The bed is the place where we spend a third of our daily time, for this reason, we suggest you take into account the quality of the product you choose as your bedlinen.
Today in Pueblo Rico, we are going to give you some quick tips on how to choose the best materials for your home.
In the first place, we advise you to take fabrics that have at least 200 threads and as a maximum, 600.
Getting out of this range can mean that due to the number of threads the fabric is heavy, or otherwise, the lack of weft, generating a scratchy sensation, of rough fabric.
Is quality measured in number of threads?
Thread count is a metric or indicator, but the number of threads depends on the thickness and quality of the threads and this is definitely NOT an indicator of quality.
The thread count is the result of counting the number of threads that a fabric has horizontally and vertically on a given surface and here is the “deception” that many manufacturers make us: they give us a thread count, but they do not indicate what is the surface measured as reference.
The European standard determines that the number of horizontal and vertical threads must be counted in a surface of one square inch.
However, the standard in other countries, such as Australia, determines that the count is made on a surface of 10 square centimeters, therefore, the same fabric may have a different number of threads depending on the standard used.
As we told you before, some manufacturers play with the ends or strands that each thread has when counting, even multiplying the thread count by 3, arguing that each end or strand counts as one thread, but now that you know the trick, always look at the standard with which the count was made and make a small review of the following:
Appearance: see if it is shiny or matte, look for a sample to appreciate the drop that the sheets have when they are set on the bed and the fabric luster.
Softness: for this you have to touch the material and define if they are more or less soft and if they have a more or less silky and sliding touch.
Touch: that they are more or less warm when you touch them or, on the contrary, that you feel more or less cool on contact.
Certifications: certifications of antibacterial, anti-allergic treatments, or specific treatments for other types of hypersensitivities or health conditions, as well as anti-pilling treatments, easy ironing, resistance to washing or drying, can be helpful.
Composition: The material it’s a determining factor on the behavior or properties that the sheets will have, which can be made of cotton, wool, linen, silk, bamboo or polyester.
Breathability: Some buyers have a tendency to sweat or overheat and will need to purchase highly breathable sheets.
Commitment to the environment: The specific certifications of this type are additional guarantees for those buyers who are committed to caring for the environment.
That said, we now invite you to go through the names and main characteristics of fabric that we will find in the market:
• Linen and Flannel: up to 200 threads
• Percale: between 200 and 350 threads, brushed cotton up to 400 threads
• Satin and Egyptian cotton: between 300 and 500 threads
Linen and flannel:
It has become fashionable to achieve those boho, country, rustic effects or in those spaces that want a “raw” effect in their materials. The pros of choosing a fabric with these characteristics is that it is an excellent heat concentrator in winter and a very cool material in summer, keeping moisture away from us and reducing static.
Recognized for their freshness and breathability, these sheets are characterized by their softness and fineness to the touch without losing strength and durability. An important tip is to look for them in their combed cotton version.
Satin and Egyptian cotton:
Egyptian cotton sheets are the best valued bedding for their softness, feeling of comfort and durability. This material does not produce pilling, so the appearance of uncomfortable balls will be zero. – It is hypoallergenic, so Egyptian cotton sheets prevent skin irritations. These sheets are characterized by being composed of finer and longer Egyptian cotton fibers.
Sheets with more than 600 threads:
These sheets are ideal for those people who like to feel the weight of the sheets. This density of threads results in sheets with more body and they are firmer and those who rest between this type of sheets will feel more wrapped and warmer, so they can be a great option for people with more chills.
Home linen is the special touch that contributes to making us feel good and favoring the quality of rest.
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