Attractive 3D Bed Sheet Design Collection 2015.A bed sheet is a rectangular material used to cover a mattress. It is this sheet that one characteristically deceit on. In many places a second flat bed sheet is laid on top of the sheet covering the mattress. When a second sheet is used, the top one is known as a flat sheet and the sheet covering the mattress is known as a “fitted sheet” or “coupie sheet” in some European countries. A person sleeps between the two sheets. Blankets, comforters, and other bed covers are placed on top of the second bed sheet.Common materials used to create bed sheets include cotton, linen, satin, silk, rayon, bamboo, Polypropylene spun bond, and blends of cotton with polyester. New materials such as nonwoven polypropylene fabric allow the sheet to be disposable due to their low price. Disposable sheets are typically used in emergency shelters or hospitals, and sometimes in hotels.
The quality of bed sheets is often conveyed by the thread count—the number of threads per square inch of material. In general, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, but the weave and type of thread may affect the “hand” of the material so that a sheet with a lower thread count may actually be softer than one with a higher count. Yarn quality also plays a part in the look and feel of sheets, as finer yarns tend to create a finer sheet fabric.