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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Having the opportunity to purchase the goods that a company utilizes in its day-to-day operations wholesale can be a financially beneficial thing for any business. It provides a way of purchasing in quantities that can result in significant savings, and this fact is no different when it comes to dealing with companies in need of linens for everyday use.

Linens are used by providers of hospitality services small and large alike; however, finding the right company to handle supplying the needs of a business utilizing supplies such as linens can be a difficult task. Purchasing supplies, for any business, individually or in small quantities would be an extremely unwise decision. But finding a company willing to cater to the needs of the small to medium sized business can be a losing battle. 

There are times when purchasing wholesale, direct from the manufacturer, can be a costly method of purchasing even where linen wholesale purchase is concerned. This is partially due to the minimum size of the quantity that manufacturers require for the purchase of their products. There are also times when small to medium sized companies, that utilize linens from day to day, simply don't have the need, or ability, to make purchases in such a large quantity and need an alternative method of purchasing easier on the bank account, not to mention storage space. This is where companies like Palmetto Linen Distributors come into play and the benefits provided to the "not so large" business, in particular, can be absolutely incredible.

Palmetto Linen Distributors is a distributor of wholesale supplies used in the bedroom, bath and kitchens of businesses providing quality hospitality services to customers on a daily basis. These businesses can include, but are by no means limited to, corporate hospitality suppliers, non-chain motels, short-term overnighters, B&B's, spas, salons, caterers, and more. When it comes to supplying wholesale linen, there are very few that can provide such a high quality product at such cost effective pricing. The size of a business doesn't have to have such a profound affect on the "bottom line" cost of the supplies needed to function daily, and the same holds true when purchasing linen wholesale.

Purchasing wholesale should never require a sacrifice in the quality of a product and the same applies to the wholesale purchase of linens. Quality is everything in the hospitality industry, so saving money by sacrificing quality would be detrimental to any business. A new customer's satisfaction can make the difference between a customer becoming a regular client or a customer becoming a very bad review. This is why quality, even with wholesale purchasing, is everything.

by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Small business owners sometimes have a difficult time locating a resource or supplies that may be available only from a manufacturer. Locating the right supplier can save money and time. People that own spas, hotels, bed and breakfast, hospitality houses and catering companies need business-specific supplies to fit within the structure of the services they offer.

Spas and therapeutic massage companies may have several rooms in a single location. Each massage table requires at least two sets of sheets. One sheet would be used to cover the massage table and another sheet to help the customer maintain modesty and privacy. A third sheet may be used when a customer is asked to turn over during treatment. Buying massage table sheets wholesale will save money and frequently free shipping is included on bulk orders.

Customers expect crisp, clean sheets and a comfortable massage table. Business owners can meet this expectation by purchasing massage table sheets wholesale from reputable suppliers. Ensuring that you have enough massage table sheets for each client throughout the day is just one of many concerns for a business. Knowing that you have enough quantity on hand and trusting that it is excellent quality will be part of what brings repeat business.

A spa-like experience includes the use of high-thread count sheets and pillowcases. Microfiber sheets are soft, durable and less expensive than cotton sheets. They also tend to wrinkle less and last longer than cotton. Microfiber sheets are made from ultra-fine polyester yarn and are brushed to soften the fabric. Microfiber sheets are graded by gram weight instead of by thread count. The high end of microfiber sheets have 125-gram weight and are super soft. Microfiber sheets are high quality, fast drying and practically wrinkle free. They are available as fitted or flat depending on your business needs. 

Spa beds are typically twin-sized so a masseuse can be close to the customer from all four sides. Twin sheets are typically half the price of queen sheets and provide enough coverage for client comfort. You can purchase massage table sheets from wholesale suppliers in cases of 24. This provides eight rooms with one set of three sheets or twelve rooms with one set of two sheets. 

Knowing where to purchase inventory for your business is important, but knowing a dependable supplier that can meet the needs of your customers and provide them comfort is even more important. Happy customers will return because they appreciate your services, but the thing they will tell their friends is about their comfort and security level. Knowing that your business may increase from word of mouth advertising may include buying more massage table sheets from a trusted wholesale company.

by: Palmetto Linen

Friday, July 26, 2013
The hotel industry generated annual sales of about $140 billion in 2012, but as revenue has increased, so have prices for things like bedding. Buying supplies, such as wholesale duvet covers, in bulk allows facilities to efficiently maintain their guests’ rooms, without feeling fleeced.

