These units have grown in popularity over recent years, exhibiting a shift from more traditional white and even black radiators as home interior designers become more and more adventurous in their home heating reshuffles.
What is Anthracite?
It is a fair query and we are only too happy to enlighten you.
Anthracite, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a coal of a hard variety that contains relatively pure carbon and burns with little flame and smoke of a dark grey colour.”
So, anthracite radiators are those dark grey radiators you’ve seen and admired in show homes or perhaps those of your slightly more progressive (aka loaded) friends. The great news is that anthracite designer radiators are now incredibly affordable and accessible by all budget levels.
Also, we should mention that anthracite radiators are only anthracite in their finish… In material, they are always aluminium or steel.
Designer Appeal of Anthracite Radiators
The rise in anthracite radiator popularity is undeniable, offering a great midpoint between black radiators and white radiators, while opening new avenues in interior design that were simply not available to the public 10 years ago.
The anthracite aesthetic is sleek and clean without being garish. Grey radiators used to be super slick contemporary design pieces straight out of a design museum – now they are available to radiator shoppers of all budgets.
You’ll also be delighted to discover their incredible value when examining the countless examples available right here on our expansive online store.
Flat Panel Anthracite Radiators
So let’s kick things off with the anthracite radiator in its simplest flat panel form. This is the most space-efficient style of anthracite radiator available, perfect for integration into any interior layout.
If you are looking for a vertical anthracite radiator to take up a specific tall space within your kitchen or hallway, check out this stunning Brenton Flat Single Panel Vertical Radiator (left).
It’s one of our best budget pieces with a 5 year guarantee, solid steel construction, and easy installation – at 1800x480mm, you also sure get a lot of radiator real estate for your money!
When looking at horizontal anthracite flat panel radiators, a firm customer favourite is this Reina Flat Panel Horizontal Designer Radiator (centre). It’s incredibly good value, just like the Brenton above, and offers a compact low-slung unit to accent any interior without taking up any more attention than you wish.
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Double Panel Anthracite Radiators
Now we’re layering up with the more powerful double panel anthracite radiator, which exhibits two layers of heat panelling to achieve the same or greater levels of heat at lower levels of energy expended. What more could you want?
Well, for them to come in the stylish anthracite finish we have all grown to love, of course!
Double panel designer radiators are best for larger rooms due to their increased heat output, as well as the speed at which they can reach your desired heat. So if you have large rooms and a need for heat to hit quick, you would do best with an anthracite double panel radiator.
Whether for a lounge, basement, garage game room conversion or even shared home office, let’s share some of Tap Warehouse’s very best anthracite double panel radiators.
First up, consider this Hudson Reed Revive Vertical Double Panel Radiator (left) for your vertical anthracite radiator requirements. Just look at this streamlined beast and imagine the hundreds of potential locations for it in your home.
It’s a bit of a bargain and you get a whole lot of radiator including the highest quality British Standard piping. It’s no wonder that Hudson Reed has remained at the top of the home heating game even longer than the Revive’s bulletproof 20 year manufacturer guarantee.
Next in our horizontal anthracite radiator selection is this Brenton Flat Double Panel Horizontal Radiator (right). The shade of anthracite employed by Brenton is of especial delight to the Tap Warehouse team – we’d describe it as one of the deepest and richest out there.
Powerful double panel heat production, full steel construction, and a potent 5 year guarantee – all wrapped up in a seductive anthracite finish. Delicious!
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Oval Anthracite Radiators
Radiators have been changing shape and size throughout history and, while this change may not be the biggest by any means, it sure is aesthetically lush.
We are of course talking about the anthracite oval radiator, in which you will find the piping of the radiator to be oval in shape.
No more efficient – just blooming stylish! Why settle for ordinary when you can try out something new and impress all your guests, especially when they are priced so delightfully?
For your single panel vertical radiator needs, check the Brenton Oval Tube Single Panel Vertical Radiator (right) for an absolute steal of a price, and packing a real punch in the practical area too.
As you can see, style doesn’t cost miles when it comes to oval radiators.
But f you are planning to double up, Brenton conveniently supplies this Oval Tube Double Panel Vertical Radiator for a mere fracrtion more than the single panel.
The slimline design of the latter enables the same unbeatable integration potential as many larger anthracite radiators featured.
Sleek, simple, dynamic – the oval anthracite designer radiator is a tour de force in home heating slickness.
Column Anthracite Radiators
From oval to column, we move swiftly to designer anthracite radiators built around a different core shape.
The column radiator is notorious to many for its tired, traditional look, when finished in white and reminding us of our old school days. Combine with a rousing anthracite finish, however, and the column radiator suddenly becomes one of the coolest looking radiator styles you can find!
Horizontal anthracite column radiators include this Hudson Reed Salvia Horizontal Double Column Radiator (right), which at such a fantastic price is a heavyweight anthracite unit to be considered by any DIY home heating renovator.
