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Tencel Bed Sheet VS Cotton Bed Sheet

July 16, 2019

Cotton Bed Sheet VS Tencel Bed Sheet

Confused? Whether you should buy a Tencel Bed Sheet or Cotton Bed Sheet for a comfortable and healthy sleep? Congratulations because you have landed to the right page. I bring a detailed comparison of the different type of bed sheets for you. This will helps you to buy the best sheets for the bedding. Especially if you are living in Singapore with the hot and humid weather, we have some special bedding Singapore offers for you at the end of the article.

Buying a bed sheet is defiantly a difficult task especially when you have more than one option available and it is difficult to see the difference between them. For example the cotton sheets and Tencel bed sheets. To understand which will suits you more in term of comfortable sleep and thus your health, we need to first understand the main difference between both of them and also their pros and cons.


Tencel is not just a name of fabric but it is also a brand owned by Lenzing Fibers. Cellulose from wood has been used to make this fabric. As compare to cotton, it is still a fairly new type of fabric in the world of bed sheet market. If you search for "bedsheet Singapore" you will see a very limited number of the store who is selling this fancy and comfortable type of sheets for the bedding.


Cotton is a fiber which has been grown over the plant of fiber. It is fluffy and soft. The history of cotton and its fabric is at least 7000 years old. It is the most common form of fabric which has been used in all type of fabric production. In the world of bed sheet market, the cotton is known as the bed sheet gold standard.


To understand the difference between both types of bed sheet, we need to breakdown their qualities in subcategories like comfort, durability, maintenance, cost, health, and environment-friendly aspects etc.

Comfort: The quality of a fabric can be judged on the basis of its comfort level. As compare to cotton, the Tencel bed sheets are more silky, smooth and soft. On other hands, the cotton is not less soft, silky and light in the weight. Cotton also does not feel rough on the skin. Cotton also becomes softer with the passage of time, the more you wash the smoother it is.

Material: Both types of bed sheets have been made from the plant. The cotton itself is very fluffy and light in the weight due to excess use of water over the crop of the cotton. Tencel has a long-lasting quality, recyclable and eco-friendly and made from eucalyptus trees.

Durability: Cotton has more life as compare to Tencel. It can last up to fifty years. Both types of bed sheets are durable but Tencel is less wrinkly than cotton. Cotton may not look very impressive in the durability at the start but with the time, its quality improves. Tencel shrinks less or misshape in the wash.

Washability: Tencel and cotton; both are very easy to clean and required almost no maintenance. Cotton does not require any delicate cleaning and also gets better over the time.

Breathability: In this session, the cotton and Tencel has also most same characteristics. They go well in all seasons. Whether it’s hot or cold, the cotton and Tencel provide comfortable feelings by staying warm in cold and cool when it’s hot outside.

Price: Tencel is still new and bit hard to find some time. Its demand and less supply make it expensive as compare to cotton bed sheets.


We could not answer this question as both Tencel and cotton comes with benefits and a few drawbacks. So we left this on your to decide that which makes it more comfortable and healthy bedding for you.