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Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with sheet thread count? Get the lowdown on what actually counts and how to choose the perfect sheet.
Understanding Thread Count
When it comes to bed linens, thread count is the buzz phrase. The notion that a high thread count is better, softer and more luxurious has influenced many customers decisions when purchasing sheets. But a high thread count doesn't necessarily translate into the best choice or quality. The thread count myth is actually a clever marketing ploy. So what makes a great sheet?
The longer the fibres, the stronger and more durable the sheet. Thread thickness, length and quality determine the ultimate feel of the bedding. Finer and longer threads (staples) create softer, smoother and better wearing sheets. In fact, a 250 thread count sheet made of premium thread can be much more luxurious than a 500 count sheet with a lower quality, shorter thread.
The weave affects the finish of the sheet.
Percale is a plain weave with a thread count of 180 or higher and is known for its great longevity and crisp feel. Think 5 star hotel sheets. Men love the feel of percale and our Baksana 500 thread count sheets fit the bill perfectly.
Sateen has more vertical than horizontal woven threads, resulting in an extremely soft fabric with a silky sateen feel and a pearlescent sheen. If this sounds like you try our Baksana 1000 thread count sateen sheets.
Organic bamboo sheets have the same silky feel as sateen, with a lighter weight and additional moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry. These are available to order through our custom shaped sheets department.
In warmer sub and tropical climates higher thread count sheets allow less airflow and so if you like to sleep light, consider a 500 thread count sheet or organic bamboo rather than a 1000 thread count.
CUSTOM BED LINEN COLLECTIONS
The undisputed best weavers of sheeting in the world are the Italians but sheets from Turkey can also offer outstanding quality for price. We offer beautiful Italian bed linens in our custom made to order product ranges. If you're looking to create a bed of the finest linens, we have just the thing from our custom bed linens collections.