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egyptian cotton sheets

Egyptian cotton sheets are considered the gold standard in luxury. They dress the beds in the finest hotels and the most well-appointed homes. But many consumers don't know what to look for when purchasing bedding made from this famous textile or if it's really worth paying more for.

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egyptian cotton 101

The term "Egyptian cotton" may not necessarily refer to cotton that's grown in the country of Egypt. It's also grown in South America and other regions, but products from suppliers outside of Egypt may not be of the same quality. Technically, the name refers to two types of long-fibered cotton known as extra long staple or ELS. Because of its long, pliable fibers, extra long staple of certified Egyptian cotton can be woven into extra-fine material. Look for the certified logo with a black triangle and white cotton blossom that states "Egyptian Cotton" to ensure you're receiving the luxury sheets you're paying for.

Egyptian cotton sheets are beloved because they actually get softer with age and can last for decades. This is one reason why so many consumers consider them worth the price. There is little if any pilling, and the naturally absorbant material recieves dye beautifully, retaining its color extremely well over time.

Extra-long staple Egyptian cotton can be used in all weave types. Weave type does not refer to the material itself, but the weaving method by which the cotton was turned into fabric. The weave effects the sheet's style of finish. "Standard" produces a basic cotton weave, "percale" results in a crisp finish, "sateen" is smooth and silky, "pinpoint" is soft and durable but not as smooth as sateen and "twill" produces a distinctive pattern and is more wrinkle resistant than other types.

price, thread count and quality

Paying the highest price won't necessarily result in getting the best product. In fact, the price of Egyptian cotton sheets has decreased considerably over the last few years, making them an affordable luxury for the average family. Thread count is the key to purchasing the best quality Egyptian cotton sheets your budget will allow.

Thread count refers to the number of threads per one square inch of material. A high thread count means the sheet was made from a denser, heavier weave and indicates higher quality. However, a lower thread count in Egyptian cotton may still be superior to a higher thread count in sheets made from a different kind of materail. Even thinner sheets made from extra -long staple are more durable and comfortable than short-fiber cottons or synthetic blends.

Egyptian cotton sheets from Linensource are made from 100% cotton, certified Egyptian-grown extra-long staple with no blends or fillers. From our standard 412 thread count Private Essential to the even more luxurious 700 thread count of the Luxury Essential collection we maintain a full range of sizes, colors and styles of Egyptian cotton sheets for every budget and design preference.



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