Cozy rooms and Comfy beddings is what we crave at the end of the day! As it was found in a recent study that on an average a person spends one-third of its lifetime in bed, so you must ensure it's a comfortable one. You must select bedsheets and pillows that not only provides comfort but also accomplishes your preferential and financial goals. Some features need to be kept in mind before buying bedsheet and one of the most popular among them is Thread Count.
How important thread count is in a bedsheet?
You must have heard a lot from sellers, people around you that higher thread count equals better sheets. It is true that higher thread count means sheet will be more softer and there are high chances it will wear well over time.
What does Thread Count really mean?
Thread count simply means the measure of horizontal and vertical threads that are in one square inch. Basically, it is a way to measure how tightly woven a fabric is.
Thread count is used as a rough indicator of the softness of a fabric. It is often used by marketers and sellers to display higher quality sheets than the competing sheets. I cannot deny this completely, it is true but only to some extent thread count is far from being considered the only term when it comes to the quality of sheets.
What is the best Thread Count for Bedsheets?
Quality, comfortable sheets can be found with thread counts ranging from 144 to 800 and beyond. There is no as such a perfect thread count number. Look for bedsheet above 144 TC, you will not find soft bedsheets below it that could also result in uncomfortable sleeping experience.
Which Fabric and Weave is used makes a difference in the best Thread Count. Sateen Weave is a tightly woven pattern so you will find quality Sateen sheets among 180 to 400 whereas percale is a simple woven sheet one over and one under pattern around 144 to 400 thread count.
Here are some basic ranges of high thread counts for bedsheets of several materials.
Cotton: 144 - 400 Thread Count
Egyptian Cotton: 200 - 600 Thread Count
Percale Cotton: 200 - 400 Thread Count
Sateen: 200 - 600 Thread Count
Linen: 80 – 200 Thread count, as thread count is a less of a matter in linen sheets thus rarely listed. Avoid higher thread count whenever shopping for linens.
There are certain materials that are not measured using thread count. Some of them are:
Silk: silk is measured in Momme. It is a standard unit that look for the pounds in a silk that is 45 inches by 100 yards. Instead look for silk sheets around the 17-22 momme range.
So, hopefully now you have got a fair idea of thread count and fabrics and how it works. If you want to explore a range of designer authentic fabric then do check our Thread Count Store and for more information follow us on Instagram and Facebook.