Q&A: What's the difference between Percale & Cotton Satin sheets?
Q: What's the difference between Percale & Cotton Satin sheets?
A: Percale is woven in a basic criss cross weave using a one-over, one-under structure and has a thread-count higher than 200. This weave produces firm and smooth fabric with no gloss. Percale feels like a classic cotton button down shirt, cool and crisp.
Cotton Satin on the other hand, uses a different structure in the weaving process, usually a four-over, one-under. This places more threads on the surface, which gives the fabric a sheen and a silky feel.