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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Resorts and Spas Require Numerous Sheets

When a client visits a resort or day spa, they are often there to enjoy a full-body or specialty massage. Reclining on a narrow table with a thin mattress is part of the process in order to permit the massage therapist access to a client’s body from all sides. Of course, a clean and comfortable massage table fitted sheet is required on the mattress in order to prevent contamination from lotions and emollients that the therapist uses to make the massage relaxing and soothing. A massage for one client might last 20 minutes to an hour, and this means that a therapist has numerous clients each day.

Fitted Sheets Must Have Precise Measurements

Just one massage therapist might need 10 or more sheets each day for a massage table’s mattress, and if a day spa or resort has several therapists, then it requires hundreds of sheets on a daily basis. The linens required for massage tables are a particular size, and to ensure it stays in place on the thin and narrow mattress, it requires precise measurements. It isn’t easy to find the proper supplies needed for resorts or spas, and many stores do not sell this product. When a business manager is able to find luxurious and affordable sheets for massage tables, they should order as many as possible to have ready for clients. 

White Sheets are Easy to Launder

Today, massage table fitted sheets are made of microfiber instead of cotton, making the items faster to wash and dry. The polyester fibers in the sheets are designed to last longer than cotton fibers. This microfiber is as soft as silk, creating a comfortable surface on massage table mattresses. While 100 percent cotton sheets become extremely wrinkled in a dryer, microfiber sheets are almost wrinkle free. Each sheet is made with deep pockets and is completely surrounded with covered elastic to keep the fitted sheet in place during massages. The fitted sheets are made of basic white fabric to combine with flat massage sheets that are designed for draping clients.

by: Palmetto Linen

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Hotels and Spas Require Frequent Changes of Bedding to Meet Hygienic Standards

To keep prices under control at hospitality and health care establishments, a purchasing manager must find affordable commercial bed linens. The sheets, pillowcases, and duvets used for commercial purposes are designed to withstand numerous washings in hot water that is required to destroy pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. After the bedding is washed, it is dried at high temperatures to eliminate additional infectious pathogens, and most managers prefer that the bedding does not require ironing to remove wrinkles. Spas and hotels must change bedsheets, pillowcases and comforters frequently to meet the needs of guests who require fresh bedding on a nightly basis.

Hospitality Businesses can Choose Different Types of Fabrics

Businesses such as campgrounds and nursing homes require sturdy blankets, sheets, and pillowcases that will last for many years despite constant use from patients and campers. Instead of ordering one set of sheets at a time, a business manager must have the ability to order large cases of pillowcases along with fitted or flat bedsheets. The standard color of bedding wanted by most hospitality businesses is a pure white, and it is possible to combine bedsheets and pillowcases with colorful bedspreads, blankets, and comforters to create an attractive ambiance in guests’ rooms. There are also a variety of bedding fabric choices, including:

• Luxury cotton
• Wrinkle-resistant cotton
• Cotton-rich percale
• Luxury Microfiber
• Hotel microfiber

Bedding is Available at Different Price Points

The type of bedding chosen by the business manager of a health care facility or hospitality establishment will depend on the level of elegance demanded by patients or guests. There are several price points available to meet the needs of businesses requiring budget priced goods or those wanting higher quality bedding. The cases of commercial bed linens might contain 24 sheets designed to fit a particular size of mattress or 22 pillowcases that are made to fit on one of two sizes of pillows. Because all of the bedding is made of a basic white material, it is also possible for maids to use different types of fabrics together.

by: Palmetto Linen