Does Thread Count Really Matter? Let Life Warehouse Reveal The Truth!


“How much is the thread count for these sheets?” Sounds familiar?

We have always been falling into lies where the higher the thread count, the better the sheets.

There is a lot of misinformation out there about it.


In fact, thread count is only a part of what you should consider. We’ve gathered all of the details for you, so you’ll be able to separate truth from myth.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing the sheets that will satisfy you:


1. What is Thread Count?

2. Higher Thread Counts Are Better?

3. Basic Thread Counts Threshold?



Thread Count for Sheets – Does it Really Matter?


Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch.

The yarn is woven in a crisscross pattern with the vertical strands being referred to as warp weave,

and the horizontal pieces are called weft weave.



Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, and the more likely it will wear well-or even soften over time. 

Seems like all good right? Then, go for higher. But wait…


Why Is That So?


As you have gathered by now, the answer to this is not black and white.

While you should be looking for a range to indicate quality, higher doesn’t always mean better.

1-inch is limited space and can fit so much of the limited amount of threads.

Hence for a higher thread count, the threads will have to be thinner in order to fit into the same 1-inch space. This gives it a soft and smooth feeling.

As you wash the sheets, the surface starts to fray and threads start forming up. This shows that the thinner threads have loosened up and resurface due to the frequent washing.



Does Higher Thread Count Mean Better Quality?


It really depends on the PLY Count

Ply refers to the number of yarns in each thread in a given piece of fabric.

Single-ply yarn is made up of one long thread. A multi-ply yarn is made of two, three, or even four or five threads twisted together.

Imagine this, one thread is super thin by itself. To make sure that we have higher thread counts but not thinner threads,

some manufacturers will twist more than 2 ply into a single thread making it a higher thread count which is what the people want. But that sounds like cheating ain’t it? 

Take a sheet made of multi-ply yarn of cotton as an example, because it takes enough two threads to be made into a cotton thread for making fabric.

Assuming the seller directly calculates it, the algorithm is as follows:


(200 + 200) x 2 = 800 thread count


Hence, the higher the PLY, the higher the thread count as well. 

That is why we don't always just judge based on a number of thread counts.



“700 thread count”


In conclusion, a thread count above 200 is considered good quality.

The domestic expression is "700 00 thread count", which means that the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square 700. It belongs to the high-density fabric.

Therefore, Life Warehouse’s signature bed sheets use 700 thread counts and Sateen Weave, which gives consumers genuine quality confidence and guarantee.




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