1000 count sheets???????????

1000 count sheets???????????

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David Kelsey

United States

#1 Apr 2, 2006
In one of the magazines my wife gets it stated the 1000 count sheet sets I bought her was listed to have only between 300-400 thread count, The price was $149, the 600 count you now carry are only $99 .whats the deal???
Mick Suil

Reston, VA

#2 Jul 11, 2006
The magazine in question is Good Housekeeping, and their count is flawed. The 1000-count sheets are woven of plied yarns, meaning that 1000 threads are twisted into 500 yarns before weaving.

Essentially, this would make the sheet appear, under a microscope, to have a 400-500 thread count, when actually there are 1000 threads per square inch. Of course, learning that would be too difficult for a magazine attempting to make its living by tarnishing other companies' reputations.

The benefit of a two-ply weave is that the sheets will last longer and wrinkle less, which can really become a concern in higher-thread-count sheets.

The differential in price between the Hotel 600 and 1000 count sheets is due to both the near-double thread count and the amount the vendor charges BBB for the product. Of course, if the vendor charges BBB less, they can charge the consumer less.

Please note that these are the comments of someone educated on bedding products and in sheet composition in general (and someone who shops at Bed Bath and Beyond A LOT). They are NOT the opinions, ideas and expressions of Bed Bath and Beyond itself.
Magda

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jan 3, 2008
The above answer is completely false. In 2006 a class action law suit was filed against bedding companies including Bed Bath and Beyond for falsifying the thread count. Indeed, sheets that are a thread count of 1000 and 2-ply are far inferior to a true 1000-count single ply sheet. 2-ply sheets are weaker and tend to pill more, but are cheaper to make, hence they cost around $100 rather than $500. The 1-ply yarn is a single long strong yarn, whereas with multiple-ply, more than one shorter yarns are weaved together, making an inferior yarn. Thus Good Housekeeping got it right. I have a bunch of gift certificates to Bed Bath and Beyond, and I am a little bummed out because their product labels are missing some essential information, such as ply count.
Mark Walker

Washington, PA

#4 Oct 5, 2009
All I can say is that its very hard to find good quality sheet espicially if there 1000 count. Any help?
Kathy

United States

#5 Nov 29, 2009
Big question. How do I know I am getting 1000 TC, 1 ply. on ebay, a seller states that the sheets are 1000TC egyptian cotton 1 ply.
Kaz

South Yarra, Australia

#6 Jan 22, 2010
It seems the less I pay, the longer sheets last AND the higher the count, the more I iron!
Matt

Canberra, Australia

#7 Jan 28, 2010
Don't iron your sheets then.
sharon

Banner Elk, NC

#9 Jul 16, 2012
watch the weight of the sheets also not just thread count. The Egyptian sheets are light weight and very smooth. my favorite and they dry really fast

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