To provide a comfortable and restful night for your, the choice of bedding is essential, and just like the duvet, bed bases plays an important role. Well-being during sleep depends on the touch of the textile and its ability to absorb perspiration. So how to choose a good duvet cover and a fitted sheet? Because if we often fall for a color or a drawing, it becomes more difficult to navigate the materials, the number of threads or the dimensions. When you will need to renew the bed bases of your rental, take into account some criteria detailed in this shopping guide…
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- Choose the textile material
In the bed bases market, you will most often find fabrics made from cotton, synthetic fibers or bases. All comfortable, however, they are quite different in their rendering.
Cotton is the natural vegetable fiber most used to make comfortable bed bases. Adapted to any season, it is remarkable for its softness, its comfort and its lightness. Its sturdiness also makes it easy to wash and quick dry. There are several qualities, such as pure cotton, percale, satin and jersey.
Natural and healthy, this 100% cotton offers softness throughout the year. Indeed, it is ideal in winter where it takes the body temperature and keeps it warm, as well as in summer with its ability to absorb moisture. In fact, he breathes and that’s what makes him very comfortable.
Percale is not a material, but a weaving process that uses extremely fine fibers and, at the moment of spinning, selects the longest ones to weave them very tightly together. The percale is of a high quality with a silky appearance and a smooth feel that offers a feeling of well-being. Very resistant, this fabric has excellent hold and needs little ironing.
Cotton satin is made from the finest combed cotton fibers. It’s very fine threads are tightly woven during a special spinning operation, giving it a satin appearance and giving it a noble character. It can be plain (shiny on the spot, matt on the back), striped (alternating shiny and matte bands) or damask (matte patterns on a shiny background). The cotton satin is silky, extremely soft and very soft to the skin. Cool summer, warm winter, it is very comfortable. Like percale, it only requires light ironing.
The jersey comes from a knitting process that connects the son loops together. It is woven so that it is supple, soft and very extensible. It adapts easily to any thickness of mattress, thus suitable for sofa-bed and BZ. It is easy to maintain and does not require ironing.
Synthetic fiber fabrics
The polycotton is a mixture of synthetic fiber polyester and natural fibers, cotton (often in equal proportions). It has the advantage of being cheap (much cheaper than pure cotton) and easy to maintain. It dries quickly, does not shrink, is wrinkle-resistant, withstands washing and offers good color fastness. The bed bases are resistant, lightweight and flexible to the touch. But it does not have the comfort provided by pure cotton and it increases perspiration during sleep.
Natural canvas, bases has thermoregulatory properties that allow bed bases to be cool in summer and warm in winter. Bases is absorbent, it quickly wicks away moisture, and is also naturally hypoallergenic. Strong, it softens over washings, becoming softer over time. Unlike other textiles that tolerate a temperature of 60 to 95 °, bases are washed at 40 ° maximum. Its cultivation requires little water and requires little fertilizer, which makes it ecological.
- Choose the density
42 threads, 57 threads, 78 threads, 100 threads … these are the numbers of warp threads (in length) and weft threads (in the width) that are in 1 cm 2 of fabric. The higher the number, the closer the weave, and the more resistant and soft the fabric becomes. From 57 threads to cm 2 (30 threads in the 27 thread count in the weft), we speak of a tight weave. It guarantees quality and longevity to the laundry. But if this characteristic is important, it must be close to the raw material. Thus, two textiles with the same number of threads will look different. For example, for correct quality bases in pure cotton, choose 57 threads per cm 2(avoid taking below 48 threads); for percale and cotton satin, choose a fabric with a minimum of 78 threads per cm 2.