The difference between Sateen and Percale bed sheets.

What are Percale or Sateen bed sheets?

When it comes to luxury bed linens, there are several different types of weaves used in their creation. Some of those weaves are twill, flannel, jersey knit, and oxford cloth. However, there is little dispute that percale and sateen are the most popular of all weaves. 

  • Percale weave - This consists of one thread over and one thread under. Good Percale bed linens are cool, crisp and also have a very soft velvety feel. 

Percale weaves offer that cool crisp, velvety feel to the touch


  • Sateen weave – This weave is made on a Jacquard loom and some threads are occasionally skipped (one thread under, two threads or more over). Sateen bed sheets provide a silky, soft feel.

 Sateen Bed sheets offer that super soft silky feel 


A Jacquard loom is used to make sateen sheets. Sateen sheets can be woven with intricate designs, such as floral, stripes.  

  • Luxury bed sheets, King Queen, Full & California KingBetter Sateen sheets have a luster and a very silky feel to them.  

Vero Linens is ready to help transform your bedroom with sateen and percale sheets, sateen duvet covers, percale comforter covers and much more. When it’s time to fit your bed with elegant linens, look to Vero Linens for all your bedding needs.

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