How often should you actually wash your bed sheets? RTE.ie interviewed Ludovic Blanc, CEO of eco-friendly dry cleaners Blanc, about just how often we need to wash our bed linen. The short answer is, “we regret to tell you, is probably more often than you think.”
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Autumn Bedding Trends – Just a few ideas to bring the warm tones of Autumn in to your bedroom! When the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing like snuggling up in warm winter bedding to keep you cosy! Relax better and feel better! Here are just a few ideas on how to make your bedroom a snuggly sanctuary where you can keep cosy when it’s cold outside.
Is Higher Thread Count Better? It can be, but generally not. Most often, higher thread count sheets are made from inferior quality cottons, packed together more tightly, to give a higher thread count, but, more often than not, a lower grade and courser cotton fabric. Don’t be fooled by higher thread counts.
Egyptian Cotton Sheets, the height of bed linen luxury! Strong and super-soft, ‘Egyptian Cotton’ is synonymous with quality, and rightly so! The longer cotton fibres makes for a much more durable sheets & pillowcases, with an instantly – and significantly – better feel. A touch of luxury for your home, or for your guests!
White Sheets & Pillowcases. A splash of colour can breath life in to a tired, old bedroom, that’s for sure. But overloading colours can look a little messy, cluttered and a little oppressive. White fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillowcases give your bed a fresh and clean foundation to carry a vibrant and colourful duvet cover.
Bed Linen for Hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs. Ireland is a extremely popular destination for tourists, as we’re sure you’re aware. Consequently, we have a huge number of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs all looking to accommodate the many visitors. As a result, competition is high and offering a good night’s sleep to your guests is essential!
Egyptian Cotton vs Pima Cotton – Which is Best? There’s so little difference, both Egyptian and Pima cotton are ‘long fibre’ cottons, both extra-soft and durable. the only real difference is where in the world the two cottons are produced. Egyptian Cotton vs Pima Cotton – Which is Best? We hear the names often, but …
Bed Sizes – Ireland/UK ‘Standard’ Bed Sizes. there are a number of ‘standards’ when it comes to bed and mattress sizes, but we have detailed what is generally considered to be the standard for Ireland (the same as the UK). At KerryLinen.ie, we specialise in the most common bed sizes – Single, Double and King Size, although Superking bedding is available on request.
Is Polycotton Good for Bedding? Absolutely! Most often you have two choices: cotton or polycotton. Those two materials make up the majority of bed linen available to us all in shops and online. Certainly, there are other materials, like bamboo or pure linen, but for the most part, it’s down to cotton or polycotton.
Types of Cotton used in bedding and bed linen. There are three main types of cotton, but we explore one or two more options here. ‘Normal’ – or Upland – Cotton, makes up the bulk of cotton sheets & pillowcases, with the finer cotton varieties – Egyptian and Pima – offering a longer-lasting, softer to the touch and more luxurious option.
What is pilling and why does it happen? Those irritating little bobbles of fluff that appear after time can make your bedding look a little, erm.. tatty. It happens as the fibres of the material – both natural and man-made fabrics – break down and get tangled together, forming little balls of material.
Bed Sheet Sizes – Standard sizes of beds, fitted sheets and flat sheets, our guide to buying the right size sheets. One thing’s certain, unless you already know, measure your bed to make sure the sheets order will fit. Most beds fall in to the standard sizes below, but there can be many, many other variations and sizes.
What is Egyptian Cotton? There are a number of types of cotton, and Egyptian Cotton is generally considered to be one of, if not the, best. Cotton is derived from a number of plants in the cotton family and Egyptian Cotton comes from one called ‘Gossypium Barbadense’. No, we’re not sure how to pronounce that either.
‘Pima cotton’ is generally considered a better type of cotton, softer to the touch, more durable and resistant to wrinkling. This is because Pima cotton fibres (each individual cotton strand) are much longer. The cotton fibres can be up to twice as long as ‘normal’ cotton, which produces a much stronger material. Pima tends to have a much smoother feel and will not wrinkle anywhere near as much, making it easier to iron. The longer threads make the cotton stronger, greatly increasing its life expectancy.