Luxury Linen Care: 5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Towels

Bath towels are some of the most hard-working linens we use in the house. They’re the first thing we grab for in the morning and one of the last things we touch at night. With such frequent use and washing cycles (we recommend every 3-4 days or at least weekly), it’s inevitable that you will need to retire them. You may be asking yourself, “How do I know when it’s time to replace them?”.

We’re sharing the 5 easy-to-spot signs that it’s time to make an upgrade in your bathroom retreat.

Signs You Need New Bath Towels

  1. They’re less absorbent
    A towel’s purpose is to absorb moisture and if your towels are no longer drying you off, they are no longer effective.

  2. They look a bit lack luster
    Rips, holes, frayed edges? Perhaps your towels are fading in color or have permanent stains? When it visibly looks like your towels have seen better days, it’s time to replace them before they continue to degrade.

  3. They feel scratchy and rough
    Life is too short to suffer through rough and uncomfortable bath linens. It should always be a treat to dry off in a plush towel in your own bath retreat.

  4. They have a lingering odor
    If your towels still have an odor despite having been freshly washed, it’s time to replace them as they could be harboring bacteria or mildew.

  5. You can’t remember how long you’ve had them
    The life expectancy of a high-quality towels is 2-5 years. With years of regular use and washes, towels wear down becoming less effective and can be hosts to unseen germs and bacteria.


Want to get tips on how to wash and care for your luxury towels? Learn how to extend the life of your bath linens in our guide to Luxury Linen Care: Bath Towel Care.

Home Treasures Bath Linens

With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. If you’re interested in updating your bathroom, we invite you to explore our extensive collection of towel options. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!