What is a Thread Count?

What is a thread count?

If you love shopping for beautiful bedsheets you must have come across a TC or Thread Count. Did you know, this small number can help you shop for better bedsheets. Read along to know what's a thread count and how does it matter to you.

Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, and the more likely it will wear well — or even soften — over time. For example, a cotton sheet with 100 warp threads and 100 weft threads in each square inch of fabric would have a listed thread count of 200.


Let’s say a thread count of 200 is fine; 400 may be softer.  High thread count doesn't mean much if the threads being counted aren't high quality. An average thread count of 180 - 400 is a good choice especially in cotton bedsheets.

At Haus & Kinder, we believe quality over quantity and hence our bedsheets with 186 TC are soft & breathable. That being said, our most premium MĂ©lange bedsheets are made with a high quality cotton in 300 TC.

Of course, remember that thread count is not an end-all, be-all measurement. The quality of the yarns, the manufacturer’s production process, the weave type, and many other factors all contribute to the performance of a set of bed sheets.

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