Bathing and showering: we all do it (hopefully), and there is nothing nicer than wrapping yourself up in a cozy bath towel after cleaning, primping and preening. That's why it's important to look for high-quality products when shopping around for a new bathroom towel set. Bath towels come in a huge variety of sizes, colors and fabrics, allowing you to match the set with the décor of your bathroom and your own personal style.
These days, there are many different types of bath towels available, all in different sizes for different purposes. Knowing what bath towel is for which use will help when trying to figure out which set is right for you. They include:
- Washcloth - Washcloths are mostly used in the bath for scrubbing and lathering body wash.
- Hand Towel - Hand towels are larger than washcloths and are used for drying your hands and face.
- Bath Towel - Bath towels are larger than hand towels and are used for drying off after a bath or shower.
- Bath Sheet - Bath sheets are the largest towels you can buy and are normally long in length. They're used for drying off after a bath or shower, as well as drying your hair.
It’s wise to select towel sets that include several washcloths and bath towels/sheets, as they can get dirty relatively quickly, especially if you have guests or a large family. Keeping your bath towels clean will also prevent the spread of bacteria and keep your home clean and fresh!
The next thing to consider when purchasing your new bath towels is the materials used to make them. There are three main styles to choose from:
This is probably the most common material used in the production of bath towels. Most towels are made from standard cotton; however, there are more expensive cotton products available if you are after something particularly high-end. Egyptian cotton towels tend to have longer threads that are more fibrous than standard cotton, providing more absorption and a softer feel. Pima cotton is another example. It's made primarily in the U.S, and also has long, fibrous threads. These towels are often used in luxury hotels and spas due to their soft, cozy design. If you are after ethical products, organic cotton towels are also available. These are ideal for those who are concerned about the use of chemicals and other nasties in their products.
Bamboo towels are another great choice for the more eco-friendly consumers out there. This is because bamboo is renewable and contains no nasty pesticides. Other advantages of using bamboo bath towels are that they don’t have to be replaced as often as other materials, and are incredibly absorbent too.
Microfiber towels are made from thin, synthetic materials, so they dry quickly and are super lightweight too. The fibers used in microfiber are normally made from polyester and are split to provide absorbency and a larger surface area. Polyester is famously quick-drying, which helps prevent bacteria and mildew from forming. Microfiber towels are also ideal for allergy suffers, as they are often hypoallergenic.
Another thing to consider when buying bath towels is the thread count, or GSM (grams per square meter) of the product. Thread count affects the overall absorbency of the towel. A higher thread count will mean more absorbency. The GSM of the product will inform the user of how heavy the towel is. Lightweight towels will have a lower GSM. If you are looking for a towel for the gym
, select a product with low GSM, as it will dry much faster.
Finally, you will want to select a bathroom towel or set that matches the style of your bathroom, bathroom rugs
and your own personal tastes. These days, towels come in all sorts of designs, allowing you to match them with your walls, floors and other décor. If you are looking for a towel that is more of an "accessory" to your bathroom, we highly recommend purchasing a bathroom towel set rather than individual products.
When it comes to the cost of your new bathroom towels there actually isn’t too much differentiation in price. Towel sets usually range from $25 to $40. Towels at the higher end of this scale tend to me made from richer materials, such as bamboo and Egyptian or Turkish cotton. This is because these materials are more absorbent, plush and softer on the skin. Larger towel sets (around 5-7 individual towels) cost more than smaller sets (3-4 individual towels).
The type of towel products in the set will also affect the price, with sets including a wide range of different towels often costing more. If the towels in the set are large in size, this can also add a few dollars onto the price. Cheap bathroom towels are available ($20 or lower), but be aware that these products may not be as absorbent, soft or long-lasting.
The features you want included in your new snazzy bathroom towel set will totally depend on your own personal preferences as well as taste and style. There are a few features to look for, however, to ensure you select the best possible product. Important features include lots of color options, whether the towels are machine washable and tumble dryer friendly, hemmed edges/ double stitching, and large set size.
Construction and Design
When searching for your dream bathroom towel set, consider products with lots of color options. This will allow you to select your perfect towel style and color and match them flawlessly to your home, bathroom or guest room.
Look for a new bathroom towel set that's machine washable and tumble dryer friendly. This will make your life much easier. Most households go through bathroom towels relatively quickly, so having a set that you can simply chuck in the washing machine will save you a lot of time and hassle.
If you are looking for a high-quality bathroom towel set, get products that are described as having hemmed edges or double stitching. This will add to the longevity of the towels and prevent them from fraying. This is a great idea if you want to save some money in the long run!
We recommend looking for sets that also have a large set size and a variety of towel products. As we mentioned previously, households tend to go through their fair share of towels, especially if you have a large family or guests visiting. Having a large set with multiple options will ensure you are always prepared when someone wants to "drop by" for the weekend.
