Selecting the Right Towel  For Your Home

The right towel selection can make a difference

You know how one thing leads to another when redoing your home and it’s those little things sometimes make the biggest difference?  That little thing can be your towel selection — bath towels, bath mats, kitchen towels, cleaning towels.

Turkish cotton towels, considered the world’s most luxurious towels, are made from cotton that is only grown in the Aegean region of Turkey.  Their strength comes from the region’s long cotton fibres that create strong threads to endure use and with the amazing ability to cope with the stresses of laundering.  Turkish cotton bath towels are absorbent (but not as absorbent as Egyptian cotton), so they are ideal for warm climates with excessive moisture, so perfect for the United Arab Emirates.

Before we select our perfect towel, we have to understand GSMs, this is one area that often misunderstood.

What does GSM mean?

GSM means ‘Grams per Square Meter” and is the standard measurement for the weight, density and quality of all fabrics.  The lower the GSM value, the lighter and thinner the towel.  But all may have a relevant purpose.

  • 300-400 GSM –the towels are lighter and thinner. But, depending on its use, you might want a lower GSM for a gym or kitchen towel. A lightweight, quicker-drying beach towel might be around 350 GSM, for instance.
  • 400-600 GSM – This medium weight is great for beach, bath and guest towels. Each consecutive gram weight – 400, 500, 600 – gets a little heavier, and a little more absorbent.
  • 600-900 GSM – This is a premium, luxury weight. The towel is denser, heavier, more absorbent, and will probably take a little longer to dry.

If your towels have lost their fluff, it may be because of silicone build up from commercial fabric softeners.  Need to bring back the fluff factor? Start with your regular detergent and add 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.  You’ll find this home remedy for putting the fluff back into your favourite towels.

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Looking to change up your home collection? BEA e MARTINA can help you select the select an appropriate collection with a range of seasonal colours and designs that are sure to make the difference in your home.

BEM Urban Living Bath Towel Set BEM Urban Living Bath Mat