While they have the same function, they’re not the same thing. So what’s the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet?
The simple answer is that a bath sheet is larger than a bath towel. Most bath towels measure a minimum of 27 inches by 54 inches, although some better towels can measure 30 inches by 60 inches.
In comparison, a bath sheet can measure anywhere from 30 inches by 64 inches to 40 inches by 70 inches, depending on the manufacturer. A bath sheet provides more than twice the surface area of a bath towel.
The size difference makes bath towels less expensive than bath sheets, but each item has its own purpose and advantages.
Bath towels are considered the standard for bath linen sets. They are the perfect size for folding and placing on towel bars, and take up less storage space in the linen closet.
They are also convenient for drying off after a bath or shower, twisting around your wet hair, or wrapping around kids as they come out of the pool.
A bath sheet has greater surface area, which gives it greater absorption. But because of their size, they usually get relegated to a hook instead of a towel bar. Fewer bath sheets will fit in the washer, which means you’ll end up doing more laundry.
Still, they provide a greater feeling of luxury and comfort than a bath towel. You can imagine wrapping a bath sheet around yourself after you emerge from a swimming pool.
Among the bath towels and bath sheets in our collection are:
- The MicroCotton Hotel Collection – These terry towels are luxuriously lofty and ultra-absorbent. Made from 100 percent extra-long staple cotton, these towels are twice as plush as other towels of the same weight.
- The Savannah Towel Collection – Made of 100 percent long staple Turkish cotton, this towel brings a touch of elegance to any bathroom.
- The Charisma Collection – These towels are 100 percent Egyptian cotton, with a classic Chevron dobby design and a sophisticated range of colors.
- The Bello Towel by Sferra – These towels use a revolutionary dyeing method that preserves color long after washings. Indulge in the softness and simplicity of these 100 percent cotton towels and bath sheets.
InnStyle carries a number of other bath towel and bath sheet styles on our website, as well as hand towels, wash cloths and tubmats and rugs to match. If you don’t see the style you’re looking for, please contact one of our sales representatives to find what works for your home or establishment.