Buying towels may seem straightforward, but there is plenty to think about. Firstly, your towels will undergo more stress and strain than any other household fabric, so it’s important that you buy something that can withstand the pressure of frequent washing, drying and scrubbing.
One of the most common mistakes people make is buying towels based on their softness. While towels often seem thick and strong in stores, it’s worth noting that they will frequently be covered in a fabric softener which gives the fibres a plush feel. While this makes them bulk out, it significantly hinders their absorption qualities.
Remember to think about your décor when you are buying new bath towels. If you are going for a spa feel, purchase red or white towels. The addition of a ribbon can also be beneficial. If you want to keep the same sense of continuity across your bathroom, choose a different shade of your primary colour. If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with neutral colours such as white, brown or cream. These colours will blend with virtually any décor style.
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Detergent and Fabric Softener
Detergent is hugely important when it comes to towel buying. Always select the right detergent for the job. Don’t wash coloured towels with white, or vice versa. This can cause increased fading. In addition, the quantity of detergent you use is also important. In most cases it won’t make a difference using half of the recommended amount, but too much detergent is the number one cause of deterioration. In addition, don’t use fabric softener if you aren’t displaying your towels. It will only hinder their performance.
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Buying online for a specialist towel store, such as Towelsrus will ensure that your towels are high quality and can withstand the test of time. Online shopping provides a fast and convenient way to do shopping and will provide you with more choice.
Receiving your Towels
The first thing you should do when you receive your towels is wash them. Put them in a washing machine on a gentle cycle without any detergent. The purpose of this is to get rid of any of the coated fabric softener. Failing to do this will impact absorption, making it more difficult for you to dry yourself.
About the Author
Robert Manual runs his own cleaning company in England. Through his years of cleaning experience, he has learned plenty of tips to prolong the lifespan of bath towels.