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Our in-stock luxury bed sheets come in thread counts ranging from 200 to 1,100.  Sturdy, durable and indescribably soft and smooth.  These fabulous sheets are constructed from either 100% pure linen from Belgium, silky beechwood, or the finest long-staple Egyptian cotton.  Quantities are very limited at these prices so hurry and make your selection today. 

Choose from: King | Cal-King_ | Twin

King & Cal-King Bed Sheets and Bed Sheet Sets

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The Milling or Weave of Luxury Sheets

Every day your mail boxes are stuffed with advertisements that talk about sales on Percale, Sateen, or Jacquards. You see the prices and may question why they are priced as such. “What’s the difference?” you may ask as you stare at an endless selection. Here is the up and downside to each:

Percale Sheets: A percale weave has a traditional basket weave of 1 thread over and 1 thread under and typically has a thread count of about 200 or higher, and is noticeably tighter than the standard type of weave used for bed-sheets. Generally these sheets are made from standard cotton. It’s medium in weight, firm, and smooth with no gloss, and washes well resulting in a more crisp fabric. Percale sheets are often more durable, cost effective, and come in a variety of prints or solid colors.

Downside: Although percales are more cost effective they tend to fade faster, wrinkle quicker, and loose the luster they originally had. It is best to invest in a luxury percale bed sheet of Egyptian Cotton with a higher thread count.  400-500 thread count percales will feel noticeably different then their lower count contenders.

Sateen Sheets: Sateen sheets are created from cotton and have a different basket weave than percale sheets. Theirs is 4 over and 1 under; placing most threads on the surface, which results in a luster resembling that of satin. These sheets can have a thread count of 200 or higher and will starts with long-fiber cotton. The cotton is then mercerized to bring out the sheen. Mercerization is the process of soaking the fiber in a bath of sodium hydroxide and then in an acid bath. The effect makes the cotton fiber stronger, more easily dyed, and adds a luster. This mercerized luster is one of the hallmarks of good sateen. Sateen will be much softer to the touch and, with higher thread counts, should drape well.  If you are looking for a luxury sateen sheet it should be made from a high quality Egyptian cotton and if possible - thread dyed vs piece dyed.

Downside: Sateens may have a softer touch and drape better, but the weave makes them slightly less durable than other weaves.

Jacquard Sheets - jacquard is both a loom and a type of weave that creates a woven pattern in fabric by individually arranging the warp (lengthwise) threads. Thinking of a tapestry? You are on the right track. The patterns produced with Jacquard can be found in napkins, tablecloths, curtains, as well as bedding such as duvet and comforters. Jacquards typically have the tendency to have floats, luster contrasts and it’s more stable and resilient than the percale and sateen sheets. They are usually weightier and very intricate in their design patterns. You are probably more familiar with Jacquards than you think:

Fabrics with Jacquard Weave

Brocade - An elaborate jacquard pattern often of flowers and figures standing out from the ground cloth.

Brocatelle - True brocatelle is a double weave made of silk and linen warp and a silk and linen filling and has a more puffed appearance created by the tension and various fillings.

Damask - A fine and relatively flat jacquard weave. The cloth is usually made of a single color and it is the variation of the weaving that reflects the light to create the pattern.

Satin Faconne - Jacquard figured fabric with an all-satin weave background.

Downside: Jacquards have more snagging potential than any other weave.

Thread Count: A Thread count is simply the number of warp yarns (vertical yarns) and weft yearns (horizontal yarns) woven into one square inch of fabric. The thread count of “standard” cotton or muslin is around 150 or below; good-quality sheets start at 180-thread count; and a count of 200 and higher is considered percale. Luxury sheets will begin at a thread count of 400. But why are so many fascinated with the higher numbers given on the package? Typically, we have come to understand through mass marketing that the more threads the softer the feel and the better the construction making them more durable. Yet it’s the yarn construction and quality of the yarn that creates value when assessing the thread count. With finer threads, like those produced with Egyptian cotton more can be woven into each square inch, producing a finer, softer, more flexible fabric. As a practical issue, just how many threads can fit into one square inch of fabric? While improvements in spinning and milling technologies have pushed up the numbers from 500 to 700. Dea is a brand that has mastered fine linens with thread counts as high as 700, her brand twists the finest Egyptian cotton threads in single-ply and maintains the light weight feel. Thread counts above 800 are something of a misnomer because thread counts over 800 threads per inch can only be double ply yarns, meaning that two threads are wrapped together as one, but counted as two creating a very heavy sheet and thus defeating the purpose of being “fine”. When in doubt about thread counts trust your hand! If you can stick your hand underneath the sheet and see it clearly, you are not holding a quality sheet. However, if you pick up a sheet that has the soft texture and material that you want AND you can not easily see through it, you have probably found your match.



