Duvets & Pillows Size Guide
Single Duvet 135cm x 200cm (52.6" x 78")
Double Duvet 200cm x 200cm (78" x 78")
King Sized Duvet 225cm x 220cm (87.7" x 85.8")
Super King Sized Duvet 260cm x 220cm (101.4" x 85.8")
All Pillows are standard size 48cm X 74cm (18.7" x 28.8")
Back Support Pillow which is approx 70cm x 70cm (27.3" x 27.3"). This is not a square pillow. The Back Support Pillow is shaped liked an inverted 'V'
Square Pillows 66cm x 66cm ( 26" x 26")
All Sizes are approximate.
Guide to buying bedding
By bedding, we mean sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases.There are so many bedding options available today that the choice can sometimes be confusing. That’s why we’ve put together this little guide to explain some of the terms and the things you should look for in order to make the right choice. There are essentially two main decisions to be made: the type of material and the thread count. The material and thread will dictate the weight, warmth, softness and quality of the bedding.
Step 1 Choose your material
Let’s start by looking at the type of material. There are three main types – synthetic/man-made, natural, and a mixture of both.
We stock two types – natural material (cotton) and the mixture of synthetic and cotton (polycotton). We’ll start by looking at cotton and the types of cotton bedding available.
Why cotton? Cotton is a natural choice for bedding as it is soft, durable and breathable. There are five types of cotton: Egyptian, Sea Island, American Prima, Asiatic and American Upland - Egyptian being the finest, and most expensive.
Egyptian cotton is only produced from cotton plants in the Nile delta and is the most sought after type because of the softness and strength of the yarn.
We carry a carefully selected line of Egyptian cotton bedding which we consider to be amongst the best in the marketplace. Beware of cheap ‘Egyptian cotton’ as it may well not be from Egyptian cotton plants or may well be mixed with synthetics. So always check where the cotton is from.
Prima cotton is 100% cotton and is more readily available than Egyptian cotton.and can be almost as soft and comfortable, depending on the quality of manufacture and the weaving process Prima cotton will cost less than its Egyptian counterpart simply because of the widespread availability of the cotton plants sourced from China and the USA.
Synthetic fibres which are mixed with cotton to make the Polycotton material are simply man-made fibres ,smaller than a human hair ,which are woven together to add strength to cotton- mixture bedding. Polycotton material tends to be slightly harder than 100% cotton and Egyptian cotton material, but again, the quality tends to depend on the brand , production and the weaving process. We stock what we feel are the best in the UK, in terms of softness and quality.
Whilst not a different type of cotton , brushed cotton requires some explanation . Brushed cotton means that the fabric has simply been brushed so that any excess lint balls and fibers are removed, resulting in beautifully smooth, soft sheets.
Our brushed cotton range is very popular all year round and once you have slept in brushed cotton bedding it’s very hard to think of going back to any other type..
Step 2 – Thread count – does it matter?
The thread rating essentially represents the number of threads per square inch. Traditional theory and methods dictated that the higher the thread count the better quality the sheet. Modern and cheaper weaving methods make this thinking redundant. For example, some 1000 thread-count bedding may have been produced differently to a good quality 220 thread count item.
Saying that, good quality bedding starts at about 180 thread-count. This is known as Percale and it offers the perfect blend of softness and toughness. All of our bedding is at least 180 Percale, but you can get good quality bedding with a lower thread count. Linen, for example, will have a lower thread count due to the strength of the fibre. However, if you are buying cotton, we would recommend that you should choose bedding with at least 180 thread count.
The highest thread count we carry in stock is 400 thread.This high density of threads gives the bedding a softer, almost silk- like feel to its finish. We can of course order in higher thread count on request . Please drop us an email if you require assistance or would like to find out more about this type of bedding.
So, yes, thread count does matter when buying bedding. However,, simply buying the highest thread count will not always guarantee the highest quality as we have explained. . We strive to keep the best quality bedding in every range which is why you won’t see high thread count/low quality bedding on our site.
Our bedding comes in a range of natural and synthetic materials as well as thread counts. This means that you should be able to find bedding that meets your needs and price range whilst ensuring maximum comfort. If you need more help ,why not email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01883 651500 to discuss your requirements.
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