With so many factors to consider, choosing the ideal bedding can be tricky. But knowing the difference between all the materials is the first step. That’s why we’ve created this series of guides to the different bedding materials to help you along the way. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at microfiber bedding…
What is microfiber bedding?
As the name suggests, microfiber bedding is made up of small, finely woven fibres. The material used can vary but must be at least 1 denier in thickness to qualify as microfiber. Commonly, they are made from polyester, nylon polymers and cotton.
There are a number of advantages of choosing microfiber bedding, both for you and your guests:
Most cotton fabrics are treated with chemicals to achieve their wrinkle resistance, this will wash out over time, however with microfibre this isn’t the case. Microfibre bed linen is 100% polyester, making it naturally resistant to wrinkles, so as long as you hang them out to dry, your sheets will come out pretty much free from creases.
Strong & durable
Due to the tight fit between fibers, these sheets are strong and unlikely to rip. They are also long-lasting, keeping their shape and colour over time.
Lightweight & breathable
Great for summer months and warmer climates, microfiber bedding is light and airy, providing a breathable feel at night. This also means they dry very quickly, saving you time when cleaning your sheets.
Microfiber sheets are great for those with allergies as they repel dust and allergens, due to the fine woven material.
As the fibres in these sheets are woven so tightly together, they rarely stain if you act quickly. As soon as you notice the stain, you can easily just wipe away the liquid to avoid damaging the bedding.
Of course, not everything is perfect and not all bedding materials are right for everyone…
When freshly washed, microfiber bedding can be fairly static, which can cause difficulty when making numerous beds in a hotel or accommodation. You can avoid this, however, by letting the sheets air dry, which can also decrease wrinkles meaning you don’t need to iron the bedding.
Is microfiber bedding for you?
If you’re looking for a soft, lightweight and affordable bedding set, microfiber is a great choice. Particularly for those in warmer climates or during the summer months, microfiber bedding can be a great choice for keeping cool at night.
Still debating which bedding material is for you? Keep your eyes peeled for our guides to cotton and linen bedding, providing all the information you need to make the right choice. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with our team for more advice and assistance.