Whether it’s high-end luxury or everyday reliability, choosing the right towel for the location and use is not as easy as it sounds.
Buying towels online can be tough. There are a few things to consider before bulk-buying for your business. Here’s our breakdown of how to choose the right towel for the location and use.
Towels can be used anywhere from bathrooms to beaches to spas. Choosing your location is a crucial starting point as this will determine secondary factors like fabric, style and size. Use your chosen location to consider the weight, absorbance and overall practicality of your towel.
For example, towels for use in a hairdressing salon will need a more durable fabric than towels for guest room use.
Bamboo towels are a great example of location and use working together to choose the perfect bathroom essential. Bamboo towels are best used in bathrooms with low ventilation, whereas absorbent cotton can be used in well-ventilated spaces.
Choosing the right material is essential for creating the overall mood for any space. Picking Egyptian cotton exudes luxury, for example, while understated linen speaks to classic practicality.
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Once you’ve chosen the right fabric for your towel’s location, you’ll need to consider the size. Washcloths tend to be 12” by 12” and are great for placing next to bathroom sinks or draping over bathtubs. Hand towels tend to be 17” by 30” and they are usually placed within easy reach in guest spaces like washrooms. Bath towels tend to be 28” by 54” at a minimum, but you can opt for bath sheets (39” by 69” or larger) for added class and comfort.
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Although the term GSM might mystify some, choosing the right GSM for your towels is vital. GSM stands for grams per square metre. This is used to measure the weight of the towel, which can help you choose the right towel for your location.
Towels with lower GSM (under 400) tend to be thinner, so these are great for minimal use. Towels above 400 GSM are thicker and more absorbent and are better suited for everyday use. When buying towels online, be sure to look at the GSM to find out how the fabric will react in the location.
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The size and style of your towels can help create the right ambience for guests. While a statement colour can add a pop to any room, your guests will have varying tastes. So, when it comes to styling your towels, it’s best to play it safe.
Create a relaxing oasis with neutral tones that complement soft furnishings and help your guests relax. Creams, whites, and beiges add a fresh tranquil feel to any bathroom, while greys and charcoals convey quiet sophistication.
Find your perfect towels with Homefords!
Whatever your business needs, there are plenty of options when it comes to buying towels at Homefords. Our selection of wholesale towels are 100% cotton with a choice of sizes, colours and weights – 500gsm or 640gsm.
With these handy tips, you have everything you need to know to pick the perfect low-cost, high-quality towel. Then order online securely with a low minimum of just £100 and free delivery to mainland UK.
If you’re shopping for towels, be sure to check out our complete guide to buying towels first.
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