The most commonly used type is the paper towel, a roll of perforated paper towel mounted on a cardboard rod slightly longer than the width of the roll. Most people think that paper towels are the only paper towels available, but there are actually many different types of premium paper towels that are not available in rolls.
These towels are marked with paper towel folds. These paper towels include foldable, reusable, Scottish, and single-fold towels. But what are these types of rolls of paper towels and how are they different?
A C-fold towel is a large towel measuring about 10" by 12" folded into about 10" by 4" in a "C" shape. Folding these larger towels makes distribution and storage easier and more convenient. These towels are put in a folded towel dispenser for distribution one at a time. Folding hand towels are available in 1 or 2 layers, depending on the suction requirement. These folding towels are made by manufacturers and brands like Sheetglory.
Reusable towels are paper towels that are shaped differently than folded towels and folded into 3 layers like an accordion. Reusable towels are available in white or natural (brown) paper. These large towels are thick, strong, and absorbent, so useless.
Some towels are single-ply paper towels, typically 12.4 inches long. This towel is folded in half so it is different from a folded and reused towel, which is folded in thirds.