Beyond all considerations of color and size, the choice of a fitted sheet is first conditioned by its material. Natural fibers (cotton, silk, linen …), synthetic (polyester, satin …), even in between (bamboo viscose), your choice will therefore essentially depend on your needs. Decryption of their qualities and disadvantages.
In the world of bed linen, cotton is definitely the most used natural fiber. Both soft and strong, it can be used in any season . The only drawback is that it crashes very easily .
The weaving process used to make cotton percale is indeed very tight, from extremely fine threads. The result guarantees more softness and impeccable hold, even if the recognized durability of cotton is slightly altered. In the same spirit, using Egyptian cotton ensures a silky touch. Finally, the flannel </ strong>, made from cotton fibers, scraped and tight, is preferred to avoid the sensations of cold sheets, thanks to its warm and soft qualities.
Silk is a natural fiber of animal origin, just as absorbent as cotton, while being more pleasant on the skin </ strong>. Traditionally more expensive, this material is more involved in the world of high-end bed linens. In addition, it is almost always mixed with other materials such as flax or Egyptian cotton.
At the same time breathable and light , the linen is a natural fiber very resistant, even indestructible . Ensuring freshness in summer and warmth in winter, it gains in flexibility over washings. On the other hand, it is recommended to take a sheet fitted to the dimensions immediately superior, because this material can move after the first passages in machine.
Polyester is a synthetic material that will provide resistance and hold to your fitted sheet. On the other hand, this material does not have the qualities of absorption of its natural counterparts. Therefore, it is not suitable for people who are always warm and sweat while they sleep.
Originally, if the satin was made from silk, today it is mostly made from synthetic materials, ensuring its soft touch and shiny appearance . On the other hand, we can reproach him for slipping . Note that by opting for a cotton satin, this disadvantage is erased.
As its name suggests, polycotton blending cotton and polyester also combines the qualities of both materials – namely moisture absorption, comfort, wear resistance, durability crease resistance, easy maintenance and more attractive cost.
Between the natural and synthetic …
Obtained by a chemical process (dissolution of bamboo cellulose), this material is neither completely natural nor completely synthetic. Bamboo viscose is both soft and resistant . With good absorbency, it is also very breathable and lightweight – making it a first class choice for the summer season. Note its anti-bacterial properties (derived from bamboo), which it retains wash after wash.