How Do I Choose The Best Bamboo Beddings?

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How Do I Choose The Best Bamboo Beddings?

In recent years, the world has begun to tilt towards appreciating the awesomeness of bamboo beddings. Bamboo beddings include bamboo pillowcases, bamboo sheets, and bamboo duvet covers.

The reason bamboo beddings have become increasingly popular is that they are very soft – softer than linen, or even cotton. Besides that, the natural properties of bamboo make its beddings able to absorb moisture and too tough for microbes. If you are keen on procuring bamboo bedding, you must have learned how beneficial bamboo sheets are. In the winter and summer, bamboo duvet covers and sheets can make you warm and cool respectively. However, just like everything else, bamboo beddings have different qualities and you may only be interested in the best buy for yourself and your family.

But how do you choose the best bamboo beddings for you?

Since there are various types of bamboo beddings and sheets in the market today, it implies that not all feels the same. Some are sturdier while some are softer than the others. Some might also be better at giving you the comfort that you need than the others.

While your choice of bamboo beddings are purely a function of what you need and your budget, you should ask yourself the following questions before purchasing any:

What material is it made of?

You can find four different materials that bamboo beddings are made of in the market.

Viscose (Bamboo Rayon): Most bamboo sheets you will find out there in the market are fabricated with bamboo rayon. If you are to stick with bamboo sheets made of this material, you should opt for one with strict waste discharge processes from the manufacturer. The best type of rayon bamboo sheets are those without zinc sulfate or chlorine bleach.

Bamboo Lyocell: Lyocell is known as one of the most durable and modern-day textile materials of this century. The process of making these bamboo sheets sees raw bamboo being melted in a solvent (non-toxic) that produces a harmless waste. The Lyocell material is stronger than rayon, yet much softer and it’s frequently used to make durable bamboo pillowcases and sheets.

The Bamboo-Cotton Blend: This blend is often done using bamboo rayon and cotton. It can be in the ratio of 60%/40% or 70%/30% with the bamboo rayon having the greater percentage. This material tends to be stronger the raw bamboo material but not very soft. The blend with cotton makes this material less sustainable.

Bamboo Linen: The same process used in making linen is used in making bamboo linen. Linen is made from hemp or flax and is quite durable. The only little problem is that it may wrinkle often and isn’t very soft. It may also require lots of maintenance like ironing after every wash to keep it feeling its best.

What Is The Weave Of The Bamboo Bedding?

There are two popular kinds of weave that bamboo beddings have. Whether it is the bamboo duvet covers, or bamboo pillowcases or sheets, they are either bamboo ‘twill’ or ‘sateen’.

Full disclosure, it totally depends on what your choices are. Bamboo twill is quite sturdy when compared to bamboo sateen. By implication, if you want something much more durable, you should go for bamboo twill. If you want to enjoy the softness and silky feel of bamboo bedding, then you should opt for the bamboo sateen weave.

Before purchasing any bamboo sheets or bamboo pillowcases or duvet covers, you should check the label so to be sure of what you’re buying. However, you shouldn’t opt for the bamboo-cotton blend because it is very much less durable than the other materials.

We also advise that you pay attention to the interior decoration of your home before buying bamboo bedding.

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