Virtually all residential areas have batteriesheating. Quite often they have not quite an attractive look, which can ruin even the most stylish interior. When changing batteries is very expensive, but I want every detail in the room to look beautiful, to help come decorative screens for radiators.
The screen for radiators is a decorative solution,which is designed to improve the heating zone. In addition, the subject performs a protective function. This is especially true when there are small children in the room.
Decorative screens differ among themselves notonly the manufacturer, but also the material of manufacture, the dimensions and the method of attachment. To create a protective element, wood, plastic, acrylic, glass or metal is used. Dimensions of screens for radiators depend on the number of sections of the battery. But most often the parameters of the decorative part are the following: 600 x 300 mm, 600 x 600 mm, 600 x 900 mm, 600 x 1200 mm and 600 x 1500 mm. Here you need to remember that the screen itself can be as large as a battery, and less than it. This point depends on the design of the decoration.
Protective elements of wood got the mostwide distribution, as such decorative screens for radiators of heating by their own hands do not make special work. It is enough to have only the necessary materials. Suitable sheets of plywood, chipboard, MDF or natural wood.
The most common type of wooden screensis made as a lattice. This is an ordinary rectangle, inside which is cut out any pattern or pattern. Also often there are whole wooden boxes that are worn on the radiator. True, the cost of these screens, if you do not do them yourself, is not exactly budget.
Such decorative screens are made ofclear or frosted glass. It is thick enough, it is difficult to damage. The drawing on the decorative screen is applied using airbrushing or 3D technology. Also, quite often such models of glass are chosen for photo printing, decorating the batteries with panels with bright patterns. For example, for a children's room stop on the images of characters from popular cartoons.
These models of decorative screens do not differ fromglass in quality. True, they are much lighter in weight, they are much easier to install. Also acrylic is thicker than glass, so these screens take up a little more space.
The drawing on the surface is applied using airbrushing, 3D technology or photographic printing. Therefore, the picture is as bright and beautiful as it is on glass screens.
Plastic is a budgetary material, so the prices forsuch screens are among the lowest. In appearance, such decorative elements resemble wooden ones. The main advantages of plastic screens for heating radiators are: affordable price, a wide variety of shapes and colors. Also on the surface can be applied airbrushing or 3D drawing.
Plastic screen does not dry outso, how wooden. But it quickly loses a clear shape due to frequent temperature changes. Therefore, such screens are recommended to be changed every five years.
Decorative screens for radiatorsmetal are the most durable among all presented models. They are not corroded, are not afraid of temperature changes and low humidity, and the service life is not less than the life of the battery itself. Such decorative screens are made of aluminum or stainless steel.
The only drawback of metal models is the high price.
Decorative screens for radiators (photo-example can be viewed above) are designed to perform the following functions:
Installation of decorative screens for radiators is carried out depending on the design features. It can be:
Proceeding from this, decorative screens caninstalled in different ways: to the wall, to the floor, to the niche. Then you need to drill holes, put screws in them and twist them. Also there are structures that are moved to the radiator, and at the top are simply attached with small hooks. Hinged decorative screens generally do not require special fastenings. As a rule, they are hung on the radiators and held by a curved shape.
Some models can be installed without the help of wizards.
The instruction how most to make the screen for a radiator of heating from a tree:
As you can see, the decorative screen can be easilydo yourself. But if you want more refined design solutions (for example, forged elements on the front or colorful prints), you will have to contact specialized stores.