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How to Choose the Perfect Sheets

How to Choose the Perfect Sheets

Think about the most comfortable bed you’ve ever slept in—what made it so amazing? Chances are the sheets were a big factor. Maybe they were buttery soft or perhaps they were crisp and cool. No matter which you prefer, finding the right bed sheets is just as important as a quality mattress, pillow, and comforter. However, we know the search for the perfect sheets can be daunting, so let the experts help.

Choose the Best Fabric

Our sheet guide will help you choose the perfect sheets so you can have the most comfortable bed ever…every night. With a variety of fabrics to choose from, learn about the most popular options, their qualities, and how to properly care for and increase the life span of your sheets.

Bed sheet fabrics differ in feel, warmth, and style so choosing the right fabric comes down to your individual preference. Do you kick off the sheets at night because you are always hot? Then our crisp and cool percale sheets may be best for you. Are you always cold, burrowing under blankets just to keep warm? Our ultra-soft flannel sheets will keep you cozy all night long. Like the idea of all-natural bedding to match your all-natural lifestyle? Try our 100% certified organic cotton bed sheets or TENCEL Lyocell bed sheets. Whatever your preference, there’s a specific sheet fabric to help you get your best night’s sleep.

Here is a summary of the most common sheet fabrics and their qualities to help you decide. Click on the boxes below to learn more about each fabric.

