An Explanation Of Terms Used To Describe Bedding Collections
If you are shopping for Home Bedding, you may see a number of terms used to describe the Bedding Collections you are interested in. Understanding what the different phrases and parts of the descriptions mean can make it easier for you to pick out the Home Bedding that meets your needs the best. Once you have learned the basics, this is information that will help you plan which Bedding Collections you will choose for any of your beds.
The first thing to look at when reading any label descriptions is the size of the Home Bedding that you are considering. Home Bedding can come in a range of different sizes. These tend to be fairly standard although there are new sizes coming out. Generally, twin or single sheet sets are the smallest of the Bedding Collections available. The next largest is double sized Home Bedding which, depending on where you are looking, may also be called "full". Queen bedding is the next largest and King rounds out the collection as being the largest Home Bedding available. There may be sheets which are designed to be extra long and this Home Bedding will often have the designation "XL" on the label.
If you are unsure which size you need, measure your mattress. If you measure your mattress and write down the dimensions you can always take them with you and look on any packaging. Most websites will also give some indication of the sheet sizes contained in any of their Bedding Collections.
Another piece of information that can be important is what the sheets are made of. They are often made of cotton although there are some Bedding Collections that are made from a mixture of other fibers such as silk, bamboo and synthetic fibers as well. Often, Egyptian cotton is considered to be superior to other types of cotton and many people who are shopping for Home Bedding will look specifically for this fiber. If the Home Bedding you are looking at is made of flannelette, it is often more suited to use in cooler weather. Flannel sheets have a warm texture to them that can help keep you warm when the temperatures drop.
Thread count is the final item that is commonly mentioned on the labels and descriptions of Home Bedding sets. If Home Bedding has a high thread count it will often be more expensive but it will be more durable and will look and feel better when you climb in bed at night. It is not uncommon to see Home Bedding with a thread count of at least five hundred threads per square inch. This applies to threads that run horizontally as well as vertically. Higher thread count sheets will usually often feel softer and richer than sheets with a lower thread count. Duvet covers with a higher thread count will tend to lose their stuffing less easily since it will be harder for the down or feathers to work their way out of the cover.
If you are interested in learning more about what kind of Home Bedding you are looking for, doing your research online will help you find out what you prefer and what products you want to avoid purchasing in future.