Duvet covers may sound too exotic for some hotels’ budgets, but a duvet cover is simply a comforter cover. The word is of French origin and means ‘down’, as in the thin, washable covers used to protect ‘down comforters’. The duvets inside are thought to have originated in northern Europe, where frigid winters inspired the weighty, feather-filled creations that kept dreamers warm and toasty. Designed to eliminate the need for a separate sheet, blanket and comforter by combining the functionality of all three bedding items into one, they are similar to a sleeping bag or comforter. Also like a comforter, however, they’re bulky to store and a hassle to wash. That’s where duvet covers prove to be invaluable.

Rather than being an added expense, wholesale duvet covers extend the life of higher-priced comforters by acting as a barrier against stains and tears, so the comforters don’t need frequent washing. A duvet cover can be unzipped or unbuttoned, tossed into a laundry chute and processed in batches. Because duvet covers are thin and easy to store, a hotel can stock up on them, instead of purchasing extra comforters. With the wide variety of colors and fabrics available, duvet covers make it effortless to swap out bedding for a seasonal makeover, also. 

Duvet covers can be purchased through retail outlets and through suppliers to the hospitality industry. Wholesale suppliers sell duvet covers in lots. Some lots are priced surprisingly low, but reading the fine print can be revealing. The lot could be irregular or otherwise flawed. Improper sizing, non-uniform color and crooked seams may not meet a facility’s standards. If guests are to sleep well, it's not wise to skimp on bed linens; it isn’t worth it. Sheets with a low thread count have a rough texture and wear out faster than high-thread-count alternatives. Hotel guests will be able to tell if the covers are of poor quality, and people with sensitive skin may develop irritation from the scratchy fabric. 

Larger orders of bed linens of dependable typically include a substantial price reduction, so there's little reason behind purchasing inferior-quality bedding. Buying wholesale duvet covers is an economical way to dress rooms in buttery-soft, crisply clean bedding. The extra money spent will pay off with positive reviews, more business and happy guests.

by: Palmetto Linen

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Towels are essential in restaurants, taverns, hotels, spas, salons and many other businesses. These types of businesses use a lot of towels. It is always good to have clean, fresh towels for employees and guests. For some it is quite a savings to purchase kitchen towels in wholesale lots. The smaller, hand or kitchen towel size is used the most for cleaning messes and drying dishes and counter tops or bars. Wait staff will constantly have a towel for cleaning up as messes happen. Spas will use large bath sheets. Towels of different sizes are handy for most any size job or mess. Purchasing towels from a wholesale shop will save money. When choosing towels, purchase a lot of the style that is used the most, and always have new, fresh looking towels.

The price per towel will be substantially lower when purchasing kitchen towels wholesale. Purchasing wholesale means you get the price that a store would pay to stock their shelves. When retailers purchase in bulk, they are free to set the price as high as they like for the same quality towels, making the cost much higher. Many bulk product stores or outlets have bulk pricing for towels in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colors to choose from. There may even be nice patterns to match any décor. Buying any size towel wholesale will save money in the long run for any business.

The type of kitchen towel you purchase will depend on your preference and what the towels will be used for. Cotton is the best material that a towel can be made from. It is soft and absorbent and easily maintained and cleaned. Cotton may cost more, but if you purchase wholesale, your budget will not even feel it. Cotton also lasts longer than other towel material.

For general clean up there are thinner, absorbent kinds of cotton towels with not much decoration to fancy dinner party style cotton napkins. For the spa or salon, a nice fluffy cotton terry is great and very absorbent. Some do not like to choose a different color or style of towel. Purchasing a bulk supply of a style that matches your business décor, just makes sense.

