Screens and grilles battery (radiator) heating: decorative and functional elements

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction
21 April 2016

Modern refined design projects require perfection in every detail.Even the new radiators are able to negate the entire idea and spoil the overall impression of the interior.What can we say about the ragged dusty iron radiators last generation still confidently takes place under the windows in older homes.So what do you do in that case?Correct the situation will help screens for radiators.


Why screens and grille?↑

consider the main advantages of decorative screens on radiators:

  1. Protects the radiator from dust.Batteries tend to have a shape that is very difficult to completely clean, and even the rear wall of the radiator is virtually impossible to wipe all.Thermal radiation raises dust and small particles circulate around the room, forcing their occupants to breathe.Structural features of grids and screens such that the ingres
    s of dust into the excluded, and the heated air circulates freely without encountering in its path obstructions.
  2. opportunity to choose their appearance so that the battery is merged with the design of the room.The screens on radiators can also turn the device into a stylish and elegant interior detail.
  3. protection from injury as a result of burns or hitting the edges or corners of the structure.This item is without significance for the families who have small children.
  4. Improved convection by creating a natural threshold, which occurs in the airflow path.Due to the warm air is more evenly distributed in the room.
  5. possibility of avoiding costly replacement of all the old batteries in the living room.
  6. reduce the harmful effects on the human body.

Forms Data decorative and protective elements ↑

There are several types of screens:

  • flat screens;
  • mounted screens without lid;
  • hinged screens with a lid;
  • screens in the form of boxes.

flat design is typically used to radiators located in the niches, as well as for the realization of the original design projects.

Mounted screens designed for cast iron radiators, it is convenient to be used in cases where the radiator is located in a niche, and it is located just above the sill.The disadvantage of this kind is that in order to achieve good results the front surface of the battery must be parallel to the wall.If the battery protrudes slightly from the window sill, it is best to use the device with the cover attached.

The hinged screen lid
hinged screen lid is used when the battery protrudes slightly behind the sill

If the radiator should be completely decorate, it is somewhat skewed or tubes suitable for him, too, planned to be fully shut down, it is recommended to use the miniature screens for radiatorsmade in the form box.

What makes screens for radiators ↑

Metal screens for radiators - a thin metal box, painted in white.They can hardly be called original or elegant, but they have a distinct advantage - low prices.More expensive metal screens on radiators made of stainless steel.Of course, this material is characterized by the beauty and creates a unique view of the outer surface, but still conveniently fit them into the interior space is not always possible.

Wooden screens
wooden screen often made to order from cabinet makers

Grilles on radiators made of wood, usually made to order.Palpable wooden elements disadvantage is that extremes of temperature and humidity change can lead to deformation and drying.To avoid these troubles, wooden screens are made only of precious wood, which leads to a significant increase in their value.But such structures are ideal for interior, designed in a country style or in a classic style.

appearance of MDF panels yielded decorative screens for radiators with the same attractive appearance, like wood, but with a lower cost.Because MDF is possible to make a lattice of any complexity, shape, resistant to temperature and it is very high quality.

For more refined interiors used glass screens, made of stained glass or tempered glass.They can be applied to any image and turn an ordinary shield at this exclusive piece of furniture, however, is required due to the fragility of their very caring attitude.

Glass screens for three radiators
Three glass screen on the radiators coated landscape

most accessible considered plastic screens.However, despite the low price, their use in residential areas is not recommended as plastic tends to excrete harmful substances when heated.

screens and bars on the radiators make it possible to decorate the room, add to it an element of comfort and completeness.The installation of these decoration items will make you forget about the many problems of the content of radiators.They can be easily removed, washed and replaced, even if desired.

Video: decorative options to protect batteries ↑

screens can apply not only in residential areas, they are successfully used in public and administrative buildings, shopping malls, schools and kindergartens.Especially good to use them in institutions, this can significantly reduce injuries due to contact with hot batteries.