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Why Thread Count Matters

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When you have been selling luxury sheets for as long as we have at eLuxury.com, we have heard nearly every question imaginable concerning bed linens. That said, the most popular question is always, "What thread count is better?". Before answering that, we always let our customers know that it really depends on what they are looking for in a sheet.  Check out our article to help get the best thread count sheets for you. This is why Thread Count Matters! 

Why Thread Count Makes A Difference

Why thread count matters

We have have had many customers over the years ask the difference in thread counts and/or be confused of what thread count even means.  Don’t worry at all if you are also confused about why you should buy one thread count over the other; We are here to help you! Before diving into the benefits of low and high thread counts, let’s first discuss what thread count means.

What does Thread Count actually Mean? 

Thread count is defined as the amount of threads per square inch vertically and horizontally.  That’s all it means, simple as that. Despite the higher price tag on higher thread count sheets, it does not mean anything about the quality.  You are simply paying more for the amount of thread that is used to make the sheet. Simultaneously, a lower thread count can be just as great of a quality sheet set as any high thread count set. 

Why thread count matters

What Thread Count Should I buy?

Now that we’ve discussed what thread count means in regards to sheets, let’s talk about the benefits of high thread count sheets vs low thread count sheets.  We know that the higher the thread count, the more threads there are, but how do you know which thread count sheets you should buy?

The Benefits of Low Thread Count Sheets

The first question we ask customers after they ask us what thread count of sheets they should purchase is, “What is the climate like where you live, and how hot do you sleep?”  In our experience, the majority of people sleep hot and want to sleep cooler. That is when we typically will ask the customer what they think of our low thread count sheets.  If you are from a warmer climate, you may want a more breathable sheet set. Here are some of the pros of lower thread count sheets:

  • Breathable 
  • Lightweight 
  • Less expensive 
  • Softer out of package 

Our customer favorites in the lower thread counts are the Bamboo Sheets, the 300 thread count sheets, and the 400 thread count sheets

The Benefits Of Higher Thread Count Sheets

Many people think that the benefit of the high thread count sheets are in regards to quality alone.  This is not the case at all. If a customer is from a colder climate or seems to always be freezing, that is when you need to check out what kinds of high thread count sheets are out there.  Here are some of the benefits to high thread count sheets:

  • Warmer
  • Heavier
  • More Durable

Our most popular high thread count sheets are the 1000 thread count sheets, 1200 thread count sheets, and our most luxurious, the 1500 thread count sheets

If you have any questions about what sheets would be best for you, or any other questions about your linen needs, our customer service team is always there to help!  Feel free to email us at service@eluxury.com or call us at 1-800-977-7433.


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