Bed Linen Guides

Bed Linen Size Guide

 

UK Bedding Sizes

 

All sizes are standard sizes in the UK.

Mattress/Bed Size

 

Imperial ( In Feet/Inch)

Imperial ( Inch)

Metric (cm)

Small Single

2ft 6in x 6ft 3in

30” x 75”

75 x 190cm

Single

3ft x 6ft 3in

36” x 75”

90 x 190cm

Small  Double

4ft x 6ft 3in

48” x 75”

120 x 190cm

Double

4ft 6in x 6ft 3in

53” x 75”

135 x 190cm

King

5ft x 6ft 6in

59” x 79”

150 x 200cm

Super King

6ft x 6ft6in

71” x 79”

180 x 200cm


Fitted Sheets

 

Imperial ( Inch)

Metric (cm)

Small Single

30” X 75”

75 x 190cm

Single

36” x 75”

90 x 190cm

Small  Double

48” x 75”

120 x 190cm

Double

54” x 75”

137 x 191cm

King

60” x 78”

152 x 198cm

Super King

72” x 80”

183 x 203cm

 

Flat Sheets

 

 

Imperial ( Inch)

Metric (cm)

Small Single

30” X 75”

75 x 190cm

Single

36” x 75”

90 x 190cm

Small  Double

48” x 75”

120 x 190cm

Double

54” x 75”

137 x 191cm

King

60” x 78”

152 x 198cm

Super King

72” x 80”

183 x 203cm

 

Duvet Covers/ Duvets

 

 

Imperial ( Inch)

Metric (cm)

Single

54” x 79”

135 x 200cm

Double

79” x 79”

200 x 200cm

King

90” x 87”

230 x 220cm

Super King

103” x 87”

260 x 220cm

 

Pillow Cases

 

 

Imperial ( Inch)

Metric (cm)

Standard

19” x 29”

48 x 74cm

King Size

19” x 36”

48 x 91cm

Body Pillow Size

19” x 54”

48 x 136cm

 

Thread Count Explained

 

hread count is defined as the number of strands of yarn (vertical and horizontal) in a square inch.  In terms of textiles terminology can be explained as the number of yarns in a square inch in warp and weft of a fabric.

So if there are 200 threads in a square inch, it’s called 200 thread count or 200TC fabric, and 400TC fabric and so on. With higher thread count, the density of the fabric increases.

This is a simple explanation, but if we develop it further then we must understand what is “ True Thread Count” as this term is more than often misused for marketing purposes.

A true 200 thread count fabric will only have single strands of 200 yarn strands in a square inch.  Consumers are often misled as some fabrics which are only 100 thread count (with 100 yarn threads in a square inch) are sold as 200 TC, because a 2ply yarn is used to make it. Such a high thread count fabric cannot be compared with a true high thread count fabric as it will never provide the required smoothness and softness .

In the UK, fabrics over 150 thread count are considered to be percale (which actually means a type of weave in textiles terminology), and 180 thread count is considered superior.  But at Homescapes, our cotton sheets and bed linen starts with 200 thread count and goes up to 1000 thread count. 

Another very important aspect for the quality of the sheets is the type of yarn used. It’s important to confirm whether the yarn is combed or not and as mentioned above, whether it is single ply or not. Homescapes cotton bed linen is very honest bed linen offering true thread counts and is always  made using combed cotton yarn which are single ply spun out of long staple cotton fibre. That is why, Homescapes bed linen has an unmatchable softness and smoothness of texture and gets softer after every wash. It beats the best available sheets in department stores and cannot be compared with the shoddy sheets being sold as 200 or 400 thread count by many online retailers.

Why 100% Cotton Bedding

Cotton fabrics have some properties by nature, that is why they are the first choice for bedding and are easily  the best solution for your bedding requirements.

BREATHABLE: This refers to a cotton fabric's ability to transmit water vapour away from the body. As we exercise, the moisture produced by our bodies needs to evaporate and cool us. The amount of moisture that collects between our skin and the fabric is less with cotton fabrics than with, say, polyester. We can stay comfortable in cotton sheets for longer times because it takes longer for the same amount of water vapour to accumulate in this microclimate between skin and fabric. The micro porous structure of cotton provides many routes for the water vapour to escape to the atmosphere.

TEXTURED: Cotton fibres are naturally convoluted, or bulked. This serves to trap air within the fabric structure. The air contained between fibres and within them gives thermal insulation: protection from heat in summer and cold in winter. These convolutions plus the tapered fibre ends also hold the fabric away from the skin, adding to the amount of air trapped and contributing to insulation and the perception of comfort.

STATIC-FREE: Cotton's freedom from static charge is well-known and taken advantage of. In normal apparel uses, this translates into freedom from static cling. In some critical work uses, it means protection against the possibility of a spark endangering the life of the wearer. This property is largely due to the moisture present in cotton. Even in low humidity surroundings, cotton clothing derives enough moisture from the wearer to prevent static build-up. Of course this property is also very useful when it comes to your bedding.

HYPOALLERGENIC: This means a low tendency to cause allergic reactions. Cotton's uses in the medical arena are well known: swabs, gauze, and other bandage products. Cotton fabrics are often recommended for persons having skin allergies. Cotton sanitary products and cosmetic aids are promoted for their health benefits. Cotton towels, bedding and baby clothes have all been promoted on the basis of the hypoallergenic nature of cotton. So cotton is a naturally healthy fibre for your bedding and helps making it hypo allergenic.

 

Care Instructions for Homescapes Cotton Bed Linen

These instructions are general, please refer to the wash care label for specific instructions of your  Homescapes product.

 

Homescapes Egyptian cotton sheets and bed linen is machine washable at 60 ⁰ C.  Please try not to overload the washing machine and its better if the load is not mixed with other clothes. It’s also important so that the sheets do not tangle with other clothes. Set the washing machine to a gentle wash cycle with cool or warm (60⁰ C), add adequate amount of laundry detergent and turn it on. Allow the washing machine to progress through the entire cycle but monitor the spin cycle carefully as a rough spin cycle can damage the surface of the fabric. Please stop the spin cycle if the sheets appear to have spun sufficiently and do not seem to have much moisture in the fabric.

Place the sheets into the dryer and dry them on low heat or air cycle only. It is best to remove the sheets from the dryer immediately after the cycle end and shake out and fold them straight away or place them on bed with little need to iron.