How to Wash Sheets to Keep the Luxury Alive


Luxury bed sheets are a glorious investment.  With one-third of one's life spent in bed, the more comfortable the luxury bed sheets are that go on the bed, the more comfortable one will be for all that time.  Washing sheets may not be the most glamorous and fun-filled activity; however, by following some primary care instructions, one can feel great about washing sheets in such a way that the luxury sheets one owns will retain their quality for many years.

Perhaps most important to note is that luxury bed sheets should always be washed by themselves.  Washing luxury sheets with other, heavier items, such as denims, for instance, may reduce the life of the luxury bed sheets.  Heavier items will create more friction with the luxury sheets, leading to potential pilling (little knobs on the fabric) or fiber damage, creating worn areas.  Silk or silk blend luxury sheets are particularly prone to damage when washed along with other items.  Also, luxury bed sheets tend to have embellishments such as finely-made hemstitching, embroidery or lace trim, all of which will suffer when washed with other items.

Luxury bedding designers will always include care instructions with their products.  Following manufacturer instructions is best.  However, when washing sheets, one can also use these additional guidelines to ensure the life of one's luxury bed sheets will be the longest it can be.  Please note, too, that depending on the capacity of the washer, one should not overfill the tub when washing luxury sheets.  If the luxury bed sheets have more room in the washer, they will come out more thoroughly washed and rinsed, and the total amount of friction they will endure will be less, promoting the life of the luxury fibers.

Along with washing sheets by themselves, all luxury sheets, from Egyptian cotton, modal or silk should be washed on a delicate cycle.  A delicate cycle is especially important for silk luxury bed sheets or luxury sheets with lace trim detail.  Also, having an extra set of luxury bed sheets is recommended by luxury bedding experts to ensure that luxury sheets, the wonderful workhorse of a luxury bedding set, can be rotated to promote laundering frequently with ease.  Washing sheets with cold water is always recommended.

All luxury bed sheets should also be washed with a non-phosphate, non-bleach detergent.  Any chemical additives can damage luxury bed sheets' fibers or cause discoloration of the material.  Some sources recommend washing sheets with such detergent as baby wash or even Woolite; however, most luxury bedding experts would recommend detergent specifically designed for luxury bedding.  Le Blanc fine linen wash is one brand that comes highly recommended by luxury bedding experts.      

After washing sheets on a gentle cycle, some luxury bed sheets may be hung to dry.  While some luxury sheets – such as Egyptian cotton or linen ones –  may be dried in direct or semi-direct sunlight, this is not the case with silks.  Silk or silk blend luxury bed sheets may be line dried indoors.  If using a dryer, a no-heat or low heat setting is best.  Any setting with higher temperatures may damage the fibers of luxury bed sheets.  Always remove luxury sheets before they are completely dry.  This will allow them, once folded to settle out of any wrinkling that may have occurred during the laundering process.

When one knows how to wash sheets to keep the luxury alive, one can enjoy one's luxury bed sheets for years to come.  Enjoy a good night's sleep on fresh, sumptuously soft luxury sheets: there is nothing better!

How to Pick Your Sheet Sizes

Too Many Sheet Sizes Making You Crazy?  Find Out which Sheet Sizes You Need Now!

Sheet sizes, like beds themselves, have changed!  Once, a shopper knew that a full-size sheet set would fit a full-size bed, no problem.  Enter the realm of the pillow top, the latex mattress, the Tempur-pedic, and the adjustable bed, to name a few.  With the dynamic alterations in mattress sizes in the US, sheet sizes grew increasingly diverse, too.  The result?  Now, more than ever, one needs accurate dimensions and a determination to shop with precision, especially when purchasing luxury bed sheets, as one wants to invest in not only the best quality, but also in the very best fit! 

