Now that you’ve purchased that new mattress set you want sheets that are going to further complement them. What Should you look for? What factors are important? There are only a few things you need to do to totally nail picking out the sheets of your dreams in order to dress that new mattress set.
Thread Cont vs. Quality Cotton
Thread count is the number of threads that are used to weave the sheets per square inch. Most people think that thread count is the ultimate determining factor of how soft and smooth a set of sheets will feel on your skin but this is not true. Sheets with a high thread count can still miss the mark when it comes to that soft smooth buttery feel if they are not from high-quality cotton. There are two kinds of cotton that are considered top of the line: they are 100 percent Egyptian cotton and Supima cotton. If the tags on your sheets simply read 100 percent cotton it is safe to assume that it is American upland cotton and is rougher and less expensive. The shorter cotton fibers found in the upland cotton fray and become course much easier.
Percale or Sateen?
This question has no right or wrong answer. It is truly a matter of taste and preference. Percale sheets are plainer with more of a matte finish and a cooler feel. These sheets are a good choice for anyone that tends to get hot and has night sweats because these sheets will probably keep you cooler than the alternate Sateen. Sateen sheets, on the other hand, are softer, smoother, and heavier with a slight shine. If you are not sure which you’d prefer to try, look at swatches of both to get a better idea.
What about the kids?
Both Sateen and Percale sheets can be costly. For this reason, you may want a less expensive option that still feels great for the kids. Consider a cotton polyester blend. The sheets will still feel soft and smooth but will not cost anywhere near what the other two would. Generally, these sheets have Easy Care on the label indicating that they hold up well to frequent washing. Even if you’re looking for new Quality Mattresses For Sale in Baton Rouge LA for the children, less expensive sheets should still do the trick for them.
That new mattress set should be dressed in sheets that are going to allow you rest more comfortably. Invest in the type of sheets that are going to best serve your preferences and your pocketbook. Don’t just go by thread count because thread count alone can be misleading. Make sure to check the type of cotton as well. Choose either Sateen or Percale based purely on your preferences and comfort level. Neither one is a better sheet than the other. Last but not least, don’t forget about the kids. They deserve the luxury of having soft smooth sheets too and a nice polyester cotton blend should be all that’s needed to give them that same soft smooth feel.