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Tips for Choosing Hotel Bedding

Hotels focus on the comfort of their guests and one of the areas that they are so adept at creating comfort and luxury is in the way they choose materials for the hotel rooms. In this article, we are focusing on the plush bedding that hotel rooms are known for. There is always a certain standard that most hotels uphold and it extends to the quality of items they choose for the rooms.

The fabric plays a big part in determining the quality of the bedding. The most common bedding material is cotton. It is a low maintenance fabric that is comfortable and durable. It is also great for a variety of weather conditions as it is a breathable fabric. Many hoteliers tend to select mercerized cotton for their bedding as it gives a luxurious lustre. This involves a treatment of sodium hydroxide application to the cotton fibers. In addition to uplifting the appearance, it improves resistance to mildew. This fabric has improved strength and it can create a soft sleeping experience.

There are many online stores where you can purchase hotel linen supplies but you have to check if they have the right quality materials. A superior material that is chosen for bedding is Egyptian cotton. Then there are polycot ton blends that are cheaper than pure cotton sheets. The appeal of this material is its durability and lower chance of developing wrinkles. This creates a better appearance. Also, cotton tends to shrink after washing which is not something you see with polycot ton.

The thread count is an important factor to consider when choosing hotel bedding. This gives you the number of threads in one square inch of fabric counting both vertical and horizontal threads. So if the thread count is higher, it contributes to a more luxurious feeling. Generally, you can go for a thread count above 200.

However, suppliers tend to take advantage of this property and labeling certain fabrics as having a thread count over 1000 just by twisting multiple yarns of threads together. But this doesn’t make much of a difference in the quality of the fabric. So having a very high thread count can be a red flag as well. You can therefore look for a thread count that is in the range of 30o and 400.

Not many hotels tend to choose colorful bedding. The most popular bedding color is white. It has the appearance of luxury and most of all; it creates the impression that the sheets are clean. Having pristine white sheets reassures the guests that the bedding has been cleaned and changed after the previous occupants.

There is also a certain sense of peace that white sheets give a hotel room. Another property that you should look into is the weave of the fabric. The percale weave, for example, produces a strong fabric that can last for many washes. The sateen weave is shiny and you can see this used in high end bedding options. You can also find damask weaves in high end bedding as well as tablecloths and napkins.

Stephanie Neal
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