What Makes Quality Towels: Know Your Stuff

Choosing the right towels for you can be quite difficult, especially when you are not an expert in bath linen.┬áThis article should help you understand what’s right for you, the next time you shop around for towels.

Let’s start with talking about the making of a towel.
Most bath towels or ‘home towels’ are made out of cotton, whether it be Turkish or Egyptian cotton. When it comes to quality, what matters is GSM – GST stands for grams per square meter. All towels have a weight, and the standard measurement for towels is grams per square meter. This number refers to the density of the towel. As you may have already guessed, the higher the GSM, the heavier and more absorbent the towel is.

Most bath towels in households are 300gsm – 400gsm, and maybe 500gsm for those for who love a bit of luxury. However, if you want the best for your buck, you need to think like a 5 Star Hotel. Luxury hotel bath towels are usually 600-900gsm. These types of towels can rarely be found on usual high street shops, so you have to find hotel bath linen suppliers.

Once you’ve sourced your quality towel supplier, you can go ahead and purchase, and see the difference for yourself. You won’t be able to go back.

Let’s move on to the longevity of your towels.
The better quality your towel is, the longer it lasts. It is recommended that you change your towels every 8 months, however high gsm towels can last a years without showing signs of ware. Be sure to wash your towels regularly and follow label instructions carefully to maximise the life spam.

Feel and material of towels matter – it’s just a personal preference. I would advise testing various towel materials to see what suits you. Most quality towels are made form Turkish or Egyptian cotton.

Now you know what to look out for next time. Remember to do your research before you spend big.