Washing your sheets every one to two weeks is ideal for better hygiene and comfort, but all that washing can eventually wear out your bedding. If your sheets are starting to wear thin or feel less than luxurious, it’s time to head for the mattress store for a new set. Consider purchasing an extra set of sheets so that you can get the bed made while one set is in the washing machine.
Thread count is often considered the most important factor to think about when purchasing sheets. But what does it actually mean? Quite simply, the higher the thread count, the more threads there are running vertically and horizontally in each square inch. Most sheets have an average thread count of about 300. Many consumers prefer choosing a high thread count sheet because it’s expected to be softer and feels more luxurious. When examining the label for the thread count, look for a measurement of “TC,” such as 300tc.
Ply goes hand-in-hand with thread count in determining quality. The ply simply refers to the number of threads wrapped together to form one single thread. A double-ply sheet uses threads that are made of two threads wrapped together. Double-ply fabrics are considered more luxurious than single-ply fabrics.
Along with considering the thread count and ply, you should take a look at the type of material the sheet is made from. Egyptian cotton is one of the most popular materials for sheets because of its luxurious touch and exceptional comfort. It’s made from handpicked cotton, which makes it more durable. Pima cotton is another popular choice. It’s made from fine, long fibers for a very soft weave. Microfiber sheets are made from polyester. These sheets are quite thin but very strong and smooth.
Mancini’s Sleepworld wants your bed to be nothing less than a sanctuary of superior comfort. We stock bedding, including fine linens, Egyptian cotton sheets, and even Portuguese flannel, along with our finely crafted mattresses and mattress protectors. Call (800) 647-5337 or swing by one of our 33 locations in northern California.