Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a towel bar? 
How do you arrange a towel bar?
Steps
  1. Spread the bath towel out on a flat surface. Any flat surface you have handy will work. ...
  2. Fold the towel into thirds and drape it over the towel bar. First, lay the towel flat. ...
  3. Hang the towel over the bar. Adjust the hanging ends so that they're both even. ...
  4. Hang a hand towel over a bath towel.
Mar 28, 2019


How far from shower should towel bar be? 
How far from shower should towel bar be?
Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


Do towels dry on hooks? 
Do towels dry on hooks?
Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How do you hang towels to dry? 
How do you hang towels to dry?
1. You double-up when hanging them on hooks. Using hooks to hang-dry towels between uses isn't that bad (though using a towel bar is better), but you should never hang more than one per hook. Moisture and debris could get trapped among the layers, which growing bacteria and mold just love.Feb 12, 2015


How do you hang towels on a double towel bar? 
How do you hang towels on a double towel bar?
How to Hang Bathroom Towels on a Double Towel Rack
  1. Spread a bath towel on a flat surface with the tag up. Fold about ¼ of it over lengthwise toward the middle and smooth it down. ...
  2. Hang the folded bath towel on the back dowel of the double towel rack next to the wall. ...
  3. Fold two hand towels the same way as you folded the bath towel.


How do you display fingertip towels? 
How do you display fingertip towels?
A Multitude of Uses
  1. Lay them on your bathroom countertops.
  2. Drape them over coordinating bath or hand towels for your guests to use after washing their hands.
  3. Place a basket full of fingertip towels near your sink so guests can use a fresh towel after each hand wash.
Feb 25, 2016


How high should towel hooks be? 
How high should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How high above the vanity should the towel ring be? 
How high above the vanity should the towel ring be?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018


Where should a toilet paper holder be placed? 
Where should a toilet paper holder be placed?
  • Height Placement. According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. ...
  • Distance From Toilet. The other important measurement is that it should be placed eight to 12 inches, on center, from the toilet to the facing wall. ...
  • Final Option.
Dec 15, 2018


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


How do you dry towels after a bath? 
How do you dry towels after a bath?
Wash bath towels in hot water (between 140° and 150°) with strong detergent (and bleach for white towels), and fully dry them as soon as possible. Hang towels to dry immediately after each use to halt the growth of bacteria.


Do towels go bad? 
Do towels go bad?
Even a small amount of moisture can make towels smell sour! After drying off after a bath or shower, make sure to hang your towel up to dry. ... Never use fabric softener on towels. Fabric softener residue will quickly make your towels less absorbent.Apr 26, 2019
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Can you reuse bath towels? 
Can you reuse bath towels?
Washing your bath towel after each use is a way to keep bacteria at bay, but it is not completely necessary. Although you're right that some bacteria may live on your towel, it's probably not enough to cause any health problems, and you will save energy (and time! and quarters!) if you reuse bath towels.Mar 26, 2013


Should I iron towels? 
Should I iron towels?
Wash a towel at 70 degrees Celsius, at this temperature, thermal disinfectant, most bacteria is eliminated. ... You do not need to iron your towels, however will not harm the towel if you do. Iron usually flattens the loops on the towel. The best towels have a soft fluffy handle with upright loops like soldiers.
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Do towels dry on double towel bar? 
Do towels dry on double towel bar?
B. Single bar with two towels - Taking up 24" of wall space, this towel bar still cannot accommodate two towels without folding. Folded towels do not dry evenly and trap in moisture. ... Hanging your towels like this makes it easy for bacteria or fungus to travel from one persons towel to the other.


Where do you hang towels? 
Where do you hang towels?
The easiest is to mount a towel bar to the back of a cabinet door. Most people choose to do this under the sink because it's conveniently located where you need towels most often. You can also use a towel bar pull-out to hang several towels. Companies like Rev-A-Shelf have units for both of these solutions.Jan 26, 2019


How do you store towels? 
How do you store towels?
Use the top shelves for stacking towels and toiletries. Stow seldom used items in baskets on top of the cabinets. Baskets in the open lower shelf are ideal for extra toilet paper and towels. Hang hooks between the cabinets to keep towels off the floor.Jan 4, 2019


How do you roll towels? 
How do you roll towels?
How to Roll Your Towels Like a Spa!
  1. Start by folding the towel in half.
  2. Grab one of the corners and bring it across until it is parallel to the far edge.
  3. Flip the towel.
  4. Then fold the corners in thirds.
  5. Flip the towel again.
  6. And begin tightly rolling.
Jun 7, 2016


What's a fingertip towel? 
What's a fingertip towel?
A fingertip towel is a small-sized towel providing an easy convenience to dry hands and 'fingertips' quickly. It is smaller than a hand towel, yet larger than a wash cloth. A fingertip towel can be functional, decorative, or both.Jan 13, 2016


What are hand towels for? 
What are hand towels for?
A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping a body or a surface. ... In households, several types of fabric towels are used, including hand towels, bath towels and kitchen towels.


