T.C. (Thread Count): It is the density of knitted fabric per square inch. Its measurement is based on both horizontal and vertical number of threads.
Thread Count related to thread’s weight and thickness :
Thin knitting and high weight threads: Qualitative and durable fabric. Not so soft or easy to be ironed.
Thin knitting and low weight threads: Not so qualitative or durable fabric. Not so soft or easy to be ironed.
Dense knitting and high weight threads: Perfect combination for a durable and high quality fabric. It is soft and easy to be ironed.
Dense knitting and low weight threads: A durable fabric. It is soft and easy to be ironed.
*The dense knitting and low weight threads combination, is mostly found in soft and fine fabrics, silk for example. It is sensitive due to the weakness of their threads.
Bed & Bath fabrics are mostly fabrics with dense knitting and high weight threads starting by 144TC or 160TC (Cotton Fresh) ending to 240TC (Classic Ultra Soft). They are high quality and durable fabrics, soft and easy to be ironed. Thus, any consumer can have the best quality with the best price.
T.C. (Thread Count)
– Up to 180 TC the fabric is considered to be Percale.
– 500 & 1000 TC is not applicable because the fabric would be cut as a paper. (In fact it has been woven with double thread so the real TC is the half or and the one quarter ( 1000 TC is actual 500 or even 250 ))
1. Combed : High quality Cotton
2. Garde : Low quality Cotton