For many people the thought of thread count when buying bed sheets does not occur to them. However, the more threads in a sheet the better quality it is. The low end of thread count in a bed sheet starts around 80. A bed sheet with such a low number is not good quality and would be best to avoid. Now, the highest end on the thread count can be 360. A bed sheet with this count is of better quality. At this point many people will be asking what a thread count is and what does it mean. I will explain all of this below or rather you can visit Bedsheetadvisor.com.
Definition of Thread Count:
Thread count is actually how many threads are in one square inch of the sheet, both horizontally and vertically. The more threads you have in that area the better the quality of the sheet. Try holding a bed sheet up to the light and you should be able to see the threads.
Quality of the Sheet:
A sheets durability and quality is better with a higher thread count, for the most part. The most desirable count to start at for bed sheet quality is 180. Of course you can go up from there, 200 and 220 are cosidered good quality. The even better quality is in the range of 230 to 280. The best quality you can buy is in the 300 to 360 range.
Choosing a Range:
Before buying the hightest thread count you can there are a few things to consider, like the size of the thread. If a thread is of the thicker variety there will not be as many in a square inch. That does not mean the sheet quality is poor, rather it could be just as good, just made with a thread that is too thick to allow for a high number in that small space.
I hope the points I have covered above help those wishing to purchase sheets that are going to last longer. Many people do not realize what causes poor or good quality in sheets. It is all really very simple when you do your research. Most sheet packages in stores will actually have what thread count the sheet is on the package. So, when you do your shopping make sure to read the package so you know exactly what quality bed sheet you are purchasing and if it is exactly the kind you want.