It is good to shop around for wholesale towels, as the pricing will vary from vendor to vendor, brand and style. The style and color may be available at several wholesale shops. Checking pricing of each will save even more on your kitchen towel purchase. Visit several vendors in person, or find their locations on the Internet, and check to see what is in stock before you decide where to purchase. They may even have special online only pricing. No reason to leave your office, just click, order and sit back and wait for delivery.

by: Palmetto Linen

Friday, July 19, 2013
Mold is widely known as a health concern for people as it can affect the respiratory tract and the immune system. In recent years, studies have shown the damaging effects of mold and mildew on health. Part of this is due to the rise in overall respiratory and lung ailments caused by airborne particles from pollution. In fact, asthma, one of the number one lung and respiratory ailments has been on a steady incline in people of all ages throughout America in the last few decades. Because of this, more people who are exposed to mold for any length of time can become quite sick and if left untreated can become physically impaired. That is why mold prevention is a major concern for people who own and operate any resort, hotel, spa, Bed and Breakfast, or motel. Certainly business owners want to ensure that they do all they can to make sure their patrons do not have to suffer from any ill effects due to unnoticed mold at one of their establishments.

Most hospitality owners know that moisture can convert readily to mold, and this is an ever-present problem for bathrooms that tend to have a great deal moisture on a regular basis. That is why mold and mildew are a concern for most bathrooms that have high usage. This is true for both residential and commercial uses. However, this problem can be especially difficult for bathrooms in a commercial setting. 

While there are things that can be done to avoid moisture build up in bathrooms, it is usually advisable for any commercial business that has significant shower usage to consider mildew resistant shower curtains as a great way to prevent mildew and mold. 

Mildew resistant shower curtains are available in the most widely used commercial colors of; Frost-Clear, Super-Clear, Bone, Black, White, Slate, and Sage. These inexpensive and durable shower curtains are designed to keep moisture at bay, and mildew non-existent. Shower curtains are available in bulk cases of 12, and are available in any of these colors. These shower liners are manufactured with 10 gauge vinyl and include metal grommets to help ensure that they are durable and long-lasting. The metal grommets are also manufactured of rust resistant material to ensure easy maintenance and long lasting aesthetic appeal. In addition, these beautiful super weighted liners are soft as silk.

Even if your business is engaged in the business of hospitality, there is no need to be hospitable to mold and mildew.

by: Palmetto Linen

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Businesses in the hospitality sector have many choices to make when it comes to bathroom aesthetics. Whether opting for a neutral or dramatic decor, a main focal point of the bathroom or bathing area can be the shower curtain. This should be a positive focus that shows functionality in design. 

More than just something that keeps water off the floor, a shower curtain is often the first thing guests come to notice when they utilize the facilities and it can add a colorful and inviting element to the bathroom while being functional. There are various styles and patterns to choose from so finding the right one for the job can be difficult. 

Traditional shower curtains can be multi-piece headaches. Not only is there the curtain itself but there are hooks and a liner to contend with as well. So many pieces can mean a lengthy installation, broken or missing hooks, the possibility of torn grommets, and a cleaning nightmare. A better option in place of the traditional shower curtain set is a waterproof curtain, which would eliminate the need for a liner. When the pesky liner and hooks are taken out of the picture, you are left with the hook free shower curtain, a definite improvement. 

A hook free shower curtain has the attractive and streamlined appearance of an eyelet-style curtain. Instead of adding bulky hooks or loops, this curtain option uses integrated plastic rings that close around any wall mounted shower curtain rod and securely snap together. If the shower curtain rod is removable, the curtain can then be installed by simply threading the rod through the rings. Either way, this shower curtain option installs quickly and easily. This curtain option is available in a completely waterproof style eliminating the need for both separate hooks and a liner.

Like their more traditional counterparts, hook free curtains drape beautifully when installed and are available in a wide array of colors and patterns sure to compliment the decor of any bathroom space, whether solids or stripes are desired. They are easy to care for. Employees will find that these curtains can be easily removed and thoroughly cleaned when necessary, making them a hygienic option, as well.

Instead of settling for a shower curtain style that is outdated, become an innovator in the hospitality field. Choose the option that is functional, practical, time saving, and attractive: the hook free shower curtain.

by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Small hotel owners and bed and breakfast proprietors work hard to keep their guests comfortable. Attention to every detail must be meticulous. During their stay, guests want to feel like they are living in a home away from home. Whether they value their privacy or want to mingle with other guests, they want to be catered to. This includes having a well-kept room with comfortable bedding. 

