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Different fabrics of bed sheets

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

king-size-bamboo-cotton-sheets1Going shopping for new bed sheets for your bed should be an easy task. Walking into a bedding store and you start to look at all the sheet sets you notice how many different types of sheets, and fabric, and thread counts from 120 to 1000 and more. Looking at all the different shelves fill with sheet sets you think they are all the same, wrong they are all different makes and thread counts from single size to cal-king size.

Searching to see how many kinds of fabric there was I came across these names: Bamboo, Cotton, Cotton Blend, Egyptian cotton, Flannel, Italian Linen, Jersey, Modal, Muslin, Organic cotton, Percale, Pima Cotton, Sateen, Satin, Silk, Supima Cotton and Synthetic. Now that is a lot of different fabrics to think about when it comes to buying a set of sheets for your bed. I am going to pick just a couple to talk about and explain the fabric type in my next couple of blogs. Let’s start with Bamboo the first one.

Bamboo is quit new to the bedding world. It comes from the pulp of the bamboo grass. The fabric is resistant to bacteria and is also hypo-allergenic. If you know some one or a family member who suffer with allergies this is a great alternative to organic cotton since bamboo grows quickly using less water then cotton and without fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo sheets are soft, supple and silky to touch.

Cotton: This is another one of the fabrics I mention above and cotton is the most popular fabric. Cotton is considered the best all season fiber. It is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Cotton breathes keeping body moisture away from the skin.

Benefits of Bamboo Bedding

Friday, June 11, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

bambooIf you’re looking for the softest bedding for your family, look into a new alternative to cotton or satin: bamboo! More and more people are learning about the benefits of bamboo fabric for clothing, bathroom linens and bedding. It’s naturally luxurious, with a feel comparable to silk or cashmere, yet subtly cool and extremely breathable. Bamboo fabric is also naturally antibacterial and does not require any chemical microbial treatment to keep it germ-free.

Bamboo may be the most sustainable material available; it’s an extremely fast-growing plant and does not require any pesticides or fertilizer to grow. It’s great for children’s bedding because of its naturally antibacterial and deodorant properties and has approximately three times the lifespan of cotton fabric. It also adjusts to body temperature. Of course, king bamboo sheets for mom and dad are a sound investment as well. Because they are extremely breathable, bamboo sheets can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter without overheating.

Bamboo Cotton Sheets

Monday, June 7, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

bamboo-sheets-colorsBamboo cotton sheets are soft, luxurious fusion of bamboo cotton with Egyptian cotton. Bamboo fibers are as soft as silk and naturally breathable, and are an eco-friendly fiber. You’ll love sleeping on this fabulous bedding. It feels cool in the summer and warm in winter. It doesn’t pill, so the silky softness lasts and lasts. With 60% of Bamboo cotton & 40% Egyptian cotton, makes this new product in a class above the rest. As many people are used to Egyptian cotton sheets, this new blend creates a meeting point between old and new, luxury and softness.

Setting up the Guest Room at the Cottage

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

bamboo-cotton-queen-sheets The days are getting longer and warmer as we get ready to head for the cottage to open up for another great summer. Looking at the bedding from the guest room it looks a little worn. This is the time to freshen up the guest room before the summer gets started and you start inviting friend’s and family to join you at the cottage.
The one new item for the guest room is a new set of sheets. Bamboo sheets have become the latest home accessory for the past few years. The benefits of using bamboo sheets is that there soft almost like silk but you don’t feel like your slipping and sliding with bamboo sheets.
These sheets are anti- bacterial and have hypoallergenic qualities giving them the ability to resist bacteria. This makes bamboo an ideal material for bedding given the recent coverage of the problem s such as bed bugs.
Bamboo is great in the summer and winter months. The material can a just to the climate by keeping your guest cool in the hot summer months and warm in the cooler nights. This is because it’s insulation ability and the material’s breathing nature.
With these new fresh bamboo sheets on your guest room bed your guest and family will surely enjoy there summer visit with you at your cottage this summer.

Bamboo Sheets and Allergy Suffers

Friday, April 23, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

bamboo-cotton-queen-sheetsSuffering from allergies, waking up with red eyes a runny nose and lots of congestion maybe you should think about buying bamboo sheets. How does this help people who suffer from allergies Well bamboo sheets will not cause allergies to shoot off the charts? Tracing the roots of any sheet material you will find that regular sheets can cause an allergic reaction. Bamboo sheets are ideal for those who suffer from allergies.

Bamboo material is derived from the eco- friendly bamboo plant; where as natural sheets are made from natural materials. The bamboo plant is naturally hypoallergenic, since the fibers do not cause allergic reactions. Cotton is often placed in the “natural” category though this is debatable.

The difference between cotton and bamboo is cotton is known to cause allergic reactions like itching rashes, and hives. Synthetic material like sateen, satin and polyester are also known to cause plethora for allergic reactions.

