How to Choose the Best Towels and Mats for Your Bathroom
July 11th, 2021 by David Martin
It may seem like a mundane task to do when you first move into a new home, but choosing all the nitty-gritty things, can either make or break not only the look of the home but also your comfort levels. One instance is in choosing accessories that go into your bathroom. Sometimes we could use a helping hand, and below we have included a few things to consider when staring at the array of choices either online or in the bathroom and home stores.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
The Fiber Content
Towels come in different fibers or materials. Choosing the one that quick drying and has high absorbency. For instance, 100% cotton materials are the best. There are also available in Polyester, cotton and polyester blends and microfiber, but the 100% cotton towels last longer and are durable. More varieties of towels can be found here. From foot, to hand, sports and beach towels, you can find some of the nicest pieces if you look in the right place.
If you’re going for the cotton fabrics, there are two that would suit every home, namely Supima and Egyptian. These blends were originally created in the land of the Pharaohs and are of high quality. They have longer fibers and come in beautiful colors to match the rest of your bathroom accessories.
Anyone who is serious about kitting out their house and doing it well should inspect the towels before they buy them. Some manufacturers add a soft finish to towels, so when you first feel them at the store they may feel soft, however, upon one wash this softness fades away. This is something to look out for, and also check that the stitching is up to par.
Making sure the edges of the towels are nicely stitched and not ruffled will help keep them lasting a longer time. The edges must be neatly folded without any threads sticking out. This is a sign of good craftsmanship. It will prevent fraying and not only looks neat but will be of a higher quality than others: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home-products/towel-reviews/a25466/how-to-buy-towels/
Of course, the colors should also be checked. If you’re going with matching color for the rest of the bathroom, make sure they have that color in stock. Matching towels and bathroom accessories to floor rugs and tiles is one way of bringing out the best in that space.
The Weight Factor
Towels are usually measured in GSM or grams per square meter. The rule of thumb is, the higher this number, the heavier they will be. The denser a towel is, the more absorbent it will be. If you are going for lightweight bath towels, you should look for anything between 300 – 400 GSM. The heavier ones that would suit adults range between 600 and 900 GSM, which are the heaviest, and the in-between ones are usually around 500 to 700 GSM.
Bath mats will usually come in different shapes and sizes too, and you can match the towels to them as well. A great mat will look amazing in a plain white bathroom, and you can go with a small rug-like mat for stepping out of the bathtub or shower, or a larger version for the sink area. Choose a good absorbing mat that is also quick drying and feels soft underneath your feet. The ones with long fibers can do the trick.
Wrap It Up
In the end, it is a matter of personal preference and for whom you are buying the towels. For an entire family, it always looks nice when all the towels are matching, or variations of it are matching. For instance, you could purchase a plain teal blue for your bathroom and a patterned design for your kid’s bathrooms with a combination of teal and white or green.
Consider the different kinds of cotton or cotton-poly blends for the best absorbency levels, you can’t go wrong with these. Perhaps you can even find something similar for other rooms in the house such as the kitchen or patio. If you want to be adventurous matching the carpet in the living room is also a modern way to kit out your entire house.
Have fun with it and soon you will see the transformation from just adding some bright colors to your railings and floors with these necessary items.