When someone wants to buy cotton bed sheets online or even at a store, they generally focus only on the design and texture of the material. A data sheet about the cotton bed sheets is provided at the stores but we mostly ignore it and just leave it in our cars or throw them in the bin outside the store. But these technicalities matter and can have a significant impact on the application you intend to use them for.
Thread count is one of those technicalities that you should make an effort to understand when looking to buy cotton bed sheets online. For those who don’t know, thread count is the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch of the sheet. But you should not use this as a barometer to judge a cotton bed sheet. What matters alongside thread count is the length of the fiber. If the fiber is not long enough, it is unlikely that the sheet will last for a long time. So when shopping for cotton bed sheets, you should pay attention to the length of the fiber as well.
In the case of the thread count of a sheet, higher is better. But you should look at it in the context of length of the fiber. It doesn’t matter how high the thread count is, if the fiber that makes the sheet is short, your purchase will not last very long. So in a nutshell, the thread count, as well as the length of the fiber used to make up the cotton bed sheet, should be as high as possible.
If the thread count is low, it makes the sheets prone to getting holes and having wickers standing up around those aberrations. In the case of fiber length, if the fiber is short, similar things could happen but rather than just having holes, it will also lead to threads coming out of the bed sheet and it will not be long before you start noticing threads from your bed sheet sticking to your clothes and hair.
Any sheet with a thread count of around 300 is a good quality sheet so that should be used as a scale when buying cotton bed sheets online.