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|English term or phrase: 300 count Egyptian cotton sheets|
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|English translation:Luxurious sheets - see explanation below|
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Not all sheets are created equal, so before you take out a second mortgage for 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets at $500 a pop (do the math, that’s $1.25 per thread), stick with me and you won’t be sent to the cleaners at your next white sale. Let's hit the sheets with this quick glossary of terms:
THREAD COUNT: Simply put, this is the number of threads per square inch. Hold the sheet up to the light, if you can see through the fabric and make out the actual weave, you’ve got a low thread count on your hands. The higher the thread count (or tc), the softer and more lustrous the fabric, and the more durable and less prone to shrinkage.
COMBED COTTON: A cleaning process that eliminates impurities and short, less desirable fibers.
MUSLIN: Considered to be low end of the cotton spectrum, you may want to steer clear of these, as they tend to be one rough and tough sheet. They are generally used in children’s character theme bedding. TC counts here range from 128-140.
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