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                      Tips and Tricks

                      The Right Sheet

                      Because we want our sheets to be, above all,
                      comfortable, it's essential to take the material,
                      thread count, and size into consideration.

                      • THE MATERIAL

                        When we think of sheets, we naturally think of them being soft, warm, fresh,
                        durable, and, of course, pretty. We want our sheets to be comfortable, to look good, and to give us hours of quality sleep.

                        Many materials are used to make sheets and they each have
                        their own properties and advantages. 

                      • THE THREAD COUNT

                        The thread count measures a sheet’s density.
                        In general, the higher it is, the softer and more durable the sheet will be.

                        Indicating that a sheet is “percale” means that the weave
                        has a thread count of at least 180.

                        Thread count is a good indication of quality,
                        but it must not be the only thing taken into consideration.
                        It must be coupled with a quality fibre and weave in order
                        to be a reliable indicator. 

                      • THE SIZE

                        The size of the sheet, but mainly that of its pocket.

                        Often coming in standard sizes, twin, double, queen, and king sheets
                        are fairly easy to find. However, the depth of the fitted sheet’s pocket
                        is often forgotten about. Nevertheless, this measurement is very important
                        in ensuring that the sheets perfectly fit the height of your mattress.

                        You must also be sure to choose the correct measurement.
                        The pocket should be at least 3 inches longer than the height of your mattress.

                        At Simons, we do the calculation for you and indicate the maximum mattress height our sheets will fit.

                      Types of fibres

                      discover the properties and advantages
                      of each of the fibres we carry.

                      • COTTON

                        Cotton is a natural fibre that is very popular since it is soft and breathable. It has the advantage of being warm in the winter and cool in the summer, because it adapts to body heat. It's comfortable, but it can also be wrinkly. If you like beds that are impeccable, you should definitely iron these sheets before putting them on!

                        Combed cotton means that the cotton was brushed to eliminate any impurities or small, uneven fibres.  Therefore, it's softer and more durable than regular cotton.

                        Pima cotton is grown and imported from Peru.  This is high-quality cotton that produces extremely fresh, comfortable, and durable sheets.

                        When it comes to cotton, Egyptian cotton is the ne plus ultra!  Known for the quality of its long, thin, and durable fibres, it's considered to be one of the best cottons in the world. It produces weaves that are exceptionally soft. 

                        Liquid cotton is a new fabric in home fashion. Made from pure, long-fibre cotton, this high-quality jersey is dense, fluid, lightweight, and silky all at the same time. It mimics the shine and soft feel of silk, but with the comfortable breathability of cotton. 

                        Certified organic cotton comes from a pesticide-free crop. It’s an eco-friendly alternative that’s soft and comfortable.

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                      • POLYESTER

                        Polyester is a synthetic fibre that retains a lot of heat and doesn’t breathe as well as natural fibres. Therefore, it’s not recommended if you sweat a lot at night.

                        Its main asset? It doesn’t wrinkle!
                        This is why polyester is often blended with cotton.  This way, it makes the sheets easy to care for and creates a beautiful, crease-free finish. Great quality at a great price. 

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                      • BAMBOO

                        Bamboo is a material that is relatively new in bedding.
                        Over the past few years, this natural fibre has increased in popularity.
                        This isn't surprising since its positive qualities surpass those of cotton.
                        It has a silky smooth texture and adjusts itself very well to body temperature.

                        As it's rather expensive, bamboo rayon and viscose is often combined with cotton in order to produce a high-quality weave at a price that is more affordable. 

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                      • FLANNEL

                        A soft and snug fibre that is particularly popular during colder months.

                        Flannel’s soft and smooth texture is created by a brushing technique that slightly lifts the cotton fibres. However, this technique weakens the fibre, so that it’s prone to produce lint, even after several washes.

                        But, since they’ll only be used for a few months each year, why pass them up?
                        They’ll quickly become a staple for those who can’t stand the cold.

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                      Care Intructions

                      for beautiful, longer-lasting sheets...

                      • THE FIRST FEW WASHES

                        During the first few washes,
                        you can dilute a 1/2 cup of white vinegar
                        in the water to help set the colours.

                      • REGULAR WASHING

                        Always wash sheets separately and in cold water.
                        Don't use bleach or fabric softener,
                        as these products can stain the sheets.

                      • DARK COLOURS

                        Dark colours should be washed separately before use
                        in order to remove any excess dye.

                        Some colours can continue to bleed after several washes.

                      • DRYING

                        You can minimize wrinkling
                        by removing the sheets from the dryer
                        as soon as they are dry and folding them
                        while they are still warm.

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