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Towels might be a home essential, but that doesn't mean to say they can't be luxurious. There's nothing better than wrapping yourself up in a fluffy towel after a long soak in the bath. Here at The Towel shop, we have a huge variety of bath towels for sale in a range of sizes, colours and weights, making it easier than ever to find the perfect towel to meet your needs, style preferences and budget.

What makes for a fluffy towel?

The GSM - grams per square metre - of a towel impacts its fluffiness. The higher the GSM, the heavier and thicker a towel is, and the more absorbent it is. High GSM towels - over 500 GSM - tend to be deemed the standard when it comes to bath towels and bath sheets. Particularly luxurious bath towels and sheets will be in the region of 700 GSM, so choose this weight if you're looking for an incredibly fluffy towel. Lower GSM towels - between 300 and 400 GSM - are better suited as beach, pool and gym towels. Their thin nature also means they can be rolled or folded up small to fit into a bag or backpack.

The type of fibre that a towel is comprised of also impacts it's level of fluffiness and luxuriousness. Egyptian cotton is deemed the very best when it comes to bath towels. It's grown in nutrient-rich land in a humid climate which is the ideal conditions for producing high quality cotton. It feels much softer than other varieties of cotton and it tends to be incredibly durable. Whereas lower quality cotton is more susceptible to wearing thin and pilling, Egyptian cotton will last and last for years.

Although Egyptian cotton bath towels are more expensive than other alternatives, the investment pays off when you can enjoy soft, fluffy towels every time you step out of the shower for years to come. Bamboo bath towels are also a great choice if you're looking for a fluffy towel. Bamboo is an eco-friendly fibre that's also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It's highly absorbent and soft and makes for incredibly cosy towels, particularly when blended with cotton.

Bath sheet vs bath towel - what's the difference?

The terms 'bath sheet' and 'bath towel' are often used interchangeably, but they are technically two separate things, with the difference between them being their size. Bath sheets tend to be significantly bigger than bath towels.

They vary in dimensions, but you can expect them to be somewhere in the region of 35 inches wide and 70 inches long - that's around 90cm by 180cm. Bath towels are usually in the region of 26 inches wide and 54 inches long - around 65cm by 137cm. The generous size of bath sheets makes them feel like a more luxurious option than bath towels. You can comfortably wrap yourself up in them to step out of the bathroom after showering.

Bath towels are more functional. They help you dry off, but their smaller size means they can't easily be wrapped around the waist while you wander around the house. They do come in handy for people with long hair because they can be wrapped around the head to dry hair off, whereas bath sheets are usually too big and bulky for this purpose.

Bath towels tend to be easier to hang to dry on standard towel rails, whereas large bath sheets require larger rails or they must be folded up which means they take longer to dry. If you have a small bathroom with limited space for towels, bath sheets may not be the most practical option. For kids, bath towels are a more sensible option because their smaller size is ideal for small bodies.

Bath towels vs bath flannels vs hand towels - how are they different?

Bath flannels are significantly smaller than bath towels. They're around 13 inches square, which is around 33cm. Flannels are often referred to as washcloths or facecloths because they tend to be used wet and with soap, shower gel or cleanser to wash the face or body rather than to dry the skin.

Hand towels are usually rectangular and measure in the region of 18 inches wide and 30 inches long - around 45cm by 76cm. They're usually used to dry off the hands after washing them, but they're also useful for drying off the face after washing it over the sink. They can come in handy for drying off very young children or infants, or for wrapping around the head after washing hair.

Are towel bales and sets a better choice than buying towels individually?

Towel bales are sets of towels, either all of the same size or in a selection of sizes. They are a great choice if you're looking for a full matching set, for example if you've just moved into a new home or you want to replace all of your towels at once. They tend to work out cheaper overall than if you were to buy each towel in the set individually. Plus, if you want a set of towels all in the same colour you can rest assured they'll match when you buy them in a single bundle.

The number of pieces you get in a towel bale varies, but a typical set would include six towels in total - two bath towels, two hand towels, and two face cloths. They're ideal for a couple who want a matching set of towels each, or a single person who wants spares of each piece. The more luxurious sets might also include bath sheets and additional face cloths. When it comes to buying sets of towels, you should be aware that the more pieces you buy at once, the more money you save.

Here at The Towel Shop we have a wide range of pack sizes available, from small packs of four that are ideal for families, to boxes of 200 suitable for hoteliers. The larger the pack size, the lower the cost of each individual towel.

Browse our full range of bath towels for sale now

If you're looking for fluffy towels for the bathroom you're in the right place. Browse our full range now to discover bath flannels, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets available individually and in towel bales.

It makes us happy to provide our customers with towels that they will love!

Within our towel range there is something to suit everyone. For those customers who want to add a bit of extra comfort and luxury to their bathroom or kitchen, we provide the sort of towels that will make people’s day to day lives just a touch more pleasant. Our 500GSM Luxury Hand Towels or 600GSM Face Cloths are the sort of items you would find in 5 star accommodations. These are ideal for guests and family members to enjoy spending time in your home.

Our bath sheets come in both the ranges 500GSM as well as the 600GSM, they are a large size so customers can enjoy that full wrap around feeling after a nice hot soak. There is no better feeling than stepping out of a hot bath into a soft and fluffy bath towel, so ditch those old worn out towels and swap them for a new one.

We have a huge range of wholesale towels including face cloths, hand towels, bath towels, bath sheets, wholesale institutional towels and wholesale/custom embroidered towels.

The towels that are well suited to private homes are also perfect for guest houses and bed & breakfasts. We are experts in the supply of wholesale towels and selling towels in bulk, and can adapt orders to suit business customers. We have a wide range of stock available for all types of customers. So if you are after buying in bulk than you have come to the right place as our prices are competitive and the quality of towels are excellent.

Within our towel range, we have a selection aimed specifically at hotels, nursing homes, health and beauty centres and other institutions. They are available in white thus, giving their customers the reassurance of hygiene. They are also hard-wearing and easy to care for, which will make the facilities' managers lives easier. Likewise our super-fast and efficient service will make lives easier for all our varied types of customers.

We supply hotels and the many other institutions with high quality towels all in 100% quality cotton. These include 400GSM, 450GSM, 500GSM & 600GSM towels.

Our embroidered towels in Vanity, Laura Leaf, or Roma Leaf have a classic, timeless quality that go well in either retro or modern bathrooms. We also offer a custom embroidery service. For further information on custom embroidery please feel free to contact our customer services team on 01204 455755.

Despite their top notch quality, these products are easy care maintenance, machine washable and are highly durable.

Finally, if there is something you do not find on our site please feel free to get in contact with us via email or telephone and we will be happy to assist you. We are manufacturers of our own towels so we are able to offer cheap discounted prices.

Telephone - 01204 455755 

Email - info@thetowelshop.co.uk