Stainless Steel is by no means a new invention. The uses for stainless steel are increasing and the stainless heated towel rails from TradePlumbing are made of 304 stainless steel.
Why do we make our designer Towel rails and radiators from Type 304 Graded Stainless Steel rather than other cheaper alternatives? To give the towel rail radiator a prolonged life and better corrosion protection - the best in the market. 304 Stainless steel towel rails are one of the highest grades in the market these were a new line of stainless steel towel rails that have proved incredibly popular with customers seeking a premium product with a longe guarantee. This type of Stainless Steel is environmentally friendly. Type 304 Stainless Steel has a high resistance to rust, which is why it is ideal for use in heated towel warmers.
As with stainless steel heated towel rails there can be big differences with the quality of the metals the metal made in a stainless steel towel rail is as it says stainless steel this meaning that the towel radiator will last a lot longer and also be more durable in certain conditions. With chrome radiators they are made from mild steel which means they will Rust and Rust means they will be leaking in the period of time. The main advantage with a stainless steel towel radiator is that when you install the product it will have a higher longevity basically last longer than a chrome radiator. This means that you won't need to pay maybe plumbers cost to keep changing your towel rail, on some of the brands they are lifetime guarantee which means that our will last a lifetime as other chrome radiator it's only going to be around 5 years guarantee. I'm sure when you're looking to buy something you wanted to last and with a stainless steel heated towel it will last a lot longer than any other types still product just because it's made of stainless steel does mean a bit of upkeep as its a bear metal so will need a nice polish once a year to keep it tip top and a wipe down if wet so keep it attracting dirt particles in the air. In some environments we found stainless steel will attract other metals to land on the rail and be iron Filings. that give the effect of the radiator being rusty but actually it's just a surface rust from some products or iron filings laying on top of the stainless steel and this can be easily removed by just polishing the product which brings it back to its raw metal look which member stainless steel is stainless steel it's raw metal so meaning it needs to be polished and looked after.
When looking after a stainless steel radiator is quite simple if you have a metal Polish at least every six months just wipe over the product with your metal Polish and then polish it off with something like a lint cloth or microfiber cloth refined microfibre cloths really work well with stainless steel radiators and the sticker microfibre cloths work extremely well this gives a buffing effect even if it's brushed or it's polished it gives a nice effect after cleaning.
at tradeplumbing we always pick different brands that we feel will give you longevity and also give you the quality and value for money that we feel is worth paying for. With all products there is a difference in price and with plumbing products normally it will be the difference in price will mean the backup the supports and also the quality of the product. We believe that you do pay for what you get when you're looking to install products into your home as note the word install and nine times out of ten you're paying an installer quite an amount to install your towel rail or radiator if you're going to be installing that more than once it gets quite pricey and with a stainless steel radiator you're only going to pay to install it once as with a chrome radiator you're going to have to change it in 5 years and then there's another customer plumber which then you might be saving from one hand but plumber's are normally more expensive than a stainless steel radiator to get it installed.
We really think it's worth thinking carefully when buying a heated towel rail and this is the reason why we always say take a bit of time to see what the products are made off and there lifespan if you are looking to be in your home for a long period of time then its worth investing into a better quality product and with all plumbing products its down to the materials they are made off not the design that brings the longevity.
When we recommend not to have stainless steel as a Tower rail or product in your home is only when you're going to be using something like well water where water can be extremely corrosive which means strangely enough it affects the world's of a stainless steel product this would mean you would need something like brass or even maybe plastic at which is available. There is extremely limited options with heating products when it comes to world water and it's always being mindful that you picked the right product.
Stainless steel by its own nature and properties will not corrode or flake. It also is easy to clean and is completely hygienic with no recognized health risks. Stainless steel is produced from 90% recycled metal, is manufactured environmentally and is 100% recyclable itself. Our towel rails and radiators will last a lifetime as they are manufactured from Type 304 Stainless Steel welds. Small marks and scratches can be polished out so the towel rail of your choice will at all times look fantastic. This makes a towel rail of this class the best decision to make in order to heat your home. As our towel rails and radiators are made from a Type 304 Stainless Steel, it holds back rust unlike some other towel rails and radiators which possess a lesser grade of steel (such as 301).
Type 304 Stainless Steel is a variation of the basic ‘18/8’ grade, Type 302, with higher chromium and lower carbon content. This lower carbon content minimises chromium carbide precipitation due to welding and it’s susceptibility to intergranular corrosion. Type 304 Stainless Steel can be exposed continuously to a maximum temperature of 899°C (1650°F) without appreciable scaling. For intermittent exposure, the maximum temperature is around 816°C (1500°F). Types 304 Stainless Steel have very good drawability. Their combination of low yield strength and high elongation permits successful forming of complex shapes.