You may think of cotton and polyester as your only choices for bed sheets. But a sustainable material better known for its use in wood floors and furniture has now entered the bedding market: bamboo. Bamboo bed sheets are softer and more durable than cotton, and are optimal for people with sensitive skin or allergies.
Consider the following features when selecting bamboo rayon sheets:
● Comfort. Sheets made from bamboo fibers are breathable and able to help regulate body temperature, making them good for all seasons. They keep in heat as well as wick moisture away from your body. The thick, round fibers make for plush sheets that are smooth and silky to the touch.
● Health Benefits. Bamboo linens are odor-resistant and hypoallergenic. They’re also known for being naturally antimicrobial and therefore resistant to mold and bacteria.
● Durability. Bamboo fibers are stronger than cotton, which means your sheets will be harder to tear. They don’t yellow over time and therefore, hold their new look longer.
Bamboo bedding sets come in a variety of neutral colors—chose from ivory, gray, white and tan. These solid options can go with bedding of any color or pattern. Pair them with a bamboo bedspread for the ultimate comfort. To care for your bamboo sheets, wash in cold water and dry on low heat.
How to Choose Bamboo Bedding
Most bamboo sheet sets include four or five pieces: one flat sheet, one fitted sheet (two for split king sets), and two bamboo pillowcases. Unlike cotton sheets, thread count isn’t as important for determining the quality of bamboo sheets. Because of their silky fibers, a 250 to 300 thread count is still incredibly soft in bamboo sheets. King- or queen-size sheets offer a luxurious option for master bedrooms.