What size central heating towel rail do I need for my bathroom?

Pictured Above: The Luka Brushed Brass Towel Rail – available in a range of sizes here.

The size of the central heating towel rail you need for your bathroom depends on several factors, including the size of your bathroom, the number of towels you plan to hang, and the desired heat output. Here are some general guidelines to help you determine the appropriate size:

  1. Measure the available wall space: Start by measuring the wall space where you plan to install the towel rail. Consider both the width and height available for the radiator. This will help you determine the maximum dimensions for the towel rail.
  2. Calculate the heat output required: The heat output needed for your bathroom depends on factors such as the size of the room, the level of insulation, the number of external walls, and the desired temperature increase. Heat output is typically measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) or Watts.

To calculate the approximate heat output required, you can use an online BTU calculator, such as this one or consult with a heating professional. These calculators consider factors such as room size, insulation quality, and desired temperature increase to provide an estimate of the BTUs or Watts needed to adequately heat the space.

  1. Choose the appropriate size: Once you have an estimated heat output requirement, you can select a towel rail that meets or exceeds that requirement. At Heat&Things we sell towel rails in a variety of sizes, with different widths and heights. Choose a size that fits your available wall space while providing sufficient heat output.

Picking a rail

When selecting the size, consider not only the heat output but also the aesthetics and functionality. Some towel rails have multiple horizontal bars or hooks, allowing you to hang several towels simultaneously. This can be beneficial if you have a larger family or frequently use multiple towels.

  1. Contact Us!: If you’re unsure about the heat output requirements or need assistance with choosing the right size or style towel rail, give us a call on 01325 321236 or email warehouse@manissa.co.uk. We provide personalised advice based on your specific bathroom dimensions, insulation, and heating requirements.

By considering the available wall space, calculating the heat output required, and selecting an appropriately sized towel rail, you can ensure that your central heating towel rail effectively warms your bathroom and provides a convenient place to hang and dry towels. Below is a small selection of our wide range of towel rails available in lots of sizes. Shop the full range here.

We hope this answers your question: What size central heating towel rail do I need for my bathroom? If not be sure to get touch