What is guest towel? 
What is guest towel?
Fingertip towels are small towels that are folded and found next to the sink or in the guests bedroom. Often, hosts will leave a pin note with the towels to indicate that they are for general use by guests. They are a convenient item to have in the bathroom, especially if a quick hand wash is needed.Mar 19, 2014
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What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


How long is a bath towel? 
How long is a bath towel?
Bath towels range from about 27 inches by 52 inches in size all the way up to 30 inches by 58 inches for the largest towel. The smallest bath sheets, in comparison, are much larger, generally around 35 inches by 60 inches. That extra square footage makes wrapping up in a bath sheet a more luxurious experience.


What is robe hook? 
What is robe hook?
Bath Robe Hooks. ... Just one tip: While it's generally recommended that hooks be mounted about 5 feet above the floor, keep in mind your own height, the reach of your little ones, and the length of your linens before making final placement decisions.
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What is the standard height for towel bars? 
What is the standard height for towel bars?
Standard Towel Bar Height. Common towel bar placement falls between 42 and 48 inches as measured from the bathroom floor, but they can range anywhere from 30 to 52 inches. A height of 48 inches is a common option. It gives you plenty of room for hanging towels while keeping everything accessible.Sep 5, 2018


How high above vanity should mirror be? 
How high above vanity should mirror be?
The standard height for vanity lighting above bathroom mirrors is 75” to 80” from the finished floor to the center of the light fixture. Keep in mind that these are just the standard measurements.Jun 12, 2017


How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet? 
How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet?
Many bathrooms have a smaller wall space where the toilet is located. Using a tape measure, measure the width of the wall and the height from the top of the toilet tank to the ceiling. The bottom of most cabinets are approximately 2 feet above the tank.


What height should grab bars be installed? 
What height should grab bars be installed?
In toilets and showers, the tops of horizontal grab bars need to be 33 to 36 inches from the floor. In a transfer shower, the bottom of the vertical bar must be 3 to 6 inches above the horizontal bar on that wall. The problem is that installers often aim for one edge of the range, and end up a bit high or low.


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
For functionality, towel rings are commonly installed on a shorter wall close to the sink. Aim for installing a towel ring anywhere from 50 inches to 52 inches off the ground. Towels should hang freely and not brush against the top of your vanity.Mar 13, 2017


How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall? 
How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall?
Take the plunge and drill holes using a ¼” drill bit on the marks. Insert anchors and nails into the holes to mount the paper holder. Slide the mounting parts, and secure by pushing flush with the wall and down into the mountingbracket, then slide the toilet paper roll on.Nov 29, 2017


Is there a standard height for coat hooks? 
Is there a standard height for coat hooks?
Choosing the Height. A free-standing coat rack averages around 6 feet tall, with hooks mounted within 12 to 18 inches beneath the top. ... This height, adjusted slightly up or down as needed allows plenty of hanging space beneath the coats as well, to ensure that even a long coat does not touch the floor.


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How is equal spacing measured? 
How is equal spacing measured?
How to Calculate Even Spacing
  1. Measure the width of your picket, baluster or board material. ...
  2. Multiply the individual picket width by the number of pickets to find the total area that will be occupied by the pickets. ...
  3. Measure the total width of the installation area. ...
  4. Subtract the total area occupied by pickets from the total installation width.
Sep 25, 2017


Do towels dry better on hooks or bars? 
Do towels dry better on hooks or bars?
Towel bars are a good option if you have a lot of wall space near the tub or shower. Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How do you keep wet towels from smelling? 
How do you keep wet towels from smelling?
If you have a standard washer machine, use 1 cup of baking soda and add it to the towels and then fill with water. DO NOT ADD SOAP OR VINEGAR, ADD NOTHING BUT BAKING SODA! Run a full cycle using hot water for the wash and rinse cycle. You will be absolutely amazed on how fresh the towels smell.


