200, 500, 1000…how important is having a high thread count?
The truth is that thread count is only one metric that you should be considering when you purchase sheets. And you can’t always depend on price to help you solve the puzzle. Some high-end brands skimp on quality in the production process, so a 1500 thread count sheet set may end up feeling like 200, despite the $300 price tag.
When constructing sheets, there are many factors that determine the final quality, including the finishing of the materials (for example, how raw cotton is treated and processed), yarn size, construction (how tight or loose the weave is), as well as the weave (percale, sateen, etc.). Be sure to read this article for more information on how to choose the best luxury sheets and to not be swayed by high thread counts.