Pillows are often the hardest bedding item to buy to accommodate the complete satisfaction of everyone. Pillows are supposed to offer support to the upper body. However, many people tousle all night in an attempt to alleviate discomfort. Many are in search of the pillow that will help them to get a good night’s sleep. Pillows come with various fillings and so the mode of support required by individuals will determine the type of pillow that will satisfy their needs.  

Companies that carry wholesale pillows have experience doing business with customers who cater to the hospitality trade. It is this experience that will dictate the quality the wholesaler will offer for sale to the business consumer. The wholesaler and the business owner both understand that the pillows must withstand handling from many guests and have the durability to undergo numerous cleanings before they are replaced. The hospitality trade will also want to consider the health and safety of guests by purchasing wholesale pillows that contain non-toxic chemicals that are resistant to bacteria and microbes, not to mention being hypoallergenic.

A new type of pillow that should be considered by those furnishing overnight facilities are those made of Eco-Smart polyester fibers, a green, environmentally friendly product made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.   Eco-Smart processes those bottles to create a very high quality fiberfill that can be used to make traditional polyester filled textile products.  One pillow filled with this material keeps about 14 bottles out of our landfills.  But these pillows also have the advantage of being truly washable; washing and drying them seems to reinvigorate the fiberfill, fluffing it up to a state that’s as good as new. Eco-friendly, comfortable AND practical – a winning combination!

Another option to consider would be pillow protectors.  Bio-Shield Pillow Protectors are made of high thread count, 100% cotton that has been permanently treated to protect against mold, mildew, yeast, algae and bacteria, and can add to the life of your pillows by protecting them against odor-causing stains and moisture.  They have zippers that allow for easy installation and removal, and are machine washable.

by: Palmetto Linen

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Hospitality begins with cleanliness and continues with comfortable accommodations. Simple touches can add a lot of pizazz to areas beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Keeping the bathroom clean, dry and mildew-free is essential to keeping guests happy. A simple and inexpensive way to spruce up your hotel or bed and breakfast bathrooms is to create a focal point of color using easy to install blue fabric shower curtains. You can quickly and effortlessly give a completely new look and add a splash of calming color to your bathroom décor.

Cool, serene colors such as blue, green and aquamarine are perfect choices for relaxation in any powder room. A fabric shower curtain adds a touch of class and makes any bathroom much cozier. Fabric shower curtains can be made from polyester, cotton or linen. Polyester repels water and can be used with or without a liner. Heavier cotton and linen liners may stay wet too long and become moldy, so water-proof liners are recommended for use with these. Polyester shower curtains drape just as softly and beautifully as cotton and linen curtains, but do not need liners to keep water off the floor. Protective, durable and stain resistant, polyester is an effective water barrier. Machine washable and dryable, it also dries quickly between showers to avoid moldy odors.

No-hook options can make new blue fabric shower curtains very easy to install. It takes only a few minutes to give any bathroom a whole new look without needing shower hooks. Much simpler than repainting or retiling, simply replacing an old shower curtain with bright colorful fabric refreshes a room without breaking the budget. Over-bright white fixtures can be toned down a bit with a dash of gentle color to make your powder rooms soothe without losing sparkle. Today’s clean-looking bathrooms can be distractingly shiny, so toning them down with cool colors makes them fresh rather than glaring.

Functional, practical, and pretty, blue fabric shower curtains blend well with any décor. Whether it’s for a full-sized bath or for a stall-sized shower, colorful new fabric shower curtains are a perfect choice for redecorating. A plush, well-decorated bath offers a welcoming comfort to the weary traveler. Fabric is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye, turning a quick shower curtain change into a noticeable upgrade that adds functional and decorative taste to the room and makes it truly unique.

by: Palmetto Linen

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
One of the products most used by a hotel, inn, salon, caterer, etc, is a hand towel. These businesses purchase white hand towels wholesale and have a range of choices. High-end hotels, for example, would make purchases of towels that are thick and luxurious looking. Salons and other small, to midsized businesses, usually purchase ones that weigh less. These towels are, as a rule, in the ever-popular white color.

