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Fabric Pile - Terry Cloth

What Is Fabric Pile?

Fabric Pile - Terry ClothWhether you’ve been determinedly searching for a specific product or loosely perusing the linens section of the store, it’s possible that you’ve come across the term “pile” in a description.

The pile of a fabric refers to the raised loops that make up the weave. This is done on purpose as part of the structure of the material. Think of your fluffiest towel, or even your carpet. You may not necessarily see actual loops on these materials, but the fact that they have vertical fibers on the surface is a sign that the product was woven in a pile weave.

The most distinctive fabric with a pile weave is terry cloth. If you take a second to look more closely at the material, you can see the loop pile construction. The length of the loops is an indicator of the towel’s absorbency — so when you’re buying bath linens, you’ll want to look for something with a higher pile.

For the fabrics that don’t have actual loops, you can still determine the length of the pile by the height of the yarn strands that stick up out of the base fabric. There are many bath linens that may not have loops, but if they are made of Egyptian Cotton and still have a high pile, they will still be very absorbent.

Even rugs, which are typically not made of terry unless they’re for the bathroom, will have a pile. The pile depth can range from flat to shag. This length will help determine how soft the rug initially feels, as well as its appearance. Designers can even make patterns in rugs by using different pile depths across the surface.

With a little more understanding of industry terms, it’s easier to know what you’re looking for to make your home more comfortable.

Home Source Microcotton Luxury Body Sheet

What Is a Bath Sheet?

Home Source Microcotton Luxury Body SheetEveryone understands what a bath towel is, but not everyone may know what a bath sheet is. A bath sheet, sometimes called a body sheet, is basically a larger version of your usual towel. Whereas the standard size for a bath towel is about 27 inches by 52 inches, a bath sheet is typically about 35 inches to 60 inches. This means that with a bath sheet, you get a lot more coverage.

The Home Source Body Sheets are a comfortable, well-sized option if you’re in the market for a bath sheet. They have an extremely high fiber count — which means that each tiny fabric loop  is made with 120 fibers as opposed to the 30 or 40 that you’ll find in a typical towel. This allows them to be extremely absorbent, so you can dry off faster. Plus, they’re woven of a 600 GSM 100% long-staple cotton, which makes them very soft, plush, and durable. This kind of dense weave is great because it provides a luxurious feel without demanding a super high-end price.

As far as color goes, that’s entirely up to you. But knowing what you want in terms of size and quality is even more important. Once you’ve determined the importance of these standards, it’ll be no problem choosing the ideal bath linens for your home.