Shopping for high quality super king sheets and bedding has never been easier. Super king mattresses and bedding sold in America should not be confused with the super king sizes sold commonly in the United Kingdom. The American super king measures 72 inches by 78 inches making is not as wide or as long as a standard king size bed. The UK super king measures 160cm by 200cm or approximately 62 inches wide by 78 inches long.
A common misperception about the super king size bed is that it is significantly larger then a standard king size, often referred to as an Eastern King. Super king bedding is specially tailored for this unique bed size.
When shopping for super king sheet sets there are several important things to keep in mind. Making sure that you get the right fit is important to your comfort and getting good value for your money. One of the most noticeable changes in mattress design over the last decade is height. The increasing popularity of plush pillow top and European style tops has increased the thickness of mattresses from 7 or 8 inches to as much as 22 inches. The result has been a wholesale redesign of bed sheets in those for the super king.
Super king bedding is available in a wide variety of colors, fabrics and thread counts. When shopping for Super king bedding, there are two important things to consideration to make sure that you get the best value for your money. Fabric choices for most bed sheets range from cotton and cotton blends to polyester, hemp, hemp blends and bamboo.
By every measure, cotton is the most popular choice among folks buying super king bed sheets. Cotton fabric is widely available, easily cared for, soft and long lasting. Cotton is often blended with polyester which gives the sheets a heavy feel. The combination of these two fabrics makes for a very comfortable sheet set that will hold its shape and last through repeated washings. The most common variety of cotton fiber is derived from the Upland cotton plant, grown in many parts of the world, including the American South.
When it comes to cotton, there is no finer cotton in the world than 100 percent Egyptian cotton. As the name would imply, Egyptian cotton is grown principally in Egypt, though cultivation has expanded to several other countries in the region. Egyptian cotton is considered by many people to be the softest of all cotton fibers. The raw fibers are roughly 2 inches long and very soft. The length of the fibers has much to do with how soft the finished fabric is.
When shopping for super king size bed sheets made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton, always look for the Egyptian cotton logo. Featuring a pyramid and a cotton bloom, the logo is your assurance that the super king bed sheets you buy are genuine Egyptian cotton.