Guide to Buying Heated Towel Rails For Your Bathroom

Grey tiles bathroom with heated towel rail

Whether you’re completely modernising your existing bathroom, renovating the bathroom in a property you’ve just moved in to, or simply giving your bathroom a freshen up, combine form and function when you choose to install a heated towel rail in your bathroom.

For the very best value for money with just one item doing two jobs, a heated towel rail is the perfect way to heat your bathroom and warm your towels, all whilst creating a stunning focal point that merges effortlessly with your design tastes and preferences.

So if you’re thinking of purchasing a heated towel rail for your bathroom, discover our guide below to find out which heated towel rail is right for you and your home.

Commonly asked questions...

Do towel radiators heat the bathroom? Are they warm enough?

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to the functionality of heated towel rails is, do they actually heat up your bathroom? In short, the answer is yes! Heated towel rails are ideal for making your bathroom a warm, comfortable place to be… especially on those cold winter days!

Can I replace a radiator with a heated towel rail?

Yes. Heated towel rails plumb straight into your water system, just like a normal radiator and they warm up when your central heating is running.

Heated towel rails are absolutely ideal for bathrooms which are short on space such as en suites or a downstairs toilet. You may also want to consider replacing your existing radiator with a heated towel rail, to save some extra space in your bathroom!

Which heated towel rail is right for my bathroom?

We have a number of different styles available including flat panel heated towel rails, electric heated towel rails and more which we will introduce you to below.

Flat Panel Heated Towel Rails...

If you’re looking for a minimalistic style of heated towel rail, we highly recommend a flat panel heated towel rail - the wide, flat panels distribute heat evenly and look seriously smart in your bathroom. Brought to you in a number of different size requirements, you’ll be sure to find one to suit your space.

Duratherm Flat Panel Heated Towel Rail Anthracite

This is the contemporary and stylish looking Duratherm Flat Panel Heated Towel Rail Anthracite - a fantastic example of a flat panel towel rail. This spacious towel rail benefits from 12 heated bars to warm multiple towels to your desired warmth and fluffiness. There will certainly be no more worrying about getting a wet towel!

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Electric Heated Towel Rails...

Did you know that as well as those heated towel rails that are powered by your central heating, you can buy heated towel rails that are fully electric? Electric towel rails are a brilliant option for the times when it is difficult (or impossible) to connect your towel rail to the central heating system in your home.

If this is the case in your property, you can still enjoy heated towels and a warm bathroom all thanks to an electric heated rail.

DuraTherm Electric Towel Radiator

The DuraTherm Electric Towel Radiator not only looks stylish, but it also performs fantastically too. No more damp towels to be seen here! This electric towel radiator is pre-fitted for electrical installation only. This is especially great if you have nowhere to plumb your heated towel rail into the central heating system. Brought to you in an eye-catching chrome finish, you won’t be able to stop staring at it!

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Anthracite Heated Towel Rails...

Love the look of an anthracite heated towel rail? Here at Plumbworld we have a fantastic selection of anthracite heated towel rails that will make your bathroom stand out and hit the wow factor.

Long gone are the days where you could only choose between white or chrome towel rails! Oh yes, our anthracite collection is available in a number of sizes to fit your exact specifications.

Duratherm Anthracite Heated Towel Rail

Our Duratherm Anthracite Heated Towel Rail is a stunning choice for those looking for a modern aesthetic in their bathroom. Available in a number of sizes you’ll never have to worry about a soggy towel, or a cold bathroom again!

DuraTherm angled radiator valves in anthracite

What's more, you can also choose matching anthracite valves for your heated towel rail! Valves are a piece of essential kit to ensure your radiator works as they determine the flow of water and regulate the temperature. Valves are sold separately because their shape and size depends on factors such as the type of pipes and the available space you have in your bathroom. Pictured above are the DuraTherm angled radiator valves in anthracite which match the aforementioned heated towel rail PERFECTLY.

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Here at Plumbworld, we love the style and versatility that heated towel rails bring to any bathroom. Like what you’ve seen and want to browse more options? Discover our fantastic selection of heated towel rails available online here at Plumbworld.

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