  • Cotton Percale

    Lightweight, smooth, and crisp

  • Cotton Sateen

    Very smooth and silky soft with a lustrous sheen

  • Supima® Cotton

    Premium American cotton known for its softness and strength

  • Egyptian Cotton

    Known for its extra-long fibers, softness, and durability

  • Organic Cotton

    100% certified organically grown; healthy for you and the planet

  • Cotton Jersey

    Soft and comfortable like your favorite t-shirt

  • Cotton Flannel

    Woven and brushed for a warm, and cozy feel

  • Linen

    Fresh feel with high moisture wicking properties

  • TENCEL Lyocell

    Sustainably sourced, breathable, hypoallergenic, and eco-conscious

  • Bamboo

    A natural fiber which keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter

Cotton PercaleLightweight, smooth, and crisp
Cotton Percale Cotton percale sheets are lightweight with a smooth finish and crisp feel. Cool to the touch, this sheet fabric is known for its tight weave. Cotton percale will give you the comfort of a luxe hotel sheet.
    Benefits
  • Breathable
  • Smooth, crisp hotel feel
  • Durable
  • Gets softer after every wash
  • Resistant to pilling
  • Lighter weight
    It feels
  • Smooth
  • Soft
  • Crisp
  • Cool
    Best for
  • Year-round comfort
  • Hotel-like experience
  • Hot sleepers
  • Warm temperatures
    Keep in mind
  • Cotton percale has a matte finish
  • Cotton percale naturally creases more easily; to minimize wrinkles, remove from dryer immediately and fold
Cotton SateenVery smooth and silky soft with a lustrous sheen
Cotton Sateen Known for its luminous luster and drape, cotton sateen is one of America’s most popular sheet fabrics. It boasts a buttery soft feel and wrinkles less.
    Benefits
  • Lustrous sheen
  • Buttery soft feel
  • Elegant look
  • Long lasting
    It feels
  • Silky smooth
  • Buttery soft
    Best for
  • Year-round comfort
  • Cold sleepers
  • Cool temperatures
    Keep in mind
  • While not as warm as cotton flannel, cotton sateen sheets are heavier and warmer than cotton percale
  • At The Company Store we offer wrinkle-free cotton sateen sheets which resist creasing
Supima® CottonPremium American cotton known for its softness and strength
Supima Cotton Supima® cotton is an exceptionally luxurious, extra-long staple cotton, which creates a softer and stronger high-quality fabric. Supima® cotton is only grown in the United States.
    Benefits
  • Breathable
  • Ultra durable
  • Ultra silky soft
  • Resistant to fraying, tearing, pilling, wrinkling, and fading
    It feels
  • Soft
  • Smooth
  • Rich in texture
    Best for
  • Year-round comfort
  • Hot and cold sleepers
    Keep in mind
  • Because Supima® is exclusively grown in the US, it is stringently regulated by the Supima® Association of America
  • The Company Store offers Supima® sheets in cotton percale, cotton sateen, and organic cotton sateen
Egyptian CottonKnown for its extra-long fibers, softness, and durability
Egyptian Cotton Egyptian cotton is an extra-long staple cotton grown in Egypt. Fabrics made with Egyptian cotton are softer, finer, and last longer than those made with any other cotton.
    Benefits
  • Breathable
  • Ultra durable
  • Silky soft
  • Doesn't pill or produce much lint
    It feels
  • Super Soft
  • Buttery Smooth
  • Crisp
    Best for
  • Year-round comfort
  • Hot and cold sleepers
    Keep in mind
  • Egyptian cotton’s extra-long staple fibers create a softer fabric with higher thread counts
  • Egyptian cotton is handpicked which guarantees the highest levels of purity
  • Egyptian cotton gets softer with each wash
Organic Cotton100% certified organically grown; healthy for you and the planet
Organic Cotton Organic cotton is grown in an environment where no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides have been used for a minimum of three years. It is used to produce a variety of fabrics, including percale, sateen, flannel, and jersey.
    Benefits
  • Healthy for you and the planet
  • Washed and dyed with sustainable ingredients
  • Breathable
  • Soft
    It feels
  • Smooth
  • Soft
    Best for
  • Eco-conscious individuals
    Keep in mind
  • The Company Store supports sustainable solutions, and ensures our organic cotton is sustainably sourced
  • We are moving forward with GOTS certification (Global Organic Textile Standard) so our sheets are traced to ensure that they are responsibly made and sustainable
Cotton FlannelWoven and brushed for a warm, and cozy feel
Cotton Flannel Cotton Flannel sheets are soft and warm. They are made with a thicker yarn, and the surface is gently brushed, raising tiny chunks of cotton on the fabric surface for a snuggly feel.
    Benefits
  • Keeps you warm without any added bulk
  • Traps body heat and prevents cold from getting in
  • Very cozy
    It feels
  • Soft
  • Plush
    Best for
  • Cold sleepers
  • Cool temperatures
    Keep in mind
  • Some pilling is natural due to the material being brushed many times for an incredibly soft hand
Cotton JerseySoft and comfortable like your favorite t-shirt
Jersey Knit Cotton jersey is a relaxed and breathable fabric. It offers a bit of stretch and the soft, broken-in feel of your favorite t-shirt.
    Benefits
  • Broken-in softness
  • Durable and easy to care for
  • Natural stretchiness relaxes wrinkles more easily than cotton percale
  • Breathable
    It feels
  • Soft
  • Breathable
    Best for
  • Cold sleepers
  • Cool temperatures
    Keep in mind
  • Cotton jersey sheets feels as cozy as your favorite t-shirt
  • Unlike cotton percale and sateen, cotton jersey sheets are knitted, not woven, which gives this fabric an added layer of softness
LinenFresh feel with high moisture-wicking properties
Linen Linen is a strong, natural fabric woven from the fibers of the flax plant and is a natural insulator. It will keep you cool in the summer months and retain body heat in the colder months.
    Benefits
  • Moisture wicking
  • Breathable
  • Gets softer with each wash
    It feels
  • Airy and lightweight
  • Smooth
    Best for
  • Hot sleepers
  • Warm temperatures
  • Eco-conscious individuals
    Keep in mind
  • Linen blended with other fibers like cotton and rayon will boost elasticity and minimize wrinkles
  • At The Company Store we have linen in various colors outside of the traditional white and off-white
TENCEL LyocellSustainably sourced, super soft, breathable, hypoallergenic, and eco-conscious
TENCEL TENCEL Lyocell is a durable and airy fabric derived from sustainably sourced wood that has efficient moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties, and is gentle on the skin. Feel the touch of eco-conscious luxury.
    Benefits
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Moisture wicking
  • Enhanced breathability
  • Naturally wrinkle resistant
    It feels
  • Silky soft and supple
  • Cool to the touch
    Best for
  • Hot sleepers
  • Warm temperatures
  • Eco-conscious individuals
    Keep in mind
  • TENCEL Lyocell sheets are moisture wicking and naturally wrinkle resistant
  • TENCEL Lyocell is produced from the wood of sustainably sourced trees, harvested with environmentally responsible processes
BambooA natural fiber which keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter
Linen Bamboo is a luxuriously soft fabric that is highly absorbent and quick drying. It’s made of a natural antimicrobial fiber extracted from bamboo grass and keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
    Benefits
  • Sustainable
  • Breathable
  • Wicks moisture
  • Ultra durable and long lasting
    It feels
  • Silky soft
  • Smooth
    Best for
  • Eco-conscious individuals
    Keep in mind
  • Bamboo is a very strong fabric, yet exceptionally smooth
  • The Company Store offers bamboo sheets made from a blend of 70% bamboo rayon and 30% cotton

