More often than not, the choice of colour and type of finish to apply in bathroom interiors is dictated by a chosen colour scheme and preferred design style. This conventional decision-making criterion may not always apply to every situation, however, choosing heated towel rail finish for example.
A heated towel rail is already a luxurious but essential fixture whose functionality should be the key guide when deciding on the type to carry home with you. You can choose a chrome, silver or white towel rail but the most important question is, how efficient will it be?
Shiny surfaces reflect away heat, which reduces the heating efficiency of a towel rail. In similar light, the heat output of lighter surfaces is lower compared to darker surfaces. So, to answer your question, the most efficient heated towel rail should be in a dark matte finish to save energy while ensuring your towels dry quicker.
Why should you consider a matte black towel rail?
The matte black towel rail, as previously stated, has higher efficiency and more heat output. However, that isn't the only reason why this towel rail is a top pick for homeowners and remodeling contractors.
Aesthetically, black is a safe colour, it literally goes well with every other tone or shade. Black may not be in your colour scheme but you can be sure that a black matte towel rail will not look out of place.
Black is also a bold and elegant colour and the matte finish is the icing on the cake to punch a look and feel of sophistication. It may even offer a dramatic contrast to the classic all-white bathroom.
Choosing the Right Towel Rail Dimensions
Now that you've decided on the perfect towel rail finish, it's time to decide on the right size for your bathroom. The width of a towel rail can range from 300 to 1800mm. The size of a heated towel rail should be proportionate to the size of the bathroom and the needs of the household. A towel rail that is too short may not be able to accommodate all of your towels, while a towel rail that is too long may result in higher energy losses hence higher bills.
A general guide to finding the correct size of towel rail
- Available space
Consider the size of the bathroom or kitchen, especially the exact spot where it will be fixed. To ensure that the towel rail is the right size, neither too wide or too short, you should first measure the area where it will be installed.
- Size and number of towels
Choose the towel rail width according to the size or number of towels you plan on hanging. If you have a large family, a 300 or 700mm wide bathroom towel radiator will serve you well. Smaller widths of 300-450mm are perfect for hand towels.
To make your purchasing process even easier, UK Home Improvement has a range of black towel radiator in width sizes 300, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 and 700mm and heights from 400 to 1800mm and in various models. The rails can be used with electric, central and dual fuel heating systems. We also stock black valves, TRV, replacement wall brackets, Dual Fuel Kits in a matching black finish.
Whether you are planning a new build, or a bathroom/kitchen remodel, our black matte towel rails are worth considering.
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