Buying Guide to Sheets

Sheets. Health professionals tell us to spend eight hours a day between them. While it might seem simple, finding the right ones can be surprisingly complex. It's nothing to lose sleep over - just ask yourself these questions to help choose the best sheets for you.



How do you want your sheets to feel?

Lightweight and crisp

Consider sheets with a percale weave. Try the Miller, Lucas, Tyler or Provence ranges.

Silky and Luxurious

You would prefer sheets with a sateen weave. Try our Alexander, Riley, Langley, Hampton and Harrison ranges.

Hotel style thickness

Try sheets with a sateen weave and a higher thread count. You would like our St Regis, Astor and Henley ranges.


What thread count do you want?

Keep in mind thread count is only one part of the equation - the type of fibre, size of the yarn and how it is finished all contribute to the overall quality. Generally, the higher the thread count, the thicker the sheet will be.

250 - 400


Here you can see a standard thread count of between 250 to 400 above. Note that there are less threads per square inch than in the other Thread Counts

400 - 600


As the thread count increases, so do the number of fibres, or threads, within a 1 square inch area.

600 - 1000


In the case of High thread count Sheets, 1000 and above, the density of the fabric becomes very high with 1000 threads per square inch. This generally results in a heavier and very smooth feeling fabric.



How soft do you like your sheets?

Cotton sheets are softer when the cotton fibres are combed, which removes any short or uneven fibres. The combing leaves behind long, straight fibres that are even and aligned - which makes for a soft, strong yarn.



MyHouse Sheets Guide

  CollectionFeaturesFeels like

St Regis

Egyptian cotton
1000 Thread count
Sateen weave
Narrow jacquard stripe
High grade Egyptian cotton
Heavy weight
Hotel style
Very luxurious


Cotton / Polyester
1200 Thread count
Cotton weave
Polyester on the underside
High grade Egyptian cotton
Light weight
Very Soft
Easy care and durable


Washed Cotton
250 Thread count
Soft cotton
Light weight
Comfort and practicality


Cotton Polyester
1000 Thread count
Sateen weave
Heavy weight
Easy care


Egyptian cotton
400 Thread count
Sateen weave
Medium weight
Soft cotton sateen


365 Thread count
Sateen weave
Light - medium weight


Cotton / Bamboo
Sateen weave
Light - medium weight


Cotton rich
Plain weave
Light weight
Easy care

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