Bed Sheets Buying Guide – How to Choose Right Bed Sheets for Homes, Hotels and Healthcare Facilities

by / Wednesday, 07 January 2015 / Published in Blog

In our towel buying guide, we have showed you how to choose the right towels . In this handy buying guide, we will help you choose the right bed sheets for hospitals, healthcare facilities and homes. There  are the 4 tips that you need to know when buying bed sheets.

Tip# 1: Choose the right fabric

Most bed sheets are constructed from one of following fabrics:

Cotton is considered to be one of the softest and most breathable materials for bed sheets. However, there are different levels of cottons. Egyptian cotton is relatively expensive but will last longer. Pima cotton is soft, made from shorter fibers than Egyptian cotton. The drawback of cotton sheets is that it is not truly wrinkle free. You will need to iron it or get the one with wrinkle-free treatment.

Cotton/polyester blend is a combination of natural & synthetic fibers which makes this fabric exceptionally easy to care for. However, blends wear out faster than 100% cotton sheets.

Tip# 2: Understand the weave of the fabric

Weave of the fabric is one of the most important factors, which impacts how the sheet feels. There are 5 common types of weaves:

Percale is lightweight woven, which makes the fabric very breathable. Percale bed sheets usually have smooth finish and a crisp feel. They are strong and long lasting.

Sateen is a fabric that has more yarn on the surface, which leads to an exceptionally soft sheet with a smooth finish. It can be slightly less durable then percale.

Flannel is brushed cotton that is measured by ounces of fabric per square yard as opposed to traditional thread count. Flannel sheets can keep you warm and cozy.

Twill is a weave in which welt yarns are worked around warp yarns twice. Twill sheets hold their shape well and tend to be somewhat wrinkle-resistant.

Tip# 3: Thread count matters

Thread count means the number of threads per square inch of fabric. Thread count determines fabric softness and is a typical way to measure the quality of sheets. The higher the thread count is, the softer and more durable the sheets are. But keep in mind; thread count is contributing factor of the quality of bed sheets. The type of fiber and weave that we discussed above and how it is finished all contribute to the overall quality of sheets.

Tip# 4: Pick the right size of sheets

We have the measurements of different bed sizes so that you can find the size that will fit your room or mattress.

Fitted Sheets Size:

  • Twin Sheets 38 x 75″
  • Twin XL Sheets 38 x 80″
  • Full (Double) Sheets 53 x 75″
  • Queen Sheets 60 x 80″
  • King Sheets 78 x 80″
  • California King Sheets 72 x 84″

Flat Sheet Size:

  • Twin Sheets 66 x 96″
  • Twin XL Sheets 66 x 102″
  • Full (Double) Sheets 81 x 96″
  • Queen Sheets 90 x 102″
  • King Sheets 108 x 102″
  • California King Sheets 108 x 102″

Above are our bed sheets buying guides for you. Whether you are buying bed sheets for homes, hospitals, motels or healthcare facilities, with these guides and tips, you will easily know how to choose the right ones.

Look no further, visit our website and start shopping. LUMs Industrial Supply has a wide variety of flat bed sheets, fitted bed sheets and blankets for you to choose from at wholesale price.