We don’t believe one sheet fits all. We strive to offer a wide selection of sheets to fit your unique needs. Whether you are looking for cool and crisp, soft and silky, organic, or hypoallergenic, we craft all of our sheet sets with the same qualities in mind.
What is thread count and is thread count important? Contrary to popular belief, thread count does not always equal higher quality. Thread count is the number of threads woven together in a square inch. Often times, a higher thread count sheet set will use lower quality fibers to achieve the desired thread count, resulting in a less durable sheet set. Thread count does affect the weight of the fabric, which is why we offer various thread counts to meet your needs.
Sheets can be made from different types of weaves. Percale and sateen are the most popular. What is the difference between percale and sateen?
Percale refers to a very fine plain weave. It has a cool, crisp hand and a matte look. Percale sheets are great for “hot sleepers” as the fabric helps keep you cool in the warmer seasons.
Sateen is an uneven weave. While yarns in a percale weave are woven 1 to 1, a sateen weave skips (floats) over multiple yarns creating an uneven pattern. As the yarns float on the fabric’s surface, this gives it a smooth, soft hand feel and a slight sheen. Sateen sheets are also more insulating than percale sheets.
We offer a wide array of fibers: cotton, bamboo, Tencel®, modal, and microfiber to name a few. While cotton is the most popular, fibers like bamboo, Tencel®, modal and microfiber offer excellent benefits such as being wrinkle resistant, moisture wicking, insulating and hypoallergenic.
Cotton is the most popular choice for sheets. A natural fiber, cotton regulates temperature by being both breathable and insulating depending on its fabrication. Cotton is a popular choice for those with sensitive skin. Many of our sheets are GOTS certified organic as well as OEKTO-TEX Standard 100, meaning they are not produced with any chemicals or dyes that may be harmful to your family or the environment. Cotton is very versatile and able to be constructed into popular fabrics such as flannel and jersey. Cotton is durable and long lasting.
Rayon and viscose fibers can be made from raw bamboo, creating a unique fiber with some amazing benefits. Bamboo is a sustainable crop, and when made into a fiber, has some natural anti-microbial properties. In addition, it helps wick away moisture leaving you cool and dry while you sleep. The most popular feature of bamboo fiber is its cool to the touch and silky soft feel.
Tencel® is the LENZING branded form of Lyocell, a fiber derived from cellulose or wood fiber through processing. Tencel® sheets are breathable, moisture-wicking, and have a gentle, silky feel. Tencel® is cool to the touch, which makes them perfect for “hot sleepers.”
Modal is a manufactured fiber made from the wood pulp of beech trees, which are known for being self-sustaining. The fabric is soft, strong, flexible and maintains its color after many washes. The moisture-wicking qualities make this a great sheet for “hot sleepers”.
Microfiber is an ultrafine and soft polyester fiber. Microfiber sheets are most known for being more resistant to wrinkles, easy care, soft, hypoallergenic, insulating and vibrant in color. Microfiber can often get a bad rap for being thin and scratchy. At LinensNow, we offer the highest quality microfiber sheets, washed for unbelievable softness and a heavier and durable weight for a luxurious drape.
Our Most Popular Sheets
Jersey Sheet Sets
What is the difference with jersey sheets? Jersey sheets are made with the same construction as your favorite t-shirt. Similar to a t-shirt, jersey sheets are super comfy, breathable, and easy to clean.
Flannel Sheet Sets
Flannel sheets are a winter must-have. Super warm, our flannel sheets are made of 100% cotton for ultimate breathability and comfort. Flannel sheets get more comfortable with wear and help regulate your body’s temperature by keeping you warm and helping wick away moisture to keep you cool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best type of sheets for a hot sleeper?
Cotton sheets are always a great option. If you are looking for performance sheets that help wick away moisture, try Tencel®, modal or bamboo sheets.
What is the best type of sheets for a cold sleeper?
Flannel sheets are the best choice for those looking for the most warmth. However, cotton sateen and microfiber sheets are both great year-round options.
I have sensitive skin, what sheets would be best for me?
First and foremost, we always recommending washing any bedding product before use. This ensures your bedding is clean and free from anything that might have gotten on them in transit.
We offer many OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified products. This ensures the highest level of safety and ensures against chemicals or dyes that might be irritating to those with sensitive skin.
Fibers with anti-microbial properties include microfiber, bamboo, Tencel® and modal. For natural fibers, organic cotton is a great option.
How often should I wash my sheets?
It is recommended that sheets should be washed every one to two weeks.
How often should sheets be replaced?
It is recommended that sheets be replaced every 2-3 years. However, good quality sheets with proper care (following the recommended wash instructions) can last many years. Always check the care instructions on the sheet’s sewn-in label before laundering.
How do I repurpose or recycle worn sheet sets?
There are many ways to re-use and re-purpose your worn sheets.
- If they are in good condition they can be donated to homeless or animal shelters.
- Repurpose your flat sheets as beach or picnic blankets.
- Printed sheets can be turned into other household products like window curtains or table linens.
- Use worn and stained sheets as cleaning cloths.
- Recover your ironing board with a clean sheet.
- Old white sheets can be used for an outdoor movie screen.
- Pillowcases can be used for sweater storage, a bag for shoe protection, groceries or laundry. Use one to keep your new sheet sets together and organized.
- Check your local city rules for recycling textiles. You can also use resources such as http://www.weardonaterecycle.org/ to see the closest options for donation and recycling.