Although purchasing bed sheets appear to be easy, this task can be challenging.
There are so many styles, colors, and fabrics to choose between. Many assume
that all cotton sheets are the same. However, inexpensive or cheaper cotton
does not provide the same comfort as sheets made from the highest quality
of cotton. Granted, some people are not picky. They could care less about
thread count, softness, and so forth. To avoid the hassle of buying bed sheets
to match a bedding ensemble, some prefer bed-in-a-bags that alleviate the
headache. However, there are some helpful tips that will make selecting bed
sheets a little easier.
When selecting bed sheets, buyer should pay attention to the weave of the
fabric. On average, many do not examine sheets to determine whether the fabric
is woven tightly or loosely. However, it is easy to detect a loosely woven
bed sheet. These sheets appear flimsy or cheap. Loosely woven sheets are not
very durable, thus requiring frequent replacing. After several washes these
sheet may begin to develop small holes or tears. On the other hand, bed sheets
that are woven tightly are much firmer, durable, and soft. These sheets may
carry a higher price tag, but its well worth the cost.
Those in the market for bed sheets should also pay attention to the thread
count of sheets. It is important to remember that the higher the thread count,
the softer the sheets. In most cases, thread counts of sheets range between
200 and 1000. However, cheap sheets may have a lower thread count, whereas
designer or luxury sheets may have a thread count up to 2000. Individuals
desiring quality bed sheets should not choose a set with less than a 200 thread
count. The price of sheets is determined by the thread count. However, purchasing
bed sheets with a thread count under 200 in order to save a few dollars mean
sacrificing comfort and softness.