Percale Vs Sateen: Here’s The Difference You Need To Know

Percale Sheets

Percale Vs Sateen: Here’s The Difference You Need To Know

If you are considering purchasing Percale sheets, you might be wondering if these sheets are made of the same material as cotton or wool. Percale is a woven mesh of fine fabric with an open criss-cross weave. The yarns go on one-over-one-over, resulting in a very tight-knit, durable fabric. Percale sheets often feel very soft to the touch, which means that they get softer with each wash. They are also very long-lasting and are great for those who are allergic to synthetic materials. Synthetic materials can wear out more quickly, leaving you will more wear and tear than cotton.

When it comes to buying Percale sheets, the best way to shop is to buy them in bulk, at a discount. This way, you can purchase more sheets and have them delivered to your house or apartment without having to do any sewing. In most cases, the sheets will have the same name as your favorite pillowcases, and this can make it easy to locate the exact size that you need. However, if you cannot find a sheet that has the same name as you would like, there is no need to fret. Many stores offer Percale sheets, but there are some ways to distinguish between two identical sheets.

If the tag on the fabric describes it as a “silky” or “crisp” fabric, then it will feel crisp against your skin. Some people feel that the material does not have the crisp qualities of the “crisp” percale sheets, but if you compare them side by side, you will see that the crispness is almost imperceptible. The reason that the crispness is almost imperceptible is that the weave of the fabric allows for the crisp qualities of each sheet. The tighter the weave is on each sheet, the nicer the sheet feels to the touch. People generally prefer percale sheets for their crispness.

Construction Of The Core

Another difference between the luxurious Percale sheet and long-staple cotton percale sheets is the construction of the core. Long-staple cotton sheets are constructed with long, narrow fibers that form a core around the inside of the shapewear. The wide fibers stick to each other and create a strong, durable core. The Percale sheet is constructed with short, wide fibers that do not stick to each other. These fibers are then woven into a “pocket” that holds the shapewear in place while creating a smooth surface.

Two types of construction are common on the luxury Percale sheet.

  • First, the sheet can be made with either polyester or rayon blended fibers. Most people prefer polyester blended fibers because they are more comfortable than rayon ones. Polyester also resists moisture better than rayon and has a longer life span. Rayon is softer and less comfortable than polyester, however, it is also much more durable.
  • The second construction that is common on the Percale sheet is the presence of a woven thread count of at least eighteen. This number represents the number of threads per square inch. A high thread count means that the fabric is more durable and will last longer. A number that is lower than eighteen may result in thread count irregularities that can cause the sheet to separate from the fitted sheet or feel heavy when you sit on it. If the number is too low, it may also feel very stiff to the touch. An eight-inch fitted sheet with a four-inch high thread count is good, however, it is not always best to go lower than eighteen.

One-Over-One-Under Weave

There is another type of construction that some people prefer on the Percale sheet called the one-over-one-under weave. It consists of one length of thread per square inch and can create a smooth feel, but it can also make the fabric bulky. In this case, it is usually not advisable to purchase a fitted sheet that uses this type of construction.

Sateen Sheets

Percale Vs Sateen: Here’s The Difference You Need To Know

Sateen is a very expensive fiber. Some people will tell you that you need to be very rich or very famous for the luxury of owning one. However, not everyone can afford these expensive fabrics. However, there are plenty of ways that you can find decent, well-made sateen sheets at affordable prices.

Made Of Egyptian Cotton

In addition to their high price, sateen sheets made of Egyptian cotton tend to last several years longer than comparable sheets made of European cotton. And, because they use the same fibers as the original sateen, the sheet will be thick and durable as well. Sateen is woven from the yarn of moths that lay their eggs in plant stalks. The larvae eat through the thread until it is too soft to make a decent sheet. Sateen made of Egyptian cotton has a similar strength-to-weight ratio as original sateen and is also known for its durability. And you would be glad to learn that washing your sheets is super simple when it is made up of Egyptian cotton.


One of the reasons that sateen sheets are so expensive is because they are handmade. Most people who buy them pay premium prices because they know it is handmade. When a fabric is handmade, it means it took time and effort to create the sheen. And, it means that every stitch is important. There are four types of knots used to form the sheen, all of which are extremely fine and work as a sewing needle.

A weaver uses a combination of these four knots to weave the sheet into a tight weave with the strongest weaves possible. It takes many hours of practice before the weaver is capable of creating a consistent design in even weave sateen sheets with great sheen and color. To assure consistency in color and weaved strength, the weavers repeat the process until they have achieved the sheen they desire.

The woven sateen sheets come in a variety of colors and patterns, including colors dyed to match the world’s most popular colors. These sheets often come in pink but are also available in blue, red, green, and purple. In addition, there are designs in a variety of patterns like stripes, paisley, and zebra. In addition to colors, there are also patterns like stripes and paisley.

There are two types of weave:

  • high thread count (HTC) and
  • low thread count (LTC).

A high thread count sheen looks almost like silk, but the weave is so fine it has no apparent appearance of being made from silk. The low thread count sheets have a coarse appearance to them which appears more similar to jute than it does to silk. The reason for the lower thread count is because the sheen produced does not have the strength of a higher thread count fabric, so the sheets are more durable.

High-quality sateen sheets are woven with shaggy weaves, which are more loosely packed and give the sheet a sleeker look than bulky woven weaves. Because the sheets are woven more loosely, there is more room in the sheet for air to circulate, which allows the fabric to dry more quickly and to look crisp and clean. This crisp appearance is the main reason these sateen sheets are becoming increasingly popular among consumers who wish to purchase bedding at a more affordable price. Furthermore, because the sheet is made more cheaply, the sheets often come with a free matching throw pillow.


To purchase a sheet set that includes a matching pillow, simply choose one that is made from either Egyptian cotton or sateen sheets made with a high thread count. The thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric, so if you want to get the crispiest and silky smooth look out of your sheets then choose a sheet set that has a higher thread count. You can also buy a whole matching pillow when purchasing the sheet set.


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Larry Alton is a blogger and passionate writer at She loves cooking and is fond of traveling.

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