In my opinion, electric baseboards are one of the most unappealing elements of a modern home. There are so many better alternatives. I don't understand why people still hold on to the ugly ones.
I remember the first time I saw a picture of a glass radiator in 2005. It was from a European company. I've been hoping they come to Canada in the near future so I can finally say goodbye to the electric baseboard. Well, five years later, I have yet to see anyone selling these around here. I found two companies in Europe that sells them: The Glass Radiator Co in the UK and Thermoglance in Italy.
The ones sold by The Glass Radiator Co are manufactured in Germany by Saint-Gobain Glass, a German company that is considered to be the largest glass manufacturer in the world. It's also an environmentally friendly company who uses recycled glass.
photo: The Glass Radiator Co
The ones sold by Thermoglace are manufactured by an Italian company called Asola Vetro
So not only are glass radiators more pleasing to the eye, they are more efficient and eco-friendly. I think it's only a matter of time before we get to see them here. Needless to say, the first occasion I get to use these in a design project I will... unless something better comes along :)