There are many different methods of drying hands in use today. This includes paper towels and electric blowers, commonly found in public bathrooms with a lot of use. It would not be practical to use cloth hand towels in these locations.

Commercial enterprises that purchase white hand towels are looking for qualities of skin-friendliness, high absorption and shape retention. Today's quality towels are made with modern, high quality machinery and operated by qualified and highly trained personnel. Effective management strives to produce the best product possible that combines innovation, quality and technology.

Hand towels receive more use than any other type of towel, regardless of where it is used. In a busy salon as many as 100 towels will be used each day. These towels must then be sterilized by going through a special washer and dryer process. Users have found that using a lower-heat setting will assure that the towel will remain fluffy.

White hand towels wholesale can be made of various materials. The majority is made of cotton, but how they look depends on the type of cotton used in their manufacture. There are different types of cotton used for this purpose. The most expensive is Egyptian cotton, commonly used in high-end spas and hotels. American-grown pima cotton also gives a feeling and look of luxury. A towel made of 100 percent American pima cotton bears the trademark Supima. 

Newer fabrics used for towels include Modal, made of beech trees cellulose, and the looser, velvety-soft, textured bamboo. There are also microfiber engineered fiber towels, which are thinner and lighter than the cotton ones. The latter is popular in beauty shops for drying hair.

White hand towels have standard size of 16" x 17". In places such as B&Bs, inns, hotels and motels, they are displayed together with a bath towel and washcloth of the same material. Strategically placed, they make it possible for the occupant to wash their hands a number of times during the day. As a result, many locations purchase high quality products, knowing that they can last as long as 10 years when properly cared for.

Commercial enterprises that purchase white hand towels wholesale have the opportunity to find the exact type to fit their situation. An exclusive hotel, for example, would want only the best on the market to match the rest of their décor. Places such as barbershops, beauty shops, non-chain motels, Ronald McDonald Houses, caterers, or corporate hospitality suppliers, each require a special type of towel to meet their needs. In today's market it is possible to find the exact type of hand towel required.

by: Palmetto Linen

Sunday, July 7, 2013
Sometimes the little details can make all of the difference in a dinner or meal setting. Putting that little bit of extra effort with a fabric napkin is going to make your guests notice that you take your time and care about your image and theirs. A fabric napkin placed at a table is a sign of class and well being for your guests. They will notice and realize that you are trying to make them feel special and comfortable in your dining atmosphere. Guests will see that you are putting forth effort. Sometimes though, it's hard for smaller to medium sized businesses to order fabric napkins directly from manufacturers. Wholesale fabric napkins are your answer to all of your fabric napkin needs.

Many small businesses have a need for nice things but lack the ability to purchase them at a reasonable price because they don't have contacts in the manufacturing business. Purchasing wholesale products is a great way for small businesses to gain access to these finer things that they would not usually be able to acquire at a price that makes them a viable option. When a company purchases wholesale from a distributor who understands their needs, they do not have to pay retail prices for large quantities of products, making the financial burden much easier on them. Restaurants require large quantities of fabric napkins to be able to serve their guests without running out of linens. When purchasing wholesale fabric napkins, small restaurant businesses know that they are able to accommodate all guests while still maintaining a budget.

Catering is a hard business to break into. Having access to wholesale linens makes it easier with wholesale fabric napkins, tablecloths, and kitchen linens. For a small catering business, this is great because they are able to purchase everything they need in one place. 

When a company purchases wholesale, they are offered a world of products in the category that they need. Most fabric napkin companies offer other table linens and accessories. This option is also great for bed and breakfasts because they offer sheets, tablecloths, bed bug covers, and fabric napkins. Wholesale linen companies are almost a one-stop shop for bed and breakfast owners. Being able to shop for everything at one place is budget-friendly because there are usually multiple product shipping discounts and regular discounts. 

Spas and salons benefit greatly from wholesale linen companies because they require many different types of linen, including towels, sheets, and pillows. Wholesale linen companies offer all of these for spa and salon owners to take advantage of. These options also ensure a uniform way for all of your linens to match each other and maintain a clean and neat atmosphere for guests to enjoy and relax in. Even if these companies don't need fabric napkins they are able to benefit from wholesale linens.

