In textiles, there are many types of bedclothes, which are divided according to different characteristics and purposes of use.

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The texture of bed linen

There are many types of bed linen depending on different qualities and purposes. This section introduces different materials and explains how they are used.


We use 100% cotton, which is a comfortable and breathable material. Cotton absorbs moisture well, it lasts a long time, is easy to wash and does not cause allergies.

Percale and satin

Percale and satin are both cotton, but the fabric is woven differently. Satin is smoother and softer. It also irons more easily. The highest quality cotton is Egyptian cotton. Its share is about 2-5% of all cotton in the world. The cotton is famous for its particularly long, thin and very strong fibers. These fibers give linen softness and increase durability.

The best of the Egyptian cottons is the mako cotton grown in the upper part of the Nile Delta. Mako cotton fibers are very long, the fabric is particularly soft and feels silky to the touch. Cotton shrinks in the first wash, so you should buy bed linen with a shrink allowance or buy already shrunk (sanforized) cotton.


Polycotton is a mixture of cotton and polyester. When natural threads and chemical threads are mixed, the price of the cotton product goes down and at the same time the material becomes practically indestructible in terms of durability. The more polyester, the cheaper the product. However, even 20 percent polyester in the composition of the fabric leads to a decrease in breathability, not to mention if there is 35 or 50 percent polyester. Because of this, when sweating in the summer heat, the sweat is not absorbed in these bedclothes and you have to wash them more often than 100% cotton. Polycotton may turn gray when washed at more than 40 degrees celsius and lint may also form on it.


Linen is a very breathable material, it dries quickly and does not cause allergies. However, linen does not iron well and shrinks in the wash. The best linen is thin and regulates temperature. For example, the five-star hotel Raffles Le Royal Monceau in Paris uses such linen in its sheets.


Silk is a natural and skin-friendly material. It is gentle and does not wrinkle the skin while sleeping. Silk breathes excellently, does not cause allergies and practically does not wrinkle. Silk does not shrink in the wash. The disadvantages of silk are the high cost and the slippery feel, which many do not like. Washed inside out and line dried.


Tencel is an environmentally friendly material made from eucalyptus trees. It is an excellent choice for people with allergies. However, Tencel is a new and rather exotic material, which is why it is about 2-2.5 times more expensive than 100% cotton.

You may have seen these labels on packaging – 160 TC, 200 TC, 300 TC, 400 TC, 600 TC.

This indicates the thread density, i.e. the number of threads per piece of fabric (2.54 x 2.54 centimeters.) Accordingly, the more threads there are in a square, the denser the fabric is.

Quality labels for cotton fabrics:

132 –144 TC – standard market quality

180 – 220 TC – good quality

300 TC – top quality. Five-star hotels usually use only 300 TC cotton satin.

400 TC – exceptional quality. Usually used in luxury hotel suites.

Logically, one could think that the higher the TC marking, the higher the quality of the material. However, the useful features end after the TC600 mark. Thus, TC1000 is not better in quality. This only applies to cotton.

Relevant information is also the square weight gr/m2. It varies between 90 and 150 gr/m2. It is important to note that the quality and durability of Egyptian cotton 115 gr/m2 is better than other 135 gr/m2 cotton.

Sheets are personalized with various decorations such as stitching and embroidery, as well as, for example, combinations of different patterns and colors. In other words, there is no one right option when choosing sheets; everyone chooses according to their own preferences.