How to Choose the Best Waffle Towels

There’s nothing quite as luxurious as stepping out of a warm bath into a soft, comfy towel. At LinenMe we love linen waffle towels for their super-absorbency and non-bulky lightness. Waffle weave is quite distinctive – it has a honeycomb pattern with raised edges that look just like waffles. It’s not only used in bath towels, you’ll also find bath robes, tea towels and even bedlinen in this versatile weave. Here are some of the reasons why we love linen waffle towels:

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The benefits of linen waffle towels

  • Highly absorbent – the ridges in the waffle pattern increase absorbency
  • Lightweight – linen is lighter and less bulky than cotton towelling, making linen towels easier to store and carry to the gym or pool
  • Exfoliating – a waffle weave gives a gentle exfoliation as you dry your skin. Because linen is hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial it’s kind to sensitive skin as well, giving you a double hit of skin pampering goodness
  • Stylish – whether you choose neutral tones or bold colours, a set of neatly folded linen waffle towels adds an air of elegance and spa-like luxury to any bathroom or guest bedroom

How to choose the best waffle towels

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Now we’ve convinced you of the benefits of waffle towels, here are a few pointers on how to choose the right ones for your home.

Firstly, consider the fabric. Most waffle towels are made from cotton, linen or microfibre. If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly option go for organic cotton or pure linen. The most eco-friendly of the two is linen as it uses fewer resources to grow and produce, is highly durable and is biodegradable. If using sustainable textiles is a priority for you then linen waffle towels are the best choice.

Next you need to think about  the colour of your towels. Consider your current bathroom décor scheme and work around that, or use a new set of waffle towels as an excuse to have a bit of a revamp and change things up. Whether you want minimalist neutrals or a pop of bold colour, you’ll find waffle towels in a wide range of tones to suit every interior. At LinenMe we offer one of the most extensive collections of colours and patterns, making it easier for you to find your perfect towel.

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Finally, consider how you will use your towels. If they are purely for using at home or as a guest towel set, then the fabric is less of a priority. But if you need something more versatile that you can throw into your gym kit bag or take to the beach then linen is an ideal choice. Linen is lightweight and much less bulky than cotton, giving you more space to carry other things, or just take a smaller bag.

If you’re buying a guest set of towels we recommend two large linen bath sheets and a matching pair of hand towels. You can buy these as a set here. Leave these out on the bed for your visitors and you’ll instantly create a sense of welcome and feeling at home. And if you’d like some inspiration on turning your bathroom into a stylish home spa, check out this post.


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