Why choose a linen fitted sheet ?

Among the vast choice of fitted sheets available, linen sheets offer many advantages. If these sheets are currently experiencing a resurgence of interest, it is not by chance.

What is linen?

The linen fitted sheet has conquered many rooms and beds. But why? First of all, it is important to know more about this material to better understand the reasons for this choice.

Linen is a natural material that is considered environmentally friendly. It is a delicate plant that can be recognized by its pretty blue flower. This plant is mainly cultivated in coastal temperate zones. We can find, for example, fields of flax in the north of France.

The plant fiber is used in the textile industry.

If flax is considered an ecological material, it is primarily because its cultivation requires little water (unlike cotton). The plant does not need irrigation, is not very greedy for water and needs almost no pesticides to grow. It is also a plant that helps destroy CO2 since it can retain nearly 3.7 tons of this gas per year. The manufacture of linen fabrics (spinning, weaving, making) requires little energy.

It should also be noted that France is the world's leading producer of linen.

Linen is still not widely used, as it is often considered an elitist material, unlike cotton. However, it offers many advantages to its users.

Why choose linen sheets ?

It is a particularly light and resistant material. It also offers a great capacity of absorption. This is a significant advantage in summer, when we sweat. The fitted sheet will then absorb up to 20% of the humidity and keep a very pleasant dry feeling. Linen also offers an excellent ventilation.

It is a temperate material that can obviously be used throughout the year. Indeed, linen has a thermoregulatory property. It remains pleasant as well in summer, as we have just seen, as in winter by offering a temperature neither too hot, nor too cool. The material is perfect for those who like to sleep in cool sheets in summer and warm in winter. This thermoregulatory property can also have a beneficial effect on sleep in addition to comfort. Indeed, when we sleep, the body temperature can vary significantly depending on the phase of sleep. The fabric regulating the temperature, this problem will be reduced significantly. One sleeps then better, because one wakes up less (to discover or to cover oneself).

In addition to this comfort, linen is also recommended for people with allergies. It has indeed anallergic and antibacterial properties. It is therefore perfectly suitable for sensitive people, but also for those with sensitive skin or dermatological problems.

Choosing a linen sheet can therefore be an excellent idea. However, there are two small disadvantages that should be noted. First of all, the price. Since linen is a quality natural material, it is a bit more expensive than its counterparts. But its great resistance makes it a fabric that lasts over time. Another small problem is that natural linen can be a little itchy for sensitive skin (or children's skin). If this is your case, don't worry, you can still choose linen sheets. After several washes, the material will be soft. You can also buy washed linen which will save you from having to wait for the material to soften. The washed linen fitted sheet is ideal for young children as it can be washed at high temperatures (natural linen can be washed at 40°, washed linen can be washed at 60° without any problem). It is also unnecessary to iron washed linen.

How to choose the right size for your fitted sheet in linen ?

Whatever the material you choose for your fitted sheet, it is important to choose the right size. The size of a fitted sheet has indeed a very big role. If it is too small, you will not be able to put the fitted sheet on your mattress. Too big, the fitted sheet will wrinkle and fall off, which is particularly unpleasant to sleep on.

You will have to measure your mattress to know if you should take a 140x200 linen fitted sheet, a 160x200 linen fitted sheet or a fitted sheet in another size. Linenshed makes all of its products to order, so you can order your fitted sheet from a wide range of standard sizes that are always available in the store, but also custom-made for uses as diverse as a triangular bed for a boat berth or with a central joint for an electric bed. But that's not all. The height of the bonnet is also very important for an optimal choice. To avoid making a mistake, the formula is simple. Measure the height of your mattress and add 8 cm. For a 27 cm high mattress, you will need to buy a 160x200 fitted sheet with a 35 cm cap. Do not forget to add the thickness of a mattress topper if you have one.

Dimensions of mattresses in Europe

Bed size Mattress dimensions
Single bed Baby 58 x 118 cm
70 x 190 cm
80 x 190 cm
80 x 200 cm
90 x 190 cm
90 x 200 cm
Bed 2 Persons 120 x 200 cm
140 x 190 cm
140 x 200 cm
King Size Bed 150 x 190 cm
160 x 200 cm
Super King Bed 180 x 200 cm
200 x 200 cm