Sheets Thread Count
Sheets Thread Count:
In this modern hectic life in a metro, bed is everywhere you want to be when you get back home after an exhausting day and bed sheets breathe life into the bed. So quality sheets are the key to the comfort and luxury most required around the house. But how do you know if you are getting the right worth of your money? There is a basic guide to knowing the right kind of sheet thread count that is generally responsible for the quality of a bed sheet. Now, do not agonize if you just came across a term that you have never chanced upon in your experience of buying bed sheets; instead, read on.
What is a sheet thread count?
The thread count is evidently what the term suggests. It is the number of threads intertwined in every square inch of the fabric. The number is derived out of the sum of the threads woven both vertically and horizontally. The horizontal weaving is termed as ‘weft’ and the vertical one is termed as ‘warp’. The thread count is often increased by weaving the extra threads into the weft. These extra threads are termed as the ‘picks’ and they are not counted individually apart from the overall count, leading to a hefty thread count of some bed sheets. This is where the myth that higher the thread counts of a bed sheet, greater the quality is countered. The standard number of threads that are intertwined or woven into every square inch of the fabric sums up to 500 to 600. So this is the point where to draw the line instead of adding extra threads here and there and increasing the eventual thread count.
There are many bed sheets manufacturing companies who use comparatively thinner strands of fabric and twist them together to achieve a greater thread count. Often the overall count is multiplied by double, triple and even quadruple. So it becomes quite evident that a greater thread count does not ensure the quality of any bed sheet. Infact, the actual scenario may just be the other way round.
A standard thread count of a quality bed sheet is not more than 400 and spending money on sheets which have a better thread count is not what can be called judiciary. The quality of any bed sheet depends on the fabric and that is where the money is to be spent on. The most comfortable bed sheets are made of Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, or Combed cotton. Sateen sheets are soft and percale sheets are crispy. Thread count is the last on the priority list to be checked before buying one bed sheet as the first and foremost condition is to ensure the label. A quality bed sheet has a beginning thread count of 200. After that, it is all about your preference.
So now with the idea of thread counts, you have a better play at numbers and stats. Spend wisely and get the right worth of your money by looking for more than just the thread count.