Radiator Covers: as a protective and decorative element in the roomMost apartment owners own old-style heating batteries that perfectly cope with their function, but have an unpresentable appearance. The radiator cover from ArtMillWork will help solve the problem. Which will not only hide the unsightly radiator from the eyes, but will also become an important detail of the interior of the room and at the same time will perform a protective function for the owners.
Radiators are an integral part of the heating system. The principle of their operation is based on the radiation of thermal energy, which is transmitted to the room in two ways:
1) through convection, which involves the air exchange of a cold flow coming from below and a hot flow going up;
2) using electromagnetic radiation of the infrared spectrum, the power of which increases with the increasing temperature of the radiator.
We will mostly be covering the first more conventional style. Air from cast iron radiators is heated by convection processes. With an increase in the intensity of heating, the ratio of radiant and convection energy changes, and a significant heat transfer begins to be carried out through the room.
Despite the fact that radiators are an integral attribute of the room, very often they have an unattractive appearance and a design that is traumatic for your decor. A good solution for these problems is a Custom Radiator cover from the experts ArtMillWork.
The radiator grille performs several functions:
Often the design of radiators is represented by protruding parts, sharp corners, and control valves. All this is especially dangerous for young children. Also, the high temperature of the heating device can cause burns. You can hide a potential source of trouble with a protective cover of many materials. On the other hand, many modern batteries, such as aluminum or copper plate radiators, also need to be protected from all kinds of mechanical influences, since the structure can easily be deformed as a result of a dropped object.
Most radiators, especially the old ones, do not fit into the modern interior of the premises. Thanks to the presence of a decorative radiator cover, the heating device will acquire a more attractive appearance and, in some cases, generate more counter space. The design of the radiator is very inconvenient for cleaning. Small debris, dust, pet hair accumulate in cavities and hard-to-reach places. The grill on the radiator will help reduce the likelihood of dirt and dust getting into its cavity.
If the screen has a sufficient number of holes and cutouts, which must be correctly located, and is made of wood it is possible to increase the convection of the heater by dispersing it from a great source of heat. That will also add amazing minerals to your rooms ECO-system.
Varieties of radiator covers
Despite the fact that the heating radiator screen has a number of positive characteristics, it has one significant drawback. The grille is able to absorb some of the heat that comes from the radiator, thereby making it less efficient. However, with the right choice of the shape and material of the product, it is possible to significantly reduce heat loss with the installation of the screen.
Depending on the shape, the structure and the type of fastening, the grating can be:
- mounted without top cover;
- hinged with a cover;
- in the form of a box.
The price of a cover for a radiator depends on the material of the manufacturer. Depending on this, the grids can be:
- wooden; ( ArtMillWork designs covers only out of 100% solid wood)
- from MDF.
Wooden Radiator covers: Environmentally friendly room decor
The most common option is wooden decorative radiator covers. Products differ in environmental friendliness, quality factor, and presentable appearance. High-quality screens made of expensive woods such as oak and beech will not only be a reliable protection for radiators, but also an amazing additive to your décor.
Wooden screens can be enameled, varnished, tinted, or painted. It is better to choose products coated with a water-based coloring composition without harmful impurities in order to exclude the possibility of their evaporation and entry into the air of the room when the structure is heated. That is why we at ArtMillWork use only Eco-friendly and fully organic stains.
The main disadvantage of wood overlays is the tendency to dry out, caused by temperature changes, and the subsequent deformation of products. This applies mainly to inexpensive items. For high-quality screens, wood is used widely. The wood is pre-dried well and correctly, which will certainly affect the cost of the product. Here at ArtMillWork we use only high quality materials while making it affordable with our professional services!