The difference between Flat Sheets and Fitted Sheets

Confused about the use of fitted sheets and flat sheets? You’re not alone. This enquiry is all too ubiquitous; the confusion on whether to buy flat sheets or fitted sheets; or which is better? flat sheets vs fitted sheets.

Let’s start off by explaining what flat sheets and fitted sheets are.

As their name would suggest, flat sheets are flat and simple rectangular pieces of cloth that fold easily and lie completely flat on any surface.

On the other side of the sheet spectrum lie the fitted sheets, these have elasticated corners that are designed to be pulled over a mattress to ensure a snug and secure fit. Cons include difficulty to fold and inability to lie flat on any surface.

How to use a fitted sheet and flat sheet.

what exactly are they used for?

Traditionally, fitted sheets are used to cover and protect the mattress.
These are the ones you lie directly on top of and the only thing sometimes used beneath them is a traditional mattress protector.

As for the flat sheets, they’re traditionally placed on top of the fitted sheet, but beneath the duvets and blankets.
Their function is to make the bed appear more inviting and to protect your duvet covers and blankets from getting dirty.

You can wash the flat sheet regularly without having to wash the duvet as often.

So what’s this whole online debate about?

Some people would argue that the addition of a flat bed sheet is considered superfluous, creating more folding and manual work when making the bed while others consider the flat sheet to be an essential part of the bedding set.

So it’s all down to personal taste, if you find it too much of a hassle to fold and tuck the corners of a flat sheet while making your bed then you should leave it out, but on the other hand if you find it easier to wash and change a flat sheet rather than your duvet covers and blankets, then you should keep it. Want to Buy 100% Cotton Flat Sheets?

Finally, this is how you should choose flat sheets and fitted sheets.

Now you know the difference, the next step is to decide which ones suit your needs.

When it comes to fitted sheets, it’s very important to choose the correct size to match your bed as the fitted corners will not work properly on the wrong size mattress.
Height is also an important factor, thicker mattresses require deep fitted sheets to ensure that the sheet fits around the mattress and stays in place. Want to buy deep fitting bedsheets, then Buy 34cm Deep Fitted Bedsheets for a standard fit Buy 30cm  Deep Fitted Bedsheets.

As for flat sheets, you can choose to use a king or super king-sized flat sheet for a double bed if you like to create a bit of a border or if you have a very thick mattress. We have a variety sizes of flat sheets available, including Single, Double, King & Super King.

Color is also very important when choosing flat and fitted sheets as they need to compliment the rest of your bed linen & the design of your room. Classic colors like white and cream are the easiest to match up with almost any color scheme, making these the most popular. They do however come in all kinds of colors assuming you want to mix it up a bit.

Choosing the right cotton is very important as your skin will have direct contact with both the top and bottom sheet.  100% cotton bed sheets are soft for your skin and much more breathable than 100% synthetic materials and are still easy to wash and care for.

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