A GUIDE TO CHECK THE RIGHT QUALITY PRODUCT
There are two ways to check the quality of the product. One is the measure of Thread Count (TC) and another one is the measure of GSM which is Grams per square meter. Both the measures is explained as follows-
Thread count, also called threads per inch (TPI) is a measure of the coarseness or fineness of fabric. It is measured by counting the number of threads contained in one square inch of fabric or one square centi meter, including both the length (warp) and width (weft) threads. The thread count is the number of threads counted along two sides (up and across) of the square inch, added together.
Thread count is often used as a measure of fabric quality, so an “acceptable” quality can be considered as 104 TC, which is beneficial for those looking for less expensive bedsheets, “standard” cotton thread counts are around 140 TC, which is beneficial for those looking for long term use and fine quality, while good-quality sheets start at 180 TC, which is beneficial for those who don’t like to compromise on the feel of the fabric, and a count of 200 or higher is considered percale, for those who can spend any amount for those luxurious feels.
It is an another way to calculate the quality of the product. GSM refers to Grams per square meter, which means how much grams weight is there in the bedsheet if we cut a piece of the sheet with the measurement of 1 mtr by 1 mtr. Higher the GSM means more material used in manufacturing the product, which means the quality of the product is better. Usually product with 150 GSM or higher are considered of good quality.
So while making a buying decision, all these factors should be considered so that a good buying decision can be taken.