Synthetic materials are made from various chemicals causing allergic reactions. Most sheets on the market today are made with mixture of different materials. Cotton usually has a mix of material like polyester this helps to lower the cost of cotton sheets. Synthetic materials are often mixing with other synthetic materials which then cause harmful chemicals. When buying sheets and the word “blend” is in the description this coded word means there is mixed material in the product. Try to avoid buying these types of sheets if you are an allergy suffer.

 If you suffer from allergies make your next purchase bamboo sheets luxurious eco-friendly, hypoallergenic bed sheets made from100% bamboo fibers. This could be one way to helping your allergy problem.

Some Secrets about Bamboo Sheets

Sunday, March 21, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

Bamboo SheetsDid you know that bamboo sheets are not only comfortable to sleep on but they are designed to be the most luxurious sheets for your bed? They have a large amount of natural antibacterial resistance and also antibacterial qualities and they are also very antifungal. The antifungal is the way the bamboo forest protects it self from bugs and vermin until it reaches maturity.

By doing testing it was discovered that bamboo sheets kill 98.8% of bacteria after 24hours. The bamboo sheet is made from 100% renewable resource, the bamboo your using is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton, nylon and rayon sheets.  Bamboo is a natural repellent of pests and bugs so no pesticides are needed in the growth or cultivation of the bamboo plant.

Bamboo sheets are compared to silk but are not as slippery as silk, but they are just as soft. They insulate you in the winter to keep you warm and in the summer they draw the heat away from your body to keep you cool. Bamboo sheets can be found in any combination of color, bed size and thickness. Finding out the benefits of bamboo sheets many people ask how much do they cost and find out that after looking at bamboo and cotton sheets they are very close in price.

Bamboo bed sheets are hard to find in retail store, but you can always fine them online. Bed sheets are not only something you sleep on, they can be sheets you look forward to sleeping on. Cotton sheets can be dry rough or harbor bacteria. Bamboo sheets are soft, smooth and kill bacteria in your bed. You can fine  bamboo sheet to buy when you click on the link above.

A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

t310-calking-waterbed-pin-stripe-sheet-setBy Kevin Stith

Just like conventional beds, waterbeds come in a number of sizes. It is important to buy the appropriate size sheet for the bed, or the sheets will not fit properly and make it difficult to sleep on the bed. One must take several factors into account when choosing what size sheet to buy. The length and width of the mattress are the two most obvious things to consider, but the depth of the mattress is another important aspect to take into consideration. The type of frame is also important. Whether the frame is soft or hard has an effect on how easy it is to fit the sheet over the mattress.

Some of the most commonly found waterbed mattress sizes are King, Queen, Single, and Super Single. One thing to remember is that many waterbeds with hard frames are measured on what is called the California bed size chart. Waterbeds are usually longer than conventional beds, so the sheets are usually 84 inches long instead of the standard 74 inches for most conventional beds. Most bed sizes differ in width rather than length. This is pretty common for waterbeds, but it is important to check for differences between these sizes and conventional sizes. With most sheets, they cost more depending on their size. Since King is the biggest size, they are usually the most expensive. Sometimes, all of the sizes cost the same price.

King waterbed sheets are one of the more common sizes. They are the biggest and usually the most expensive. Queen is the next biggest size. Queen waterbed sheets are also pretty easy to find. Full waterbed sheets are not as common. Full size waterbeds are smaller than Queen size but still big enough for two people. Full size is sometimes called double size. Single waterbed sheets are designed to fit on beds made for one person. Super single waterbed sheets are a little bit wider than single size, but not as wide as full size.

It is important to know the depth, or thickness, of the mattress as well. If any mattress pads or other accessories are added onto the mattress, it may make it too thick for the sheets to fit. Most waterbed mattresses have a standard depth, but it is still a good idea to check that the sheets will fit.

There are a number of different sizes of waterbeds to choose from, each with sheets made just for it. It is important to get the precise size of the bed right when buying the sheets to guarantee that they will fit snugly and provide a comfortable night’s sleep.

Softness Against Your Skin

Thursday, February 25, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

bamboobrownthumbI had never heard of bamboo fabric until recently. It makes me happy that so many manufacturers are coming up with all-natural products like bamboo linens and towels. These products are good for our bodies and the enviroment as well as being high-quality.

A couple months ago I purchased my first set of queen bamboo sheets, and they are softer than almost any other sheet I have encountered. I actually look forward to going to bed every night in order to feel the silky sheets against my freshly-showered skin. I like my new sheets so much that I bought another set in a diffrent color. They are also quite affordable and easy to find.

Bamboo Sheets and the Benefits For Your Hotel

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

king-size-bamboo-cotton-sheets1By Kit Cassingham

While attending a bed and breakfast conference recently, I visited Inn Style in the vendor section to investigate what they had in the way of organic cotton sheets. Instead, I found organic bamboo sheets. The sheets I found are 100 percent bamboo fiber sheets, not a bamboo/cotton blend.

