Matouk's Auberge Towel is a luxurious towel and a fun way to personalize your bathroom.
But beyond deciding on the right color or pattern, how do you pick a towel that’s right for you and will stand the test of time? If you want a towel that will last, you will want to look at luxury towels. Although they cost more, they will last much longer and provide a superior user experience. Inexpensive towels begin to feel rough and lose their absorbancy after several washings. They also will most likely begin to fray and fall apart before a quality towel begins to show signs of wear.
Most people prefer a bath towel that is soft, absorbent and substantial enough to provide a touch of comfort. Factors that effect the feel and quality of a towel include its ability to absorb moisture, weight, texture and fabric content. Here is more information about these components, so you can be better informed when choosing luxury towels:
All towels have a fabric weight, measured with a GSM (grams per square meter) number. The higher a fabric’s GSM, the denser, and therefore more absorbent, the fabric will be. In general, you should look for a towel with a GSM of at least 500 for luxurious towels for use in the master or guest bathroom.
|Abyss & Habidecor's Super Pile Towels|
When shopping for better towels, look for fabric of 100% Egyptian cotton, or for the Supima trademark, which guarantees a towel is made of 100% American pima cotton.
|Zenith Turkish Towels|
|Bamboo Bath Towels by Peacock Alley|
Specialty microfiber towels are lighter and thinner than cotton towels and have excellent absorbency. The Aquis Micofiber Hair Towel, for example, draws water from wet hair faster and more thoroughly than ordinary towels.
One last thing to consider is the weave, which effects the way the towel feels. For example, Twill Bath Towels by Abyss & Habidecor are woven in three directions, providing greater durability, quick drying and less lint.
All of the luxury bathroom towels mentioned here are high quality but distinctly different. Which one is best for you will depend on your personal preferences.