Why towel radiators are perfect for your bathroom upgrade

Thursday 10 August 2023

This expert guide from Lincolnshire Radiators Direct highlights how a designer towel radiator is a really useful addition to your bathroom. Think of towel radiators if you are renovating bathrooms, because they have many practical and aesthetic benefits.

Towel radiators are designed to be practical, useful and attractive in any bathroom or downstairs toilet. Not sure what to do with your damp towel after showering? Pop it on the heated towel radiator to dry, instead of using the tumble dryer.

After just one use of your towel, why use a fresh one and create more washing? Keep your towel toasty, ready for when you get out of the bath or shower.

A spa experience

Simply, a towel radiator is a spa-like experience in your home and a space-saving solution. It gives you somewhere to hang your bath towel, hand towel or flannel. This is an important consideration if you’re designing a family bathroom. However, it also prevents the build-up of mould and mildew on your towels.

When you wash your hands you’ll have a cosy hand towel for drying them well. As well as keeping your towels soft, warm and dry, a towel radiator will emit heat into your bathroom during cooler months.

The heat that they produce can contribute to raising the temperature in smaller spaces or well-insulated rooms.

This of course depends on their power, size and type. Compared with normal heated towel rails, flat panel towel rails have a larger water capacity, larger surface area and higher heat output. If you use a traditional radiator to dry towels, you may find it erodes radiator paint over time. This can mean the radiator will struggle to heat a room if you cover it.

Towel radiators for the bathroom – and the kitchen

Let’s head through to the kitchen for a moment.

Have you considered adding a towel radiator in here? Towel radiators are ideal for the kitchen space too, especially if you use your kitchen to entertain.

They will be a stylish focal point for guests and keep them warm. Hang your hand towel, tea towel or oven gloves on it for ease of access and quick drying. A towel radiator also helps to give your home an organised and de-cluttered look.

Stylish and attractive they most certainly are. Towel radiators add a touch of luxury to your space. Maybe you’re looking to spruce up your downstairs toilet? A focal point of the room, the towel radiator is an appealing addition to this space and provides guests with added comfort.

We stock a range of towel radiators at Lincolnshire Radiators Direct designed to suit all interiors. In traditional or contemporary styles, there are curved and flat options to choose from. You may have limited wall space or want something higher up. Never fear, we have the towel radiator to suit your home and accentuate your bathroom’s style.

Say goodbye to your standard bathroom heating and upgrade your home with a stunning towel radiator for your bathroom.

Which style of towel radiator should I go for?

Lincolnshire Radiators Direct has a range of sturdy, durable and long lasting towel bathroom radiators available in different sizes and colours. So how do you choose? It depends on the style preferences for your bathroom renovation.

Chrome is futuristic and it goes well in white bathrooms with splashes of colour. White towel radiators will be a hit with all family members as it’s traditional while still being suited to modern bathroom designs. The popular anthracite style can be paired with white tiles, grey grouting and black and white flooring.

Find the perfect towel radiator for your bathroom.

Featured towel radiators from our excellent selection

The Kolumn Designer Towel Rail – White is a designer radiator at an affordable price. With vertical orientation, this towel radiator is 500mm wide and 1000mm high. Made of top-class materials for durability, it comes with a 5 year guarantee. This stylish product has a substantial heat output and is thoughtfully designed to look good in any room.

Stylish and contemporary, the Designer Curved Sail Towel Rail is available in chrome plating, anthracite painted or a white painted finish. This curved sail rail is made with high grade steel. This is an efficient way to keep your bathroom heated and towels luxuriously warm.

Consider the Designer Flat Towel Ladder Rail, also available in a chrome, anthracite or white finish, the Designer Curved Ladder Rail or the Square Ladder Towel Rail.

Towel radiator advice

As you plan your bathroom refurbishment, it’s good to know that our towel radiators can be fitted into standard central heating systems in a few hours and without any complicated installation. If you’re a DIY novice, we recommend hiring a professional plumber to install the towel radiator for you.

Radiator valves should be purchased separately. From sleek anthracite options to chrome valves, Lincolnshire Radiators Direct has what you’re looking for in our collection of radiator valves. We stock a variety of radiator valves with a compact design for ease of maintenance and different style options to match your radiator and suit your home.

We’re often asked if a normal radiator can be replaced with a towel radiator. Yes, it’s possible but you need to consider a couple of things. Towel radiators are designed to provide both heating and towel-drying functionality so they may have a different heat output compared to a standard radiator. Also, towel radiators often have different mounting requirements.

Heated towel radiators incur running costs but the expense depends on factors such as energy efficiency, power consumption, usage patterns, energy prices and insulation. To reduce running costs, choose an energy efficient model with a high heat output relative to power consumption. 

Towel radiators are generally safe to be left on for extended periods of time. This allows them to continuously provide heat and keep towels warm and dry. To be more energy efficient, use timers or thermostatic controls to regular usage and prevent unnecessary energy consumption.

Make your towels last

So that’s radiators covered, but what about towels themselves? Towel care is essential to maintain the longevity, freshness, and hygiene that you need. Proper care not only ensures that towels remain soft and absorbent but also prevents the growth of bacteria and unpleasant odours. Here are some essential tips for effective towel care:

Washing: Towels should be washed regularly to remove dirt, oils, and residues. It is recommended to wash them every three to four uses. Use a mild detergent and avoid fabric softeners, as they can reduce absorbency over time. Wash towels separately from clothing to prevent lint transfer.

Drying: After each use, hang towels in a well-ventilated area to dry thoroughly. Avoid leaving them damp or crumpled, as this can lead to musty smells and bacterial growth. If using a dryer, use a low to medium heat setting to avoid damaging the fibres.

Avoid overloading: When washing towels, avoid overcrowding the washing machine. Overloading can prevent proper agitation and rinse, resulting in ineffective cleaning and detergent residue.

Bleaching: To maintain the whiteness of towels, use non-chlorine bleach sparingly, as excessive use can weaken the fabric.

Fabric softeners: While fabric softeners can make towels feel softer, they also reduce absorbency. If you prefer soft towels, consider using a small amount of white vinegar during the rinse cycle, which can have a similar effect without compromising absorbency.

Deep cleaning: Occasionally, perform a deep cleaning to remove stubborn stains, odours, and built-up residue. Soak towels in a mixture of hot water and vinegar or baking soda before washing.

Storage: Keep towels in a dry and well-ventilated area. Avoid storing them in damp places, such as the bathroom floor, to prevent mould and mildew growth.

By following these simple towel care tips, you can prolong the life of your towels, maintain their functionality, and enjoy a fresh and luxurious experience every time you use them.

We hope that this blog has given you some ideas for your bathroom, kitchen and downstairs toilet renovation. A towel radiator will help transform your space as you create your dream home.

Find out more about Lincolnshire Radiators Direct.

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Need more information?

Contact our expert team on 01522 620190 or email us here for any advice or information you need.

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