Does Thread Count Matter?

October 28, 2018

While yes, thread count does matter, it’s not necessarily the most vital consideration when it comes to choosing your sheets. So, keep in mind, that as surprising as it sounds, a high thread count doesn’t always mean it’s a high-quality sheet.

First, before we deep dive into the importance (or unimportance) of thread count, let’s discuss what it really is. Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Pretty simple!

 The Length of the Fiber Trumps the Count of the Thread

Rather than hyper focusing on the thread counts of sheets, take a look at the length of the sheet’s fiber. A general rule of thumb to remember is, “The longer the fiber, the longer it will last.” In order to find a set of sheets that matches comfort with durability, we recommend selecting bedding that consists of long-staple fibers and high-quality cotton. After all, even if you find a set of sheets that boasts a high thread count, if it’s made with short fibers, it won’t be very good quality.

“Our customers love our sheets because they offer exquisite comfort and superb durability that isn’t easily found in the modern marketplace,” explained Elizabeth Zook, owner of Thomas Lee Sheets. “Our 500-thread count, Pima cotton sheets are made with the longest, strongest and finest fibers available. You can’t find quality like this anywhere else.”

On a final note, 250 can be considered a good, quality thread count. At Thomas Lee Sheets, we believe that our 500-thread count is what differentiates our luxury sheets from good, quality sheets. With a balanced percale weave and superior materials, our luxury sheets are everything you have been searching for.

Thread Count is What You Make of It

Now that you have a better understanding of thread count and the importance of the length of your sheet’s fibers, it’s easy to tell that thread count is what you make of it. While thread count does contribute to the quality of your sheets, at the end of the day, everyone’s preferences differ.


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So, who is ready for a little online shopping? Browse our bedding collections today. Thank you for choosing Thomas Lee Sheets!