Choosing bedding for your hotel or accommodation can be difficult. Price, quality, design and style are all factors you need to consider. Instead of struggling alone or spending hours trawling through the internet, we have a handy guide to all things bedding here at Homefords.
In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at polyester bedding – the pros, cons and whether polyester bedding is the right choice for you.
What is polyester?
Polyester is a man-made material, derived from coal, alcohol, petroleum and carboxyl acid. When processed at extremely high temperatures, these components can be stretched to create a fabric that is highly durable, water-resistant and long-lasting.
Benefits of polyester bedding
As well as those mentioned above, there are a number of advantages of using polyester for bedding:
Polyester is a highly durable fabric that will last forever. It is also wrinkle-resistant, so there’s no need to spend hours ironing each set of bedding to kit out your bedrooms.
Easy to maintain
Due to the processing and high temperatures during creation, polyester is colourfast, and the dye will not run or bleed. So, you can rest assured that your bedding will remain the same beautiful shade you chose for as long as you have it.
One of the main reasons that polyester bedding is so sought after is due to its affordability. Cheaper than cotton, this is a popular choice for stocking student accommodation rooms ready for the start of term.
Will retain its shape
No matter how many uses and washes you put your polyester bedding through, it is likely to retain its shape. This also means once you place it on your bed, the shape should hold throughout the night, making it much easier to remake the bed in the morning.
Disadvantages of polyester bedding
For some instances, polyester bedding may not be the best choice for you due to the disadvantages of the man-made fabric:
Polyester doesn’t absorb moisture very well, so during the summer months it may not be the best choice. It can get very hot and uncomfortable under polyester bedding if the weather outside is warm. These sheets are great in the winter, however.
Prone to static
Polyester bedding can be prone to static once taken out of the tumble dryer. To avoid this, you can dry the sheets outdoors or on a maiden to stop the fabric from piling or sticking.
Can stiffen over time
As it ages, polyester can become a little stiff and less comfortable on the skin. That said, if you take care of your bedding and wash with fabric softener, your polyester sheets will last a fair while.
Choosing the bedding for you
If you’re still struggling to find the right bedding for your needs, the team at Homefords are here to help. We have a dedicated team of experts on hand to help you find the perfect bedding, whatever your needs or preferences.