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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Every home should have comforters in each room. Comforters provide a wide variety of benefits to homeowners and home dwellers. First, a warm comforter will provide a family with the heat it needs in the coldest of months. Heat retention is extremely important in a comforter because it can save the family money on heating expenses. A comforter that a manufacturer makes with high-quality materials can provide family members with enough heat so that they can avoid running their heating units overnight. The best comforter will have a thick filling and a special material that prevents the filling from shifting as the person moves. 


The Benefits of Comforters

Comforters have additional benefits that involve the Feng shui of the rooms. A shopper can choose a comforter that has a color and style that fits perfectly with the paint on the walls, the curtains and the carpeting. Furthermore, a made bed seems bare without a comforter. A fine comforter is the icing on the cake when it comes to creating a neat and uniform bedroom arrangement. Comforters come in solid colors, mixed colors and innovative designs to match every homeowner’s personality.


Choosing the Right Comforter Sets

Comforter sets are packages that come with a comforter, two pillowcases and a bed skirt. A comforter set may also come in a seven-piece form with accent pillows. Accent pillows can enhance the look of an already beautiful room. They can provide additional padding for a person who wants to rest on the bed, as well.


A shopper can find cheap comforter sets that do not lack in quality. The twin sets will be the cheapest because the manufacturer uses the least amount of materials. However, a shopper can still find cheap comforter sets in Queen and King sizes.


Purchasing comforter sets online has a wealth of benefits to it. First, online merchants may offer free shipping to loyal customers who buy linens online. Secondly, the consumer does not have to spend money on fuel to shop. The person can simply browse the inventory of products and click to purchase them.


by: Palmetto Linen

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Free shipping can make any order of wholesale linens or pillows more affordable. It also makes it easier to place multiple orders as needed. Shipping policies are different between different companies. It is important to understand how a shipping policy works before creating an order. The free shipping policy has a few details that customers should know.

Orders That Qualify

The policy for free shipping is not based on the total dollar value of the order or the volume of items. Free shipping is available on all orders that are placed through the website. This includes orders for pillows, linens or even cookware. The size of the order does not matter. Orders for hundreds of pillows have free shipping just like orders for only a dozen wholesale sheets. There are no oversize fees and no extra fees for small orders. Any order that is placed through the website will get free shipping. There are even icons on each product page reminding visitors about the free shipping on all items.

Destinations

The free shipping policy does have a few restrictions on the destinations where orders are going. Free shipping is available only on orders that are going to a location in the continental United States. Orders that are going to Canada or other countries overseas will have additional shipping charges since various brokers and carriers need to be used. The policy also states that orders need to be shipped to a location within the lower 48 states in order to qualify for free shipping. Orders that are going to Alaska, Hawaii or other territories will incur shipping fees. All orders are treated the same whether free shipping applies or not.

Free Shipping Process

Although the policy for free shipping applies to all of the items that are on the website, some items might be shipped separately. The vast majority of the wholesale linens and other items that are available will be shipped out to customers within one to three business days. Larger items like mattress pads and pillows are different. These items might take between three and five business days to ship. The company does contact customers through email to provide exact shipping dates after the order is placed.

View our free shipping policy for your wholesale linen purchase. 


by: Palmetto Linen

Monday, October 27, 2014
There are many different ways to tell the quality of a sheet. Some traditional methods like thread count are not as effective today when looking at microfiber sheets. Fortunately, there are other methods used to measure the quality of a microfiber sheet. One technique looks at the weight of the sheet. It can help to understand what the grams per square meter, or GSM, number means when shopping for new microfiber sheets.

What Does the GSM Number Mean On Sheets?

The GSM number is an industry standard figure. Nearly all fabrics today have a GSM number although it is primarily used with microfiber sheets and towels. This measurement is different from thread counts. The GSM number indicates how much a square meter of the material used to make the sheet weighs in grams. The GSM number for microfiber sheets is mainly used to determine how thick the material is. The GSM number can vary greatly between different manufacturers and sheets.

