What is the difference between polyester cotton and polyester cotton percale hotel bed linen? What is percale? What does fabric thread count mean? What does 68pic mean? Please read on as all will be revealed.
50% 50% Polyester Cotton Hotel Bed Linen
Our 68pic 50 / 50 polyester cotton hotel bed linen is manufactured from 50% cotton and 50% polyester yarns with a 140 thread count. This hotel bed linen has a balanced combination of tightly woven fibres to compliment the natural softness of the cotton and the easy care of the polyester, making it easy care. Easy care means it is easier to iron after washing in comparison to ranges that do not carry the easy to care logo. This bed linen has been designed specifically for contract use in hotels, B&B’s, universities, hostels, holiday sites and many other establishments. Hotel bed linen is available in fitted sheets, flat sheets, valances, pillow cases and duvet covers.
50% / 50% Polyester Cotton Percale Hotel bed Linen
50 /50 polyester cotton percale hotel bed linen is manufactured from a closely woven, plain weave, spun fabric made from both carded and combed yarns with a 180 thread count. Percale sheeting is the finest sheeting available with the high thread count giving the fabric a soft, silk-like feel. To be named ‘percale’ the fabric has to contain at least 180 threads per square inch. A standard percale construction is 100×80 40’s (100 + 80 + a thread count of 180). Polyester cotton percale is produced using a 40’s yarn and is manufactured from 50% polyester and 50% cotton. Hotel bed linen is available in fitted sheets, flat sheets, valances, pillow cases and duvet covers.
What is the difference between polyester cotton and polyester cotton percale hotel bed linen?
To sum up, 50% polyester 50% cotton hotel bed linen is made from a polyester and cotton mix with a thread count of 140 (140 threads per inch). 50% polyester 50% cotton percale hotel bed linen has a higher thread count of 180 (180 threads per inch). Percale bed linen has a higher thread count than standard 50% polyester 50% cotton be linen which gives the fabric a softer feel. The polyester yarn in both these fabrics improves the dimensional stability of the fabric by not shrinking and retaining its original shape. It is more economically friendly, as polyester products dry much quicker and crease less after washing, therefore less ironing is required.
What Does Thread Count Mean?
On hotel bed linen and hotel table linen you will see thread count referred to with a number followed by tc, which stands for thread count, such as 200tc. Thread Count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric. So if a fabric is 200tc or 200 thread count that means there are 200 threads per one square inch of fabric. Basically, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets feel. Keep in mind, the higher the thread count then the more expensive the sheets are as well.
What Does 68pic Mean?
The quality of the fabric is measured by a pick count. For easy care polyester cotton the fabric has a 68 pick (76×68 30’s). 76×68 represents the number of threads in both the weft and the warp of the bed linen. The threads which run in the weft direction (ie horizontally) are called the picks. The threads in the warp are called the ends. The higher the number of weft threads the better the quality of bed linen.
Whether you are a Luxury Hotel, a Bed & Breakfast establishment, a Hospital or any Accommodation Provider, we will have a range of bed linen which will satisfy your requirements and your customer expectations. Call supply2hotels on 01872 865449.