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Are bed sheets nicer with a higher or lower thread count?

Is an 1800 count good?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2013 in Home & Garden

Answers (15)
  • Higher is better, didn't even know they made them that high!

    Answer by kmath at 10:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher

    Answer by 3libras at 10:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • higher is supposed to be better I think, but I never pay any attention to it when I buy them

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Not necessarily. The material used is what makes soft sheets

    Answer by funlovinlady at 10:21 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher. It makes a huge difference!

    Answer by missanc at 10:28 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • I like my sheets to crackle! what thread count would that be!?

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 10:30 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher is supposed to be better. I've never seen that high.

    Answer by idareyou at 10:40 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher, but you also have to look at the materials the thread is made of, and do some research on whether or not the company splits its thread to "double" the actual count.

    (My MIL owned a mattress store for nearly 10 years.)

    We actually just got a set last year around Xmas time and after the second wash, we realized the $150 set we got was of the split-thread type when the threads started pilling. Find something with EXCELLENT reviews.

    Answer by matobe at 10:50 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher is better. I don't go below 600 personally. I would want to be able to touch and feel something labeled at 1800. Too heavy doesn't necessarily sound better.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:59 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Higher is supposed to be better. I just buy whatever is the cheapest as I can't afford the higher thread count. 1 of these days.

    matobe, you paid $150 for sheets and they are pilling? Do you mind me asking what brand they are? What company made them?
    Have you checked the companies website? If you spent that kind of money on them, they shouldn't be pilling after the second wash. You might be able to return them for a replacement or in store credit.

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 11:38 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

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