These sheets have all the benefits of satin, silk, and high quality Egyptian cotton bed sheets, with few of the disadvantages of any of them. The price is quite reasonable. Nothing slips off them during the night (the way you experience satin sheets). The hand (how it drapes across your hand) is heavenly. These sheets, be they knit or woven, are soft, supple, and silky to the touch.

Bamboo and silk fibers are more easily damaged by bleaching than other fabrics, so using baking soda and white vinegar in your wash and rinse cycles, respectively, are a better way of keeping sheets clean, bright and soft (and not stinking of perfumes found in fabric softeners). If the sheets get a tough stain, Stain Solver is powerful oxygen bleach you can safely use on them. Bamboo sheets also fair better with a cold-water wash, rather than a warm- or hot-water wash. Think of the comfort you create and the money you save with these laundry changes!

Bamboo sheets are a great alternative to organic cotton because bamboo grows readily much less water than cotton, and without fertilizers or pesticides. By buying natural-colored, un-dyed sheets, you have completed the cycle of natural bedding. And they feel so good you are taking care of your guests, treating them like royalty, but on a reasonable budget.

The knit bamboo sheets I bought from Inn Style to experiment with came in several, softly-hued colors; I chose natural. I later found white, 250 thread-count woven bamboo sheets at Sam’s club. They are a much better quality than any discount bed sheet I’ve ever experienced or purchased. The fabric in both sets of bamboo sheets is soft and drapes nicely. They breathe well, helping keep your guests comfortable all night.

Personally I have preferred jersey-knit sheets because I live in a cool-temperature climate and these sheets regulated my temperature year ’round. I was concerned that I was going to lose that temperature balance if I gave up my knit sheets. Neither of the bamboo sheet sets is a problem for me; I maintain the right temperature while I sleep.

The sheets were soft when we first opened the package. Each has been laundered only twice, so far, but the laundry results are positive. When I removed the knit sheets from the drier the first time, after a few hours of being crumpled, I was relieved to see they weren’t terribly wrinkled. Both sets are somewhat wrinkled after the laundry cycle, which will be a problem for some people, but a non-issue for me. I’ll report again after we’ve had them longer and washed them many more times.

Organic bamboo sheets are a natural for the lodging industry. Bamboo is ecofriendly in its growth patterns, and if you take care of your bamboo sheets naturally, they also are good for your guests with allergies and chemical sensitivities. You can buy them at several places.

Does Thread Count Affect Bed Sheet Quality?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
posted by SleepingInLuxury

t3oo-queen-size-sheets-solid-100-egyptian-cotton-sheet-setBy Corinne Waldon
There is no feeling better than getting into a clean bed, turning the lights off, closing your eyes and falling asleep as your head hits the pillow. On the reverse side, there is nothing worse than crawling into bed, turning off the light, tossing, and turning for hours on end, trying to get comfortable so you can get some sleep. The night seems long and never ending, and knowing you are going to be tired the next day when you get up makes it all the worse. Statistics show that people need between seven and nine hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly. Being comfortable in bed is important since so many hours are spend sleeping, and good bedding can make the difference between sleeping like a baby or laying awake counting sheep.
What is Thread Count?
Measuring fabric and seeing how many yarns or threads there are woven into the length and width of one square inch, is know as the thread count.
Bed linens can be anywhere between 80 to 1,000 and the average range that is commonly carried in most stores is from 150 to 400. Sheets made of cotton, muslin other cotton blends typically have a count of 150. Thread counts of around 160-180 believed to be average quality. Two hundred and over are sometimes referred to as percale. A standard rule is the higher the number, the more expensive the bed sheets.
Does Thread Count Affect the Quality of Bed Sheets?
Consumers want to purchase bed sheets that feel wonderful and will be around many years. Thread count is important but there are also some other things to consider. Among other factors, does affect the ‘hand’, or the feel of the bedding when it touches your skin. You need to consider what fabric the bed sheet is made of and the finish. Counts in the range of 200 to 600 are very durable and soft but remember that other features should be important to you also. When choosing your bed sheets, here are a few items to remember:
1. Cotton/polyester blends of fabric do not feel as crisp and cool but the seldom wrinkle.
2. Flannel and brushed cotton are the right choice for you if you are looking for warmth.
3. By picking 100% cotton weaves, you will get the feeling of satin but it will not be as slippery.
4. Cool and luxurious percale gets softer with each washing.
5. Egyptian cotton has the longest fiber and is known as the ‘King’ of sheets. It becomes softer with each washing while remaining luxurious, smooth and durable.
Most people enjoy a good quality bed linen with a relatively high thread count for optimum comfort. To make sure that the correct sheets are purchased check the thread count before making a decision.