Cast iron radiators can be traditional or contemporary in interior design. The inclusion of a cast iron radiator can provide a lustrous and rich form of furnishing to the overall aesthetic of a room which can be most appealing to homeowners looking to give a more traditional feel to their home, thereby potentially giving them an increased sense of pride in the overall appearance of their property. The final product is therefore not only a very efficient means of heating a home, but also a classic style radiator which is most pleasing to the eye.
The designs of these traditional cast iron radiators are often very refined, with many repeating the lines of classic architecture, thereby exuding a certain level of artistic elegance.
There are many businesses which are able to assist potential customers in the creation and design of bespoke cast iron radiators, many of which are available in the traditional style typically associated with the Victorian era, as well as the actual building of the radiator. The majority of these firms offer an online design service with which the potential customer is able to compare and contrast the color, size, values and wall stays that are available for their particular choice of radiators. These internet-based designers also use software that allows its users to see a full 360 degree image of their chosen designs before purchase, thereby allowing them a greater degree of peace of mind since they know exactly what the radiator will look like before transferring payment.
An added bonus of these cast iron radiators is that because they require the same plumbing skills to install them as a modern equivalent, it means that they can be installed by virtually any one with a competent grasp of DIY skills. However, it is recommended by the providers of these radiators that customers employ the services of a qualified plumber so as to avoid any unnecessary plumbing incidents. Also, although there are those who would argue that traditional designed cast iron radiators have a far lower degree of thermal efficiency in terms of generating and dispersing heat around a room, this is by no means the case. Although cast iron radiators (especially those in a traditional Victorian style) can take a far longer length of time to warm up than their newer, modern models, they can retain their heat for a far longer time even after being turned off so that the room they are located in stays warmer for longer.