Bath Sheets vs Towels: What's The Difference?

Bath Sheets vs Towels: What's The Difference?

Knowledge Base | 29 December 2019

A question we regularly hear at Linen House is, what's the difference between a bath towel and bath sheet?

It's quite simple.

The difference is their size, with bath sheets measuring larger than bath towels.

Wondering how this affects your everyday bathroom routine?

Here's a breakdown of the benefits of each size, which'll help you make the right towel purchase.

The case for bath towels.

The standard size of a Linen House bath towel is 69cm x 139cm.

Why a bath towel?

    • It's perfectly lightweight, therefore easier to maneuver when drying after a bath or shower.
    • It's less expensive to launder than a bath sheet, using less water and less detergent.
    • When it comes to wrapping wet hair, this size sits neatly without the weighty, about-to-unravel burden as you go about getting ready.
    • A family favourite, it fits both adults and children, being not too large and heavy.
    • It's far easier to store and fold if you're squeezed for space in your home. It also sits on a hook or bar neatly, even when drying.

The case for bath sheets.

The standard size of a Linen House bath sheet is 82cm x 170cm.

Why the rage over bath sheets?

    • With a generous surface area for absorption, the effort to maneuver it around when drying is considerably reduced.
    • This size wraps generously around your entire body, leaving you well covered in certain areas (particularly for those of us who pass a housemate or two down the hallway).
    • It provides much-adored luxury, especially if you offer accommodation or often have guests at your place.
    • People who are taller or larger in frame appreciate those enveloping feels that a bath towel cannot provide.
    • This size doubles as a pool or beach towel, being generous enough for lounging around on.

Now that you're across the benefits of both bath towels and bath sheets, which size are you?

Read about what to look out for when buying superior-quality bath towels here.

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