radiators. Horizontal radiators are greater in width than they are in height and are the best choice for placing under a window. These radiators are great for maximising space.
Vertical radiators are taller than they are wide. They are a common sight in bathrooms and are usually placed high on the wall. Place emphasis on appearance and style to select a vertical designer radiator that makes for an attractive focal point.
You’ll find our horizontal and vertical radiators are available in a variety of sizes and height and width configurations to provide flexible heating solutions for rooms and spaces of all sizes and layouts.
To choose a designer radiator that effectively warms a particular space you need to determine the optimal heat output. Heat output is measured in BTU/h. Use an online calculator to determine how much heat output you need or talk to our radiator experts.
Materials and finishes
Some materials warm up or cool down faster or slower than other materials. Aluminium heats up quickly, though unlike cast iron and some other materials it doesn’t hold heat as well and tends to cool down quickly.
Also, bear in mind that some finishes can affect heat output. Chrome may be less efficient than other finishes because of its insulation properties.
There are many points to consider when choosing a designer radiator for your home or place of business. We hope you find this guide informative and that it helps you make the right selection from our extensive collection of premium designer radiators.