Do you find yourself confused about how to buy bedsheets? Whether the look and design should be your priority? Or the fabric and durability?
Choosing a fabric for bed covers, and bed sheets can be tough. Lately, there are several fabrics at our disposal to choose from. To help you choose the best ones for your bed, we bring you detailed information on the types of fabrics from cotton, polyester, and silk, to blends.
Cotton is the most commonly used fabric for making sheets and other bedding, and for good reason. It's long-lasting, breathable, soft, simple to care for, and reasonably priced. Cotton, on the other hand, comes in a variety of combinations. Some terms refer to the origin of the cotton fibers, while others refer to the weaving style or methods of treating cotton.
Egyptian cotton is the most opulent type. If you want super-soft, high-quality bed sheets, this is the option to go with. Egyptian cotton, grown in the warm, dry climates of North Africa, has extra-long fibers that produce the softest, smoothest fabric.
Pima cotton is also loved for its softness and natural sheen. It has fibers that range from medium to extra-long and are ideal for bed sheets. Cotton grown in the southwest of the United States, as well as a few other places is the primary source of this cotton.
Upland cotton is indigenous to the Americans, but it is now the most widely grown cotton worldwide. It is not as soft as Pima or Egyptian cotton because its fibers are not as long. Unless otherwise specified, most cotton sheets are made of Upland cotton, particularly if they are economical.
Supima® is a registered trademark for fibers and materials made entirely of American Pima cotton. It gets the Supima because it is promoted by the Supima Association.
MicroCotton® is a registered trademark for an extremely fine cotton thread developed in India. This long-staple cotton fabric is soft and absorbent, and it is very durable. Take a glance at an amazing collection of micro cotton bedsheets.
Cotton jersey indicates sheets made from knitted cotton fabric rather than woven cotton fabric. Cotton jersey is essentially the same fabric as cotton T-shirts, so if you like the feel of soft cotton T-shirts, you'll like these bed covers as well.
Percale is a type of cotton fabric that is tightly woven and has a plain weave. With a thread count of 180 or higher, it has a very cool texture.
Combed cotton is a type of cotton fabric that has been treated during the manufacturing process to remove all of the short fibers, resulting in a very smooth fabric.
Flannel is a cotton fabric that has been combed to fluff up the fibers, making it a favorite for cold winter nights. As a result, flannel has a very soft fabric with a nap that traps body heat, giving it its snuggly-warm qualities. Unlike other types of bedding, the quality of flannel is measured in ounces per square yard rather than thread count. As winter approaches, you'll find the best designs of flannel sheets in the market.
Linen is made from the fibers of flax plant stems. Linen sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers are long-lasting, hypoallergenic, breathable, and moisture-wicking, and they soften and strengthen with use. If you don't care about a few wrinkles, linen bed sheets are just as manageable as cotton bedding.
Tencel is a brand name for fabrics made from the fibers Lyocell and Modal. Lyocell is made from wood pulp derived from eucalyptus or oak trees, bamboo, and birch trees. Modal is a type of beech wood. The fabrics are soft and long-lasting. Tencel is widely regarded as an environment-friendly fabric because it requires less water, energy, and chemicals to produce.
While Tencel is relatively cool, it isn't as breathable as cotton and can have a slightly clammy feel to it.
Acetate is a fabric made from cellulose, found in wood fibers. It has a very soft and satiny feel, but due to the weak fibers, these sheets must be dry-cleaned or hand-washed.
Silkworms produce silk, a luxurious, soft fiber. Real silk sheets are hard to beat for sheer indulgence; they're cool and soft. The disadvantage of silk is, of course, its high cost and the difficulty in caring for it. However, if you want the ultimate in luxury, consider silk sheets.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber made from the same polymers that are used to make plastic drink bottles. While polyester is cheap, it is stiff and scratchy when used alone. In most cases, polyester is mixed with another thread, usually cotton, in low-cost sheet sets.
Microfiber is a term used to describe very finely woven polyester that is sometimes sold as microfiber. While these sheets can be very soft, they are not as breathable as cotton and are therefore not the best choice if you "sleep hot." To avoid sweaty sleep cycles, here is the guide to buying bed sheets to beat the summer heat.
Nylon is a strong and long-lasting synthetic fabric that can be used to create soft, satiny bedsheets that do not wrinkle. However, after only a few washings, nylon begins to pill. And nylon does not hold up well to the high temperatures of dryers or irons. Even too much sunlight can be harmful to nylon.
Acrylic is yet another man-made material. It is not as soft against the skin as natural fibers, but it is extremely wrinkle-resistant and can be used to make extremely colorful bedding. It is more commonly found in blankets and comforters than in sheets. To avoid pilling, washing must be done with care.
While bamboo fibers can be made into fabric, the fabric is typically stiff and rough. The majority of "bamboo" sheets on the market are rayon. This means that the bamboo pulp was dissolved, re-solidified, and spun into thread using a chemical process. This process may be harmful to the environment, making bamboo sheets less eco-friendly than their manufacturers claim. It does, however, result in a very soft, long-lasting, and silky fabric.
Bamboo is as breathable as cotton and feels great next to your skin.
There are numerous blended fabrics available, the majority of which contain some form of cotton. Cotton/polyester is the most common, but cotton/bamboo, cotton/rayon, and nylon/polyester are also options. Blended fabrics are typically low-cost, long-lasting, and wrinkle-resistant, making them an excellent choice for children's bedding.
Now you can decide on which bed sheets you need to buy. Cosee offers you a wide range of bed sheets and bedding sets. A great combination of designs, colors, and fabric of bedding is available at www.coseepillow.com.