What is thread count and why does it matter?

What is thread count and why does it matter? - Vaaree

Are you wondering what people mean when they say “It’s a 200TC bed sheet”? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

First things first: TC is short for ‘threadcount’. Threadcount is a word that’s used with reference to bedsheets. It determines the fineness of a bedsheet. A bed sheet with higher TC is better than a bedsheet with a lower TC (that’s pretty established by now).


In technical terms, threadcount it’s the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch of bedsheet cloth. So, a 200 thread count bed sheet will have 100 threads lengthwise and 100 threads widthwise.

                            Lower thread count               Higher thread count
Usually, the higher the thread count of the bedsheet, the better is the quality of it. However, you must know that thread count isn’t the only parameter used to determine the quality of the bedsheet. Fabric plays an important role too. An Egyptian cotton bedsheetlike the one shown in the picture, is a lot better than a regular cotton bedsheet, simply because the fabric is premium.


Sometimes, manufacturers trick users by using poor quality fabric & stating higher thread count. A poor quality thread is thin and can be woven multiple times. But, this doesn’t make a bedsheet any finer or softer. So, our suggestion to you while buying a good quality bed sheet is to look at the fabric as well as the thread count

Generally, good bed sheets have a thread count range of 144 to 800. A bed sheet with a low thread count isn’t necessarily of poor quality. Factors like fabric used, the quality of the fabric etc. determine the quality of the bed sheet.

So, to answer your question, the real difference between different thread counts of bed sheets is in terms of the fineness of the bedsheet. At Vaaree, we offer you a plethora of bed sheets to choose from. Since we deal with certified manufacturers only, you can buy any bed sheet without any doubt from us!


1 thought on “What is thread count and why does it matter?

Pranav Arora

Very beautifully explained!!

May 31, 2022 at 15:27pm

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