Imagine coming home from work, tired as the human body gets, only to slide in to your cool, breathable sheets, to escape all the troubles of the day and dream away. Well, this would require you to pick out the best quality bed sheets available on the market that fit your budget as well. When you’re in the supermarket, look for good quality bed sheets, you might get carried away by all the fanciness these brands provide but it’s hard to know what underlies the surface. That is exactly why we’re here to guide you picking out a product that gets you quality for your money. Here’s a list of things you need to ponder upon before picking a product:
Know what you’re looking for
There are some long-fiber cottons that are stronger and less likely to grow old easily. Egyptian, pima and Sea Island cottons are premium quality. Make sure you feel the cotton for yourself, to know if it’s as soft as they claim it to be.
Secondly, come the Bamboo blended sheets that come blended with cotton or other materials. Bamboo is antimicrobial and naturally sustainable, which means they’re meant to absorb moisture on their own.
Thirdly, we have the linen sheets that will be a safe haven for you in hot climates as they absorb body heat and provide coolness. They do look a little wrinkly but most people don’t mind that.
Just a disclaimer about the thread count,” More thread-count does not mean better quality.” With all the recent hype about thread-count, we looked deeply into what thread-count actually provides. Thread-count is actually the number of threads woven into 1-square inch of fabric. This number is based on the weft and warps which means the threads woven horizontally and those woven vertically. You should view the thread-count but the myth that high count results in better quality isn’t correct.
You should get yourself familiar with what the weave of a bed sheet is. If you’re looking for a silk-like cotton sheet, the best option would be closely woven pre-cale sheeting. Plain-stitch knitted jersey would work best if you want your sheets to be a little stretchable and breathable. For some ultra-soft and cozy feeling bed sheets, Flannel cotton sheets would be the best option.
Choosing the right fit:
As important as it is to find the best fabric, it is also convenient to find the bed sheet that fits your mattress perfectly well in height as well as width. If you buy a bed sheet that has the perfect fabric but it doesn’t fit your mattress, that turns out to be quite frustrating.
It is quite easy to get lost in the number and qualities of bed sheets on the market, so we’ll tell you some of the things to look out for when making your decision. A bed sheet with high thread count but priced below $100 is probably not the best idea. The price tags are very important when you buy bed sheets because you buy what you pay for.