There are several types of towels in bathroom, according to usage they can be classified into face towel or washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, bath sheet and bath rugs. A bath towel is a relative heavy large terry towel with which you dry your body off after a bath or shower, and usually we wrap it around our body before put on bathrobe or clothes.
Bath towels usually made of cotton, but some towel manufacturers use cotton blend or mix with polyester to raise strength of yarns of towel. But as we all know polyester is hydrophobic, so polyester is not favor. That towels contain polyester only to reduce the cost most of the time.
100% cotton towels are preferred, because of cotton is natural material and hydrophilic. Cotton bath towels are absorbent, soft and fluffy, that very good for drying water and wrap body to keep warm. High quality cotton makes high quality towels.
Bath towels quality not only depend on material used but also it’s weight or thickness. More heavy towels mean more water absorbency, bath towels usually range from 500GSM to 900gsm, since too high weight would make bath towel too heavy and a little stiff, that is not good for wipe water and wrapping around your body. And towels’ price generally changes according to the weight of towel.
Besides weight of towel, there is another important metric, the size of a towel. Bath towels always come with rather big size, because besides absorb more water people use it wrap around body after come out bath or shower before wear bath robe or cloth.
Since bath towels used to dry water and wrap around body after bath or shower, it is not easy to get dirty. If you use bath towel at home, do not wash it after use it every time, it is ok before you use it twice, you all need to do is dry it by air or heat after use it, keep them in the cool and dry place.
White bath towels is better than the others, Because white towel use less dye-agent and easy to take care of, and easy to find if it is dirty or not. By the way, you can by checking the luster and gloss of the towel to identify it’s quality is good or not. That is why most hotels’ towels are white color.