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Urban Decoria News Blog Updated 2024

WHAT ARE FITTED SHEETS

by Urban Decoria 28 Aug 2022 0 Comments
Fitted Sheets

Fitted sheets online shopping in Pakistan buying guide

All-round elastic – the fitted sheet for a perfect fit 

Bed linen should not only be comfortable on the skin but also easy to change. The classic bed sheet has to be laboriously pinned down and smoothed out after each use. Since the invention of the practical fitted sheet, however, the complicated handling of large sheets has finally come to an end. With the all-around elastic band of a fitted sheet, the bed can be easily covered in just a few minutes, even for beginners. The fitted sheets, which can be quickly pulled up and down, are therefore also increasingly replacing the simple bed sheet on the store shelves. When folding, the elastic band in the hem of the sheet proves to be a disadvantage. With the right folding technique, however, folding is just as easy as with an ordinary bed sheet.  

Originally, the bed sheet was not intended to increase the wellness factor in our beds. Its main purpose was to extend the life of our mattress by protecting it from contaminants such as sweat and dander. Today, the sheet is our most important ally when it comes to feeling comfortable on your skin in your own feathers. No matter what we sleep on, whether it's a box spring bed, water bed, cold foam mattress, or Euro pallets, the fitted sheet is the crowning glory. 

In fact, the choice of bed sheet is a matter of feeling: the fabric should simply feel good. But in addition to this purely haptic effect, the different materials often have other properties that can positively influence the feeling of lying. What can the individual substances do? What qualities are there? What do you need to consider when buying a bed sheet?

When buying a bed sheet, make sure it is elasticated all around if you value your bed sheet fitting perfectly. Fitted sheets provide a better grip on the mattress and prevent slipping off the sleeping pad, even on restless nights.

Sizing Specifications - Bridge height and maximum flexibility

The elastic band of a fitted sheet provides flexibility when it is pulled up and leaves a certain amount of leeway when it comes to the size of the sheet. It is therefore common to specify so-called from-to sizes instead of exact sheet sizes according to the usual mattress dimensions. The size flexibility varies between 10-60 cm depending on the manufacturer. According to the award, some sheets then fit on narrow mattresses from a size of 80x200cm to a double bed mattress of 140x200cm and on all sizes in between.

Tip:
From-to sizes for fitted sheets only work between two adjacent mattress sizes. The sheets may have a play of 10 cm for single mattresses and 20 cm for mattresses for couples.
Also, ensure a comfortable height of around 23 cm for an optimal fit even with high mattresses or an additional topper.

Largely variable sheet sizes have their pitfalls: they wrinkle on the smaller specified sizes. With the larger mattress sizes available, it often happens that the sheet literally jumps off the mattress. This effect is all the more likely if the sheet has too low a bar height for the mattress. A box spring mattress, for example, can measure up to 25 cm in height, while a conventional cold foam mattress should be at least 16 cm high.

Furthermore, the material of the mattress cover must be considered when it comes to the perfect fit of the bed sheet. The more stretchy the fabric, the greater the flexibility of the sheet and thus unfortunately also the fit of the mattress cover on your mattress - despite the all-around elastic band that provides support.

 Tip:
If creases or a bed sheet that is too tight affect your sleeping comfort, choose a fitted sheet that corresponds exactly to the size of your mattress at home. It is advisable to consider not only the width and length but also the height of your sleeping pad. A slightly elastic material also ensures a better fit.

Fitted Sheets Material properties – specialists and all-rounders

The bed sheet was invented in Egypt and was originally made of linen. The elaborate processing of linen remained true to the 19th century. Cotton finally replaced the proven material. Certain materials for fitted sheets now offer the possibility of specifically improving night-time sleeping comfort. From the softness of the fabric to warming or cooling materials for the different seasons to better grip on the mattress - you are spoiled for choice when it comes to bed sheets. Our material science shows you the currently most popular fabrics and weaving techniques. 

Jersey fitted sheets – the material all-rounder

Jersey bedding is more popular than other types of bedding because it caters to many different sleeping needs. Cotton, wool, mixed wool yarns, yarns, silk, or viscose are used as materials. These substances ensure a smooth skin feeling. The special knitted structure makes the jersey bed sheet particularly elastic. The high level of breathability is created by ventilation channels in the fabric, as it is provided with a light rib pattern. Furthermore, it is particularly absorbent and just as robust as its bed sheet competitors, which means that it is usually non-iron.

Fitted sheets made of microfiber - top performers who keep a cool head

Synthetic fibers such as polyester are true all-rounders. For a long time, they were considered unnatural or cheap. Microfibers are ideal for allergy sufferers because of their good properties. Their advantages are also evident in the sports industry, where practical functional fabrics have long been indispensable. So they finally established themselves in the entire fashion industry and especially in the bedding sector.