Choose the Right Size

Before buying a sheet or sheet set, measure your mattress to ensure a perfect fit. When measuring, keep in mind that sheet and mattress sizes vary by brand, so check the specific dimensions of both before making a purchase. View the size chart to find your correct bed sheet size.


Note:
All Company Store fitted sheets have a pocket depth of 14 in. and can fit mattresses up to 16 in. thick.
Flat Fitted
Twin 66 in. x 96 in. 39 in. x 75 in.
Twin XL N/A 39 in. x 80 in.
Full 81 in. x 96 in. 54 in. x 75 in.
Queen 90 in. x 102 in. 60 in. x 80 in.
King 108 in. x 102 in. 78 in. x 80 in.
Cal. King N/A 72 in. x 84 in.

Note:
All deep pocket sizes have an 18 in. pocket depth and can fit mattresses up to a thickness of 20 in.
Deep pocket fitted and flat sheets are not available for Twin, Twin XL, and Full-sized sheets.
Deep Pocket Flat Fitted
Queen 90 in. x 108 in. 60 in. x 80 in.
King 114 in. x 108 in. 78 in. x 80 in.
Cal. King 108 in. x 112 in. 72 in. x 84 in.

Pillowcases and shams help complete the look of your bed, so choosing the right size is important.

Pillowcases Shams
Standard 20 in. x 30 in. 20 in. x 26 in.
King 20 in. x 40 in. 20 in. x 36 in.
Euro N/A 26 in. x 26 in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are sheets made of?

Fiber—a thread that is formed from individual cotton fibers twisted together to form the yarn.

Weave—a fabric construction formed by interlacing two yarns at right angles

Thread Count—the number of horizontal and vertical threads woven together in one square inch of fabric

What is thread count and does it really matter?

Thread count is simply the number of threads in a square inch. The higher the thread count, the tighter the weave. However, thread count alone is not an indicator of quality—the quality of the material is more important. The Company Store goes the extra mile using only premium fabrics to create exceptional products. It’s better to focus on your individual preference rather than a high thread count when choosing your sheets.

Hot sleepers can benefit from lower thread count sheets because they have fewer threads in a square inch making them lightweight, breathable, and cool to the touch. However, a colder sleeper would do best with a high thread count sheet because there are more threads in the square inch of the weave making them heavier and ultra-cozy.

At The Company Store our lower thread count sheets are just as luxurious and durable as our higher thread counts. It all depends on what you prefer.

Click on the buttons below to explore our sheets in a variety of thread count ranges, from 200 to 800-thread count.

200 - 250
Thread Count
300 - 350
Thread Count

400 - 450
Thread Count
500+
Thread Count

What are the best sheet fabrics for hot and cold sleepers?

