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Types of Towels
Washcloths are used in the shower or bathtub for washing the body and face. A standard washcloth measures 13 inches by 13 inches. When building your towel collection, estimate that each person in your home uses two washcloths per day.
The standard fingertip towel measures 11 inches by 18 inches. These towels are used for drying your hands, and they're often found in guest bathrooms. Fingertip towels can be layered with bath towels and hand towels while hung over a towel bar for an elegant display.
Hand towels are used for drying hands, and they may be hung on a towel bar or towel ring. Most hand towels measure 16 inches wide by 28 to 30 inches in length. Consider that each household member uses two to four hand towels per week.
Bath towels are the standard towel used for drying off after a bath or shower. An average bath towel measurement is 27 inches wide by 52 to 58 inches long. When stocking your linen closet, figure that each household member needs four bath towels per week.
Like bath towels, bath sheets are used for post-shower or after-bath drying, but these slightly larger versions are designed to let you wrap up in cuddly softness. Most measure 35 inches wide by a generous 60 to 70 inches in length. Bath sheets are sometimes referred to as body sheets or oversized bath towels.
Decorative towels are designed more for looks than for use. Many come in sets for cohesive appeal, and embroidery or monogramming are common features. Decorative towels are usually hung over towel bars, racks, or rings to add an extra special touch to a powder room or guest bath.