Luxury bed sheets have superior quality, comfort and durability, the hallmarks of all luxury bedding.  In terms of fitted sheets, regular bed sheets may “do the job” for the moment, but over time, they may not.  Notably, lower quality fitted sheets may lose their elasticity over time, creating the troublesome “sheet shrug,” which occurs when the corner of a fitted sheet creeps up, unfitting itself from the mattress.  This can also happen if the fitted sheet is the incorrect size, which is most often a bit too snug.  A standard shallow-fitted sheet will not stay properly in place on a pillow top mattress, for instance.  Be sure to double check both the mattress size and depth, and then do double check the the dimensions of the fitted sheet of interest to make sure the fitted sheet has the right dimensions to accommodate the mattress. 

Current mattress and fitted sheet sizes for standard beds with the standard depth of 8-10 inches are as follows:

Twin: 39x75  -  Full: 54x75  -  Queen: 60x80  -  King: 76x80

Mattress and fitted sheet sizes for the less typical beds with a standard depth are:

XL Twin: 39x80  -  Olympic Queen: 66x80  -  California Queen: 60x84  -

California King: 72x84

When it comes to fitted bed sheets, look for fitted sheets that have an elastic band around all or most of the bottom edge that will allow for a more secure fit around any mattress.  As mentioned, part of the mystery and fun of sheet sizes issue is that today's beds, such as the pillow top, have greater depths and therefore require fitted sheets with deep pockets (gussets).  Luxury fitted bed sheets will often have deeper gussets – sometimes 17 inches, up to 20 inches in some cases – to accommodate these specialty mattresses.  These luxury fitted bed sheets will have the elastic mentioned above, and of high quality to prevent that sheet shrug from occurring during the life of the sheet. 

While it is tempting to try to find “luxury” sheets at an incredible low price, do take care to purchase luxury bed sheets from a reputable source.  Not every sheet set that proclaims itself “luxury” will be, and luxury bed sheets are an investment worth getting, and worth getting right.  Plus, if one has a mattress size that does not conform to standard sheet sizes, a good luxury bed sheets boutique will provide the service needed to help place a custom order and ensure the details are correct.      

Luxury bedding houses design their luxury bed flat sheets with the client in mind, as well as the mattress market, and their designers often add a few extra inches to their flat sheet sizes to guarantee their customers will have a product that performs well.  Note the differences below.

Standard bed flat sheet sizes will have broader dimensions than fitted sheets, of course.  The dimensions of the traditional flat sheets are as follows:

Twin: 66x96  -  Full: 81x96  -  Queen: 90x102  -  King: 108x102

When it comes to luxury bed sheets, notice the more generous dimensions of the luxury flat sheets that allow for the best coverage and ease of use, as well as interchangeability:

Twin: 72x112

Full/Queen/California Queen/Olympic Queen: 94x112 – sometimes 96x114

King/California King: 112x112 – sometimes 114x114

Knowing all about sheet sizes will help one make the best choices when confronted with the veritable sea of sheets available.  Remember, the main difference between standard bed sheets and luxury bed sheets is overall quality: the size, the construction, the stitching, the elastic, the content, the thread count, the hand (literally how they feel), and the ability to customize all make luxury bed sheets well worth their price.  

To view examples of luxury bed sheets, please visit our sister site, Elegant Linens, at www.elegantlinenspc.com

To learn more about the types of mattresses available in today's market, click here: http://www.whatsthebest-mattress.com/

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About Luxury Sheets:

Why invest in luxury sheets when so-called “Egyptian cotton” high-thread count sheets are available on every discount store shelf?  Here’s the reason: luxury sheets that are made in Italy from pure Belgian linen or 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton are manufactured under the most stringent finishing processes and quality controls in the world. European artisans follow centuries of weaving traditions that result in a softer, denser, more durable fabric that only gets softer and more comfortable with every wash. The finest raw materials coupled with the most exacting finishing standards are the reason that our luxury sheets are a choice that makes sense for anyone who deserves the very best sleeping environment possible

Ever wonder how to fold a fitted sheet?  Watch our informational video that will help you keep your luxury sheets looking great.


