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What is sateen?
Sateen, not to be confused with satin, is a type of fabric often found in bed sheets. Sateen is usually applied to cotton, or sometimes rayon. Better qualities are mercerized to give a higher sheen. Some are only calendered to produce the sheen but this disappears with washing and is not considered genuine sateen. Sateen may be bleached, dyed, or printed. It is difficult to make good bound buttonholes on it as it has the tendency to slip at the seams. Sateen produces the sheen and softer feel through the use of a different structure in the weaving process.The sateen structure is four over, one under, placing the most threads on the surface, making it extremely soft, though slightly less durable than other weaves. Standard, non-sateen, weaves use a one over, one under structure. Satin also uses this structure, however, instead of using cotton, different materials are used (e.g., silk, polyester, etc).
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What is difference between damask cotton sheets and sateen cotton sheets?
Damask sheeting and sateen sheeting are not necessarily mutually exclusive. They speak to different aspects of weaving yarn into sheets, and it is possible to achieve a damask sateen sheet. Damask refers to a pattern (typically a stripe, but other patterns can show up) where changes in the direction of the yarns being woven result in a directional change in the nap. It's like when you vacuum a rug - if you go back and forth over different sections of a short pile rug, the "back" stroke looks lighter (or darker) than the "forth" stroke. Just so, a damask weave results in a permanent alteration of the nap of the fabric, resulting in a pattern being "imprinted" on the sheet. "Sateen" is a type of weave, where there are two yarns going left-right for every yarn going up-down. A typical weave has one yarn going left-right and one going up-down. By doubling the number of yarns on one axis, you result in a smoother, silkier-feeling final product.
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Is 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets better than 600 thread prima and sateen sheets?
Actually, we have all gotten too obsessed with thread count. If your thread count is too high the fabric won't breathe and will be very uncomfortable winter and summer. That being said, Egyptian cotton is generally recognized as being superior to any other, due to the length of the cotton fibers. So, yes, 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton is superior to 600 thread county pima or sateen--as is 600 thread count Egyptian cotton.