Do you know the difference between Sateen and Satin? And what are microfibers? What exactly is the difference between Percale and Twill weave? Figuring out answers to these questions is not that complicated but choosing what is right for you can be.
Don’t worry! I’ll let you know how to choose perfect bedding conferring to your needs whether it is a warm blanket for winters, light sheet for summers, timeless Dohar, Comforter, Duvet, or throw pillow. Here, is the description of most common types of weaves and fabrics.
Many of you are already familiar with Thread Count, but still many of them assume that it is the only factor needed to be considered of while shopping for bedsheets. Quality of fabric plays an important part here, well it is true that above 200 thread count bedsheets are of higher quality as it is said higher the thread count, the softer bedsheet will be.
Bedsheets with thread count 400-800 are considered to be extremely soft, luxurious and it is far more affordable than those with super high thread count sheets. So, don’t ever rely on thread count ensure its fabric and quality before making the purchase. At ETC you will find bedlinens of authentic fabric, 100% cotton fabric with enhanced thread count.
Flannel is made of 100% cotton double bedsheets and is often considered to be medium to heavy weight bed sheet material. It contains drowsed finish on one or both sides which creates a fuzzy and soft feel, for which this fabric is known originally.
Jacquard is a specially woven fabric created using various material like cotton, silk & polyester. It is a decoratively woven fabric comprising a slightly raised area of embroidery or embellishment. Originally this fabric was produced on a jacquard loom, often used for bedsheets, decorative pillows, pillow shams, comforters and similar other things.
People often confuses Sateen with Satin, it is a kind of weave with more vertical threads in comparison to horizontal threads. Which in turns out to be exceptionally soft bed sheet with a smooth, lustrous finish that look a lot like satin but sateen sheets are far more delicate.
Satin has a distinguishing that is glossy and smooth. One side of the fabric is very glossy, shiny & smooth crafted out of high thread count synthetic materials whereas other side of is matte or dull. Whenever you are shopping for satin sheets look for ‘woven’ materials to get extra smoothness.
Microfiber is a tight weave made of artificial fibers twirled into a very satisfactory yarn. Fabrics that are made of microfiber are generally lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and have a luxurious appearance. It is also considered to more strong and durable in respective of fiber of similar weight.
Dobby is a finely woven thread that produce small geometric patterns that reappears all over the fabric. Dobby is often used on duvets, comforters, pillow shams or other decorative bedding sets.
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