When it comes time to buy a new set of sheets, the range of options is so great it can make you dizzy. The number of threads, the texture, the materials, and the resistance are some of the important points to consider. But how do we really know if a sheet is good? In this note, the experts of the textile firm Nordika clear all doubts.
* When a sheet fabric has more than 144 threads per square inch it means that it has a strong finish and that it will be softer and more delicate. This type of fabric usually has a velvety texture.
* Cotton and polyester are the most used materials to make sheets. Bed fabrics can be made from a mixture of both, or just 100% cotton. This last option is much softer and tenser compared to those made with mixtures. In addition, they do not produce fluff or static electricity. Best Sheet Sets
* For people with little time to dedicate to household chores, it is preferable to think in practical terms. For them, the recommended thing is the sheets whose fabrics exceed 180 threads, made in a mixture of polyester and cotton in equal proportions. They are high-quality products -which ensures a long duration- and they are also easy to wash, dry quickly, and can be easily ironed.
* The properties of cotton fabrics are many. Due to the molecular structure of this type of natural fibers, it is easier to remove moisture. Air moves easily through the fibers and that gives a more pleasant feeling.
The peculiarity of Egyptian cotton
What is the difference between ordinary and Egyptian cotton? The answer is its quality. The main characteristic of Egyptian cotton is the length of its fiber, which is longer than that of ordinary cotton. It comes from the Nile River Valley, where the humidity conditions and the richness of the soil work as a perfect base for the longest fibers in the world to grow, which can go from 3.50 to 6cm in length (no less than twice size than the others).
The selection of this type of cotton is rigorous, by combining the finest fibers. This produces a soft, shiny, strong, and durable fabric, which is then subjected to a mercerizing process to further improve the regularity of its fibers.
The end result is a fabric of exceptional quality that provides maximum comfort for rest and offers an unbeatable touch. In summer they are cool and in winter they are warm, always giving a luxurious and soft feeling on the skin. Due to their texture, they are the ideal sheets for allergy sufferers or those with sensitive skin.