What is Thread
Count?

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INDUSTRY STANDARD

Does thread count matter when choosing sheets?

The answer is both yes and no, but not in the way you'd expect. In recent years high thread count has become synonymous with high quality when in truth it's more of a marketing gimmick used to quickly convince customers to purchase. And while there is a sweet spot - thread count range that makes for the best sheets - there are other factors that should be considered as well. These include fiber quality, ply and weave.

What is thread
count?

GET THE REAL INFORMATION

What is thread
count?

GET THE REAL INFORMATION

INDUSTRY STANDARD

Does thread count matter when choosing sheets?

The answer is both yes and no, but not in the way you'd expect. In recent years high thread count has become synonymous with high quality when in truth it's more of a marketing gimmick used to quickly convince customers to purchase. And while there is a sweet spot - thread count range that makes for the best sheets - there are other factors that should be considered as well. These include fiber quality, ply and weave.

What Is Thread Count

Thread count refers to the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch. Higher thread count does not necessarily make the sheets softer or better quality.

Under 200 TC Anything lower than 200 thread count is generally considered poor quality resulting in a relatively thin sheet that lacks durability. Manufacturers often use thicker yarns to compensate for low thread count which causes the fabric to have a rougher feel. 
200 - 500 TC This is the sweet spot. Sheets with thread count between 200 and 500 are breathable and soft with good strength and durability.
Above 500 TC Thread counts above 500 often result in poorer quality sheets that can feel thick, rough and lack breathability. Some manufacturers inflate their thread count by using double- or even triple-ply thread which is usually made from poor quality fibers wrapped together resulting in sheets that pill easily and fall apart quickly. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ply

Ply refers to the number of threads wrapped together to form a single thread. Ply comes in multiple forms, there is a single-ply or multiple-ply. For example, double-ply is two threads twisted together to create one thread.

Cotton

Cotton is durable, affordable, soft, breathable and easy to maintain making it a favorite material for many. But not all cotton is created equal and you should pay attention to the kind of fiber is used. Long-staple fibers are of much higher quality and provide more durability.

Weave

Weave refers to the pattern of how the thread is put together. There’s twill, jersey knit, flannel, crisp hand, percale and sateen. Each weaving technique gives a sheet its individualized feel.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ply

Ply refers to the number of threads wrapped together to form a single thread. Ply comes in multiple forms, there is a single-ply or multiple-ply. For example, double-ply is two threads twisted together to create one thread.

Cotton

Cotton is durable, affordable, soft, breathable and easy to maintain making it a favorite material for many. But not all cotton is created equal and you should pay attention to the kind of fiber is used. Long-staple fibers are of much higher quality and provide more durability.

Weave

Weave refers to the pattern of how the thread is put together. There’s twill, jersey knit, flannel, crisp hand, percale and sateen. Each weaving technique gives a sheet its individualized feel.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Cotton

Cotton is durable, affordable, soft, breathable and easy to maintain making it a favorite material for many. But not all cotton is created equal and you should pay attention to the kind of fiber is used. Long-staple fibers are of much higher quality and provide more durability.

Ply

Ply refers to the number of threads wrapped together to form a single thread. Ply comes in multiple forms, there is a single-ply or multiple-ply. For example, double-ply is two threads twisted together to create one thread.

Weave

Weave refers to the pattern of how the thread is put together. There’s twill, jersey knit, flannel, crisp hand, percale and sateen. Each weaving technique gives a sheet its individualized feel.  

Our Sheets

Our Essential Cotton Sheet Sets are made with 100% long staple cotton which gives it that durability wash after wash. Extra long fibers ensure that your luxury sheets last longer. With thread count of 200 and featuring combed and ring-spun yarn, our sheets are lightweight, breathable, cool to the touch, and also get softer with every wash.

Our Luxe Cotton Sheets are certified by the Better Cotton Initiative to ensure that they are environmentally friendly. These ring-spun cotton sheets are produced with a sateen weave, giving them the soft and smooth feel of luxury bedding. Our Luxe Cotton Sheets have a thread count of 300, allowing for premium durability and higher quality.

Our Essential Sateen Sheet Sets are made with 65% ring-spun combed cotton and 35% polyester, which gives them the soft and silky feel and minimizes wrinkling. They are also made with long staple cotton, which is as durable as our Essential Cotton Sheet Sets. These sheets are perfect for hot sleepers and feature thread count of 200.

Our Sheets

Our Essential Cotton Sheet Sets are made with 100% long staple cotton which gives it that durability wash after wash. Extra long fibers ensure that your luxury sheets last longer. With thread count of 200 and featuring combed and ring-spun yarn, our sheets are lightweight, breathable, cool to the touch, and also get softer with every wash.

Our Luxe Cotton Sheets are certified by the Better Cotton Initiative to ensure that they are environmentally friendly. These ring-spun cotton sheets are produced with a sateen weave, giving them the soft and smooth feel of luxury bedding. Our Luxe Cotton Sheets have a thread count of 300, allowing for premium durability and higher quality.

Our Essential Sateen Sheet Sets are made with 65% ring-spun combed cotton and 35% polyester, which gives them the soft and silky feel and minimizes wrinkling. They are also made with long staple cotton, which is as durable as our Essential Cotton Sheet Sets. These sheets are perfect for hot sleepers and feature thread count of 200.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Quality for Our Customers

At 1771 Living, we choose to focus on the aspects that matter, rather than the stereotypical standard. Customers should beware of higher thread counts, because many companies fabricate their numbers. There is a specific max amount of thread that can be woven into one single square inch. Typically any thread count over 500 is false.

Instead, we focus on whether our materials are durable, long-lasting, and luxurious. Our extra long staple cotton provides the detail we need to ensure that our customers are receiving hotel-quality sheets. We want our customers to have confidence that their skin will be protected and that their bedding is breathable, all at a reasonable price.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Quality for Our Customers

At 1771 Living, we choose to focus on the aspects that matter and stand behind our quality and our materials. When you buy our sheets, you have 60 days to test them out in your own home; and if you don't love them, just contact our team for a pre-paid return label.  

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Quality for Our Customers

At 1771 Living, we choose to focus on the aspects that matter and stand behind our quality and our materials. When you buy our sheets, you have 60 days to test them out in your own home; and if you don't love them, just contact our team for a pre-paid return label.