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What are the different types of bedding fabrics? And what are the differences between them?

What are the different types of bedding fabrics? And what are the differences between them?



What are the different types of bedding fabrics? And what are the differences between them?

While it's true that the thread count helps you to indicate how soft and comfortable the bedding material is, the thread count is NOT the only softness indicator. One other significant indicator is what the yarns are made of. For example, these are the yarns that most bedding sets are made of: 

  • Polyester

  • Microfiber

  • Bamboo

  • Modal

  • Silk

  • Satin

  • Linen

  • Cotton

  • Egyptian Cotton

What does are the pros and cons of each one of these materials? And which one is the best for you?


Polyester is not only a synthetic material, but as one, it's less breathable and way rougher than its natural competitors as linen or Cotton. However, it's wrinkle-resistant so that it won't require any ironing, and it dries faster after being washed.

With that being said, we think that the main plus of polyester is its low price.


Microfiber is polyester, very finely woven. It's more resistant to dirt and stains, and it's even less breathable than ordinary polyester. So, in general, it's a great way to go for people who tend to get cold while sleeping and people who love to have a snack before they fall asleep.


Bamboo fabric is made of (you guessed it right) Bamboo fibers. While historically, it was used only in construction and heavy industry, different technologies have made it possible for the bamboo fabric to be widely adopted in the fashion industry. And from there and was a short path to our bedrooms with sheets and pillow covers made of bamboo fibers.


Modal fabric is considered eco-friendly, breathable, stretchy, and its anti-absorbent qualities make it used in the fashion industry, especially in activewear and sportswear. However, it's known as an allergenic, and some people experience allergic reactions, rashes, and redness while using this fabric for the first time.


This fabric has been known throughout history as the most luxurious fabric you can get. Its hypoallergenic qualities help keep mildew, mold, and dust mites away, alongside its moisture-absorbent qualities, help keep soft skin and achieve what people call "beauty sleep." However, it's not perfect – it's challenging to take care of as it's best washed by hand, and it's slippery as it gets.


Linen is an exceptional fabric when it comes to bedding. It only gets better with time, and the more you use it, the better it gets. As a result, linen Sheets are of superior quality to many other bedding fabrics. It's great for cold winter nights as it keeps warmth, and in the Summer, it will keep you cool as it will help to evaporate any sweat. They are indeed costlier; however, their long-lasting qualities and the fact that they only get better with time and usage make them a great choice.


It can indeed be not easy to clean or kind of pricy or even colder in the winter; however, Satin is probably, one of the best choices for bedding. It's a very gentle fabric, and many dermatologists recommend it as it's excellent for sensitive skin. In addition, some people wrongly assume that Satin can make you sweat; however, it can't be further from the truth as it's extremely breathable. In addition, its non-absorbent qualities, when paired with its smoothness and softness, hygienic properties (as it doesn't retain dust, bacteria, and mites), make it, without a doubt, an exceptionally great value and one of our three best choices.


Cotton is probably the most often used material in beddings, and for a good reason, Cotton is a very sturdy and durable material. Thus, it will serve you for a long time what makes it a great value; however, this fact is just a tiny fraction of the entire phenomenon of cotton bedding. While it's true that Cotton is harder to iron and wrinkles easily, and if you get a cheap bedding set, it will be uncomfortable and will tear and won't last, but if you get the better quality, It will become softer with time, and the more you will use it, the better it will get. In addition, it helps to regulate the temperature of the body naturally. Thus it lowers the body temperature in the Summer and keeps the body warm in the winter. One other pro of Cotton is that there are literally hundreds of choices in every size, budget, style, and shape. And this is why Cotton is another one of our three best choices.

Egyptian Cotton

Our most adored fabric for bedding! Many people ask us, "if the cotton plant does not originate from Egypt, does it still considered Egyptian cotton?" and the answer is NO! The term "Egyptian Cotton" refers to the origin of the plant used to create the cotton fabric. Due to its climate, Egyptian Cotton grows in perfect conditions, which results in extraordinary high-quality yarn. And this is far from being the only factor making it superior to regular Cotton; for example, regular Cotton is almost always picked by machines, a more stressful process for the cotton fiber itself, resulting in a coarser texture and weaker yarn. In comparison, Egyptian Cotton is handpicked! This is a key element in the manufacturing process that has a crucial effect on fabric quality. Handpicked Egyptian Cotton will always be way softer, easier to handle, and will serve you much, much longer. The reason for the longevity of Egyptian Cotton is that once it's handpicked, the Cotton has almost no chance of spicing, thus allowing the material to remain a sturdier structure. Another crucial factor that plays a significant role in making Egyptian Cotton so fantastic for bedding is the smaller diameter in comparison to ordinary Cotton, which allows more threads per square inch, thus creating a softer feel and almost everlasting product. The Egyptian-Cotton has been proven to help you get a better night's sleep by preventing (or at least reducing) overheating and overcooling of the body. It works by Egyptian Cotton being a highly absorbent and breathable material, which allows it to draw away moisture from the sleeping person when he is hot, thus cooling you down. And during the winter, the duvet fabric traps the sleeper's body heat, reflecting it to the sleeper, thus keeping you as cozy as it gets.

we can say that Egyptian Cotton is something that you definitely have to try sleeping on, and you have probably already done at some point of your life when attended any 5-Star hotel, as almost all of them use 600TC+ Egyptian Cotton to get their guests the perfect night sleeping experience.


In conclusion, there are many different types of bedding sets to choose from, and each one has its own unique features and benefits. Whether you're looking for a luxurious silk bedding set, a cozy flannel bedding set, or a low-maintenance microfiber bedding set, there's a perfect set out there for everyone. By considering your personal needs and preferences, you can find the perfect bedding set to suit your style and budget.