Not all sheets are created equal—though cotton sateen and cotton percale sheets are great year-around options. Some sheet fabrics are better suited for cold sleepers and temperatures while others will keep hot sleepers cool in warmer weather.

Cold Sleepers

Cotton flannel, cotton jersey, and fleece are the optimal fabrics to use because they are designed to retain heat and keep you warm. During the winter months simply pair up your favorite cotton flannel sheet with a cozy down comforter for ultra-warmth. Click on the buttons below to shop our top recommendations for the best winter sheets at The Company Store.

Click on the buttons below to shop our top recommendations for the best winter-sheets at The Company Store.

Legends® Luxury Dot Supima® Cotton Sateen CollectionCotton Jersey Knit
Collection

Velvet Cotton
Flannel Collection
Cotton Flannel
Collection



Hot Sleepers

Natural fabrics like lighter cottons, linen, and bamboo are great because because they allow air to circulate freely keeping you cool. TENCEL™ Lyocell is also a great option because of its natural moisture-wicking ability. These sheet fabrics are ideal for warmer weather and those that sleep hot.

Click on the buttons below to shop our top recommendations for the best summer bed sheets at The Company Store.

Washed Linen
Collection
Classic Cotton Percale Collection
Wrinkle-Free Supima® Cotton
Sateen Collection
TENCEL Lyocell Sateen
Collection

How do I keep my fitted sheet from coming off?

The Company Store’s fitted sheets feature an all-around elastic for ease of placement and less movement on the bed. We also offer deep pocket fitted sheets that are six inches longer than the standard length of sheets so they fully cover your mattress.

Do I need deep pocket sheets?

When it comes to sleep quality, it’s common to add a mattress pad or topper for optimum comfort and support. However, adding these bed basics will require deep pocket sheets for full mattress coverage. At The Company Store most of our sheets are 14 inches deep, which is a bit more generous than the industry standard of 7-12 inches. We also offer an array of extra deep flat and fitted sheets, ranging in depth from 16 to 20 inches.

How do I care for my bed sheets?

Protect your investment by washing, drying, and storing your quality bed sheets correctly. The more you wash your sheets the softer they will feel, but washing your sheets every week isn’t necessary if you follow the “three set rotation” rule: one set on your bed, one in the laundry, and one in your linen closet. By rotating your sheet sets, they’ll be laundered less frequently and last longer.

Check out these tips to make sure your sheets stand the test of time.

• We recommend washing your sheets before use
• Machine wash cold on gentle cycle or follow the care instructions on the sheets
• Wash your sheets separate from garments, towels, and other bedding to lessen pilling
• Use ONLY non-chlorine bleach when needed
• Tumble dry sheets on low heat—avoid dryer sheets as they can cause pilling over time
• Remove sheets promptly from the dryer to avoid wrinkling
• Press sheets with your hand before folding to avoid creasing
• Iron sheets on low as needed

How do I prevent wrinkles in my bed sheets?

Some fabrics are more prone to wrinkling than others, but all sheets require proper handling to prevent unwanted wrinkles and creases. This applies to wrinkle-free sheets too. Our wrinkle-free bedding is “as good as it gets” and with proper care you’ll get the smooth bed you want with little or no ironing—simply remove them from the dryer promptly and fold. The best way to lessen wrinkles in your sheets is to follow the care instructions, and:

• Untangle your sheets before placing them in the washer and dryer
• Never overload your washer: Wash one sheet set at a time
• Use low temperatures during washing and drying to prevent wrinkles from setting in
• Always remove your sheets PROMPTLY at the end the drying cycle
• If storing away, press sheets with your hand before folding to avoid creasing

How often should I wash my sheets?

As a rule of thumb, the best practice is to wash your bed sheets weekly—especially if you perspire a lot, have pets that sleep with you, or have dust allergies. Washing your sheets every two weeks will do if you are short on time, but don’t exceed two weeks between washes for a healthy, comfortable sleep.

