Can I Use LST Radiators in Wet Room Environments?

Can I Use LST Radiators in Wet Room Environments?

Posted by Richard Holland on 19 July 2021 08:15:00 BST

LST Radiators in Wet Rooms

How many times have you got out of the shower or bath, looked into the mirror, and seen nothing but an opaque fog as you try to brush your hair?

Caused by moisture and heat in the air and settling as condensation, this moisture is easily ignored in domestic settings, especially when our bathrooms are designed with quality ceramic tiles and bathroom radiators.

But what about those wet rooms in hospitals, care homes, or mental health settings, what sort of radiators should be used?

This moisture, if on the wrong surface for too long, can become a breeding ground for grime and bacteria, even leading to rust and corrosion. In turn, this can create a potential hazard to those within the environment, and with the world in its current guise; you can’t afford to be too careful about the rise in harmful microbes.

With that in mind, you might be thinking about specifying for your next wet room project. Is it possible to install LST radiators in these environments?

Read on to find out…

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LST Radiators in Wet Rooms

The simple answer is yes, but in order to understand why, you have to know exactly what happens to certain surfaces in a wet room.

Wet rooms, as we’ve described above, are exposed to increased levels of moisture, be it steam, spilt taps or wet hands frantically looking for a towel.

Although this may seem like an insignificant drop, when exposed to metal appliances such as LST radiators, LST covers or other appliances, these drops can turn into much larger problems for the environment.

After all, how many times have you seen chipped paint and brown marks on surfaces in wet rooms? These all start from persistent moisture.

This is why Contour’s LST radiators are manufactured to fight against the threat of rusting, corrosion, and bacteria growth.

 

Materials For Low Surface Temperature Radiators in Wet Rooms

Standard LST radiators are manufactured using zintec steel which has the ability to fight against those pesky foes, rust, and corrosion. However, when it comes to use in wet rooms, LST radiators need a little more help.

Our LST radiators for wet rooms are manufactured using magnelis steel, a flat carbon steel coated to protect against corrosion and rusting – even more so than traditional galvanizing and zintec steel.

This process is not only more environmentally friendly, but it is also much more durable, making it the ideal option for LST radiators in mental health and hospital wet rooms.

Challenges

BioCote on LST Radiators

Twinned with the use of magnelis steel, Contour’s LST radiators also come packed with a punch to fight off bacteria and other dangerous microbes that occur in wet room environments.

A unique and patented additive that provides a solution to fighting off dangerous bacteria, BioCote is applied to all of Contour’s LST radiators and radiator covers in part of the coating process. This turns radiators in wet rooms from a bacteria’s five-star resort to an inhospitable campsite!

Contour Heating is the only company to have BioCote included in all of its products, providing a barrier to harmful microbes that can flourish in certain hospital and mental health environments; the ideal solution for wet rooms.

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Conclusion

So, you wanted to know if LST radiators could be used in wet rooms; did this blog answer the question? Of course, it did!

You know the issues that moisture in wet rooms can cause to radiator surfaces. As well as rust and corrosion, bacteria growth can pose a huge risk in warm, wet conditions and pose a serious threat to vulnerable people in certain mental health and hospital environments. Particularly when caring for individuals with compromised immune systems.

With the world as it is currently, you can never be too careful.

Contour’s radiators aren’t just manufactured using magnelis steel, coated to fight against water corrosion, but like all Contour’s products, BioCote is omnipresent. The silent hero!

If you’re an architect, specifier, or builder and considering radiators for your next wet room project, think about the products that Contour can offer.

Let’s chat!

Topics: LST Radiators