Sateen sheets are 100 percent cotton sheets with a high thread count and a lustrous sheen. They are woven from combed, carded, or long-fiber cotton threads that are then mercerized, meaning they’re soaked in lye and then in acid.
What is the best thread count for sateen sheets?
between 300 and 600
In terms of ideal thread count for sateen, the sweet spot for most sleepers will fall between 300 and 600. Sateen sheets with higher thread counts may feel excessively heavy, whereas bedding with a thread count below 300 tends to be less durable and of lower quality.
Are sateen sheets any good?
Both percale and sateen sheets are excellent, high-quality options that are available at a variety of price points. And since they’re both made of cotton, they are some of the best sheets for allergies.
What does it mean when sheets are sateen?
Sateen refers to a weave pattern rather than a material. This weave uses a one yarn under, three or four yarns over pattern. This gives it a heavier feel than some other weaves, like percale, and sleepers may feel this weightiness makes the sheets seem especially luxurious.