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When shopping for luxury sheets, the very first question our customers ask us is "What is the thread count of the sheets?" We continue by first asking them a few simple questions.
Do you prefer crisp sheets or do you rather have a silky feel to your fabric? Are you looking for a pattern on your sheeting or would you prefer a solid color?
From there we can guide our customers to only to the collections that may interest them. It is then we can discuss the significance of fabric thread count and why it may or not be as important as once believed. Quite simply, thread count is defined as the number of threads, horizontally and vertically, per square inch of a fabric. It is believed that the sheets with a higher thread count are softer and more durable, however; that many not always be true depending on the construction of the fabric and workmanship by the manufacturer.
For your convenience we have outlined below the three most popular fabric sheeting styles.
For a crisp-like cotton sheet, closely woven percale sheeting is the best option. Sheets that fall under this category are made from a crisp, high thread count cotton This highly breathable material is a must in the summertime and is incredibly cozy and durable for years of use. Percale in general is a bedroom standard, as it is soft and luxurious.
Sample product images of percale sheeting:
Known for its luster and drape, sateen feels a little thicker and more tightly woven than percale. While percale may be the perfect sheet for the summer months, sateen is definitely a warmer fabric choice. Sateen is silky and smooth to the touch and has a characteristically high sheen that makes it the perfect choice for bedrooms that have a heavy emphasis on luxury and romance.
Sample product images of sateen sheeting:
Jacquard fabrics are created using a special technique that allows the maker to implement a design or pattern into the material. Jacquard is unique as it allows textural variety, making your sheets stand out as if they were printed with a three dimensional pattern. In general, jacquard tends to be a crisp fabric that washes and dries well, and can either have a flat look or a lot of sheen depending on the material.
Sample product images of jacquard sheeting below: