Five Things to Note When Buying Beddings Online

Many people do not put much stock into their bedding selections. More often than not, lots of consumers grab beddings based on price and even design without considering whether they are making a smart purchase or not. Compiled are 5 things to keep in mind before you buy quality beddings online.

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Fibre content

It is hard to fault shoppers for wanting sheets that are soft yet affordable and so the only way to go, is to pick beddings that are 100% cotton. Another inexpensive option is to go for beddings that are cotton — polyester blends. While those who aren’t working on a tight budget can go for softer and more durable sheets in the form of Pima or Egyptian cotton fibres. Be wary however as there have been many reports of mislabeling of regular cotton sheets.

Thread count

There is much talk over linens with a good thread count. However there are countless manufacturing techniques that results to high thread counts but are of sub par quality. In terms of strength and softness, it is ideal to go for sheets between 300 to 500 in thread count.

Weaves

Sateen or percale are two of the top options when it comes to weaves. Percale weave offers crisp yet a light feel to the fabric, while sateen gives the smooth silky texture. When it comes to weaves, it is a matter of personal preference above anything else.

Fit

Just because the item is labeled to fit standard sizes such as queen or king, it doesn’t automatically mean it will fit properly. Bear in mind that the sizing does not often put the depth of the mattress into consideration. Make sure to check the measurements before you buy beddings online, take note of other things as well, such as mattress toppers.

Return policy

Don’t forget to check what the return policy is. Most people find that sleeping on the sheets is the only way to find out whether it is a keeper or not. Know whether you are allowed to return purchases for any reason or if the company and manufacturer have stringent policies in place.