Tips on selecting the right TENCEL™ bed sheetsPublished on March 14, 2023
Are you looking for the perfect bed sheets to complete your bedroom décor? TENCEL™ bed sheets are a great option! Not only do they provide superior comfort, but their luxurious feel and soft texture add an extra layer of luxury to any mattress. With the variety of offerings available in the market today, how do you know which ones are good for you? In this article, we’ll deep dive into the different types of TENCEL™ and share some tips on selecting the right size & style of TENCEL™ sheets that will fit perfectly in your home. Follow these guidelines to incorporate quality, comfort and style for your next purchase!
Understanding the Different Types of TENCEL™
TENCEL™ is a brand name for lyocell and modal fibers that are produced sustainably from natural raw wood via processes trademarked by the Austrian company Lenzing. These fibers are known for their breathability, softness and colour vibrancy. Production involves dissolving wood pulp using a recyclable solvent and extrusion through small holes to form fibers. As a result of different botanic origins and production processes, TENCEL™ fibers can offer a range of different features.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are produced from sustainably grown eucalyptus wood in a process that recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimizing the environmental impact of production.. Different types of Lyocell fibers may vary slightly in terms of performance. In general, Lyocell fibers are durable, gentle to skin and moisture-wicking. These fibers are versatile and combine well with other textiles to enhance the functionality of fabrics.
TENCEL™ Modal fibers derived from beechwood in a pup-to-fiber process that is self-sufficient in energy and recovers by-product from the wood. This highly flexible fiber is known for its exquisite softness. Modal fibers enhance textiles with long-lasting softness that can withstand repeated wash and dry cycles.
Selecting the Right TENCEL™ Bed Sheets
Now that you have a better idea of the different types of TENCEL™ and their unique physical features, let’s explore the factors that we can consider when selecting TENCEL™ Bed Sheets.
Consider Your Sleeping Needs
Are you a hot sleeper in need of something to keep you cool at night while you sleep? While most TENCEL™ sheets are known to be absorptive and breathability, consider going for something with a lower thread count as these tend to be more breathable and cooler to the touch. If you are looking for something more soft and luxurious, go for sheets with a higher thread count.
Compare Prices for Best Value
As TENCEL™ is a natural material of a higher quality, TENCEL™ sheets tend to come at a higher price than cotton or sheets made of synthetic fabric such as polyester. However, a good set of TENCEL™ sheets is highly durable and lasts for years with proper care. There are many retailers that offer a variety of styles and prices. Researching different brands will help you find the perfect option at the right price point.
Consider the Size, Colour and Style
Before you go shopping, take down measurements of your mattress to ensure the sheets you purchase will fit snugly. Some sheets may fit differently and require a size up or down, so make sure to double check before purchasing. Lucky for us, TENCEL™ bed sheets come in a plethora of colours and patterns to suit any style. If you are looking for something neutral, consider solid-coloured sheets such as white or gray. For a bolder look, go for colours like classic white sand, navy and mint green. In general, most TENCEL™ sheets have a silky smooth feel, similar to sateen cotton sheets. However, they are less prone to wrinkles which enhance their smoothness.
Investing in the right TENCEL™ bed sheets is essential for a good night’s sleep. Taking into account your sleeping needs, budget and style preferences can help you to find the perfect set of TENCEL™ bed sheets that will look great in your home and provide long lasting comfort and style. Good luck and happy shopping!
Pro Tip: Once you've purchased the perfect TENCEL™ bed sheets, it's important to take care of them properly so that they last a long time. Be sure to check out our post on how to care for your new TENCEL™ bed sheets.