Microfiber is actually the ideal upholstery fabric for summer nights and people who like to sleep in a cool environment. The particularly fine and thin fibers make microfiber fabrics particularly air-permeable. The small pores lead to an increased number of air chambers so that the material not only feels extremely soft but also appears airy. The special breathability means that moisture is quickly absorbed and released back into the environment.

This not only benefits an excellent sleeping climate but also has the positive effect that microfiber sheets dry particularly quickly after washing. Even the ironing of bed linen made of microfibers is usually not necessary, as it survives the wash cycle almost wrinkle-free. It is also ideal for allergy sufferers with a mite allergy, as microfibre only offers stubborn mites very poor living conditions. It is generally free of allergens, which is why allergists often recommend the use of microfiber bed linen.

The disadvantage is that microfiber sheets tend to detach from the mattress more quickly. The use of fabric softeners should also be avoided with this material, as otherwise the crease and iron-free effect can be lost. 

Pros Cons
light, soft & cooling fabric
high breathability
particularly suitable for allergy sufferers dirt-
repellent
washable up to 60 °C
non-iron quick-
drying
smooth or slippery
Use of fabric softener reduces the wrinkle and non-iron effect

  

For cold days – fitted sheets made of terry cloth, flannel or beaver

Flannel or beaver sheets are ideal for all those who prefer something snuggly without an additional electric blanket or who freeze easily. They are mostly made of pure cotton fabric. The processing is particularly dense and roughened on both sides. This makes the material appear fluffy and soft. The roughened fabric also ensures a higher surface structure, which means that more heat can be stored. Terry cloth, flannel, or beaver also absorb excess moisture well.

In contrast to fitted sheets made of microfiber, however, moisture is released more slowly. However, beaver and flannel are also easy-care fabrics that usually dry wrinkle-free, and do not need to be ironed.

Pros Cons
soft lying feeling
warming material
breathable
robust
non-iron
Beware of wash temperature levies - some products are not hygienically washable at 60°C

  

Fitted sheets made of satin - elegant shine for the whole year

Satin is a very soft and extremely smooth material that has many lovers because of these properties. Satin actually refers to a specific weaving process that creates a particularly fine-threaded fabric in a complex satin weave.

Pros Cons
Warming material ,
breathable ,
washable up to 60 °C , easy to
iron
the smooth fabric can slip off the mattress more easily

 

The three most well-known variants of the satin sheet are:

Conventional satin:
Satin, which can consist of synthetic materials or cotton and mixed fabrics.
Mako Satin:
Satin, which is always made from 100% combed or super-combed cotton. The advantage of this variant is the usually slightly roughened surface, which counteracts the slipping effect of conventional satin bed linen.
Damask:
Like Mako satin, this fabric is also made from pure cotton. What is special about this type of satin is the floral pattern, which is woven into the fitted sheets and creates an interplay of shiny and matt effects.

Fitted sheet made of seersucker - fits, wobbles and has air

The seersucker is also a fitted sheet made from pure cotton. However, the surface differs both visually due to the so-called crinkle effect. This surface structure not only looks interesting but also ensures that this bed sheet is completely non-iron. In addition, the rough feel ensures that the bed sheet stays in place and does not detach from the mattress as easily as with smoother materials. In addition, the creped structure ensures optimal air circulation and thus promotes the breathability of this material. In addition, the air chambers contribute to optimal thermal insulation. If you look at the material with microscopic precision, you can see a tiled pattern,

Pros Cons
rough feel and less slipping
temperature equalizing
particularly breathable
washable up to 60 °C
non-iron
little tear-resistant

  

The structure of the seersucker sheets can be made in different ways. In fact, not every fitted sheet labeled as seersucker is seersucker: Real seersucker: During the weaving process, the warp threads are tensioned differently. This is how ruffled and smooth fabric tiles are created. Wrong Seersucker: Substances are applied after the weaving process, which allows the cotton fibers to swell in the appropriate places.

Linen fitted sheets – the classic for hot summer nights 

Linen bed sheets, spun or woven from flax, are the classic bed linen. Linen is particularly durable and is characterized by its high absorbency. For this reason, the material is mainly used for tea towels. Originally from Egypt, the bed sheet is just as good for keeping a cool head on hot summer nights. If you often sweat a lot, you have also found the right sleeping pad with the linen bed linen. The smooth surface of linen fitted sheets also ensures a cool feeling on the skin.

Pros Cons
extremely durable and tear-resistant
best moisture absorption
cooling surface
washable up to 90 °C
slow drying
non-crease resistant and difficult to iron

  

Linen fitted sheets – robust and hard-wearing

The bed sheet made of linen shows its strength especially when cleaning - even after bleaching, cooking, and even dyeing there are hardly any permanent marks. It is a material that belongs to the cotton fabrics and is made from coarse yarns. It's extremely flexible. The surface feels smooth and comfortable on the skin.

Pros Cons
very hard-wearing material
inexpensive
easy to care for
slow drying
not non-iron

 

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