What is GSM? What is the best GSM for towels?

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What is GSM?

GSM is the scale of the weight of towel. GSM is grams per square meter. It refers to the density of the towel. GSM basically is a measure of the density of a towel. Generally, It can be in between 300 and 900 GSM. 300 GSM means that the towel is the lighter and 900 GSM means that the towel is heavier. The towels have the higher GSM are the thicker, softer, more absorbent and durable. GSM weight defines the balance between absorbency and softness.

What are the best bath towels to buy?

Are heavy towels always the best option for you? Actually, it depends on your needs. To find right weight towels, you need to understand your preference.

What is GSM? What is the best GSM for towels?

Some examples of towel weights:

300-400 GSM

These towels tend to be lightweight and thinner. Towels with a GSM ranges from 300 to 400 are not ideal for daily use. They are much thinner than other and have very lightweight. They are less durable after multiple washes. They don`t offer high absorbent performance. They are not recommended as bath towels. However, lower weight is not a bad factor for a towel! They dry quickly. A lower GSM can be better in the kitchen or gym. So, they are ideal as a kitchen towel, hair and nail salon, gym sports, travel towel. 

Beach Towels

Around 350 GSM towels can be practical and useful when you use them on the beach. It is easy to carry them and dry quickly.

400-600 GSM

This range is the most popular. GSM which ranges from 400 to 600 is ideal medium weight for daily use. They can be use bathroom, guest, travel, beach or pool towels. They are soft and offer medium absorbent performance. They’re durable and heavier.

600-900 GSM

More than 600 GSM is called deluxe premium weight towels. These towels are highly absorbent, soft, and heavy. 100% Cotton towels were amazingly absorbent. They can be too expensive. 900 GSM can be described as a luxury five-star hotel type towel. They offer luxury touch feeling on you skin. It takes a long time to dry them. They might not suitable to use in the winter months.

luxury towel set

What is a good GSM for towels?

The between of 400-600 GSM is medium weight towels. It is an ideal choice for  daily use. They also provide good performance as hotel or guest towels. They are very absorbent. It is a combination of towel’s softness and absorbency. These towels can be able to store more water. As a bathroom towel ( around and more 600 GSM ) made from 100% cotton cover your standards of quality.

Please keep in mind that there are many factors that can affect a towels softness and quality! 

GSM is a important factor to consider when you buy a new towel. It will be the main point to find the best towel to meet your budget and needs. Please think about where you will use it, how often you will wash it, how you will use it? 

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