What exactly is a Thread Count?
Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. This number is generated from the amount of threads woven horizontally (weft) and vertically (warp). Finer yarns must be used to make the high thread count fabric in order to ensure the quality is premium.
Does having a higher thread count increase the quality of the sheets?
The finer the yarn and the higher the thread count, the more natural lustre you will see in the fabric and the smoother and finer it will become. 1000 thread count sheets sets have a high number of threads which mean they have a denser handle and are likened to a supreme hotel quality sheet. 1000 thread count sateen would have approximately 500 yarns in each direction and because of the fine yarn used it makes for a very luxurious feeling sheet. Although 1000 thread count sheets are known to be of high quality, there are other factors to consider when buying sheets.
What Thread Count sheets are right for you?
Choosing what sheets are right for you comes down to your own personal preference. If you are someone who tends to get overheated when they sleep and prefer sheets which are nice and crisp, 250-300 thread count percale sheets would be a good option to consider. Try our Linen House 250 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheet Set available here . If you prefer more soft and silky feeling sheets, 600-1000 thread count sateen sheets would be better suited. Try our Mondo Cambridge 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set available here. Another characteristic to consider would be which fabric is right for you. Sheets come in many different fabrics including pure cotton, polyester cotton, tencel® and many more. If you’re not sure which you prefer try a touch test for which you feel would work best for you. After all, we do spend a third of our lives in bed so it’s a good idea to invest in good quality sheets that are right for you.
Farmers’ top picks for this season
Domani have launched a luxurious addition to its sheeting range; a 1000 thread count sheet set. These sheet sets are a sateen weave which gives a beautiful lustre and a soft slightly silky hand feel. To create this luxury fabric, Domani ensured the cotton they selected was of a high quality, consisting of long staple fibre which was then twisted into a fine yarn and woven into a 1000 thread count fabric. Perfect for a good night’s sleep every night. Available here.
Other top picks include:
Domani Toscana Sheet Sets
Super soft and perfect year-round this Sheridan sheeting collection combines TENCEL® with cotton to enhance the properties of these remarkable fibres, and ensures a comfortable night’s sleep.
Mondo Cambridge 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set
Mondo Cambridge Egyptian Cotton sheets are the ultimate in luxury and durability, with their high thread count and soft sateen finish.
This 300 thread count sheeting range by Gracious Living is a great everyday option for those who love cotton.
Please visit Farmers in-store or online to view our full range of bed sheets and sheet sets.