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What Makes A Good Towel?

Luxury Ribbon Cotton Towels

Not all towels are the same and there is a vast difference in quality and comfort.

There is also a vast array of styles and types, cotton is the main material used but the way that they are manufactured determine what they are used for.

You can buy towels for drying the body and you can also get towels that dry dishes etc, here we will talk about luxury towels which are mainly found in the bathroom.

Terry towelling is the traditional towel you use for drying yourself, this is the most efficient manufacturing process and encompasses two types, looped and open looped.

Both are very effective at keeping you dry while open looped towels are the most luxurious and soft.

How to choose a good towel

Luxury Egyptian Cotton Towels

Luxury towels improve with age, washing and tumble drying makes them softer and more absorbent, so the more you use them the better.

Although they will eventually wear out the more expensive towels will last for many years.

Remember you get what you pay for so buying cheap towels can be a false economy and they do not feel as good to the touch as a premium quality 650 GSM Egyptian cotton towel.

Using a good brand of towel is normally the best way to ensure you get a towel that does what it says it will, keep you dry and snug.

They come in a variety of sizing from the small face cloth right up to the super sized bath sheet, there really is not much to rival getting out of your bath and draping a snug luxury towel around you whilst you dry off.

Grams per Square Meter (GSM)

Designer Cotton Towels

GSM or grams per square meter is a very good way of ensuring that you get a good quality towel, most luxury towels are over 600GSM.

This type of towel will be soft and have a generous pile which feels soft and fluffy to touch.

This is essential for absorbing water, the heavier the weight the more efficient the towel is when it comes to keeping you dry.

Wash your towels according to the wash care label and try to tumble dry rasher than line drying.

The tumble drier plumps up the pile leaving them soft and bouncy whereas the line can dry them in a way that leaves the towel feeling like cardboard and very stiff and hard. This is not the desired effect and should be avoided if you have access to a drier.

What we offer

Have a look at our wide range of luxury towels from major high street brands such as Sheridan, Christy and Kingsley Home. They’re all covered by our Best Price Promise Guarantee so you can’t go wrong!

Sheridan Towels

Sheridan Towels

If you are looking for premium quality luxury towels that are super soft and fluffy then have a look at our Sheridan Egyptian cotton towel range.

Currently on offer with a massive 50% OFF while stocks last and with 8 colours to choose from you are sure to find one to suit your bathroom or en-suite.

Good towels can make or break bath times, the feeling of a gorgeous towel draped round you while you get out of the bath is one of life’s little pleasures.

The Egyptian cotton difference

Egyptian cotton is very good for making luxury towels, the cotton is super absorbent and gets softer every time you wash it which is just what you want from your favourite towels.

A good towel has plenty of loft or pile and bounces back when you tumble dry it on a medium until bone dry, this helps to the cotton to bunch up together making them feel plump and fluffy once again.

Why Sheridan Towels?

Sheridan Egyptian Cotton Towels

Sheridan towels are made from the best grade of Egyptian cotton, the extra long staple fibres are blended together to create an opulent and rich towel that will last for years and years.

Sheridan also over size their towels to give you that extra bit of comfort and luxury.

Fully machine washable and tumble dry safe you can look after these towels with the minimum amount of effort, totally convenient and at a great price.

They offer the full range for you to choose from including face cloths, hand towels, bath towels and the larger size Bath sheets. Weight is very important when it comes to selecting the correct pile for your new towels, Sheridan have made their luxury towels with a 660gsm or grams per square metre.

This makes them much thicker and softer than standard towels. They even offer you a matching bath mat to ensure that all aspects of your bathroom are taken care of.

So go on, spoil your senses at bath time with these luxury ring spun Sheridan Egyptian cotton towels from one of our favourite bedding brands. Also don’t forget they are now half price!

As winter is now upon us, what type of bedding should we be using?

The temperature is dropping fast and our bedrooms are getting colder and colder, so what type of bedding should we be using now?

Just turning up the heating is not always the answer as this is not only expensive but not always practical or the most healthy way of staying warm while you sleep.

Conventional heating can and does make the room temperature too high which can make the air dry out, this lack of moisture in the air can make breathing a little harder and in some cases make sleepers snore.

Heat can also make the body become restless, tossing and turning can eventually lead to the duvet or blanket being kicked off and any heat loss is hard to maintain and the sleeper can then wake due to becoming colder.

How good bedding helps

Modern houses central heating and double glazing does help keep out the cold but good bedding can help you get a decent night’s sleep without over-heating or waking due to being exceedingly cold.

Traditional weave bedlinen such as that found in Egyptian cotton sheets are not as good as say a knitted cotton fabric such as brushed cotton.

Flannelette bedding (see our  range here) as it is more traditionally known has always been a firm favourite when selecting winter bed sheets, this weave is super soft, fluffy and extremely efficient at retaining heat giving you a warm and cosy feeling.

The fabric is also very good at maintaining a balanced natural temperature, it can also release heat and works with the body’s natural temperature regulation.

Mattress toppers and mattress protectors

Brushed cotton flanellette sheets
Brushed Cotton Fitted Sheets

We stock both Mattress toppers and mattress protectors which also offer extremely good levels of insulation between you and the mattress, filling in the mattress can draw heat from the body.

Mattresses can take quite a while to warm up to the desired temperature and the heat source is normally our bodies.

This results in slow warm up times, which in some circumstances cannot be recovered and a little extra help is needed.

Electric blankets can be used in this instance but they are not normally very comfortable to sleep on and can move around if not secured properly.

Mattress Protectors
Cotton Mattress Protectors

One of the things sleepers normally like to change is the duvet, as this is one of the most expensive products you can buy for the bedroom this is not always cost effective.

Unfortunately there is not one duvet or tog rating that will cover all seasons, 13.5 tog duvets are excellent in the colder winter months but will “cook” you come July and August.

Many manufacturers now range the All Seasons Duvets, this is a combination of a 9 TOG duvet for autumn and a 4.5 TOG duvet for Spring/Summer use and the two combined covers you effectively for the more seriously cold weather around Christmas time and the New Year.

Jersey Cotton

Goose and Duck Down Duvets

So if you just want warm, cosy and soft fitted sheets and pillowcases opt for the Brushed Cotton Flannelette bedding or  try our Jersey Cotton as this can have the same properties but is just a little cooler but equally as luxurious.

Egyptian Cotton Bedding is still the best cotton bedlinen in the world and offers levels of quality and luxury other fabrics can only dream of but when it comes to the cold they do not always step up to the mark.

For the ultimate bedding collection try to have a set for summer and a set for winter as this will increase your sleeping pleasure beyond doubt and the investment will be worth every penny.

Jersey Cotton Sheets
Bedding for electric beds and memory foam mattresses