Bath Towel Buying Guide


Buying a towel isn’t as simple as it seems, if you have started on it, you’ll notice there is quite a few different types and fabrics available, some with basic straightforward names like ‘cotton’ and others with more fancier names… Before buying any towels, it’s handy to review a few essentials to ensure you are buying the bath towels that you actually want and need. Here are a few pointers to look out for.

Bath Towel Sizes:

First up, you need to know what size in bathroom towels and bath linen you actually want and need! There is no point buying sizes that you don’t need and take up space in your linen cupboard.

Bath Towel

From 27″ x 52″ to 30″ x 58″

Use for: Normal bathrooms, kids bathrooms and guest bathrooms

Bath Sheet (largest bath towel/also referred to as oversized bath towel)

From 35″ x 60″ to 40″ x 70″

Master bathrooms, large bathrooms

Hand Towel (16″ x 28″ to 18″ x 30″)

Any bathroom, most commonly used hand towel

Finger Towel (11″ x 18″)

Small bathroom, powder room

Related Article: Fingertip Towels (included why I am obsessed with them!)

Washcloth (13″ x 13″)

Showers and bathtubs

Bath Towel Fabrics:

  1. Cotton

Cotton bath towels are the most basic bath towel you can buy. It’s also the most popular and highest selling cheapest bathroom towels. You’ll find cotton bath towels anywhere, anytime and in most bathrooms around the globe.

A standard bath towel that is durable. A basic necessity if you are looking to buy bath towels and not interested in any of the below.

  1. Egyptian Cotton

More popular than the just cotton bath towel, Egyptian cotton bath towels are the #1 bath towel purchased due to providing more quality, durability and softness than just regular cotton bath towels.

They also last longer after many washes.

  1. Turkish Cotton Bath Towels

Another cotton bath towel, for good reason or for confusion? For good! Like Egyptian Cotton bath towels, Turkish cotton bath towels have long fibers that provide warmth, softness and durability in comparison to basic cotton bathroom towels.

Typically, these are the higher priced cotton bath towels as they are more luxurious and are woven tighter for greater absorbency. For ultimate luxury and softness, this is your towel!

  1. Bamboo Bath Towels absolutely loves bamboo bath towels so if you’ve read our article about them, you’d probably already know that! Apart from the features of it’s predecessors (basic cotton and Egyptian cotton), buying a bamboo bath towel comes with those benefits plus more!

They are not only eco-friendly, they are made from 100% bamboo, are mildew-resistant and antibacterial!

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