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Factory Mattress and Bedrooms is a family owned business in Rocky Mount, NC, Greenville, NC and Goldsboro, NC that believes in providing high-quality mattresses at an affordable price. We look forward to being your mattress store of choice, now and in the future. As we have since 1974, we pledge first quality products at the absolute best price and with the finest customer service anywhere.

If you take a stroll down the linens aisle in any department store, you can’t help but notice numbers flashing across the labels: 200, 500, 1,000 thread count? So what exactly does thread count mean, and does it matter?

Thread count refers to the number of threads there are in one square inch of sheets; so, a 200 thread count sheet has 200 threads in each square inch of its fabric.

Typically, the higher the thread count is, the better the sheets will wear over time and the softer they will be. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, manufacturers split threads into multiple, thinner pieces in order to achieve a higher thread count, and this often makes the quality of the sheets worse than those sheets that may have lower thread counts but are made of higher quality material.

What really matters when it comes to your sheets is the actual material it’s made of. Organic cotton is your best bet for durable, soft sheets. On top of that, you want cotton that’s two-ply rather than single-ply, meaning that each thread is made of two strands of yarn as opposed to only one.

In the end, you want sheets that are somewhere in the middle when it comes to thread count. Higher thread counts often don’t mean higher quality sheets. Instead, look for sheets that are made of sturdy, quality materials with a median thread count such as 500. For more helpful information on thread count, visit bollandbranch.com.

For a good night’s sleep, come to see our quality mattresses at Factory Mattress and Bedrooms in Greenville, NC.