Why the GSM Number Is Important

The GSM number is important because it can relate directly to the quality of the sheets. It is a fast way to tell how thick the microfiber sheets really are. It is a better indicator of the quality of a sheet than the thread count especially when dealing with microfiber products. The GSM number is also important because it allows you to easily locate sheets that are the same thickness or that have the same feeling as a previous set being replaced. It is ultimately more convenient to shop for and compare sheets by using the GSM number since there is less uncertainty than when using thread counts.

Choosing the Right Sheets

The GSM numbers on sheets vary greatly. Lower numbers means that a sheet is lighter. Higher GSM numbers indicate a thicker sheet. It is generally desirable to choose sheets that have a GSM number of between 90 and 110 GSM. Sheets that are within this GSM number range are usually very comfortable, soft and durable. Always look at the GSM before deciding to buy microfiber sheets.


by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Fabrics that are in common use today fall into two general categories – knit fabrics and woven fabrics. Knit fabrics are not classified according to thread count. Woven fabrics are made by weaving, or crisscrossing, threads, the warp, or horizontal thread, and the woof, or weft, which is the vertical thread. These crisscrossed threads can be woven very closely or very loosely, which determines the quality of the finished material. Tightly woven threads result in a fine, smooth fabric, while loosely woven threads result in a coarse fabric. Burlap is an extreme example of a coarsely woven fabric while satin is an example of a finely woven one.

In addition to the closeness of the weave, thread count also depends on the diameter, or fineness, of the thread. To use the previous example, burlap is woven from threads that are very big around, or coarse. Considering the coarseness of the thread and the looseness of the weave, a piece of burlap might have a thread count of less than 100, which is very coarse indeed.

What is thread count and what does it have to do with the fineness or coarseness of a finished fabric? Thread count refers to the number of threads in one square inch or one square centimeter of fabric. Both warp and woof threads are counted, up and across the square, and the two numbers added together give the thread count.

A thread count of 150 is considered standard. The thread count for better quality fabrics starts at 180 and can run as high as 400. Thread counts higher than 400 are accomplished by twisting two lengths of thread together and using each twisted piece as though it were a single thread, but both threads are counted separately.

Thread count is almost exclusively used to classify and sell sheets, pillow cases, and pillow case protectors. Thread count is seldom a factor in clothing purchases. Not surprisingly, higher thread count fabrics command higher prices. Personal preference will dictate if a higher thread count justifies a higher price when purchasing bedding.


by: Palmetto Linen

Thursday, October 16, 2014
You might consider yourself somewhat of a cleaning ninja when it comes to just about every surface and object in your home, but what about when it really comes down to the nitty gritty? Your shower curtain serves several purposes in your bathroom. It is not only an expression of your personal decor, but also reduces the chance of mold or mildew growth in your bathroom by keeping the water from the shower right where it belongs. But every once in a while, your shower curtain can go unnoticed and get a little dingy.
Here are a few tips and tricks on how to remove rust stains from shower curtains.
To clean your shower curtain as a whole, take it down off the rod and stick it in your washing machine. Add 2 to 3 white towels and a cup of chlorine bleach. Do not use regular laundry detergent. Allow the washing machine to fill up halfway with cold water, and then stop to let it soak for an hour. Turn it back on after an hour has passed and allow it to finish. After it is completely done carefully take it out of the washing machine and hang back up in the shower to drip dry.
If all that your shower curtain requires is just a little spot cleaning, take the curtain down off the rod, and lie it down on a flat surface, with the stained area facing upwards. Dampen a clean cloth in pure white vinegar, and slightly press and then leave the saturated cloth to sit applied to the area needing attention. Leave the vinegar-soaked cloth to sit over the stain for about an hour and afterwords scrub the stain a little, and repeat the process until it is gone.
It may not happen often, but knowing how to remove rust stains from shower curtains can be a useful bit of information once or twice. In the midst of spring cleaning, when it comes time to clean the shower, these tips and tricks will come in very handy to maintain a sparkling clean and safe bathroom.


by: Palmetto Linen

Monday, October 13, 2014
Whether you just want new place settings for your home dining table or want hundreds of place settings for your restaurant, choosing the right color is extremely important. The aesthetics of any room come down to its simplest piece, and often these are the small things like flowers or place settings.

