Thread count is a key aspect of bed sheet research. Although thread count is an important factor in the quality of bedsheets, it is not as prominently highlighted by bed linen marketers. It is often incorrect to assume that a higher thread count means better quality bed sheets. Instead, it only takes into account the quality and quantity of cotton.
While it is possible to purchase sheets with more than 1,000 thread counts, luxury hotel sheets are often made with sheets with between 200 and 300 thread count. Why aren’t higher thread counts better for bed sheets?
It isn’t the only factor that makes bedding feel luxurious.
You can learn more about thread counts by visiting our blog “Bed Linen Uncovered”.
The short answer is that too many threads can cause sheets to become too thick, reduce breathability, and make them uncomfortable. Hotels should avoid using them. Hotels aren’t using high thread counts in their sheets if that is the case.
It all comes down to the way the sheets are woven.
This is what hotels consider when choosing luxury sheets for their beds. Hotels will almost always insist upon single-ply woven sheets or long staple cotton sheets. More often, they will choose a percale weave to replace sateen.
CAN YOUR HOME BED FEEL LIKE A HOTEL ROOM BED?
Percale is preferred by hotels over sateen because it epitomizes the crisp, cool feeling of a luxury hotel suite. Percale weaves are also more durable because they are tighter. We recommend that you choose the weave that suits your needs best. Long staple cotton bed linen will last for many years.
Why are weaves so important?
It is important to find sheets made in Italy to make your sheets as luxurious and comfortable as those found in luxury hotels. Italy is renowned for its unrivalled tradition in weaving finest cotton bed sheets. Generations have shared information over centuries. The same holds true for French baking.
They are highly skilled in the application of finishing techniques. These finishing techniques can enhance cotton’s natural qualities and add softness, longevity and luster to your sheets. These finishing techniques are usually proprietary and therefore cannot be copied elsewhere.
WHERE TO BUY HOTEL-QUALITY BED SHEETS
Ulen textile only sells high-quality sateen bedding. We source sheets directly from the manufacturers who also supply bedding to 5-star hotels all over the globe. Our sheets aren’t the same as luxury hotel sheets, but they are very similar.
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