Everyone hears a lot of babble about thread count being the be-all-end-all, but is it really? Thread count, by definition, is the measurement of the amount of threads in a single square-inch of fabric. This means, the higher the thread count, the more material there will be. The real question should be, what does thread count mean in regards to how the sheet feels? The simple answer is the lower the thread count, the lighter the sheet; the higher the thread count, the heavier the sheet. The battle rages on about High Thread Count Vs. Low Thread Count, but it's really all about personal preference.
Here is a very general breakout of our thread counts and their features:
Please note that the durability factor is heavily based on following the washing-instructions closely.
The best way to describe the difference between durability and softness in materials is by comparing denim jeans and a cotton t-shirt. When you buy denim jeans, which are extremely high thread count, they are stiff and rough.
T-shirts, on the other hand, are usually very soft right off the bat. Over time, the t-shirt will wear down and damage easier than the jeans will, but nothing is more comfortable than a well-worn pair of denim jeans.
Vice versa, if you live in the Sahara Desert, you may want to get a light-weight low thread count sheet. These will wear easier than the higher thread counts, but they will be light, cool, and soft right off the bat. For the majority of people who do not live in the extreme climates mentioned above, the middle thread counts (530, 650, and 800) offer a great middle-of-the-road mixture of durability and softness out of the box.
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