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How to Choose your Radiators’ Style: a Guide by Trads - Part 1

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016

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Narrow Eton cast iron radiator in parchment whiteChoosing a radiator can be a daunting task with quite a few considerations and even restrictions, so we’ve put together some points of guidance to hopefully set you on the right track:

The first consideration is all down to style and design…

“What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.”- Lucretius

The old adage coined by the Roman philosopher, Lucretius, has never been truer than in the case of choosing your cast iron radiators. You know what you like and what style speaks to you.

We have a fantastic range of styles and designs for you to choose from and it does very often boil down to personal taste, but let’s explore the possibilities.

If you like your radiator to have a flourish or to incorporate patterns inspired by nature, then choose from the more classic and very often highly decorative designs first seen throughout France and Western Europe (in what we know as the late Victorian period), as found in the Rococo, The Daisy, The Ribbon and The Antoinette.

If you prefer crisp lines and less lavish decoration, then take a trip back to The Roaring Twenties. Defined by largely American radiators, such as those by radiator juggernaut The American Radiator Company, and exhibiting Art Deco designs, the straight lines that typify the era can be found in The Deco, The Tuscany and The Eton & Narrow Eton.

Chosen what you like? Great, we'll talk more about what to next in the 2nd part of the blog. Stay Tuned!

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