When you think of your bed, the sheets are always first, then actual bed itself is next, but you always forget about the comforter. The comforter is going to keep you warm on those cold winter nights, and is going to worth the investment for a top of the line comforter. However, we do not always know where to look for and what to look for in a comforter. Luckily for you we have arranged the top fabrics for your comforter. Whether you are spending the winter in Trosmo, Norway or El Paso, Texas we will show you what the best type of comforter is for your needs. We will be reviewing five separate materials; wool, polyester, cotton, silk and last but not least down. These materials will be explained, and there benefits will be outlines to allow you the customer to make an informed opinion on the matter. Buying a comforter is an investment for a number of years; we are going to allow you to be confident on your final decision. A good night's sleep is worth the money you will invest; now find out what comforter is best for you!
We all have that favorite wool sweater we wear to the ski hill or just relaxing at home, why not also use wool in your comforter. The advantage of wool is it will keep you nice and toasty during the cold long winters, yet will keep you nice and cool on those warm summer nights. Although wool comforters are a very durable, soft and comfortable they can prove to be an issue to wash. As typically, wool comfortable will have to be hand washed which can be a bit of an issue for certain clients. If you are looking for a comforter for a child, wool is probably not your best choice.
Although polyester is considered a bit of a cheaper fabric to choose for a comforter, you can not beat its price point. Polyester is a thin and light fabric, but does not breath well. The good news it is normally machine washable, and you will be able to clean it without the hassle of other materials. For those with allergies, this is a great option as polyester is a non-allergic fiber but does not have the downside of not being able to be recycled.
We all know the lovely feeling off putting on a fresh cotton t-shirt, why not have that feeling when you get into bed. Cotton of course is a natural fiber that is used from the cotton plant seeds. There are two types of cotton used in comforters; sanforized cotton comes pre shrank to prevent any unwanted shrinkage to your beautiful new comforter, and mercerized cotton is strong, colorfast and absorbent due to immersing of the material in a strong lye solution. Cotton is a great fabric to use with your comforter, and they are usually on the cheaper side of the coin and machine washable!
Your unspeakable are usually made out of this soft fabric, so if you cover your most private parts in it, why not use it to cuddle up to during a cold winters night. The material is known due to its breathability and being as soft as down. Silk comes from the cocoon of the silkworm caterpillar, and usually silk fiber comforters are spun using one continuous silk strand, so you can imagine how nice they are. If you are an allergy sufferer, silk is the go to fabric for your comforter. One has to know that normally silk comforters come in either white or eggshell and your normally protect it with a duvet cover. The biggest downside of the material is it will stain easily and is not machine washable and will need to be dry cleaned professionally.
When you visit a friend's house and they mention that they have a comforter, if they are well off and want to show it they will emphasize that it is of course made with down. Down is an amazing material to use in a comforter as well as high end cold weather gear, and has been used in the Arctic for a number of years. It is made of the soft, fine feathers that are found on water birds that are protected by their outer feathers. Down does not have to be that expensive, of course pure white goose down is the most expensive, but a mix of feathers will still create the warmth that your crave while still keeping some money in your pocket. Down comforters are rated by weight, or simply the amount of ounces of down that are within the comforter. Look for a rating of 600, you can find higher, but you will be at the perfect temperature if you stick to around 600. The higher the number, the less heat will escape. There are other options including where the down is sewn through, so you can not get a rating for those looking for more economic options. Down is the best choice for your comforter needs if you can afford it, and willing to make the investment.
When choosing a comforter you not only choosing something to keep you warm at night, you are choosing a part of your family. A comforter will console your child on his first nightmare, or be with you during that hard break up. We have looked at the top five materials for comforters including; wool, polyester, cotton, silk and down. We have shown the positives and negatives to all of these materials, allowing you the flexibility to be able to choose the best option for you. Whatever you are looking for something for a couple of years, or something that is going to be in your family for a number of years use this information and choose to the best of your ability. Now go out and get the comforter you have always wanted, whether it is silk or down, get what fits your family and budget and start sleeping in a cocoon of warmth.