Who can use microfiber?
Microfiber is suitable for people on a budget. They are especially recommended for people who like warmer sheets or tend to get cold at night. If you want to exert low maintenance efforts, go for them. High-quality microfiber sheets can be useful for anyone looking to add rich elegance to their bedroom décor without overspending.
Microfiber sheets are also stain-resistant. This makes them the go-to choice for kids’ rooms, elderly people, patients, hospitals, hotels, etc. They also wash well and last long.
What is a good thread count for microfiber?
In addition to considering thread count, do look for the sheet’s GSM or gram-per-square-meter value. As explained earlier, microfiber sheets have a GSM between 55 and 120. A good GSM for microfiber sheets is about 100. Avoid sheets that do not clearly mention the GSM. Many manufacturers state a higher thread count for their sheets, but this does not mean anything if they don’t mention the GSM value. In general, though, a thread count between 200 and 800 is considered good, provided the GSM is also high and the materials used are high-quality as well.
Are all microfiber sheets the same?
No, microfiber sheets can be made from different raw materials like polyester, nylon, cellulose, etc. Also, their GSM value, weaves, and thread counts can differ from brand to brand and even based on their cost.
Is it good to sleep on microfiber?
Yes, microfiber is a good choice for colder areas and for people who get cold at night. It traps body heat and reflects it back. This can insulate the user against drafts. Microfiber is also durable, wrinkle-resistant, and stain-resistant. It also repels moisture and sweat and is hypoallergenic.
Is microfiber better than cotton?
Microfiber is made from man-made materials while cotton is natural. It depends on your personal preferences. Microfiber is definitely more durable and it washes well. Cotton is breathable and lightweight. It is not toxic and harmful to the environment as some microfibers tend to be.
Do microfiber sheets make you hot? Will you sweat a lot on microfiber sheets?
Yes. Microfiber made from nylon and polyester tends to trap your body heat and reflects it back. This can cause you to sweat. This is a good feature to have in a cold climate and in peak winters but not for hot and humid areas.
Is microfiber better for the skin?
Since microfiber repels moisture, has better airflow, is hypoallergenic, and deters pathogens like bacteria, mold, etc., it may be better for your skin. Also, it does not rub against your skin unlike other fabrics, and that reduces acne and irritation.
Is microfiber good for the hair?
Yes, some people believe so. Its soft material reduces frizz and can prevent your hair from drying out.
How can I tell if a sheet is made of microfiber?
Feel the sheet with your fingers: you might hear a “sound.” You can also pour a bit of water on the sheet. If the water beads and does not get absorbed, the sheet is probably made of microfiber.