There are several colors that restaurants and individuals alike often use as their place setting color. Black and white, of course, are some of the more popular, simply because they look elegant from a distance and can be paired with just about any other color. A vast array of greens and blues are also very popular because they are soft and pleasing to the eye. There is nothing worse than sitting down for a meal and seeing your white plate ensconced in a bright yellow place setting. That can be downright unappetizing!

While blacks, whites, greens, and blues tend to be the most popular, any individual or restaurant owners should realize that just choosing a popular color is not the way to go. The room that these place settings are going to be set in is just as important. It is pivotal that these settings match their surroundings.

The first thing that you need to keep in mind is the lighting of the room. If it is a darker room, maybe brown or dark red, then you will want a darker place setting. Dark reds, blacks, and beiges work well with this kind of room. The place setting should blend in from a distance. If the room is brighter, or if there are a lot of windows letting in large amounts of light, then a brighter place setting is warranted.

The color of the table matters too. Bright white tables, such as the ones that might be found in a restaurant patio, require place settings that are also white or a lighter color. Even some lighter woods, like pine, require these place setting colors. Darker tables, such as ones made from walnut, require darker colors, such as reds and browns.

There are several popular colors for place settings, but you really need to be aware of the surroundings before you can be sure a color is right for you.


by: Palmetto Linen

Friday, October 10, 2014
Ironing table cloths can be a major challenge due to their sheer size, but it's not as difficult as it looks. When learning how to iron table cloths, the first thing to consider is its shape. To do a round or oval table cloth, clean it like any other form of laundry but don't dry it all the way. All table cloths iron better when they're slightly damp. Next, place the cloth onto the ironing board and press down on the center. Iron from the center outwards in sections similar to a pie and rotate when necessary. People who are new to ironing should remember not to use circular motions since this can stretch the fabric. Only use back and forth motions that stay along the table cloth's weave. Just keep doing this until the entire table cloth is pressed and wrinkle-free. Before it's time to fold the fabric, make sure it's completely cooled down to room temperature since creases are more likely to form when it's warmer.

Ironing rectangular cloths is done differently, but it's essential knowledge when learning how to iron table cloths. The first thing to do s iron the underside at the lowest heat setting the iron has. This way, the cloth won't develop the noticeable sheen that can sometimes appear. Next, iron it out from the center to the edges just like the round table cloth. These should also be triangular sections wherever possible. If it's a very large table cloth, then fold it in half before ironing with the right sides together, and then, fold it with the undersides together. The next thing to do is fold it into thirds to eliminate any creases. Another thing that people should consider is placing the ironing board next to the table, so the ironed table cloth can be slid into place.


by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Order Linens in Bulk at Lower Prices

Hotels managers must protect numerous mattresses in multiple rooms to prevent damage to the expensive items. Guests at luxurious hotels expect to sleep on quality bedding that is soft, comfortable and clean. No hotel guest wants to spend the night sleeping on a stained mattress that has horrible odors. This is why covering mattresses with easy to launder removable pads is necessary. Buying a pad for a mattress is often expensive at a regular brick-and-mortar or online store, leading to looking for discount linen distributors that sell in bulk. Not only is buying wholesale linens less expensive, it is faster to order multiple items to save time. When ordering from a linen distributor, determine if the business also provides free shipping to make bedding more affordable.

How do I Choose a Mattress Pad?

Selecting wholesale mattress pads is simple when someone knows the mattress size. The size of a mattress is typically on its label, making it easy to know the box of pads to order from a bulk linen distributor. In addition to understanding the width and length of a mattress, knowing the depth is helpful to choose the correct size pad. Mattress pads are usually made as fitted bedding, meaning it has elastic added near the edges or sides. With the elastic edging, hotel maids can remove the pads quickly between guest visits to launder the items.

