Complete Any Room With An Ornate Radiator

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2023

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Cast Iron Radiators have graced homes for over a century, offering warmth, sophistication and character. An ornate radiator is not just a heating fixture but a piece of art that becomes an attractive focal point in any room. In a world of fleeting trends, Cast Iron Radiators infuse functionality with intricate designs that stand the test of time. Trads manufactures a wide spectrum of ornamental models perfectly suited to both period and modern properties alike. 

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Traditional Or Modern Interior Design 

Decorative Cast Iron Radiator designs showcase a remarkable versatility that bridges the gap between classic and modern interior design. In more traditional properties, these radiators act as faithful guardians of historical aesthetics with intricate patterns echoing the craftsmanship of bygone eras. Their design is in keeping with Victorian, Edwardian and vintage-inspired interiors, effortlessly enhancing the rooms both in form and function. 

In modern settings, an ornate radiator plays the part of a captivating focal point, adding a unique layer of character and contrast. The marriage of their timeless charm with sleek, minimalist decor creates an eclectic harmony, where decorative flair becomes a statement, breathing life into otherwise contemporary surroundings. This adaptability underscores the enduring appeal of Cast Iron Radiators, transcending time and design paradigms to find a deserving place in any home. 

Ornate Radiator Design Features

Intricate Patterns

Detailed floral, geometric or scrollwork patterns add a touch of elegance and grandeur. The Rococo 1 Column was one of the first decorative Cast Iron Radiators ever produced. Trads recreate this design using the highest-quality materials and an almost identical manufacturing process to the original model. 

Floral Embellishments

Delicate floral motifs like those found on the Daisy bring a touch of natural beauty indoors. Available in two heights, this model brings warmth and charm to small and large spaces. First produced in France in the late 1800s, its elaborate pattern of flowers and curves embodies the Victorians’ passion for ornamentation

Art Nouveau 

Seeking inspiration from the flowing lines of nature, Art Nouveau designs such as the Dragonfly perfectly encapsulate the art movement’s fascination with the natural world. This ornate radiator features lily pads and graceful dragonflies, making a playful addition to a room or hallway. 

Decorative Valves

Trads supply a diverse range of valves, which control how much heat a radiator emits. Crocus Wheel valves beautifully complement decorative models or can be used to enliven more contemporary and simplistic radiator designs. 

Decorated Legs 

Many Cast Iron Radiators are finished with curved, flared or scrolled legs, reminiscent of antique furniture. The Ribbon 2 Column features a Celtic band pattern which flows from the top of each section to the bottom of each leg. Available in 3 heights, this model is popular in spacious churches. 

Paint & Finish

Manufactured in the UK, all of Trads’ radiator models are available in a choice of over 10,000 colours and finishes, from bare metal, hand burnished and polished, to colour-matched for the ultimate customisation. Match a radiator to its surrounding walls allowing it to blend into the room or paint it a bold, contrasting colour to create a striking statement.  

Get In Touch With Trads

Trads are the experts in Cast Iron Radiators. For more information about their manufacturing process or to browse the full range, download a brochure, read through FAQs or book a showroom tour. To find out more about a particular ornate radiator, call 01400 263320 or email

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