Glass Radiator Covers: Decorating your home, where to use them, and how they work

Radiator Cover with Tower Bridge in Black and White Design

If you are gearing up to decorate your home, you will have seen the vast array of radiator covers available.

You may even have decided that they are the perfect finishing touch for your house.

But what is a radiator cover? And more importantly, how do they work? We’ll answer all these questions right hereā€¦

Radiator Cover with Tower Bridge in Black and White Design

What is a toughened Radiator Cover?

Radiator Covers made from glass look wonderful in any room. Glass has the magical quality of reflecting light and creating a stunning warmth effect that cannot be achieved with wooden covers or something that covers the radiator in its entirety.

Radiator covers by their very nature permanently cover up what is beneath them and that means you can change the look of your room without damaging, replacing or painting your radiators.

Will a glass radiator cover affect the heat from the radiator?

No, radiators fitted with glass covers work in exactly the same way as those without. Radiators work via convection not, as the name would suggest, radiating.

The cold air is heated and it makes its way up the radiator face, back and internal elements then carries on rising to heat the room. Having something on the front of the radiator makes no difference to this action.

How do glass radiators covers fit?

Most covers available are based on a 2 hook and sit fixing system. A great benefit to glass radiators is that they can be adjusted before fixing in place to provide a firm fit onto your radiator ensuring minimal movement when fitting.

It’s possible to fix a glass radiator without taking advantage of the manufacturer’s fixing kit. If you want to secure your glass radiator cover using screws, you will need to drill holes into the metalwork first which can be dangerous and potentially damaging.

If you choose not to follow the manufacturer’s guide or use their recommended fittings you may invalidate the warranty on both the cover and the radiator.

(Click here to see how Premier Range Toughened Glass Radiator Covers are attached)

White Coffee Cup Radiator Cover

Are radiator covers all standard sizes?

The simple answer is no, as radiators are not all standard sizes! Covering a radiator with glass any size is possible.

Whether you are covering the whole radiator or just half, whether you have 1 or 5 radiators to cover, all will require individual pieces of glass.

Some will be industry-standard sizes – some will be measure bespoke sizes.

Glass radiator covers should be made of toughened safety glass, as that makes them heat resistant, so make sure you measure correctly when ordering as you can not alter toughened glass once it’s made.

What sort of colours do glass radiator covers come in?

All of them! That’s what makes them so fantastic.

Radiator covers can be painted, printed with images o,r given eye-catching texture patterns.

Our dedicated team can even produce bespoke colors for your Radiator cover to your paint using a RAL number or similar.

Lime Green Radiator Cover
Premier Lime Green Radiator Cover

You can choose images from Shutterstock or even upload something from your own collection.

Shutterstock Print Radiator Cover
Shutterstock Image

What are the advantages of a Radiator Cover

Adding toughened safety glass radiator covers will transform your home in a day without costing the earth! This is just one way of making over your room with style but at a minimal cost.

Radiator Covers made from glass look wonderful in any room. Glass has the magical quality of reflecting light and creating a stunning warmth effect that cannot be achieved with wooden covers or something that covers the radiator in its entirety.

Radiator covers by their very nature permanently cover up what is beneath them and that means you can change the look of your room without damaging, replacing or, painting your radiators.

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