What is the Difference Between Sateen & Percale Sheets?
At Peacock Alley we are famous for our crisp, white Percale sheeting and our sumptuous Sateen. What is the difference between Percale and Sateen?
Percale sheets are plain in weave and characterized by a matte finish and crisp hand. Just like your favorite crisp white shirt, percale sheets are a bedroom must-have, especially during the hot summer months. Our high-end cotton percale linens are light and invigorating yet incredibly soft. Percale fabric is lighter in weight and more breathable making it perfect for summertime or warmer climates.
Sateen sheets are woven to create a silky smooth surface with a luminous sheen and is known for its luster and drape. Sateen is usually a little thicker and more tightly woven. It has a soft, inviting touch, perfect to snuggle into bed with during the cold winter months.
Percale and sateen fabrics have the same function with different qualities. Your choice of sheet set depends on personal preference for a honeyed touch and a luminous shine or a crisp hand on a matte surface.