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The Correct Temperature to Wash Towels

There's nothing quite like stepping out of the shower or bath into a fluffy, clean towel. Keeping those towels soft can be another story. We've all been there — our favorite plush towels turn rough and limp after a few cycles through the washing machine.

You can prolong the life of your towels by learning how to properly wash them, using the correct temperature and settings the first time. 

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What Temperature Should You Wash Your Towels — Cold? Warm? Hot?

Despite popular belief, washing your towels with cold water is the best way to keep them clean, soft and fluffy. 

Washing your towels in cold water will also help you save up to three-quarters of the energy you would have used had you chosen hot water. Cold-water washing can help you save money and extend the life of towels, clothes and bedding. On the other hand, hot water can contribute to shrinkage, destroy elastic, fade colors and weaken fibers. 

Which Setting Is Best to Wash Your Towels?

The most suitable setting to wash your towels depends on their fabric type. Since most towels are made from cotton, including the ones at Towel Super Center, we suggest setting the wash temperature to at least 40 degrees on the White/Colors cycle. 

Wash towels separately from the rest of your laundry and check to ensure there are no specific washing instructions on the towel labels.

More Towel Care Tips

Try the following tips and tricks to keep your towels soft and fluffy:

  • Wash towels after every three to five uses to ensure they do not wear down.  
  • Use only the suggested detergent amount for white towels, as you want them to retain their bright hue. 
  • Wash colored towels with colored towels and whites with whites to avoid running. 
  • Avoid using bleach, as it can discolor the towel and affect the terry's quality. 
  • Skip the dryer sheets and fabric softener, too. They can actually deplete the towel's softness. 
  • Dry towels on low heat, as high heat can damage cotton fibers.  
  • Don't allow towels to sit in the dryer. Instead, remove them immediately to keep them soft. 
  • Make sure towels are completely dry before removing them from the dryer.

Shop High-Quality Towels at Towel Super Center Today 

When you need to order high-quality towels — in large or small quantities — Towel Super Center is your trusted source for service, savings and convenience. 

We offer terry towels made of 100% cotton in a range of colors and sizes that will satisfy all of your needs for a variety of applications. Many businesses go through large quantities of towels quickly, so buying them wholesale can save a lot. Find towels available for gym use, hotels and motels, country clubs, golf courses, hair salons and beyond.

Feel free to browse our vast inventory of wholesale towels, bedsheets, yoga towels, bath mats and other options. Choose from a large selection of colors available to suit your business's aesthetic needs and place your order online today

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