Just how much of an impact does thread count have on the quality of bed linen, and is it the most important fact to consider when choosing bed linen? This article takes a look at some other aspects to think about when purchasing bed linen.

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We have all been led to believe that the higher the thread count then the better the quality of the linen. Maybe thread count is overemphasized and other factors to take into consideration are then overlooked such as the type of fabric. Oh you didn’t think all bed linen was made of linen did you?

the thread count does have an effect on quality and a material with a higher thread count is usually of better quality than one with a low thread count. The importance of thread count when weighed against other factors is not so marked. The emphasis that has been placed on the thread count can all be attributed to the marketing media. At this point it would help to go through the other qualities and how much of an effect they have on bed linen.

The 100% cotton sheets are the most popular. Two factors will have an impact on quality when it comes to cotton sheets. The length of the cotton fiber, naturally the longer the fiber the stronger the product. That is why you have different types of cotton like Pima cotton and Egyptian cotton. Next we look at the size of the yarn which gives an indication of the fineness of the linen. If you have heard of the terms sinlge ply, two ply and so on this is where they come in and a multiple wound fabric is of better quality than one with less yarn.

The finish is an industry secret that low quality bed linens may not undergo. Just to sum it up you might have linen made from nylon or polyester that is high in the thread count at a high price and yet considering the fabric it is not strong. In such cases you are better of settling for a material that is strong but having a lower thread count. This way you are assured that the linen you buy will last you a much longer time. So you see that the quality of linen is affected by more than just thread count.

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