Towels are essential household equipment.
Good towels are made from terry cloth cotton
because of its superior absorbency and soft
texture. Cotton can also be dyed in a wide
range of colors, making it possible for the
consumer to easily decorate the bathroom
by mixing and matching towels of various
hues. Towels can cost less than $7, although
better towels will be more expensive. They
can be ordered online or through catalogs
as they are easy and inexpensive to ship.
Consider the following when buying
- Think about whether you want to purchase
complete sets of towels (bath towel, hand
towel, wash cloth, and possibly a matching
bath mat) or whether you prefer to buy them
separately so that you can mix colors or
have extra bath towels or wash cloths.
- Less expensive towels will not be as large,
thick, or absorbent as those that cost more.
However, they may be easier to wash and faster
- Better quality bath towels will measure approximately
28x55 inches, hand towels 20x30 inches and
wash cloths will be about 12 inches square.
Bath sheets are extra large towels, measuring
up to 40x72 inches.
- White towels will show dirt and stains more
quickly than colored towels, but plain white
towels can be bleached in the wash. Dark
colored towels may need to be washed separately.
Fine towels are often monogrammed with the
owner's initials. These monograms can be
one to three initials and can be sewn in
a wide variety of letter styles. Monogrammed
towels make excellent gifts, but remember
to allow extra time when buying them.