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How to Pick the Best Bath Towels

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At Commercial Linen, we have sourced the highest quality cotton towels range offering exceptional value for money, quality and savings when you need to wholesale volume products. Our range of towels is consistent and sustainable offering long term continuity for repeat purchasing. We have made sure our products will provide your guest exceptional comfort

We offer an array of budget towels, contract hotel towels, Turkish leisure towels, Egyptian cotton luxury towels, and Evolution knit towels.

When buying towels for your Hotel, serviced apartment, holiday let or nursing home make sure that you are investing in high-quality towels that feel luxuriously soft. As you browse the selection of products online, you may come across terms, like ‘Egyptian’ cotton, ‘Turkish’ cotton, Ring spun towels , combed cotton and a wide array of patterns, sizes, and colours, so we put together this guide to help you make an informed choice. 

Types of cotton bath towels

Cotton is always the best choice if you are looking for wholesale hotel towels at an incredible price. It’s hard to go wrong with it, especially with 100 percent cotton, which is the most absorbent and softest

Egyptian Cotton comes from the Egyptian Cotton plant (Gossypium barbadense) this differs from regular cotton plants in that the fibres or staples are much longer compared to regular cotton fibres. Egyptian cotton towels are incredibly absorbent, due to the unique composition of the Egyptian cotton plant. These fibres produce threads that are thinner but stronger than regular cotton, allowing more liquid absorbing loops per inch. More threads of Egyptian Cotton can be woven into each square inch which results in a denser yet softer fabric with more absorption power, providing a much more absorbent towel than regular cotton towels.

The unique beauty of Egyptian Cotton towels are that the become better with age. They will outlast any other cotton towels and last for several years becoming softer and fluffier the more they’re used. Although Egyptian Cotton can be a little more expensive than regular cotton towels, considering the quality, comfort and high durability, you would be hard pressed to find a better value for your money. work tirelessly to bring you the very best towels for use as hotel hand towels, guest towels and luxury bath towels.

Turkish Towels sometimes called Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towels–are made from Turkish Cotton, a premium cotton that has extra long fibers. Using longer fiber cotton means fewer joins, which results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. Because of this unique material like Egyptian cotton Turkish towels are known to become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.

Some of the wholesale towels made of cotton may be described in the following ways:

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  • Ring-spun cotton – Short and long fibres are twisted tightly, resulting in smooth and strong towel loops.
  • Combed cotton – Brushed cotton to eliminate short fibres, resulting in a more durable and softer fabric.
  • Hydrocotton, Aerocotton, Microcotton, etc. – These are brands of manufacturing processes, which help enhance absorbency and softness.
  • Twist – This describes the amount of twisting of the loop yarn. A high twist is durable, and zero or low twist has more surface area to make the cotton towel more absorbent and plushier.

Everyday towels are typically made of standard cotton. If you want towels with a softer feel, consider Egyptian cotton or Turkish cotton.

An alternative to Turkish cotton is the towel that is manufactured with Zero twist technology. It makes the towel feel extraordinarily fluffy and soft, and it dries quicker, too. Zero twist cotton towels are also durable, but they are lightweight and easier to pack and store.

How to choose the colours and size

Did you know that the towels you choose can make an impact to the overall look and feel of your hotel bathrooms? That’s why you need to be mindful of the colours you pick. If you want a warm finishing touch, look into fun patterns and colours that could accent the interior design. Alternatively, you can choose hotel towels in colours inspired by the season. For instance, you can get bright colours for summer and spring, and cool colours for autumn and winter.

Of course, when in doubt, go for fluffy white towels. They’re timeless and helps you avoid the guesswork in selecting colour towels to suit a specific theme or season you might be following in your hotel. Moreover, white easily goes with any setting or interior design.

Now let’s talk about size. Hotel towels typically come in different sizes, with the standard hand towel size being 50cm x 90cm and bath towels 65cm x 135cm, which should be big enough for drying off after a bath or a shower. Our hotel towel ranges also offer bath sheets which are ideally for that fully wrapped feeling after a bath or shower.