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Benefits of Heated Towel Rails

If you are looking to remodel or give your bathroom a makeover then one bathroom accessory you should not miss out on is the heated towel rail. We all know how it feels to walk out of a nice warm bathroom and be met by the cold. You can eliminate this uncomfortable feeling by installing a nice electric towel rail that will keep your towels warm and crisp.

Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
Sale Price: £29.99
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Features

  • • Low Energy Consumption - less than 3p per hour to run
  • • Safety Covered Illuminating ON/OFF switch
  • • Portable, can be used in any room as Mains plug-powered (1 Metre Cable)
  • • Aides the drying of your towels and clothes whatever the weather
  • • 230V / 100W 6 Aluminium Heating Bars
iBathUK | 650 x 400 Straight Heated Towel Rail Chrome Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 650 x 400 Straight Heated Towel Rail Chrome Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
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Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • BTU Rating: 476
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 650 x 400 mm
  • Low carbon steel chrome plated radiator
  • Kit includes: Radiator, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
iBathUK | 1200 x 500 Curved Heated Towel Rail Chrome Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 1200 x 500 Curved Heated Towel Rail Chrome Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
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Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • BTU Rating: 1044
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1200 x 500 mm
  • Low carbon steel chrome plated radiator
  • Kit includes: Radiator, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1100 x 500 Chrome - 10 YR GUARANTEE
Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1100 x 500 Chrome - 10 YR GUARANTEE
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Features

  • Stylish curved rail ladder style towel radiator
  • Number of bars: 4+5+14
  • High heat output 1188 BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish and Manufactured in accordance with BS EN 442
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee
iBathUK | 1600 x 600 Anthracite Straight Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 1600 x 600 Anthracite Straight Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
List Price: £86.99
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Features

  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • BTU Rating: 1964
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1600 x 600 mm
  • Made from low carbon steel with Anthracite finish
  • Kit includes: Radiator, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Straight Heated Towel Rail Radiator 800 x 500 Chrome
Straight Heated Towel Rail Radiator 800 x 500 Chrome
Sale Price: £14.97
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Features

  • Stylish straight rail ladder style towel radiator
  • Number of bars: 2+2+4
  • High heat output 555 BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • 10 years 'Fit & Forget' guarantee included
Metaltex Radius Double Towel Rail For Bathroom Heated Towel Radiator, Polytherm Coated
Metaltex Radius Double Towel Rail For Bathroom Heated Towel Radiator, Polytherm Coated
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Features

  • Dry multiple towels and face cloths and hang dressing gowns
  • Can be hung from a heated towel rail, radiator or top of a shower screen
  • Instant installation: No tools, drills or screws required
  • Polytherm protective coating, guarantees a rust resistant silver finish
  • Product dimensions: 39 x 15 x 20 cm
  • Perfect to hang towels, bathrobes and laundry gloves
  • Dimension: 39x11x25 cm
  • With exclusive Metaltex polytherm coating
iBathUK | 8 Column Traditional Designer Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 8 Column Traditional Designer Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
List Price: £144.99
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Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High heat output: 2423 BTU
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 952 x 659 mm
  • Premium Quality Carbon Steel & Gloss White Finish
  • Fixtures and fittings included
Contemporary Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator 900 x 450 Chrome
Contemporary Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator 900 x 450 Chrome
Sale Price: £36.97
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Features

  • Stylish Curved rail ladder style towel radiator
  • Number of bars: 4+5+8
  • High heat output 921 BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Manufactured in accordance with BS EN 442


Heated rails come in many shapes, sizes, colours and price ranges. They have become very popular lately with homeowners. They were originally exclusive to highend hotels but recently their price range has come down so that no matter your budget you will be able to buy one that will be perfectly suited to your purposes.

Buying a heated rail is very simple. All you have to decide is which type you want. You can get radiator types that plug in to the central heating system just like your normal radiator or you can go for electric types that that go into a plug. There are also dual fuel models that combine the features of both. Each type of heated towel rail has its advantages and disadvantages and which you end up buying will depend on your personal needs and the type of bathroom you have. It is a very good idea to do a bit of research to find out exactly which one will fit your purpose best.

The principal function of heated towel rails is to heat your towels so you can have nice, clean, crisp and warm towels, but that is not all they provide. They also serve other purposes that are both functional and aesthetic. If you have quite a big bathroom it might be the case that your present radiator might not be doing a good enough job of heating the space. Well, with a towel radiator you get extra warmth from the towel radiator. This is especially useful during the cold winter months.

Heated radiators also look fantastic. They can add a sense of style and sophisctication to any bathroom. You can even find designer heated rails that look fantastic although they cost a bit more than the normal models.