11 December 2020
Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home
With the way many companies rave about the thread count of their sheet sets, you’d be forgiven to believing this is the only factor that determines the quality of the product.
Often overlooked, there are two other equally important factors that can determine the softness, durability and quality of your sheets – the length of the fibre and the way in which it is woven.
Cotton sheets are perfect for regulating your body temperature. You’ll hardly ever wake up sticky from sweat as the fibres help to draw moisture away from your skin. They’re also less likely to stain and release dirt easily when wet unlike cheaper polyester blends.
All types of cotton share these wonderful traits, but a longer staple fibre will give the material of your sheet’s extra strength, which in turn leads to less pilling!
Supima cotton is just one of these high quality, long, staple fibres. It’s recognised for its softness, comfort and durability and is considered one of the finest cottons produced in the world! Our Supima Sheet Sets feature a 600 thread count with a sateen finish. Available in Charcoal, Silver & White, their soft silky texture will ensure a luxurious feel for your bedroom.
The weave of your sheets will affect the way a product looks and feels and will also factor in its longevity.
The percale weave is one of the most prominent as it has a balanced, basket-like weave. The threads are tightly woven, which results in a fine texture and finish.
Our Premium Percale range of sheets have been known to last for over 20 years without pilling!
The thread count relates to the number of yarns per square inch. Even if a sheet has a high thread count, that can often be inflated by manipulating the sheet-making process with a low-quality thread or construction, so it is important to seek out reputable retailers.
As a general rule of thumb, anything over a 200-thread count is a good standard. Our Cotton Sheet Collection features a 500 thread count, cotton sateen weave that provides a soft, silky feel.
While all three of these factors should be taken into consideration when choosing sheets, it is your personal preference that is most important. The ultimate test of satisfaction will come when you take them home and test them out on your bed!
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