A luxurious addition to every bed, our Sateen sheets are one of our finest sheeting collections, made of naturally soft and breathable 100% cotton, which is woven in a way to give it the luxurious look and feel of silk.
Offered in a beautiful array of solids, sateen sheets are great year-round and made to last.
Fall in love with hard-to-find, no-fuss Wrinkle-Free 300-Thread Count sateen bedding as well as the finest Legends® 600-Thread Count Egyptian sateen sheets with elegant accents. Once you experience the magnificence of a set of sateen sheets, you won't want to sleep on anything else. We also carry matching sateen duvet covers.
What Is Sateen Sheets?
Sateen is made from treated cotton fibers that are more durable, long lasting and better at taking dye. The fabric is made in a satin weave, in which warp threads interlace with filling threads, resulting in a lustrous, smooth-faced, durable fabric.
In general, a sheet with a higher thread count will be more durable and feel softer. A thread count of 200 is a good standard, and a count of 300 will be noticeably softer.
How to Wash Sateen Sheets?
Sateen sheets should always be washed in cold or warm water with mild detergent on a gentle cycle (no fabric softener or other chemical treatments are needed). After washing, the sheets should be dried on a cool dry cycle, with the dryer set on its air-dry setting.
Cotton sateen sheets have the tendency to lose their sheen after the first washing, and you can restore that luster and silkiness of the fabric by simply ironing the cotton sateen sheets.
What Does Sateen Fabric Feel Like?
Sateen is the closest to feeling like true silk. It's luxurious, smooth and tends to be made with higher thread-count fabrics. The result is an exceptionally soft feel and smooth lustrous finish.
How to Choose the Best Bed Sheets: Sateen vs. Percale vs. Linen
When it comes to softness and quality, the best sheet options are either percale or sateen, and the difference between them mainly lies in the type of weave.
A traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave, percale typically features a crisp, cool feel that improves with every wash. Percale is durable (which means it will not pill over time), lightweight and breathable, perfect for people who tend to get warm while sleeping.
Sateen, on the other hand, is very similar to satin but less expensive. The one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave gives sateen a silky feel and luxurious sheen. Naturally wrinkle-resistant, sateen is more tightly woven and weighs slightly heavier than percale.
Breathable and robust Linen is the way to go if you value softness and durability but want a less formal look for your bed. It’s fine for all seasons and all types of sleepers.
Is Thread Count that Important?
Thread count is often used to indicate a sheet’s smoothness and durability, which, however, isn’t always reliable. High thread count is a factor, but the type of fabric used can be more significant.