A lush, plush bed is a dream and a luxury experience. There are a few terms that you might hear frequently when you’re shopping for bedding. You have probably heard the term thread count used in connection with bedding several times. It’s supposed to reflect the fabric quality of your comforter, but it’s not as straightforward as people seem to think. In this article, we are going to break down the thread count debate, so you can make an informed decision on what kind of bedding is right for you!
What Does Thread Count Really Mean
From the feeling of comfort to strength and durability, thread count is one of the most important aspects when it comes to choosing a good duvet or comforter. Thread count refers to the number of threads that have been woven together in a single square inch of fabric. Yarns are woven in a criss-cross pattern and finer threads indicate the softness of the fabric.
The thread count of bedding is determined by: wefts (the horizontal threads) and warps (the vertical threads) laid in a single inch of fabric. As an example, if there are 200 warps and 200 wefts in one inch of fabric, the fabric will have a thread count of 400.
How Does Thread Count Affect Your Comforter
The hype says that fabrics with a high thread count reflect a luxurious quality, but thread count is not the only factor that determines fabric quality or comfort level. Several factors like the natural fiber quality, the type of fabric, the type of yarns, the weave, the finish, and the overall craftsmanship contribute to the quality of a comforter or a duvet insert.
It is no secret that sheets with a higher thread count are more expensive. Though higher thread counts denote greater durability and better quality, there’s more to the picture! A sheet with a thread count of 600, for example, will be more durable, and of better quality than one with a thread count of 300. Nevertheless, this is only true if the yarn quality, the weave, and the craftsmanship are the same in both cases.
When purchasing comforters, be cautious of thread counts exceeding 900 TC. Occasionally, manufacturers use tricks to conceal the quality of the fabric, resulting in low-quality sheets.
The use of double and triple-ply threads is one way to artificially increase the thread count. A thread is essentially composed of two or three fibers, which may be counted two or three times while determining the thread count. In this way, a manufacturer may market a sheet set with 900 TC, which is more than likely of lower quality than a sheet set of 300 TC.
High-quality bedding products are a great investment for any bedroom. A high thread count sheet, bed sheet, down duvet or comforter ensures that you’ll be sleeping soundly, owing to the softness and extreme comfort level of the fabric. Puredown offers a wide variety of options in a wide thread count range, some of our favorite picks are listed below:
All Seasons White Goose Down Comforter 600 Fill Power 100% Cotton Cover 500 TC, Baffle Box Construction
This plush 500 thread count fabric white goose down comforter with 600 fill power is the perfect concoction for a restful night’s sleep. The soft 100% cotton cover keeps you comfortable, while the beautiful striped dobby fabric pattern adds a subtle touch of texture to your bedding decor. Baffle box design ensures uniform distribution of fill and golden satin piped edges add an elegant accent to your bedding’s overall appeal.
Bring home a promise of a luxurious companionship with our plush White Goose Down Comforter with 800 fill power. With the superior breathability of the 400 thread count 100% quality cotton fabric, this fluffy comforter will grant you warm snuggles for years to come. The baffle-box construction design of this 400 thread count comforter ensures the filling is evenly distributed, preventing lumping and cold spots. The high-quality construction offers you the optimum warmth level and silky softness. A square quilted design on the winter-season lofty down comforter brings subtle detail to your bedroom.
Puredown: Crafted With Love, Meant To Last
Down duvets and comforters are a luxury you can indulge in, and those made with high-quality materials will guarantee the quality and softness that you’re looking for. Keep an eye out for the thread count number – anything over 200 is an acceptable range and will be good to go.
Puredown’s down comforters are crafted with love and attention to detail. Every stitch is meticulously placed to ensure that you get the most out of your sleep experience. High-quality fabrics held together by heartfelt craftsmanship results in one-of-a-kind pieces that add elegance and comfort to your bedroom. Whether you’re looking for a complete set or something extra special, we’ve got you covered.