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All You Need to Know About Microfiber Sheets

Leena Palande Sep 30, 2018
If you are allergic to pollen or dust, microfiber sheets could be a good option for you. Microfibers are the fibers which are 100 times as thin as hair. Read this to know advantages of the sheets made from microfibers.
Pollen granules and dust mites do get caught in regular sheets and can lead to an outbreak of allergic reaction. Highest quality poly-amide and polyester are used to make microfiber bedding sheets. This makes them safe for people with pollen or dust allergies. No allergens can get caught within these sheets.
Although they come with a suede or silk like smooth texture; you don't have to follow any special instructions while cleaning them. You can place them in a standard washing machine like other regular sheets.

Microfiber vs. Cotton

Microfiber is made up of synthetic material like poly-amide and polyester. But these sheets give you a feel of rich cotton material like Egyptian cotton. The unique thinness of the fibers make these sheets exceptionally smooth and comfortable. These fine fibers are woven very tight. Sheets made from these fibers are lighter than Egyptian cotton sheets. 
Higher thread count in Egyptian cotton sheets ensures the quality and long life of the sheets. Egyptian cotton sheets can last even for decades but the threads in the Egyptian cotton are almost three times thicker than the microfibers.
Although the thickness of the microfiber is less than 1 denier (unit of measure for the thickness of fibers), it is very strong. The sheets made from these fibers don't tear even with everyday usage. 
Even if you wash them on a daily basis, they don't lose their shapes. These sheets can be a little bit expensive than regular cotton sheets but they are cheaper than Egyptian cotton sheets.

Sheets Made from Microfibers

Microfibers are perfect for making bedding and sheets. This material is recognized as 'fabric of the future'. It is also used in many other products like mop heads, curtains, or furniture covering.
  • It resists wrinkles and reduces the ironing time.
  • It is one of the most popular upholstery fabrics of the decade.
  • It is available in a variety of patterns and colors.
  • The sheets are so made that they give the feel of cotton though they are made up of synthetic material.
  • The reviews inform us that the users are pleased with these sheets, their feel, quality, durability, price, in fact, everything.
  • They are easy to wash.
  • Moreover, they are wrinkle-free.
  • Some users were disappointed with their light choc/mushroom or olive-green color as they were looking for a 'bronze'.
  • Nevertheless, most users have stated that the sheets made from microfiber meet their expectations.
  • Double-sided sheets available in the market are quite economical.

Cleaning the Sheets

To get rid of the debris, you should regularly vacuum your sheets with a high-powered vacuum cleaner. In case your drink gets spilled on the sheet, don't worry. Take a piece of cloth and try to blot the liquid. Do not rub the cloth aggressively in order to get rid of the stain. Using an old cotton napkin, gently rub the area and try to remove the stain.
You should not use products that contain bleach to wash your stained sheet. Using mild detergents helps retain colors of the sheets. If you are not able to remove the stain then you may get it professionally cleaned.
Since microfibers are relatively new, their advantages and disadvantages are being discussed fiercely. Most users admit that microfiber sheets are soft and comfortable, and they don't need any kind of special maintenance. Allergy sufferers are happy because of the non-allergic nature of these sheets.
Most users have agreed that the sheets made from microfiber are worth buying. If you are looking for a soft, silky, yet inexpensive material that will change the looks of your bedroom and bring more comfort, then buy a microfiber sheet. You can cuddle in it and enjoy a sound sleep.