The type of bedding anyone uses is very much a personal decision with flat sheets being a very popular choice. In the hotter summer months, flat sheets provide a single layer, allowing duvets to be discarded but with a suitable light cover remaining. Some people prefer to use flat sheets, particularly if they have a very deep mattress that may not take a fitted sheet easily.
Flat sheets used as a bottom sheet require hospital corners to ensure a flat, tight grip on the mattress. Practical and hardwearing, they are ideal for beds that that may need changing often.
Flat sheets are available in almost every size and colour imaginable. Find crisp white sheets that are forever stylish, or sheets in colours, patterns and prints in all sizes and price ranges. All sheets are designed to ensure you can sink into a smooth, relaxing night's sleep, whether you are looking for single sheet or a super king size one.
Today you can find flat sheets in a variety of fabrics, all designed for durability, comfort and breathability. Most popular are cotton flat sheets, which are a great choice for any climate as they help to keep you comfortable on hot, warm and even cold nights.
Egyptian cotton flat sheets are some of the most luxurious flat sheets available, but you can find cotton sheets which are blended with other materials, such as polyester, which affect the weight and feel.
Thread Counts and Weave
Thread counts affect the softness and feel of flat sheets, but this will vary on the material being used as well. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the flat sheets. However, you should factor in the fabric depending on whether you are looking for crisp or soft sheets: percale flat sheets will be crisper than softer sateen, while flannel sheets are warmer to snuggle up in.