What do you do with towels after you shower? 
What do you do with towels after you shower?
7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels
  1. You double-up when hanging them on hooks. ...
  2. You don't wash them often enough. ...
  3. You use the same towels too often. ...
  4. You use too much detergent when you wash them. ...
  5. You don't wash them in hot enough water. ...
  6. You don't shake them out before they go in the dryer.
Feb 12, 2015


How often should you change your bath towel? 
How often should you change your bath towel?
How Often Should You Wash Your (Germ Magnet of a) Bath Towel?
  1. As a general rule, launder your bath towel (or swap in a clean one) at least once a week and your washcloth a couple times a week.
  2. Wash towels more frequently if you're sick to avoid reinfection.
Jan 16, 2019


What is the best bath towel? 
What is the best bath towel?
The Best Bath Towel
  • Our pick. Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towel. Thick and luxurious. ...
  • Runner-up. Target Fieldcrest Reserve Bath Towel. A lighter plush towel. ...
  • Budget pick. Bed Bath & Beyond Dri-Soft Plus Bath Towel. Thin and extremely affordable. ...
  • Also great. The Onsen Bath Towel. Quick-drying lattice.
Nov 8, 2018


Why are my towels stiff after washing? 
Why are my towels stiff after washing?
Eventually even the best towels can become stiff, scratchy and not very absorbent. It happens when fabric softeners and residue from dryer sheets build up on the fibers. ... The baking soda and vinegar will strip the residue from the towels, leaving them fluffy and absorbent again.Sep 1, 2016


Should you use a new towel every time you shower? 
Should you use a new towel every time you shower?
Bath towels that are being used once a day to dry off after a shower can be used up to three times before needing to be washed. Hand towels, however, should be changed every one to two days since they are getting used more frequently and might even be drying hands that aren't completely clean.May 16, 2017


How often should you change bed sheets? 
How often should you change bed sheets?
It's a general rule you should be cleaning and changing your sheets at least once every two weeks, but really it should be every single week. According to Good Housekeeping, your sheets should be changed every fortnight, and once a week if you know you sweat a lot in the night.Jan 4, 2019


How often should you wash your blankets? 
How often should you wash your blankets?
Bed sheets should be washed at least every other week. If you sweat at night, wash your bed sheets weekly. On the other hand, you only need to clean pillows and comforters 2 or 3 times a year. An easy reminder: Wash them when the seasons change.Sep 29, 2014


Do dryer sheets ruin towels? 
Do dryer sheets ruin towels?
3. Towels. While everyone loves to dry off with a soft towel, liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets can reduce the absorbency of terry cloth and other fluffy fabrics. If you feel like your towels aren't drying as well as they did when they were new, skip the softener every few washes.Nov 7, 2017


Why are my towels turning yellow? 
Why are my towels turning yellow?
Even white fabrics made from natural fibers like cotton and linen can turn yellow if they are exposed to too much chlorine bleach. ... And, if you are using too much detergent or fabric softener and not rinsing well, the high heat of the clothes dryer can "bake" the residue into the fibers and leave them grey or yellow.Dec 3, 2018


Why you shouldn't use fabric softener on towels? 
Why you shouldn't use fabric softener on towels?
They do this by covering the fabric in a thin, lubricating film. This coating prevents static by making the garments slippery to reduce friction and the softener adds a positive charge to neutralise the negative static charge. It also helps to separate the fibres making things like towels fluffier.Oct 28, 2018


Do towels dry on double towel bar? 
Do towels dry on double towel bar?
B. Single bar with two towels - Taking up 24" of wall space, this towel bar still cannot accommodate two towels without folding. Folded towels do not dry evenly and trap in moisture. ... Hanging your towels like this makes it easy for bacteria or fungus to travel from one persons towel to the other.


How do you arrange towels on a double towel bar? 
How do you arrange towels on a double towel bar?
How to Hang Bathroom Towels on a Double Towel Rack
  1. Spread a bath towel on a flat surface with the tag up. Fold about ¼ of it over lengthwise toward the middle and smooth it down. ...
  2. Hang the folded bath towel on the back dowel of the double towel rack next to the wall. ...
  3. Fold two hand towels the same way as you folded the bath towel.


How do you arrange a towel bar? 
How do you arrange a towel bar?
Steps
  1. Spread the bath towel out on a flat surface. Any flat surface you have handy will work. ...
  2. Fold the towel into thirds and drape it over the towel bar. First, lay the towel flat. ...
  3. Hang the towel over the bar. Adjust the hanging ends so that they're both even. ...
  4. Hang a hand towel over a bath towel.
Mar 28, 2019


How high should towel hooks be? 
How high should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How do you hang towels to dry? 
How do you hang towels to dry?
Do not fold your towel before hanging it. Instead, spread your towel out horizontally, then drape it over the hook. The towel should form a neat, triangular shape when on the hook. Hooks are great for hanging wet towels, as they let towels dry more quickly with less chance of odor.Mar 29, 2019


How do you dry towels after a bath? 
How do you dry towels after a bath?
Wash bath towels in hot water (between 140° and 150°) with strong detergent (and bleach for white towels), and fully dry them as soon as possible. Hang towels to dry immediately after each use to halt the growth of bacteria.


