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Contour: Can I Use LST Radiators in Wet Room Environments?

  • 13 Aug 2021

How many times have you got out of the shower, looked into the mirror, and only seen 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 ignorable in domestic settings. This is especially the case 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? Contour explore…

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. 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? This article explains more…

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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 face exposure to extra 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. This has the ability to fight against those pesky foes, rust and corrosion. However, when it comes to use in wet room, LST radiators need a little more help. 

Contour’s 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 galvanising and zintec steel. 

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

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.

BioCote is a unique and patented additive that provides a solution to fighting off dangerous bacteria. It 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 camp site!

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

Conclusion

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. Contact Contour for more info.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
Shifnal
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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