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Sheet Weave Buying Guide

Sheet Weave Buying Guide

Weaves are the building blocks of the "feel" of a sheet set. The two most well-known weaves are sateen and percale. One of the most common questions about weave is, "What is the difference between percale and sateen?", but there are even more weaves out there. Take a look below to learn about Sateen vs. Percale as well as everything you need to know about the Twill Weave and the Microfiber weave.

Sateen Weave Sheets

The sateen weave is known for being silky, smooth and shiny. Cotton sateen sheets are made by weaving threads in a three-over, one-under pattern. This creates a greater surface area on the sheet and gives them a silkier feel and a shiny surface. All of eLuxurySupply's cotton sheets (except the percale sheets) are sateen weave bed sheets. Our sateen weave sheet sets collection contains some of the best Egyptian Cotton Sheets on the market.

Twill Weave Sheets

The twill weave is most easily recognizable as the weave used to make most pants and jeans. If you look at any pair of twill pants, you should see a diagonal pattern of parallel ribs; This is the twill weave. eLuxurysupply's viscose rayon from bamboo sheets and duvet covers are all constructed with twill weaves.

Percale Weave Sheets

The percale weave is most associated with the phrase "crisp cotton sheets". Often times, if you have memories of grandma's crisp white sheets or those summer cottage sheets that were always as crisp as the day you bought them, this is because they were made with a percale weave. Percale weaves are made by using a one-over, one-under pattern that creates a light, crisp, and strong bed sheet. Percale bedding remains one of the most sought-after luxury sheets on the market.


While microfiber is a material, there is microfiber weave as well. The microfiber weave is an extremely tight and plain weave made with only microfiber threads. This weave/thread combination helps insulate and keep bed bugs/allergens away. All of eLuxurySupply's comforters have microfiber top-layers.