Waffle towels are popular choice for many due to their luxury blend of functionality and style. They are easily identifiable as they are constructed using a honeycomb formation and the raised edge around each square gives the towel its namesake waffle pattern.
The versatility of the waffle weave produces a towel which is ideal for both bathroom and kitchen use. The lightweight fabric with fast-drying qualities makes waffle towels ideal for the kitchen, typically as dishtowels to absorb water efficiently. There are also coarser and larger gauge waffle weaves available which creates a plusher feel and texture to the towel ideal for a more indulgent bathroom routine.
What are waffle towels made from?
Although the waffle weave is most commonly used in kitchen and bathroom towels, it can also be used in dressing gowns. You may also notice waffle weave used in the design of luxury bed linen, often found in the border detail of duvet covers and pillowcases.
Waffle towels are typically made from either cotton or microfibre, which is woven on a loom. This makes waffle towels more durable than chemically produced towels, and they tend to last longer as a result. Bath robes and waffle towels which are used in the bathroom are usually made from cotton to create additional softness whilst drying. As kitchen waffle towels are primarily used for practicality, they can be made from either cotton or microfibre.
What are the benefits of waffle towels?
Waffle towels have a large surface area combined with an innovative design to trap moisture and absorb any water or spillages quickly and efficiently. The weave also provides an effective airflow meaning they can dry much quicker than other towels and stay fresher for longer. This also prevents the towels from harbouring germs and unpleasant odours.
The construction of waffle weave towels creates ridges in the design to trap bits of food, dust and other items which may have become stuck to a surface, table or worktop.
The ridges which are formed in the waffle weave have a number of different benefits dependents on their intended use. In bathroom towels, the ridges provide effective exfoliation of the skin whilst drying, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and ready to moisturise.
Waffle weave bath towels are often sold in a neutral palette to add a stylish and continental touch to your bathroom interior whilst being incredibly practical. The waffle weave is also a much lighter fabric than other towels and bath robes, making them ideal for the summer months. You may also notice they are often the bath robe of choice in many spas around the UK, popular for their unique combination of quality and practicality.
Because they are a lighter fabric and less bulky than plush towels, they take up less storage space when they are not in use and help with lighter laundry loads.
If you would like more information on what to look for when purchasing luxury towels, our recent blog post explores the three important considerations which should be undertaken before making your choice including the weight, weave and fabric of a luxury towel.
Our informative bath linen buying guide written by our linen specialists is also filled with advice and expert knowledge about our luxury bath linen range including how to care for your linens to experience luxury for even longer.
If you require further assistance, our dedicated and helpful team of linen specialists will be more than willing to provide support and guidance to help you come to an informed decision. Call 01423 530111 to discuss your requirements in detail, or visit us instore at our shop in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to browse our exquisite range of luxury towels and feel the quality for yourself.