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Finding the Perfect Sheet: Percale vs Sateen

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Selecting the perfect sheet can be a daunting task! With so many choices available, many people feel overwhelmed when presented with options such as brand, thread count, price, etc. One of the most misunderstood options that consumers face is the question of Percale or Sateen. The good news is that this is often the easiest question to answer when the difference between the two is fully understood. Aside from the issue of quality,which you can be assured of on our site, personal preference is the most important factor when selecting a sheet that you will be happy with. After all, luxury sheets are an investment and we want you to feel good about your selections! Please see the chart below for a simple comparison between Percale and Sateen, followed by our bestselling sheets for each option.

Percale Finish vs Sateen Finish

 

Qualities

Percale

Sateen

Fabric:

Cotton

Cotton




Weave:

Plain Weave created by laying one warp over one weft. 1:1 ratio

Satin Weave created by laying multiple warps over a single weft. 3:1 ratio, 4:1 ratio etc.




Look:

Matte, Flat

Shiny, Lustrous




Feel:

Crisp, Cool to the Touch, Powdery

Slippery, Smooth, Silky




Thread Count:

200 and Higher

Varies




Warmth:

Retains less heat

Retains more heat




Strength:

Strongest Finish

Weaker Finish, but Still Durable



Linen Wash

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