Bedding Buying Guide
Choose an option below to learn how to pick the right bedding essentials.
Types of Sheets
What does thread count mean?
A higher thread count indicates a more durable and dense weave, also suggesting an added softness; however, a higher thread count does not necessarily mean better sheets. Fabrication and construction also affect the overall quality and comfort.
|Fabrication||Soft||Durable||Breathable||Wicking||Wrinkle Free||Special Features|
|Cotton||Perfect for year-round use|
|Microfiber||Inexpensive, easy-care option|
|Cotton/Polyester||More resistant to wrinkles|
|Tencel||Great for sensitive skin|
|Rayon (Viscose) from Bamboo||Antimicrobial and resistant to mold and mildew|
Types of Fabrics
Cotton—breathable with a soft hand and a perfect year-round choice. Elevated options include pima cotton and Egyptian cotton—the most luxurious cotton choice.
Microfiber—is a synthetic fiber made of 100% polyester, making it an inexpensive, extremely soft and easy-care option.
Blends—combine natural and synthetic fibers, which tend to be more resistant to wrinkles. The most common blend is cotton/polyester.
Tencel: supersoft fiber that has temperature regulating benefits.
Rayon (viscose) from bamboo: naturally antimicrobial and resistant to mold and mildew.
Percale—a plain, durable and breathable sheet due to its one over, one under weave that is crisp and cool to the touch.
Sateen—creates a lustrous look and feel that has a soft and silky hand.
Flannel—a heavier weight cotton, brushed to maximize softness. It’s a perfect, cozy choice for cold sleepers.
How to Extend the Life of Your Sheets
- Wash before first use
- Check label for special instructions
- Wash separate from other linens and towels
- Change and replace regularly