Percale Sheets vs. Sateen Sheets: Find the Right Sheets for You!

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It’s no secret that sheets can have a profound effect on your sleep experience. And while experts generally agree that Egyptian cotton sheets are the best option for a great night’s rest, not all bedding made from this high-end material is equally appropriate for every shopper. While some sleepers prefer the silky softness of premium percale, others drift off faster when snuggled up in smooth percale. At Pure Parima, we pride ourselves on carrying a wide selection of Egyptian cotton sheets in queen and king sizes. Read on to learn about the differences between sateen and percale and find out which sheet option is best for you and your partner.

Get to Know Sateen Sheets

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Thread count gets a lot of the attention in the world of bedding, and for good reason. However, when it comes to softness and comfort, weave is often the factor that makes the bigger difference. For sleepers who appreciate the smoothness of silk but want to enjoy the benefits of Egyptian cotton, sateen sheets are a natural choice. This weave option features a one under, three over yarn pattern. The end result is sateen’s distinctive look and delightfully soft feel. 

Additionally, sateen sheets are known for being beautifully smooth. Due to the fact that sateen resists wrinkles, you don’t have to worry about ironing your new sheets every time they come out of the dryer. It’s a great choice for those who appreciate silky bedding that’s both lustrous and opaque. 

Finally, customers choose sateen over the competition because of its thickness. Although sateen is highly breathable like all Egyptian cotton, the weave tends to be warmer than percale. The end result is that you don’t have to worry about waking up shivering on cold winter nights. 

Wondering about the best sateen sheets on the market? We’re big fans of Pure Parima’s Triple Luxe Sateen Sheets. Part of the Hotel Collection, Triple Luxe sheets get an added burst of elegance thanks to the triple embroidered stitching and opaque finish. This stylish set comes in an array of stripe shades, including Arctic, Gold, Teal, and Graphite.

Get to Know Percale Sheets

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Then again, some customers like their sheets to snap when they make the bed. If your favorite bedding is smooth, fresh, and delightfully crisp, opt for percale bedding over sateen. You can rest assured knowing every time you slip between the sheets, it’ll feel like your bedding just came out of the wash.

With a one-over, one-under pattern to the yarn, percale has a tight weave that maintains its breathability. The crispness of the material makes it a great option for those who live in hot climates or tend to get warm when they sleep. Additionally, percale is perfect for those with skin sensitivities as it tends to stay dry even when you sweat. 

For the best percale sheets, it’s hard to beat our Ultra Percale Sheet Set. A part of the beloved Hotel Collection, these cooling sheets boast a crisp matte finish thanks to the extra-long staple cotton fibers. Plus, the elegant matte finish and clean design mean that your sheets will meld seamlessly with your existing decor.

Which Sheets Are Best for You?

There’s no one right answer when it comes to sheet weave. Both percale and sateen come with benefits and drawbacks, and ultimately the right bedding is whichever one sparks joy when you get into bed. However, there are some ways to evaluate which option will work best for you and your sweetie. 

If draping and wrinkling are big concerns, then you may do best with sateen bedding. Thanks to the silky texture, these sheets drape well when you make the bed and resist lines and wrinkles no matter how much you move around in the night. On the other hand, if breathability is the main issue, percale is probably the way to go. The crisp weave will ensure you stay cool and dry no matter how high the temperature rises.

Ultimately, the fact that both sateen and percale sheets are made with Egyptian cotton means that you’ll get a great night’s sleep whichever way you go. For comfort and durability in one package, 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets never disappoint. Pick up a set today and rest assured that your purchase represents a great investment that will last for years.

Still not sure which weave is right for you? Take our quiz to find out!

Shop Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases

At Pure Parima, we’re so confident in our ability to provide the best Egyptian cotton sheets available that we offer all our customers a risk-free trial. If your sheets and pillowcases don’t meet your needs for any reason, simply return them within 100 nights and receive a full refund. Ready to start getting better rest? Shop our line of percale and sateen sheets today. We look forward to becoming your bedding supplier of choice.

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