What Thread-count Are Your Sheets?

What Thread-count Are Your Sheets?

Ansley Ansley
I'm in the market for some new sheets. I have either a California King or a King size bed (I don't know what the difference is and I can't find the tag with the dimensions).

The sheets I've seen at Target and Walmart are...very cheap...feeling and I just don't like 'em.

What kind of sheets do you have, where did you get them, and would you mind telling me roughly how much they cost? (And bonus question, how can I figure out what size my bed is?) If it helps, there's a double box spring and the top mattress is very heavy and floppy. (Not that that means anything, I suppose.)
04/28/2012
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I honestly have no clue what count our sheets are, we mostly just look at price when buying. I am not sure I could tell the difference anyway. lol

I did find this though about sizing, it should help. Bed size
04/28/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Target in my area has some high quality sheets. I've seen 400 and 600 count sheets there, as well as Egyptian cotton.

WalMart sheet are crap, usually not thread counted, which amounts to probably 250 thread count or below, which don't last, are uncomfortable, and honestly, I wouldn't put them on my bed.

I prefer thread counts of 320 and above. When I can afford 400 count sheets, and they are on sale, I get them.

Cal King beds are 80 by 72, King size beds are 80 by 76. You can measure you bed and find out. In my area, Cal King sheets are impossible to find. I have a Queen Waterbed which is closer to a King Size bed than a regular Queen size, so I buy King Size sheets for my bed. Always cotton, the highest thread count I can afford.
04/28/2012
Raigne Raigne
As far as figuring out the size, apart from measuring, I don't know how you would do that.

~200 is the thread count you'd find in good sheets (the fabric Percale is this), and a high thread count would be >500. My suggestion would be to look at department stores for a type and brand you like and then check online merchants for cheaper prices. A lot of stuff advertised as a high thread count is actually counting both the vertical and horizontal threads together and marketing them as a higher thread count than they are (like at walmart with their 200 count sheets). You definitely want to be able to feel the sheets before buying. When you go to test them out, don't wear any makeup and rub them against your cheeks.
04/28/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I made a mistake Cal King beds are 84 by 72, King are 80 by 76.

Sorry.
04/28/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Raigne
As far as figuring out the size, apart from measuring, I don't know how you would do that.

~200 is the thread count you'd find in good sheets (the fabric Percale is this), and a high thread count would be >500. My suggestion would ...
In the Linen Industry, "Thread Count" refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric. Not the threads running only one way.
04/28/2012
puppylove puppylove
The TJMaxx Homegoods store can stock some high thread count sheets for a decent price. I've gotten quality sheets there for a kind bed for around 40 bucks a set
04/28/2012
Dreaus Dreaus
My wife got us a set of 600 thread count sheets for our king size bed, I didn't think I would ever be able to tell the difference but I most certainly can. It almost feels like heavy silk. So very buttery soft and comfy. For the winter we has a set of what's called Brunswick sheets, which are fluffy warm and comfy
04/28/2012
All His All His
i believe i have 450 thread count. My sheeets are also for a cal king sleep number bed which is deeper than most matresses which can be a huge hassle when looking for sheets. I got my set at Bed Bath and Beyond and they had even higher thread counts than the 450 for all sizes of mattresses.
04/28/2012
Bethrianne Bethrianne
I splurged on a couple sets of 800 thread count sheets at Kohls. Kohls almost always has some kind of sale or discount in the mail. I love these sheets even though I thought there wouldn't be a difference.
04/28/2012
Ansley Ansley
Thank you everyone! There's a Kohl's near here so I think I'll go check them out there. Now, if I could only remember where I put my tape measure!
04/29/2012
Ansley Ansley
HA! That's convenient - Kohl's has a buyer's guide for all that stuff.
04/29/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I'm in the market for some new sheets. I have either a California King or a King size bed (I don't know what the difference is and I can't find the tag with the dimensions).

The sheets I've seen at Target and Walmart ...
Mine are a 600 count! Love them! I buy mine for the CA King at Ross of all places and they are the best for only $30.
04/29/2012
November November
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
Mine are a 600 count! Love them! I buy mine for the CA King at Ross of all places and they are the best for only $30.
That sounds like a great price! 600 thread count? I'm going to have to check those out.
04/30/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I'm in the market for some new sheets. I have either a California King or a King size bed (I don't know what the difference is and I can't find the tag with the dimensions).

The sheets I've seen at Target and Walmart ...
I use a sheet from target that is bamboo fibers super soft right away. I also have some cheaper ones from target that were like $10 for an XL twin but after 5 washes or so they are soft too.
04/30/2012
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