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Spa Towels

May 7th, 2010

spa-towel-stack.jpgThe practice of going to spas is becoming more and more popular for regeneration of the body, mind, and spirit. A spa usually uses water therapy for this purpose; therefore, it is not surprising that towels have become an inevitable necessity in the process. It is indulgence to the fullest when you can wrap yourself in a plush towel at a spa. Rough, coarse towels would spoil the entire experience. Spa towels can be of many kinds and colors though usually white is preferred. The variety in spa towels emerges from the kinds of material available in the market for them. From cotton, terry, and microfiber to velour and ringspun, they are offered in ample variety.

Cotton towels have always been the most popular of all for their absorption abilities and natural strength. More specifically, Egyptian cotton towels are considered to be one of the best because of the high-grade Egyptian cotton used. These spa towels are luxury items and are supposed to become softer with each wash, and have considerably less lint. Modal, Supima, and Microcotton are close cousins of Egyptian cotton, and very often you will find spa towels made with blends of these materials. Turkish cotton is also popular but it is one notch lower than Egyptian cotton.

Ringspun towels are softer than cotton ones, yet stronger and more durable because of their compactness. Terry towels, also called looped towels, are soft ones that are good for everyday use. Velour towels, also called sheared towels, have loops like terry ones though they are sheared on one side. You can dry yourself only on this one side. Microfiber towels are made with synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester. Best for cleaning purposes, these towels have great durability and are fast-drying.

The quality of a towel is usually assessed by its weight. The heavier it is, the more expensive it will be. Usually measured in grams per square meter (GSM), towels with more GSM are of better quality. 500 to 600 GSM is a good quality towel; above 700 GSM is a premium quality towel. Open ended towels will not last too long because the edges will soon start fraying. Double turned side hem edges are the best for they will ensure durability. Another thing to keep in mind while choosing spa towels is that they should be stain resistant and bleach proof. Also, they should be highly absorbent.

Towels4hotels.com has a wide array of spa towels. SalonTowel.net has selections under Economy, Premium, Standard, Cotton, and Ringspun among others. Amazon.com has a few good spa towels as well. BedBathAndBeyond.com also offers a variety of them.

This article was supplied by Nidhi Varma.

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