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High Thread Count Sheets Vs. Low Thread Count Sheets

3 comments / Posted on by Alex Mitchell

difference between high thread count vs. low thread count

It's time for another edition of our Customer Service FAQ! One of the most common questions that that we get here in Customer Service is about the difference between high It's time for another edition of our Customer Service FAQ! One of the most common questions that that we get here in Customer Service is about the difference between high thread count vs. low thread count of our Cotton Sheets. 

You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so you need to know as much about your sheets as possible...and we are here to help!  

Highest thread count The Softest? Nope! 

When researching high thread count vs. low thread count, it's important to know the range that sheets are made. Currently, we sell our 100% cotton sheet sets in  400, 650, 800, 1000, 1200, and 1500 Thread Counts. Many people assume that the highest thread count is the softest sheet. This is actually the opposite of the truth! We have included a chart on each of our sheet listings to help show the differences (see below).

difference between high thread count vs. low thread count

While the high thread counts are durable and are high quality, they are very heavy and take many washes to soften up to the same softness as the lower thread count sheet sets. 

Our  1500 Thread Count sheets are particularly popular as they are heavy and durable enough to last for many years. Over time, with use and washings, the fibers will soften and become some of the best sheets you’ve ever had! When trying to determine what the most comfortable thread count is, you it really just depends on personal preference. 

Low thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheets, 100% Cotton Sheets and Bamboo Sheets are the lightest, which are great for warm climates. These sets, like the 400 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton, are popular for the summer months as well, as they are very breathable and help you to stay cool at night. The lower thread count sheet sets are extremely soft straight out of the packaging without any need for many washings and long term use to help soften the fibers, which makes for a great sleeping experience immediately!

The search for the most comfortable thread count

When trying to determine what the most comfortable thread count is and find the best bed sheets on the planet for you, it really just depends on personal preference. If you want your sheets as soft to the touch as possible and cool, a lower thread count is probably the best. If you are looking for very warm sheets that are thick and durable, you need to go with the highest thread count sheets possible. 

We hope we have cleared up any misinformation about how the thread count affects different sheet sets, but if you have any questions at all, please reach out to our team directly via service@eluxury.com or by phone at 1.800.977.7433! We are always happy to help! And if you are looking for the best bed sheets online, go to eLuxury.com!

Do you prefer low thread count sheets or high thread count sheets? Do you have an opinion about the high thread count vs. low thread count discussion? Let us know in the comment section below! 

3 comments

  • Posted on by Grahame Wheatley

    Nobody talks about the weight of the cotton only the thread count. Any reason for this ?

  • Posted on by john edwin cole

    The world needs more people like you, Evelyn.

  • Posted on by Evelyn

    My mother’s sheets lasted over 20 years. They were standard 140 thread count cotton sheets. They were somewhat coarse originally, but we starched and ironed them and THEY were luxurious. As time passed, they softened and there was no need to iron them. I would prefer the 140 thread count sheets that were once standard for the average household. However, I am unable to find them anymore. We were farmers. The true luxury was being able to rest after a hard day of work. Mother would have laughed at the quest for luxury sheets…but not at the prices people have to pay for simple bedding.

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