Soft as a hotel: all the most important recommendations for International Towel Day

Isn’t it true that you like the white towels in the hotel? You will soon understand why. A towel is a must-have item in every home and quality towels make the shower an experience. In order to know if the towel is of good quality, you must know what characterizes it and choose the towel that is right for you. The differences between the types of towels are in the type of cotton, the type of yarns, the weaving density and other factors that affect its quality.

So how do you know which towel to choose and for what purpose? Below is the complete guide to choosing comfortable and pampering body towels, courtesy of “Arad Textile”, which has been providing towels to hotels that are considered in Israel, the United States and Europe, for over four decades.

The quality of the towels is measured by weight. Vardinon towels starting at NIS 44 (Photo: Tami Bar Shai)

Size does matter

A good quality towel woven from quality yarn that is actually cotton. The cotton undergoes a processing process in order to maximize its absorption and softness.

A quality towel depends on its weight. The higher the weight, the greater the absorbency. A quality towel should weigh between 550-560 grams. The weight usually indicates the density of the weave: the denser the weave, the heavier and higher quality bath towels. Towels with a large volume, will be woven in a method that has loops that are woven and protrude on both sides of it.

FOX HOME White face towel NIS 59.90 (Photo: Tal Terry)FOX HOME White face towel NIS 59.90 (Photo: Tal Terry)

The rule is simple: the more loops or longer loops, the larger the towel volume and thus the absorbency increases. There are several types of yarns that affect the quality of the towel such as combed cotton yarn that is extra soft and strong, Zero Twist yarn that is characterized by its softness and regular cotton yarn from which an absorbent and pampering towel is woven.

It is recommended to purchase high quality towels in dedicated textile stores. This is how you can enjoy all the worlds: the best towels at the best prices. You are welcome to purchase towels from real experts, who will help you tailor each towel to your purpose and needs.

A shower is a treat.  CASTRO HOME Spa package NIS 229.90 (Photo: Udi Dagan)A shower is a treat. CASTRO HOME Spa package NIS 229.90 (Photo: Udi Dagan)

Each towel and its use

Beyond the quality of the material, it is important to know how to choose towels according to the need they fulfill:

Baby towels – Babies’ skin is very delicate, so when choosing, it is important to make sure that it is made of 100% cotton and adapted to the delicate skin.

Beach towels – Beach towels can be of standard quality, but must be easy to clean and store and adapted to absorb moisture and water. It is advisable to choose light beach towels, ones that can be shaken easily and allow for easy mobility.

kitchen towels – Kitchen towels are considered a necessary product in the home and it is important to choose ones that will suit the work in the kitchen, absorb water easily and dry quickly.

A tumble dryer is better than a rope.  Lady towel.  Arad Textile (Photo: Gilad Adin)A tumble dryer is better than a rope. Lady towel. Arad Textile (Photo: Gilad Adin)

Proper washing for a soft and pleasant towel

After purchasing the towels, it is important to know how to keep them as well. In order not to become stiff over time, they should be washed and dried in a way that will not damage them. It is recommended to read and follow the instructions written on the label, but before that get 4 general and important tips:

  1. Before the first use and the first wash of a towel, it is best to soak it for a few hours in cold water.
  2. In order to keep the towel soft, it is recommended to dry it in a tumble dryer at a temperature not too high. Drying the towel on the rope will cause it to become stiff and lose its soft touch.
  3. Before folding a towel, make sure it is completely dry.
  4. In each round of washing, it is recommended to add two corks of household vinegar (5%) together with the fabric softener. The vinegar prevents the buildup of scale on the towel and allows for optimal action of the softener.

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