A Collection of the Finest Towels for Sale
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A huge, fluffy bath towel is the pinnacle of indulgence after a shower. Whether you want to start a wonderful towel collection, or need to replace old ones, you might be amazed at how many options there are today. Shop our range of bath towels for sale online at competitive prices.
What Makes a Good Quality Towel
When it comes to purchasing a towel, the term "GSM" might be unfamiliar to many people. GSM, or "grams per square metre," refers to the weight of the towel per unit area. This number is used for both cotton and bamboo towels and is directly related to the towel's quality, softness, and effectiveness. Typically, cotton bath towels fall within the range of 300 to 900 GSM. In general, a cotton bath towel of 400 GSM and above is considered to be of good quality. This is because towels with a higher GSM are woven more densely, resulting in a softer and more absorbent towel.
Towels with a higher GSM are softer, absorb more water, and look and feel more expensive. Most of the time, they also cost more. A bath towel with a low GSM will be thin, rough, and less absorbent. Using this kind of towel is uncomfortable and will not help you dry off.
A cotton towel with 700 GSM or more is an investment because it feels luxurious and soft. They are thick, soak up a lot, and have a lot of depth and feel. Towels with a high GSM are better at absorbing dyes during the making process; therefore they are often available in more colours than just white and ivory.
High GSM towels are heavier, so they take longer to dry and usually have to be washed by themselves in a smaller load.
Different Types & Sizes of Towels
There are 7 types and sizes of towels which you can add to your bathroom:
- Bath towels - the first type of towel you will need right away. A bath towel measures 70cm x 135cm and a bath sheet size is 100cm x 160cm
- Bathroom rugs – they go right in front of your shower or tub so they can soak up any water you drip when you get out
- Wash Cloths – they are great to have around the house because you can use them to clean your face and for other cleaning tasks
- Hand Towels – for drying your hands
- General towels for cleaning - Having some not-as-nice towels at hand can help if you need to clean up a mess suddenly
- Beach Towels - the biggest ones, great for trips to the pool or seaside
- Decorative Towels - to add colour and style to your bathroom while still being useful. They can have details like tassels, fringe, or embroidery.
How Do You Care for Your Towels
It might seem easy to wash towels, but you have to do it the right way if you want them to last. Even though you can just throw a towel in the washing machine to clean it, these tips will help keep your towels looking and feeling fresh even after several washes:
- Before using new towels, wash them. Most new towels have a finish of silicone or something else that makes them look and feel extra fluffy in the shop but also makes them less absorbent. Washing your new towels gets rid of these finishes and lets them soak up more water.
- To keep colours from running, wash towels with colours that are close to each other in warm water for the first few washes. Use about half the amount of detergent that is recommended and add between 1/2 and 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse water. The vinegar helps the colours stay put and gets rid of any leftover detergent.
- Use fabric softener as directed, but only every three or four times you wash your towels. Over time, waxy build-up from softeners can break down the towel fibres and make them less absorbent.
- When you take your towels out of the washer, give them a shake. This will help fluff the loops of terrycloth, which helps them absorb water. Do not iron terry towels because doing so will make them less absorbent.
- Liquid fabric softeners do work, but they leave a film that decreases a towel's absorbency and increases flammability. Instead, use dryer sheets. Most towels shrink, so make sure you use the right setting for the heat. If your dryer has a sensor for moisture, that is even better.
- Make sure that the towels are dry before you take them out of the dryer. Even slightly damp towels can quickly grow mould.
- It is better to use white towels since you do not have to worry about colours fading when you wash a white towel. To make it easy to get rid of stains, you can wash white towels in bleach.
How to Choose Towels
When looking for towels, you may be astounded by the stacks of beautiful towels that await you in the bathroom section of our large department store.
To make sure that you go home with the best deals, you should consider the following:
- Absorbency - Thicker, heavier towels are usually more absorbent than thinner, lighter towels, but take longer to dry, of course. Towels made of Egyptian or Pima cotton, which are both high-quality cotton brands, soak up a lot of water, and towels made of rayon soak up even more water than cotton towels.
- Softness - Towels often feel softer in the store than they do after a few washes. Most towel makers add a finish that makes the towel feel soft to the touch but wears off after one or two washes. Towels made of rayon, even bamboo-made rayon, are usually very soft. Towels made with Pima or Egyptian cotton are also soft as their yarn is smooth and silky and less prone to fuzzies.
- Durability - Two-ply towels last a little longer than one-ply towels. Rayon is not as strong as cotton. Cotton/polyester towels are also strong, which is why hotels and gyms use them. However, they do not soak up water as well as all-cotton towels.
Best Brands of Bath Towels for Sale from MHC
Some of the best-known Towels brands are:
- Linen House