Every family member must use a towel when they are in the bathroom, but a lot of families don’t give much thought to choosing their towels. This is a shame, as the right towel can make a shower, washing hands, or simply decorating the bathroom much more enjoyable. At The Bathroom Workshop, we know that understanding how to choose the best towels for your space is important, which is why we want to help our customers understand how to pick the best towels for each bathroom in their home.
Pick a Size
Towels come in a surprising amount of sizes, although most people don’t give them very much thought when shopping. Just like with wet rooms, however, having the right size towels in your bathroom will make the room much more useful. The demands of the house and a family’s lifestyle will help to determine what size towels are needed. Some of the most common sizes include face cloths, hand and guest towels, bath towels or bath sheets, and a bath mat. For real indulgence, invest in some bath sheets and thick mats to feel pampered after a shower.
Think About the Grams Per Square Metre
Grams per square metre, or GPM, is how the density of towels is measured. Before buying towels, we recommend that you take into consideration how often your towels are used, how soft or textured you want them to be, and how often they will be washed. Towels with a low GPM of 500 to 600 are great for travel. Medium GPM towels are between 600 and 700 and are medium weight. They dry quickly and are very durable, making them a great everyday towel. Towels with a GPM of 700+ are fluffy, absorbent, and slow to dry, making them very luxurious.
Pick the Cotton
Another thing to consider when choosing towels for the bathrooms in your home is what type of cotton they are made from. There are four main types of cotton to choose from when shopping for towels. Pima is absorbent and silky, Egyptian is long lasting and lightweight, zero twist is soft and resilient, and Turkish is premium, designed for durability and comfort.
Consider the Design
Now is also the time to pick towels that will look great in the space, add some colour or design, and brighten up the room. Brightly coloured towels add a pop of colour and instantly upgrade the bathroom. Neutral towels are great to soften a modern paint scheme and add some calm to the space. Patterned towels are fun, and come in a variety of designs. As shower-room designers, we love fun patterns that can help homeowners express their personal style.
No matter what type or design of towels you choose, they can make a huge difference in the comfort, feel, look, and use of your bathroom. Knowing how to pick the right ones for your space will ensure that you really enjoy your new towels and that they last for a long time. Durability and style can go hand in hand when choosing towels, and our team of professionals at The Bathroom Workshop can help you make the best decision for every bathroom in your home.