For over 60 years, Dreyer Linen has been a trusted name in the hospitality industry. With decades of experience under their belt, they’ve garnered invaluable insights into the world of linens. Here, they share some essential tips to consider when purchasing bedroom, bathroom, or table linen.
Bedroom Linen: Understanding Thread Count
When it comes to bedroom linen like fitted sheets, flat sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, and bed wraps, the thread count is a crucial factor. It measures the number of threads in every square inch of fabric. The term “percale” signifies a fabric with a minimum of 180 threads per square inch, which can go up to 1000 threads. A higher thread count typically means better quality and durability. While percales are usually found in white, cream, and stone, non-percale fabrics come in various colours. Dreyer Linen offers both 100% cotton and 50/50 polycotton blends in percale with 200 and 400 thread counts.
Cotton vs. Polyester: Which is Better?
Cotton, being a natural fibre, is soft, breathable, and moisture-retentive. In contrast, polyester is less prone to creasing and is easier to maintain. It can be ironed at low temperatures and dries faster than cotton. Combining the two results in polycotton, a blend that aims to offer the best of both worlds. A 50/50 polycotton blend is often the preferred choice, striking a balance between durability, comfort, and ease of care.
Adding a Touch of Elegance to Bed Linen
More upscale establishments often elevate their bed linen with finishes like oxford, oxford satin stitch, or ladder lace. Some even add a personal touch with an embroidered logo.
Bathroom Linen: Absorbency is Key
For optimal absorbency, towels should be 100% cotton. Their quality is determined by weight per square meter. Heavier towels are more absorbent and durable. While most towels are woven, some are knitted for added strength and to prevent snagging. Popular colours include white and cream, but a broader color palette is available. Dreyer Linen offers a range of towels, from hand towels and bath towels to bath sheets and pool towels.
Protecting Your Mattresses
Mattress protectors are essential for prolonging the life of your mattresses and keeping dust mites at bay. Dreyer Linen offers both 100% cotton stretch towelling and quilted polycotton protectors, with water-resistant options available.
Table Linen: Making a Statement
For upscale establishments, fancy jacquards and dobby checks, where the design is woven into the fabric, are standard. These are typically available in white and cream. Additionally, Dreyer Linen offers heavy-duty plain dyed tablecloths, overlays, and serviettes in various colours.
Blankets: Cozy and Comfortable
While most hospitality blankets are acrylic, some are blended with cotton. Dreyer Linen provides a locally-made acrylic blanket suitable for 2-5 star establishments and a blended microfibre blanket imported from Germany for more exclusive venues.
In conclusion, choosing the right linen can significantly impact the guest experience. With Dreyer Linen’s expertise and vast range, making the right choice has never been easier.
In addition to the vast range of products mentioned above, Dreyer Linen offers an even broader selection to cater to all your hospitality needs.
Pillow Protection and Comfort
For those looking to ensure the longevity and cleanliness of their pillows, Dreyer Linen offers Pillow Protectors. These are essential for maintaining hygiene and ensuring guests have a comfortable sleep.
Experience the Luxury of Egyptian Cotton
Dreyer Linen’s Egyptian Cotton Duvet Covers, Fitted Sheets, Flat Sheets, Sheet Sets, and Pillowcases offer a touch of luxury and unparalleled comfort. Egyptian Cotton is known for its softness, strength, and durability, making it a top choice for many establishments.
Duvets and Pillows for a Restful Sleep
Warmth and Style with Blankets and Throws
For those chilly nights, Dreyer Linen’s Blankets & Throws are perfect to keep guests warm and cozy.
Comprehensive Towel Range
Find all these and more at Dreyer Linen, where quality meets luxury, ensuring your guests always have a memorable stay.