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Warm up this winter with a heated towel rail

As we enter into the dark winter months and the cold, cold mornings, there is nothing more inviting than jumping out of the shower into a warm fluffy towel. Not only do heated towel rails make it that slight bit easier to step out of a steamy shower, they also contribute towards keeping your entire bathroom warm, dry and free from damp-loving bacteria.

But before installing your heated towel rail, there are many things to consider…Bathroom_towel_rail_heated_electronic

  1. Hydronic vs. Electric

The choice of whether or not to install hydronic or electric heated towel rails needs to occur before renovations begin. Hydronic heated towel rails require a hydronic heating system to have been installed in your home. If only completing a small renovation, it will be much easier to choose the electric option based on installation and cost effectiveness. Providing different ways of heating, hydronic and electric towel rails ultimately provide the same results.


  1. Heated_towel_rackStainless Steel vs. Chrome

The most efficient and resilient heated towel rails are made from 304 solid stainless steel such as the high quality, heavy grade heated towel rails sold by Polished to a mirror finish, stainless steel heated towel rails provide a contemporary style and feature piece for your bathroom. If choosing a chrome design, be weary that over time, with the constant heating and cooling of the material, chrome tends to bubble off.



  1. Hardwire vs. Plug In

If planning and organisation permits, it is best to hardwire your heated towel rail into your wall. This eliminates all traces of cords and results in a more contemporary, wire-free look. Most heated towel rails must be bought with the knowledge of whether they will be hardwired or not but others, such as the Aguzzo range from the have an ingenious fixing pillar option for the wiring point. This allows you to choose whether to simply plug it in or have an electrician cut the plug off and hard wire it. The only choice to make is whether you want it wired on the left or right side.


  1. Curved vs. Straight

So many options exist with the wide range of heated towel rails on the market. In a more practical opinion, it is best to keep away from the likes of curved and extravagant towel rails due to the unnecessary space that they inhabit and the impracticality of the way your towels will hang.

  1. Height and Width


The majority of heated towel rails on the market come in a standard 600mm width however a standard towel measures 700mm and so two towels must overlap if wanting to hang side by side. At the, the minimum width starts at 700mm and can be bought as wide as 900mm to cater for large bath sheets. One can also choose between 5 and 8 heated towel rails.


Economical to purchase and run and providing an unforseen essential luxury, a heated towel rail is the most versatile product to install in your bathroom. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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2 thoughts on “Warm up this winter with a heated towel rail”
  • Gladesville Plumbing Service

    I think hardwire towel rails look much more sleek and smooth in a bathroom. However, plugins are great for holiday homes as you can unplug them when you are not there.

    • Scott Pendlebury

      We agree! Also check out our new Hotwire range of easy to install heated towel rails, and a free standing heated towel rail that is popular in holiday and rental homes. Next week we will have some innovative touch screen controllers available for heated towel rails too.

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