Super king beds occupy major space in your room and effortlessly become the focal point. So it becomes necessary to dress it up not only from the comfort but a style point of view as well. When it comes to super king bedding, other than mattresses and pillow’s inserts , bedding fabric is one of the most important factors that determine the comfort of your space and how luxurious your bed will look.
It does not matter how much you have spent on your mattress if you cover it up with ugly looking low-quality sheet; it will ruin the whole look. Remember that the quality and the material of your bed sheets, comforters, blankets, and duvets can make or break your sleep space. With a variety of materials available in the market, it becomes a bit tough to choose the right super king bedding. Fortunately, we have rounded up some essential elements and their brief detail to help you inform everything there is about the bedding.
Good materials are essential for a good quality set of sheets. The choice of fabric material depends upon your body type and sleeping habits, including what kind of mattress you have? When choosing the sheet, you should consider whether you run hot or cold, or how often you can wash bed sheets? Many natural and synthetic materials are used for making different bedding occupants, and below, we are listing salient features of some commonly used materials.
it is a natural fabric that is most commonly used for making bed sheets. It is comfortable to wash, breathable, and environmentally friendly. Organic cotton is suitable for people suffering from allergies.
it is a durable synthetic fabric that offers the softness of cotton. But it is not very breathable and often combined with the cloth to increase its breathability. It is less expensive, stronger, hardwearing, and easy to care. But remember that it is obtained from petroleum, so vista organic sheets cannot be environmentally friendly.
they are a subtype of polyester but with approved qualities. Microfiber offers a long staple and higher thread count resulting in soft and durable sheets. Moreover, microfiber is light, breathable, and allows smooth air circulation. But it is difficult to clean and create static.
it is obtained from bamboo pulp, which is the process through various chemical procedures to create synthetic rayon-viscose fabric. It is highly hypoallergenic, comfortable, and durable. But bamboo sheets can be expensive and sometimes less eco friendly.
silk is a natural luxurious fabric. It is cool, anti-wrinkle, robust, lightweight, and hypoallergenic. But note that silk bedding can be costly and on top of that, it requires dry cleaning.
Just like the fabric material, it is important to know the weave type. When a textile is produced, different methods are employed to weave their threads. These styles decide the overall texture, strength, and shape of the fabric. Commonly used weave types are the following:
it is tightly woven and follows a one over one under ratio. It is soft, strong, and offers a matt appearance. But percale is prone to wrinkles and has a louder rustling sound.
it has a higher ratio of a length over width in some cases 4:1. This creates a loose weave compared with the percale—sateen results in soft, smooth, wrinkle-free, and comfortable sheets. But the downside is it is not durable and prone to lint and pills.
twill has a diagonal pattern and results in heavier and bulkier sheets. It is hard wearing and soft. Moreover, it is water-resistant, as well as wrinkle-resistance.
Thread count is defined as the total number of threads given in one spirit of the fabric material. Different materials offer different thread counts so you cannot measure them on the same scale. Some commonly advised thread count for various sheets are the following:
- Egyptian cotton: 300 to 400 count
- Bamboo: 300 or above
- Linen: 150 to 200
- Percale: 250 to 300
- Sateen: 300 to 600
- Supima: 200 to 400
Weight of sheets
Weight is as essential as thread count, but it does not indicate the quality. A few materials whose quality cannot be measured in terms of thread count are classified based on their weight. Have a look below to see the ideal weight of certain fibres.
- Silk: 14 to 19 pound
- Jersey: 10 above ounces per yard
- Flannel: 5 + ounces per yard or 170 plus gram per square meter
- Microfiber: 90 to 120 grams per square meter