Property managers and innkeepers constantly need to order supplies to keep their guests satisfied and their properties running smoothly. One of the most popular products that customers contact InnStyle about is towels. Properties make it a top priority to offer guests high-quality, plush towels to help make their stay more enjoyable. This blog will highlight important information about towels to help you make the best decision when purchasing. The main areas of focus will be on the density of towels, how towels are developed, and the material the towels are designed from.
Towels are measured in GSM or grams per square meter. Typically, towels in the 300 to 400 GSM range are light in overall weight. They tend to be thin which helps them dry quicker than towels of a higher GSM. Therefore, they tend to work well in places like gyms or saunas where sweating is common and laundering is essential. Towels with 400 to 620 GSM are average in weight. They absorb water well while still feeling soft and plush while drying more quickly than denser towels. Common examples are beach and bath towels. Finally, towels ranging from 620 to 900 GSM are heavy and usually more luxurious towels. It is common for these types of towels to be found in five-star hotels since they are so high in quality. They are known for being extremely soft and plush.
Construction and Design
Construction and design refer to the way the fibers are treated and put together. The most common types of towel construction are combed, ringspun, terry, and microcotton.
* Combed towels are combed to eliminate leftover debris and have smaller threads to help make the cotton strong, straight, and high quality.
* Ringspun cotton towels combine and twist long and short fibers together to help make the towel smoother, softer, and stronger.
* Terry towels use additional amounts of yarn to develop longer thread loops that make the towel more absorbent.
* Microcotton towels are pieces of cotton that are looped together to increase absorbency and often weigh less than other towels. They are super snag resistant, extremely plush, dry quickly and don’t leave lint behind.
Fibers used in Towels
The type of fiber that constructs a towel is also important. The most common fibers used in making towels include 100% cotton or a cotton polyester blend, Turkish cotton, and bamboo.
A cotton towel is the most common form of towels. Towels can be 100% cotton, or they can also be a mix of cotton and polyester. Some towels listed on InnStyle’s website are 97% cotton and 3% cotton. Polyester in a towel is beneficial because it helps aid the drying process for towels. A specific type of cotton towel is the Turkish Cotton. A Turkish Cotton towel has long fibers that are better at removing water from the body after a bath, shower, etc. to help you dry offer quicker and more efficiently. Turkish Cotton towels are known for being plush and absorbent. Another type of towel material is bamboo. Most bamboo towels are either made from 100% bamboo or a blend of bamboo and cotton. The main benefit of bamboo towels is that they are environmentally friendly since bamboo can be grown without fertilizer or pesticides. It also absorbs a lot of carbon and produces much more oxygen compared to other plants.
InnStyle Can Help You
Towels are an important hospitality product, so it is important that you equip your property with the best towels to impress your guests. InnStyle offers a wide array of towels. A common ringspun towel is the Ringspun Cotton Towel. A Turkish towel offered at InnStyle is the Turkish Waffle Towel. Also, InnStyle has a bamboo towel called the Bamboo II Towel. If you have any other questions about our towels or other products, please give us a call and speak with one of our account managers. We can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Our website is https://www.innstyle.com/.