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Every household needs duvet covers and here at duvetcovers.co.uk we’ve worked hard to put together all the duvet covers available from the biggest internet and high street retailers in one place. Buying duvet covers and sets on the internet is efficient, quick and often cheaper than trawling through the high streets and our user friendly and comprehensive website makes it even easier.
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A quick guide to choosing duvet cover material:
You’ll have no problem choosing a design you like on the net because we provide images of all the sets and covers listed, but choosing material can be a little trickier as you obviously can’t get a feel for it through your computer screen! Here’s duvetcovers.co.uk quick guide to different materials available:
One of the cheapest materials used, polycotton, is a blend of man-made polyester and cotton. It’s very easy to wash and dry and won’t wrinkle much, but can be less breathable than cotton. Some manufacturers weave threads of polycotton in with other material to give it a silky, soft finish, so polycotton doesn’t always mean lower quality.
Cotton is the most commonly used material for a duvet cover/set. Again, it’s very easy to wash (most sets are washed at 40C) and can usually be tumble dried at a low temperature. There are different types of cotton; you might read about Egyptian cotton, for example. John Lewis have a guide to different cottons if you're interested in finding out more.
Satin is a very smooth, glossy material with a high sheen. It blends together silk and manmade materials using a unique weaving technique. It can be very expensive depending on the type of satin you buy. A popular, affordable version of satin is polysatin. Sateen is very similar to satin but combines silk and cotton.
Not a type of material as such percale is how a fabric is woven to produce a certain finish. It’s considered to result in a very fine finish and it should always have a thread count of 180 plus. It can be made from 100% cotton, or polycotton.
Damask means woven into a specific kind of floral/spiral pattern, often resulting in a raised pattern on the cover. It was traditionally woven in silk, but these days is used to weave different kinds of materials.
Thread Count has become a bit of a buzz word in the bedding industry since about the 1990s, but what does it actually mean? Thread count is quite simply the number of threads woven together in a square inch. It includes threads woven width ways and length ways, so a 200 thread count would have 100 threads going across and 100 going down on one square inch of the duvet cover.
Generally, a higher thread count is considered to be more luxurious, as more threads means finer, smoother material (it would be harder to thread together a lot of coarse threads, for example). The overall finish is softer. Decent quality sheets tend to have a thread count of 180 or higher. 400 is considered to be very soft, and you’re unlikely to increase softness significantly by going higher than this.