How do you wash cotton percale sheets?

Cotton percale is easy to care for and resists pilling. One of the best qualities of cotton percale is that it gets softer after each wash, even after years of use. Always use a mild detergent and never use chlorine bleach as it may weaken the fibers and reduce the longevity of the weave. Cotton percale is prone to wrinkles due to the tight weaving process. To reduce wrinkling after each wash, remove the sheets promptly from the dryer and fold.

How do you keep your sateen sheets lustrous?

After washing, dry your cotton sateen sheets in the dryer on the air-dry or no heat setting. Cotton sateen sheets may lose their sheen after the first washing—simply iron them to restore the luster and smoothness of the fabric.

How do you care for cotton flannel sheets to avoid pilling?

Because of the brushed surface, cotton flannel tends to pill or form round balls of fabric on the surface. The Company Store’s cotton flannel bedding is designed to resist pilling after repeated washes, so it maintains its quality overtime.

Dry your cotton flannel sheets on warm or medium heat and remove them promptly from the dryer while they are slightly damp—drying cotton flannel sheets for too long will cause excess shrinkage and reduce the quality of the material.

Are sheets sold separately or do I have to buy them in sets?

At The Company Store, we sell our sheets separately and in sheet sets. This way you can mix and match your fitted or flat bed sheets as you like. Explore our sheet collections.

Which sheets can have a monogram? Where is the monogram placed?

At The Company Store, most of our solid sheets can be personalized with a monogram. Explore our selection of sheets available for monogramming and choose from a plethora of fonts, monogram styles, and thread colors to create a unique design.

Monograms are placed in the middle of the flat sheet, right below the wider hem that rests at the head of your bed. We do not monogram fitted sheets. We also monogram pillowcases, duvet covers, and shams. Consult our monogram guide for more information.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Great quality!
"Good quality flat sheet"
"I wanted a flat sheet that was 100% cotton and this sheet delivered. It's light and I don't get warm being under it. I love it and will buy it again along with the fitted sheet. It's worth it!!"
NWGirl Washington
Excellent Color Selection and Value!
"Consistent value"
"I have purchased these sheets multiple times and I am always pleased with the way they wash and wear over time. Color selection is great."
Nancy California
Superior Sheets!
"Like sleeping on satin"
"These sheets are the BEST!!! I have been purchasing lower thread count sheets from The Company Store for many years, but these are far superior, smooth, and soft feeling on the skin. They wash very well and come out of the dryer with virtually no wrinkles. Did I also say GREAT value for the price?"
Joyce of choice Michigan
The Perfect Gift!
"Recipients absolutely love these sheets"
"I had an opportunity to gift sheets to a lovely couple who purchased their first home. They love them! They are soft, wrinkle-free, and luxurious. The wisteria color was their favorite."
DM Connecticut
Lightweight yet warm, and very soft!
"Very happy with this purchase"
"Great sheets. This flannel is fairly lightweight, so it works almost all year as a comfortable option. I’m never chilly getting into bed with these sheets, but also not too warm during the warmer seasons. Plus, it’s very soft. They're a little big In a California King, but after a couple of washings it fit just fine. This is the second set of these that we've purchased and we’re very happy with both."
Antonia California
Sumptuous and elegant!
"Luxurious velvet flannel bedding"
"Again this winter season, I purchased additional velvet flannel sheets from The Company Store. The product is soft and luxurious with elegant monogramming! Likewise, the quality and durability are excellent; perfect for snuggling on a cold winter night!"
Puppette Atlanta
Vibrant colors and long lasting!
"My 4th set!"
"This is still the best knit bedding around and I just bought my 4th set. Love the vibrant colors, how comfortable they feel, and how well they last!"
Doc Nevada
Incredible quality and feel!
"These are amazing"
"Incredible quality and luxurious feel and drape. They wash like a dream."
Kate Westchester