Performance and Ease of Use
Caring for your new bathroom towel set should be easy. If you have opted for machine washable/tumble dryer friendly products, then simply put them in the washing machine and make yourself a cuppa…easy! If, however, the product you have chosen isn’t suitable for the machine, simply hand-wash your towels in warm soapy water and leave them out to dry. If you are looking for a towel set that’s vibrant in color, check to see if it has "color-lock" technology first. This will ensure your towels don’t lose color in the wash, damaging your towels and whatever else is in the machine with them.
We also recommended changing or cleaning your towels every few days to ensure freshness and prevent bacteria from spreading. If you want a particularly high-end bathroom towel set, look for products made from Egyptian or Turkish cotton. They are super soft, absorbent and kind to your skin too.
Finding the best bathroom towel set for you can be complicated, due to the many different designs, styles and materials for you to choose from. Our buying guide should help figure out what type of bathroom towels are most suited to your needs, and the features you would like included in your new product. Let's read about our top 5 selections.
New York-based company Utopia offers a huge variety of lifestyle products and merchandise for a variety of customer niches. By using unique designs and styles, Utopia creates a relationship with customers that keeps them coming back for more. Its high-quality products are not only attractive but affordable too. It ships products worldwide to the likes of Canada, China, Pakistan and anywhere else you can think of!
Utopia’s 8 Piece Cotton Towel Set includes two bath towels, two hand towels and four small washcloths, perfect for when friends come to stay at short notice! This set is made from 100% ring spun cotton, so it's not only machine washable, but tumble dryer friendly too! As this towel set is made from all-natural materials, it is free from harmful chemicals or synthetic materials, making it safe for the whole family to use. These towels are super soft, with optimal absorbency and versatility, and can be used for bathing, drying or beauty care purposes. Their professionally hemmed edges also mean that they can be used over and over again without fraying. Our favorite part of this product, however, is the variety of colors these towels are available in, making them the perfect fit for any home, bathroom or bedroom!
Superior offers high-quality products in a wide range of super-soft materials. It aims to bring you the best possible products on the market, at a price that means everyone can have a little luxury in their lives! Since it's constantly improving upon its collections, you will find it hard to find a brand that offers so much variety in its products at such astounding quality.
Superior’s Premium 6-Piece Towel Set is made from 100% Egyptian cotton at 600g per square meter. These towels are incredibly thick and super-absorbent, making them perfect for bath time on a cold wintery day! You really do get a lot of bang for your buck with this set, including two bath towels, two hand towels and two face towels! These towels can be easily matched with other Superior products, such as its two-piece bath mat sets, which are available in a large variety of colors.
As this set is made from combed cotton, these towels only contain the longest and finest fibers, making them the most luxurious towels you will ever use! They also have colorfast technology, meaning these towels won’t fade after use and are machine washable and tumble dryer friendly. With such a huge variety of colors to choose from, you will have a hard time picking your favorite!
Salbakos is about luxury, selling products that include towels, bathrobes, kitchen towels, bed sheets and more! All of its products are imported from its own mill in Turkey, meaning every product that Salbakos sells is authentic. Salbakos has become increasingly popular throughout Europe and is now being recognized in America due to its beautiful, high-quality designs.
Salbakos’s Barnum 3-Piece Bath Towel Set has a stunning 100% Turkish combed cotton design. These towels are thicker and plusher when compared to other towels on the market, and they're double stitched to prevent the set from fraying. These towels also feature a fold-over edge that is both functional and decorative, improving the durability of the towels and making them look pretty fancy! This set includes three large, comfortable bath towels that are available in a variety of beautiful, natural color styles.
Popular Bath is part of the company Popular Home Collections, which has been providing customers with quality products since 1995. Popular Home Collections specializes in creating beautiful accessories for bathrooms, kitchens, and all around the home. Its customers include homeowners, interior designers, wholesale buyers and hospitality reps worldwide. If you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your home, Popular Home Collections is the brand for you.
Popular Bath’s Jasmine 3-Piece Towel Set has a stunning, intricate design. The Japanese-style print of this set features a plum-colored tree pattern on a white setting that screams luxury and sophistication. It's made from 100% acrylic. You can coordinate this product with many other Popular Bath bathroom items in the same design, such as soap dishes, bath rugs and toothbrush holders.
This towel set is machine washable and tumble dryer friendly, meaning it can be washed and cleaned in the blink of an eye! This set includes a bath towel, a hand towel and a washcloth, great for anyone looking to add a touch of class to their bathroom or guest room.
By now you should have a slightly better understanding about what kinds of towel sets are out there! If you aren’t particularly fond of the featured sets we have chosen, all the brands we have selected have a large variety of collections to choose from, so you can look through their other products to find one that’s right for you. Just pick your favorite set, run a bath and relax!