Long fiber cotton
If you're confused about the many types of cotton used to make sheets, you're not alone. Egyptian, Pima, extra-long staple, long and short staple, what does it all mean to the consumer? Actually, it means a lot if you want to select the best possible bedding for your budget. Here are a few tips to help guide you through the sea of options:
Buying Long-Staple Sheets
Long staple cotton sheets are available in a variety of weaves and thread counts, and it's the combination of cotton type, weave type and thread count that makes one sheet better than another. For example, the 300 Thread Count Percale Solid Sheet Set at Linensource is made from combed, long-staple cotton. Combing makes the material extra soft to the touch and the high thread count-total number of threads per square-inch-means these sheets will stay soft and resist pilling wash after wash.
Sheets made from long-staple cotton offer the perfect compromise between luxury and affordability. They're available in a wide variety of colors and patterns and are easy care. Put them in the washer and dryer as needed. For an extra touch of elegance, choose long staple cotton sheets with a combed finish. The percale weave helps give long-staple bedding products a crisp, dense finish to rival sheets that are twice the price.
Your guests and family will appreciate the smooth, expensive feel of long staple cotton sheets. Find them at Linensource in standard sizes and a rainbow of vibrant and subtle colors to mix and match according to your style.