This ever popular and exciting finish exposes the manufacturing marks that occur in the production of the radiator. Part of this industrial appeal is the lack of uniformity and regularity, as each model will be slightly different and therefore unique.
However, it is possible to identify some common effects, depending on the width or height of the radiator, due to the different manufacturing techniques used.
When considering stock sizes of Classics it is helpful to note the following:
Our wall mounted Classic radiators are 2 columns wide. The manufacturing process for these changed in 2016 and the top of the radiator now have a more neutral and uniform appearance similar to our 4-column and 3-colum modelsr.
Our floor mounted Classics are 4 columns wide. Models stocked in the lacquered bare metal finish are over 475mm high and will typically look as shown below. Note that the top of the radiator is quite uniform and light in colour.
Once you consider sizes outside of the stock range other variations should also be considered.
For radiators of a height 400mm (excl feet) or under, the column will have a strong appearance with darker welding marks near the top and bottom. Those equal or over 400mm in height (excl feet) will have a much lighter, more uniformed appearance.
The manufacturing of the 3 column Classic, equal or over 400mm in height, has now changed and the finish will look similar to that of the 4-column model.
Whilst the above should help to give a guide to some of the varieties in finish, we would advise that other differences could occur and that the beauty of this product is in its unique, industrial appearance.
To find out more about the Bare Metal Classic Radiator please contanct our London Showroom.