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What’s the Difference Between a Bath Towel and a Bath Sheet?

Here at the Turkish Towel Company we are often asked about the difference between bath towels and bath sheets. So we thought we would put together a bath towel vs bath sheet comparison, so you can determine which towel best suits your needs.

Bath Towels

Standard bath towels vary in size from manufacturer to manufacture.  Our bath towel is a very generous 30” X 55”. A bath towel is the typical towel that you see pictured in towel racks, often in a double or tri-fold. They’re a good size for kids and adults alike, whether you are towelling down your body after a bath or shower or twisting them around wet hair after washing.  They’re absorbent and most-often the go-to towel for most people.

Key buying considerations:

  • Bath towels are less expensive than bath sheets.
  • Bath towels are considered the standard in bath linen sets.
  • Bath towels are highly versatile, and can be used to dry off and wrap around your hair.
  • Bath towels easily fit on all towel bars and racks.

See our bath towels.

Bath Sheets

Quite simply, a bath sheet is just like a bath towel, except larger — both in length and width. Bath sheets are usually 36” X 66” 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 towel just doesn’t cut it for wrapping around your body, then a bath sheet is the way to go. Men like to wrap bath sheets around their waist as they shave. Women often wrap a bath sheet around them while they do their hair or put on make-up.

Key buying considerations:

  • Bath sheets are larger and more absorbent.
  • Bath sheets are usually more expensive, due to size and luxury.
  • Bath sheets are perfect for wrapping around your body, but are too big to wrap around your hair.
  • Bath sheets can be used in standard sized towel bars and racks, but because of their size are more likely to be found hanging from a hook on the back of your bathroom door.
  • Bath sheets will take up more storage space.

See our bath sheets.

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