The Salvia combines the extremely high heat output of the traditional two column design with a shade of anthracite that really stands out. A thoroughbred, through and through.
And if tall is the goal, Hudson Reed have you covered once more with their Salvia Vertical Column Radiator at an equally as jaw-dropping price.
So whether you want to go low and pro or high in style, Hudson Reed’s anthracite column radiator range have your back.
Designer or Feature Anthracite Radiators
While all the above can be classed as designer anthracite radiators, you come across pieces now and then (at least, we do when updating our stock with the world’s most exciting home heating examples) that can only be described as feature radiators.
One such anthracite feature radiator would be the Reina Fiore Vertical Designer Steel Radiator – one of the most beautiful radiators we know of.
Its squared zigzag form looks right off the edge of some ancient text, or perhaps some enlarged hieroglyph from ancient Mesopotamia.
More sculpture than home heating tool, it’s an incredible piece that must be seen to be believed. And honestly, most who do end up leaving with it.
Boasting a truly exquisite aesthetic design, and a rather comforting 5 year manufacturer's guarantee to assure you of its stellar quality, the Fiore is one serious contender when it comes to the best anthracite radiators out there.
There are over 40 feature anthracite radiators on our expansive online store – just go have a look for yourself and discover the anthracite radiator that will change the aesthetic of your home forever!
Anthracite Towel Radiators
When it comes to heating your bathroom, nothing will keep that endless pile of towels dry in as much style as an anthracite towel radiator.
First, the traditional straight towel radiator. Common and compatible, made special by an anthracite touch, the Crosswater Edge Anthracite Flat Towel Radiator (left) is a fantastic example of an anthracite flat towel radiator.
If you would like to save money and heat a smaller bathroom, you may choose a more compact anthracite flat towel radiator such as this Premier Straight Anthracite Ladder Towel Rail (right) - it's a bargain!
Or, perhaps if you're after something else, another of our favourites will catch your eye.
Curved Anthracite Towel Radiators
It’s good to divert from the norm now and then – that’s exactly what we see in our wonderful curved anthracite towel radiators, which have only been growing in popularity.
The curved design enables more air to pass behind the towels, great for maximising drying speed and towel radiator efficiency.
Our favourites include the Premier Curved Anthracite Towel Rail (pictured) with its plethora of towel rails for maximum towel drying capability, available at a totally affordable price too.
This contemporary rad has a lot to offer when it comes to style, but it certainly doesn't skimp out on the practical stuff either.
With a sturdy mild steel construction and reassuring 5 year manufacturer's guarantee, you'll never doubt your trusty heated towel radiator to keep you nice and toasty.
If you're after something a little different, the Crosswater Essence Curved Anthracite Designer Towel Radiator is a great shout.
Another firm favourite at Tap Warehouse, this really is the “essence” of curved anthracite towel radiators.
Designer Anthracite Towel Radiators
The bathroom is no less stylish than any other room in the home and so it only makes sense that at Tap Warehouse we boast an equally remarkable extent of designer anthracite radiators.
Without delving into the many available beauties, we will simply share one of our customers’ all-time favourites: the Reina Ella Designer Steel Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator.
Its anthracite “E” shape is unique and vivid, the ultimate statement piece in any bathroom.
It can handle many towels for practical prominence and, with incredible heat efficiency, is also a perfect choice for heating huge bathrooms.
It's easy to make a statement in your bathroom with an aesthetic statement radiator, and the Reina Ella is the perfect example of that!
Anthracite Radiator Valves
From anthracite radiators to their supporting valves, it’s key to finish off your new home heating selection with the appropriately coloured valves.
Traditional Anthracite Radiator Valves
Let’s crack on with the more traditional round shaped anthracite radiator valves. Both angled and straight anthracite valves can be attained in these variants by Reina Portland (below), each providing the perfect period to the stylish statement made by your new anthracite radiator.
Modern Anthracite Radiator Valves
Next, we have the modern radiator valve, as defined by a square design that may well fit more seamlessly into the angular décor of the average modern interior. Of course, one may also contrast such a décor with a traditional radiator valve – we leave that spurt of creativity in your hands.
Corner Anthracite Valves
Last but not least we have the less popular yet sometimes essential corner radiator valve, seen here in a few of our glorious best sellers.
So as you can see, no awkward spacing, old-to-new piping conversion or general radiator valve compatibility issue need be a reason not to invest in a brand new anthracite radiator.
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We hope you enjoyed reading our foray into the world of anthracite radiators as much as we enjoyed writing it.
It may seem a wild new world but we are the masters of our own frontiers – so go ahead and explore our full range of anthracite radiators right here!
And remember, we’re always available for any advice you need – aesthetic or technical and everything between. Just reach out to our friendly customer service team here and we’ll be delighted to share our experience.
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