Pillow Talk

PILLOW TALK... Don't fear the fray


Do those pesky frayed edges on linen cause you to frown? Well don’t fear because help is here. 

Here’s a hint from housekeeping experts at linen inspection time…pillowcases, sheets and bedroom linens should be replaced when the fabric gets thin, or develops pills (balls or bobbles on the fabric), or the edges of the bed linens look shabby or frayed. 

Experts also tell us that luxury bedding and fine linens will last longer than lower quality sheets and pillow cases. This is because fibres in higher thread count linens are more tightly woven and less likely to break. 

Does your linen have a good long life cycle, of at least 180 washes or are you replacing it regularly?   Linen that may cost a little extra when purchasing may have a much longer life cycle.    

Let us help you simplify your hotel purchasing.

PILLOW TALK - Pillow Replacement

Last week we featured housekeeping tips on how to keep your linens fresh, especially those pesky fraying edges on pillow cases and linens. 

But what about the actual pillow inside? How do you know when it’s time for ‘out with the old and in with the new’?

Experts also tell us that no matter how diligent you are about cleaning your pillows, you will need to replace them at some stage, to keep them fresh for your guests.

 Well here’s a trade secret for you…if you fold the pillow in half, and it doesn’t spring back into shape, plan to make that new order asap.

Our luxury pillow collections feature the finest in micro fibre, which will have your guests thinking they are sleeping on feathers,  and goose feather and down.  

Or we have the finest in feathers and down.  

Whichever way, your guests will be delighted with the comfort of luxurious pillows.  



PILLOW TALK... Get more mileage out of mattresses

Here’s a hint from housekeeping experts ready for the holiday season… 

Using mattress protectors not only keeps mattresses clean, but can also extend the life of the mattress.  There are many options that will protect your mattress from liquids and stains, dust mites and other allergens without changing the comfort and feel of your bed. 

Premium quality quilts in microfibre or feather and down are essential to give your guests a truly memorable sleep experience.  


HOUSKEEPING TIPS... Getting the best out of the valance

This extremely important yet seemingly basic hotel bed furnishing product can cause so much grief to so many and quickly bring down the overall presentation of a hotel room.

Experts inform us that this can be caused by wrong fabric choice and incorrect manufacturing styles.

An ill fitting and unsightly hotel bed valance can end up looking shabby or it can be caught in bed castors and create more chaos.

The bed valance can cause grief to housekeepers and hotel management and disappointment to the paying guest.

The best valance discreetly covers the bed castors while remaining mobile, looking stylish and best of all, can be removed for laundering.

If those valances are causing you grief, it may be time to replace them.