Don’t rely merely on the "thread count" factor of a sheet set. Thread count is defined as the number of threads, horizontally and vertically, per square inch of a fabric. Shoppers should realize that there are many factors that affect a sheet’s thread count. In general, that means the higher the thread count is, the softer the sheets will be. In addition, higher thread count sheets are expected to wear better and even become softer over time. A good set of sheets ranges somewhere between 200 and 800 thread count but sometimes you’ll see sheets with thread counts of over 1,000.

Jun 06, 2013 · Slaven insists that higher thread count does not necessarily mean superior sheets - "400 [thread count] is about the limit that you can get onto a loom. And the true thread count [is] between 200 and 400. That's where your value is.