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What Is Thread Count?

Posted on July 30 2020

What Is Thread Count?

You feel good about upgrading your bedroom -- and that includes your sheets. And when you look at sheet options, you can't help but to see that they all have varying thread counts.

You're looking for the cream of the crop in sheets, but you're not exactly sure how to pick it? What is thread count? And what is the best thread count for sheets?

Here's a look at everything you need to know about what thread count means and why it matters so that you can have a luxuriously comfortable bed. Let's jump in (so to speak)!

What Is Thread Count?

The thread count of your sheets refers to the quantity of vertical and horizontal threads present in a single square inch of your sheet's cotton.

The reality is, a limited quantity of threads can fit into each fabric square inch. The quantity will depend on how thick the yarns are. However, this number is typically between 300 and 400.

Some retailers offer bedding with higher thread numbers to make their sheets look more valuable. And, of course, these sheets come with higher prices.However, these high-thread-count sheets simply use multi ply yarn to achieve this effect. And the single play year construction found in 300- or 400-thread-count sheets can actually lead to longer lasting, softer and breathable bed sheets versus multi ply yarn.

Is Higher Thread Count Bedding Better?

Not necessarily. The thread count of the sheets you choose is just one component in deciding how high quality your cotton sheets are. Generally, a good thread count is 200 to 400, as sheets within this thread count range can easily be utilised to create luxury bedding.

Other important factors to consider include your sheets' quality. Long staple cotton makes for sheets that are soft and durable compared with its short staple counterpart. Therefore, they can help you to get a good night's rest.

Also, search for sheets whose cotton comes from places like Portugal. In Portugal, local families have been running cotton mills for generations. As a result, they have top-level expertise and high-level standards in the sheet production world. And you will definitely feel the difference when you lie down each night.

Also, make sure that the sheets you purchase are made without using harmful chemicals, like dyes and bleaches. These chemicals are hazardous to the environment and to the user of the sheets as well.

How We Can Help

In addition to answering the question "What is thread count," we offer three top-of-the-line, 400-thread-count bedding sets. Thus, we allow you to choose the set that suits your unique needs.

All of our sets are fabricated with the finest cotton fibres. This makes our bedding moisture absorbing and breathable, thus helping to regulate your nighttime body temperature and boost your sleep quality.

We never use harmful chemicals or polyester in our sheets. Get in touch with us to learn more about how our bedding can take your sleeping experience to a whole new level in the nights ahead.

Read our full Bedding Buying Guide.