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Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Bed Linen Luxury - Strong, Super-Soft, Quality Egyptian Cotton - Sheets & Pillowcases from KerryLinen.ie

Egyptian Cotton Sheets

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! 

Luxury Bed Linen - Sheets, Pillowcases, Duvets Covers - KerryLinen.ie, Ireland

Luxury Bed Linen

Luxury Bed Linen.  Nothing says ‘luxury’ quite like Egyptian Cotton.  The softness of Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases is immediate the moment you get in to bed.  Premium quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, delivered from and to Ireland.

White Sheets and Pillowcases - Pure, Fresh and Clean Bed Linen for your Home, Hotel, Guest House or B&B

White Sheets & Pillowcases

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 - Sheets, Pillowcases, Duvets Covers - KerryLinen.ie, Ireland.

Bed Linen for Hotels

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!

Is Polycotton Good for Bedding?

Is Polycotton Good for Bedding?  Essentially, yes!  But then, it depends what you’re looking for!  Polycotton is a much more convenient option for bed linen, it’s easier to care for, can be washed at 60º, is much easier to iron and is far more durable and hard-wearing.

Hotel Quality Bed Linen, Ireland - Premium Bedding at Great Prices, Delivered throughout Ireland

Hotel Quality Bed Linen, Ireland

Hotel Quality Bed Linen, Ireland.  KerryLinen.ie can supply hotel quality bed linen in Egyptian Cotton or durable polycotton, Satin Stripe (sometimes called ‘Hotel Stripe’).  Impress your guests with a beautiful bed, with premium quality bedding from KerryLinen.ie.

Zipped Pillow Protectors - Keep your Pillows Stain & Odour Free - KerryLinen.ie Pillow & Mattress Protectors

Zipped Pillow Protectors

Zipped Pillow Protectors from KerryLinen.ie.  Essential protection! Pillow protectors will prolong the life of your pillows, stopping those rather ugly stains and smells that can occur.  A fresh and clean bed is an essential part of a good night’s sleep – especially if you have guests!

Spring Inspirations - Colourful Ideas for your 2022 Spring Bedroom Makeover

Spring Inspirations

Spring inspirations for you bedroom makeover!  While we’re continuing to stock the ready shelves, ready to open, we thought we’d bring a few bright and colourful ideas to breath some Spring air in to your bedroom!

Quilt Covers (Duvet Covers) available to buy from Kerry Linen - Speedy delivery throughout Ireland

Quilt Covers

Quilt Covers (or Duvet Covers) available to buy from KerryLinen.ie.  Speedy delivery throughout Ireland.  Made form polycotton, regular cotton or Egyptian Cotton, in crisp, elegant white, or satin stripe styles. Matching sheets and pillowcases, too!

What is Hollowfibre - Kerry Linen Beddng and Bed Linen Ireland F01

What is Hollowfibre?

What is Hollowfibre? Hollowfibre is so called because of the hollow strands of fine polyester from which it is made.  The hollow, air-filled centre running through the fibres traps warm air and gives the duvet a bouncy filling.

Cotton vs Polycotton - Bedding & Bed Linen - KerryLinen.ie

Cotton vs Polycotton

Cotton vs Polycotton – which is best?  That’s a difficult question and all depends on what you want.  Cotton is more expensive, but polycotton is way more durable and long-lasting.  Cotton tends to be softer, but polycotton brings a crisp and clean feel to your bedding.

Bed Sizes and Bed Linen Size Guide - Kerry Linen

Bed Sizes – Standard Irish Bed Measurements

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.

What is Thread Count and Why Does it Matter - Kerry Linen Bedding and Bed Linen, Ireland.

What is Thread Count?

What is Thread Count?  Does it matter?  Is higher thread count better?  We do our best to answer your questions about the number of threads in your bed linen and what difference it might make to your comfortable nights’ sleep.

Is Polycotton Good for Bedding?

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 and which are Best for your Bedding and Linen - Kerry Linen Ireland

Types of Cotton

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 How to Prevent It - Kerry Linen Bedding and Bed Linen, Ireland.

What is Pilling?

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.

What is a TOG Rating and which TOG do I Need

What is a TOG Rating?

What is a TOG Rating?  TOG stands for ‘Thermal Overall Grade’ and is the unit of measurement used to determine the thermal insulation of a duvet (and other products).  Basically, how hot it keeps you.  If you’re asking yourself, “What is a TOG Rating?”, read on and find out!

Bed Sizes and Bed Linen Size Guide - Kerry Linen

Bed Sheet Sizes

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? - Kerry Linen Beddng and Bed Linen Ireland

What is Egyptian Cotton?

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.

What is Pima Cotton? - Kerry Linen

What is Pima Cotton?

‘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.

Housewife vs Oxford Pillowcases - Kerry Linen Bedding and Bed Linen Ireland

Housewife vs Oxford Pillowcases

Housewife vs Oxford Pillowcases.  Why the names, what do they mean?  The difference is simple, ‘Housewife’ Pillowcases have no frill, while ‘Oxford’ Pillowcases have an extra border, generally around 5cm, around the edge. They’re both to fir the same standard size of pillow, 50cm by 75cm wide.

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