Thread Count Explained. It’s not as important as you thought.

The higher the number the better, right? OK, so, if 280 thread count sheets are good, 600 or even 1000 thread count sheets must be a LOT better. They cost a lot more and are usually sold only in boutique bedroom stores. So they MUST be better, right? Sorry. No. Here is how to be a savvy consumer and get the best sheets for your money without sacrificing that luxurious look and feel of silky smooth cotton. First the basics. Bear with me here; don’t glaze over. This is the important part. Cotton fibers are twisted together to make a strand. Several of these strands are twisted together to make a thread. A lot of these threads are woven together, and the total number of the threads in a square inch, ( going in either direction ),  is listed as the thread count. OK so far? Good. Now, let’s step READ MORE