Whenever a person is purchasing bedsheets they should be aware of the best material to choose from. There are a variety of materials used to manufacture sheets. All these have their advantages. Most people prefer cotton or a blend of cotton and something else.
Egyptian cotton is the type of cotton that grows only along the River Nile. Due to the weather and the general soil in this region, this cotton is not found anywhere else. The thread count of this cotton is very high because the cotton has long and thick fibres. That means when woven it produces the softest material. Bedsheets made from this type of cotton are soft, warm and durable. Egyptian cotton is only produced from the country. The cotton cannot grow under different climatical conditions.
Percale is the different way that the threads in the fabric are woven.
The warp and weft in the fabric are done in such a way that the threads form a checkerboard pattern.
This is done to ensure that the fabric is strong. This means that sheets made from this material are durable.
The difference between the two terms is that one refers to the actual material, that is, cotton. Percale is the style or design of weaving that makes the material strong. Percale is not only used as a term for Egyptian cotton. There are other types of cotton that are woven in the same way.
Egyptian cotton sheets made with Percale weaving style are one of the strongest materials. The weaving style and the fact that the cotton is durable makes this a fabric that can last for a very long time. If someone has the intention of buying Egyptian cotton, they should check that the label specifies that because assuming Percale is Egyptian cotton is an error.