How many sets of sheets should you have? 
How many sets of sheets should you have?
Sheets: Unless you have kids who wet the bed and need to have their bed linens changed nightly, you don't really need more than two or three sets of sheets for each bed (Two, if you're good about doing laundry, three if you're a slacker). Concentrate, instead, on quality — linen sheets, maybe, or mix and match.Jun 6, 2012


How do you keep sheets smelling fresh? 
How do you keep sheets smelling fresh?
The scent of the dryer sheets permeates throughout the stored blankets and comforters to keep them smelling fresh. Wrap one to two bars of scented soap in acid-free tissue paper. Place the soap in the storage container, bag or closet to fight musty odors. Cut thin white cotton fabric into a 4-inch square.


How do you store towels in a small space? 
How do you store towels in a small space?
Use the top shelves for stacking towels and toiletries. Stow seldom used items in baskets on top of the cabinets. Baskets in the open lower shelf are ideal for extra toilet paper and towels. Hang hooks between the cabinets to keep towels off the floor.Jan 4, 2019


How do you roll a bath towel? 
How do you roll a bath towel?
Lay your towel out on a countertop. Fold the towel lengthwise in thirds. Fold the towel widthwise in half. Roll the folded edge toward the open edge, holding the towel taut and flat to keep the rolled towel looking as neat and clean as possible.


Why can't I roll my R's? 
Why can't I roll my R's?
Use some 'butter' American and other English speakers may be surprised to hear that many of them can already produce a rolled 'r' sound!! When you say the word “butter” quickly, the 'tt' sound is produced by flapping your tongue against the roof of your mouth, rather than a normal 't' sound (like tree). USE THIS.


How do you fold oversized towels? 
How do you fold oversized towels?
How to fold a large bath towel
  1. Fold into thirds (lengthwise):
  2. Fold the long strip in half (bring short edges together):
  3. Fold the strip in half again:
  4. I fold smaller towels in the same manner but skip step 4 in the process.
Jul 9, 2009


What size is a fingertip towel? 
What size is a fingertip towel?
Hand towels typically measure 16 inches wide by 30 inches long, whereas fingertip towels are only 11 inches wide by 18 inches long. When fingertip towels are placed in a bathroom near bath towels, they're also frequently mistaken for a large washcloth.Feb 25, 2016


What are hand towels for? 
What are hand towels for?
A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping a body or a surface. ... In households, several types of fabric towels are used, including hand towels, bath towels and kitchen towels.


What's a guest towel? 
What's a guest towel?
As their name suggests, hand towels are intended for drying your hands. ... Bath towels are the most commonly used towel for drying off after a bath or shower. They are ideal for drying both your body and hair, as their size makes them soft and absorbent, but not overly heavy.
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What is a bath towel? 
What is a bath towel?
Quite simply, a bath sheet is just like a bath towel, except bigger. Bath sheets are usually 35” X 60” which means more absorbency and more to wrap around you! If you find that you need two towels to dry off, or that a bath toweljust doesn't cut it for wrapping around your body, then a bath sheet is the way to go.May 9, 2012
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What's a tip towel? 
What's a tip towel?
A fingertip towel is a small-sized towel providing an easy convenience to dry hands and 'fingertips' quickly. It is smaller than a hand towel, yet larger than a wash cloth. ... The fingertip towel adds a gracious touch to the home and can have multiple uses, especially those woven from linen.Jan 13, 2016
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What size is a typical bath towel? 
What size is a typical bath towel?
Bath sheets are the largest size of towels. Think of them as oversized bath towels. The typical size for a bath sheet is between 35 inches wide by 60 inches long and 40 inches wide by 70 inches long.Aug 16, 2016


What should I look for in a bath towel? 
What should I look for in a bath towel?
How to Choose Bath Towels That Last
  • Absorbency. Thicker, heavier towels are usually more absorbent than thinner, lighter towels, but take longer to dry, of course. ...
  • Softness. Towels often feel softer in the store than they do after a few washes. ...
  • Durability. Two-ply towels are a bit more durable than one ply.
Jul 19, 2017


What is the softest bath towel material? 
What is the softest bath towel material?
Slaven recommends towels made with rayon, Pima, or Egyptian cotton since their yarn is smooth and silky and is less prone to “fuzzies.” Those materials are super absorbent too.Feb 23, 2016


What is the difference between Egyptian cotton and Turkish cotton? 
What is the difference between Egyptian cotton and Turkish cotton?
Egyptian cotton is known for its absorbency, which is especially suited for apparel and sheets. However, in towels too much absorbency means that a towel remains wet long after use. ... Turkish cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it the best cotton to be used in towels.