Linen, Modal and Cotton Luxury Bed Sheet - Which is for you?

Many manufactures of bedding can be vague in their descriptions of what the sheets are made of and how much product you are actually getting. So as a rule: If it doesn’t say 100% then it is a blend. The blends can be rayon or polyester mixed with cotton to produce your sheets. The following will give you a basic level understanding from which to base your decisions on:

Egyptian Cotton Sheets- Egyptian cotton comes from where its name suggests – Egypt. The humid conditions and rich soil in Egypt along the Nile River Valley create the perfect conditions to grow long cotton fibers (also known as staples), and Egyptian cotton falls under the classification of an ELS (extra-long staple) cotton. These yarns are soft and lustrous yet are very strong and durable. Another property of Egyptian cotton that makes it high quality is its ability to absorb liquid. This ability allows it soak in dies that give the final product very vibrant color that lasts longer than some other cotton products. True Egyptian cotton comes only from Egypt. Because cotton grown elsewhere was being sold as Egyptian, an Egyptian cotton logo was trademarked in 2001. It is used to distinguish 100% Egyptian cotton products from other cottons. Not all Egyptian cottons are the same.  The long staple mentioned is important to the milling of Egyptian Cotton luxury sheets.  Many of the less expensive sheets will say 100% Egyptian Cotton, however they are milled from castoffs discarded from the construction of truly superior long staple Egyptian Cotton Sheets.  When you talk to a luxury sheet boutique owner, they should be able to give you detailed information about the manufacturer of the sheet.  Find out about the manufactures history as a textiler and the methods they use to produce their products.  For more information you can go to our sister site and see all of the Egyptian Cotton Sheets on their luxury sheet menu.

Linen Sheets- Linen comes from the flax plant and is a textile with a history that dates back several thousand years. Linen is highly prized for its exceptional coolness and freshness, it also extremely durable and highly absorbent and can up to 20% moisture before feeling damp. It will become softer over time while being 2-3 times stronger than cotton. Natural linen fabrics have a natural luster and color which will range from ivory to ecru to grey. Other benefits include its resistance to dirt and stains, no lint or pilling and only moderate shrinkage. Our selection of Libeco-Home will give you an idea how beautiful 100% linens can be.

Downside: Linen has poor elasticity resulting in frequent wrinkling. But to remedy this make sure to iron while damp.

Modal Sheets- Modal is a processed bio-based textile made from fibers from the beech tree. It is very soft and popular for both clothing and household textiles such as bedding, towels, and especially robes. Classified under the family of rayon, which can be made of the wood pulp of a number of different trees, modal uses only beech wood. One of the advantages of modal over cotton is its resistance to shrinkage, a notorious problem with cotton. It drapes well and keeps its shape, even when wet and its texture is more smooth and softer than mercerized cotton. Modal is also less likely to fade or to form pills as a result of friction. Its smoothness also makes hard water deposits less likely to adhere to the surface, so the fabric stays soft through repeated washings.

Silk Sheets- Pure silk seems to be a luxury that only the affluent can obtain and that most of us reject the practical use of. For those that carry that notion I challenge you to rethink your position. The price of 100% pure silk with a weight of 19 will be less than you designer cotton bedding in most cases. Because silk is a protein, containing the essential amino acids, it’s gentle on the skin and good to your hair. Silk will be comfortable in both the summer and the winter.

Downside: Caring for these sheets will be more extensive

Organic Sheets- The term "organic" refers to the way that the materials are grown and processed. Organic sheets are made from cotton grown or raised without any synthetic chemicals or metals. They do not contain any genetically engineered particles. They are biodegradable. Organic bedding, thus, does not contain any of the chemicals that regular bedding has. Organic bedding covers all aspects of the bedroom, including mattresses, pillows, blankets and sheets. There are many advantages that come with purchasing organic bedding. If you are sensitive to chemicals, organic mattresses are a great option. Both organic cotton and latex foam are hypoallergenic. Also, organic materials absorb moisture from our bodies in a more efficient way than polyester products. Wool helps to regulate body temperature, and natural latex foam and wool do not contain dust mites.


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