Covering Mattresses with Waterproof Layers

Because health code laws require that bedding is sanitized thoroughly, choosing durable pads is the best option. Bedding woven from cotton and polyester is simple to wash in hot water to remove pathogens left behind by hotel guests. After washing the pads, it is easy to place the items in a dryer to use on a bed before renting out a room in a hotel. In addition to selecting the correct size pad for a bed, hotel managers can find covers that have features such as waterproof layers to prevent moisture from reaching a mattress. Thickly padded covers with quilted stitching are highly desirable and available in different styles.


by: Palmetto Linen

Friday, October 3, 2014
Decorating any room in the house with lounging furniture, such as a bed, sofa, or chair, provides opportunities to consider a variety of accent pillows. What is an accent pillow? It is a pillow of any size, shape, or weight that is used more for cosmetic than resting purposes, although it can be used for both.

An accent pillow may serve as a coordinated accessory to a bedroom's decorative furnishings. The pillow may be covered in the same fabric as the bedspread or drapes or in material that contrasts or coordinates smoothly with the room's dominant color scheme. For example, if the bedspread has a red poppy design, the accent pillow may be covered in the same fabric or simply with the same shade of red as the poppies in the bedspread. Different from standard bed pillows, accent pillows may take different shapes or sizes to add emphasis to the bedspread or a bedroom chair.

A similar approach to using accent pillows is often found in living rooms or family rooms. Chairs, day beds, and sofas or loveseats can look more alive with a pop of color afforded by two or more accent pillows. For a strong focal point use contrasting colors in eye catching patterns. Pillows that coordinate with draperies add a decorative touch that is especially distinctive.

When choosing accent pillows, it helps to pay attention to fabrics and design. The pillows may be covered with the same fabric as the bed covering or draperies. Or they can be enclosed in fabric that is different but complementary. Durable pillow fabrics include corduroy, linen, and synthetics, but any fabric will do if the pillows are for decoration only.

Accent pillows may be tossed on the sofa or chairs, or depending on room décor, strewn about the carpet for relaxation and games. For a useful splash of color or style, an accent pillow is easily purchased or crafted.


by: Palmetto Linen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Shaking Method

How do I clean a bath rug is the question many individuals ask themselves each day in large commercial establishments such as medical facilities or hotels. Carpets in guest bathrooms require sanitizing constantly to remove debris such as household dust, hair and mold spores. One of the easiest ways for people to remove dirt from small removable carpets is to take the items outside. Once outside, it is simple to shake or flip the carpets to loosen debris such as skin flakes. Alternatively, an individual can use a specialized carpet beating tool to remove a buildup of dirt. A vacuum cleaner is also an effective method for keeping rugs in bathrooms clean.

Microfiber Products

Local health code laws require commercial establishments to wash removable floor coverings frequently to avoid contamination between guests. This leads to needing to find durable bathroom rugs that can withstand multiple launderings while remaining attractive. The best way to find these types of rugs is through a company that sells specialty items meant for motels and other guest lodging businesses. Not only can commercial establishments find long lasting products at a linen distributor, it is possible to order items at bulk or wholesale prices to save money on purchases along with receiving free shipping. A linen distributor offers microfiber rugs in beautiful and versatile colors that are simple to wash and dry over and over.

Machine Wash

Because commercial establishments must have slip proof rugs with latex backings to prevent slip and fall injuries of guests, special care is needed during the laundering process. To prevent the latex backing from melting or degrading, washing bathroom rugs in cool water is recommended. A mild laundry detergent is all that is required to wash away stains and debris that collect on a rug’s fibers. Instead of placing rugs in hot dryers where the latex backing will melt, employees can hang the items to dry on clotheslines or racks. Fortunately, a microfiber rug dries quickly, instead of developing a foul odor, making it easy to get a bathroom sanitized and ready for the next hotel guest.


by: Palmetto Linen