Whether you are a new small business owner or an established small business just looking for that little extra touch, fabric napkins and matching table linens are the perfect way for guests to see that you are a professional and serious about the business you are in.

by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, July 6, 2013

When decorating a bedroom there are many different ways to make it cozy. It does not matter if the bed is in a home, apartment, hotel or a bed and breakfast; people want the bed to look stylish. Quilted bed throws can give the bed a look that is pulled together.

Quilted bed throws come in a variety of different widths and lengths. Longer ones make the throw very useful. Throws that are wider and longer can be used when someone wants to take it off the bed and use it to cover up while watching a show on the television or read a book. Shorter throws are mainly used for decorative purposes and to add color to a room.

Throws can also come in a wide array of different colors. When people are decorating their bedroom with a certain color scheme, it is important to be able to have a variety of tones to choose from. Bedding in different colors can give a room an entirely different look. Browns give a room a masculine feel. Blues give a bedroom a cool feel. Sage and tan give a room a warm feel. Whatever look they are going for, they want bedding that will coordinate.

Bed throws can also give a room some depth. The throw breaks up the uniform color of a solid bedspread. Pair a solid colored throw with a mural above the bed that is a mixture of the colors on the throw and in the bedspread. Match the pillows on the bed with the same color as the throw. Another fun idea is to match a brightly colored throw or one with a design, such as a zebra stripe, with matching striped pillows. There are so many things that can be done to change the look of the bed with just changing the throw.

When a throw is quilted, it gives the room some texture to work with. When people decorate with antiques, they tend to select a quilted throw. Depending on the fabric that is used, it can give the bed and room a vintage look.

Quilted bed throws can be used to add color, depth and warmth to a bedroom. They look beautiful on a freshly made bed. They will invite people to curl up on the bed for a good night’s rest. Whether throws are a solid color, pattern, or quilted they will add charm and dimension to any bedroom.

by: Palmetto Linen

Monday, July 1, 2013
Waterproof shower liners play an important role in keeping moisture in the bathing area and out of places where water doesn't belong. Most people are keenly aware of this fact and grab the most affordable liner when moving into a new place, changing the décor of the bathroom, or replacing an older liner because of mold and mildew stains.

Regardless of budget, there are many alternatives when choosing a liner that adds the comfort and style to compliment your bath area. Take time to be informed of the options you have and be prepared!

Inside the shower, a higher-quality liner can provide softer comfort and a stylish look to make you feel like you are in your own private spa. Upscale hotels know this and provide heavier-gauge, and often fabric-based shower liners for their guests so that they feel luxurious while bathing.

So what are the first steps? There is a tried and true mantra among professional building contractors, which is “measure twice – cut once”. The same is true when choosing a liner that provides a tailored look and the moisture protection you need that covers not only the major splash areas but also the entire tub area. So make sure to measure your tub length to obtain the correct width. Next, shower rod height can vary depending on whether the rod was installed per code, or is just a remnant of a previous DYI project. When you take the time to measure before you purchase you can be confident that the coverage is sufficient and the liner can do its job and look good at the same time. Most shower curtains are 70 inches wide by 72 inches long. Liners usually conform to the same specifications, but a higher-end liner will allow extra width to allow coverage for both straight and curved shower rods.

High-quality online liner retailers offer a variety of sizes and gauges and have customer service representatives to assist you in case you don’t see your size or have questions regarding a custom size. These e-tailers often have a better selection of choices than the local department store.

What determines a high-quality liner and what features are most important? High-quality liners are generally made of either heavy-gauge vinyl or treated fabric. For maximum protection against moisture outside of the bathing area, weighted hems, magnetic inserts, and rust-resistant grommets should be a primary goal when choosing a liner. In addition, a liner that is treated with anti-microbial agents will help to resist mold and mildew. Another mantra that is true for liners is that you get what you pay for. An investment in a high-end liner that protects the area outside of the shower area and is washable will provide years of loyal service.

So be informed and shop confidently – there are many choices when choosing a shower liner but only a select few that offer style and comfort that can create the perfect shower experience.

by: Palmetto Linen