It’s not hard to notice the wide variety of bedding fabric, quality, and prices available to consumers. To help you decide which type of bedding is right for you we have put together this fabric guide that covers the basics of bed sheet fabrics.
Egyptian cotton, renowned for its high quality, originates from the Nile River valley in Egypt Mulberry Silk Bedding . Bed sheets made with Egyptian cotton have a high thread count, making this luxurious fabric extremely durable and comfortable.
Another popular and high quality fabric is Pima cotton, which is mainly produced in the southwestern region of the United States, Australia, and Peru. Bedding made with Pima cotton have a silken finish, which makes them very comfortable. Pima cotton from the United States is usually called supima, which is short for superior Pima.
For the budget conscious, a less expensive grade of cotton is also available. Muslin cotton bedding has a lower thread count, so they are not as soft and durable as Egyptian or Pima cotton sheets. Muslin sheets are usually manufactured with bright colors and prints, but these colors can fade after being washed many times.
Not all bed sheets are manufactured from pure cotton. Flannel sheets are also a popular alternative. Flannel is a cotton blend with either wool or a synthetic fabric. Bed sheets made from flannel are extremely warm and comfortable. Rather than being measured in thread count, flannel is measured in the number of ounces of material per square yard. Flannel that has a weight of 5 or more ounces per square yard is considered high quality.
For pure elegance, many consumers choose bed sheets made from silk. Silk bed sheets are synonymous with luxury and are unsurpassed for softness and strength. However, silk requires more care than cotton.
Finally, satin sheets are another luxurious option available to consumers. Satin is manufactured by polishing synthetic fibers to produce a smooth, high-quality, and extremely comfortable bed sheet. As with silk sheets, extra care is required to maintain the luxury feel of satin.