Make your pick, Flat or Fitted?


When buying a bed sheet, one might think which one I should buy.  Flat may not stay on bed where I want it to stay and a fitted sheet create problem because  it does not always stay in place unless it’s an exact fit. While most mattresses have a standard width and length, they don’t always have a standard thickness. Thicker mattresses pose difficulty when searching for the ideal fitted sheet.

Sometimes it is easier to find good fitted sheets sold open, a loose stock, rather than buying in a set. Finding one to match a favourite sheet set or complete bedding set may be difficult, but a coordinating fitted sheet that stays on the bed is more favourable to a perfect match when it comes to making the bed.

Fitted sheets have elastic sewn into each one of the four corners to help it stay in place over the mattress. Fitted sheets, like the other components of bedding, are sold individually, called open stock, or as part of a complete set. A sheet set includes the fitted sheet; the flat or top sheet; and either one pillow case for twin-sized beds, or two for all other sizes.

Fitted sheets are mostly used in Hotels and Homes and sizes vary according to the requirement of the customer. A flat sheet may have other uses to; you may want to put it on carpet to sit on or on sofa to cover it, so you make your pick the way you want.

Helen Roberto is a freelance writer and loves to participate in discussion of textile industry globally. In her spare time, she works as an admin to maintain this blog and few others. Her knowledge on the subject has benefited many associated to home textile manufacturing and marketing.