Bath Towel Sizes and Common Uses

We answer questions about bath towel sizes and common usages in this guide.

Bath towels come in a variety of sizes, and each size serves a unique purpose in your home and bathroom routine. Crane & Canopy offers bath towels in various sizes: Washcloths, Hand Towels, Bath Towels, and Bath Sheets

Crane & Canopy Bath Towel Dimensions

Washcloth 12" x 12"
Hand Towels 20" x 30"
Bath Towels 30" x 56"
Bath Sheets 40" x 70"

Read on to find more about each towel size’s common uses and to help determine what towel sizes are right for you, your family, and your home.


Measurements: 12'' x 12''

Washcloths are the smallest bath towel option, and they are commonly used to wash and dry your face outside of the shower. They also work well to cleanse and exfoliate your body while you shower.

See the selection of Washcloths here.

Hand Towels

Measurements: 20'' x 30''

As their name suggests, hand towels are intended for drying your hands. These towels remain outside of the shower, and they can also be used to dry your face, as well.

See the selection of Hand Towels here.

Bath Towels

Measurements: 30'' x 56''

Bath towels are the most commonly used towel for drying off after a bath or shower. They are ideal for drying both your body and hair, as their size makes them soft and absorbent, but not overly heavy.

See the selection of Bath Towels here.

Bath Sheets

Measurements: 40'' x 70''

Bath sheets are the largest towel choice available, and they are optimal for drying off and wrapping up in after a shower or bath. They work particularly well if you seek more coverage. For reference, our oversized bath sheets are 67% bigger than our bath towels.

See the selection of Bath Sheets here.