Bamboo Sheets vs. Silk Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Dec 8, 2020

Bamboo Sheets vs. Silk Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Dec 8, 2020

Bamboo and silk are two of the most luxurious fabrics used in bedding. Both are unbelievably soft, hypoallergenic, and promote better sleep, but there are key differences between the two that make people choose one or the other. This comparison will hopefully help you decide which sheet fabric you want to use so that you can get the ultimate sleep experience!

 

First is comfort. Both silk and bamboo are soft and smooth, but bamboo is cooler and regulates temperature better. It is more breathable, so it doesn’t trap heat in the fabric while you sleep, keeping you more comfortable.

 

Second is maintenance. Bamboo is easier to take care of than silk, since it can be put in the washing machine and only needs to be air-dried every few washes for maximum freshness. While it is possible to machine-wash silk sheets, you need to be much more careful when washing them to ensure they don’t get ruined.

 

Third is durability. Silk can last a while with the proper care—don’t wash it every week on a heavy cycle, or it will wear out quickly. Bamboo, on the other hand, doesn’t pill with use and can last for up to 15 years, especially when it is cared for properly. Both are durable, but bamboo outlasts silk with the right maintenance.

 

Next is allergenicity. Both bamboo and silk are hypoallergenic and resistant to mildew, so they won’t trigger any allergies or develop any kinds of fungi. Bamboo specifically wicks moisture, which prevents trapping smells as much, keeping it fresher and cleaner for longer.

 

Last, but definitely not least, is cost. Bamboo gets you more bang for your buck since it costs less to produce—silk can cost less if it’s lower quality, but then the advantages of silk over other fabrics are lost, particularly the luxuriousness. Bamboo is still luxurious, but high-quality bamboo does not cost quite as much as high-quality silk, making it more affordable in comparison.

 

Bamboo and silk are two very soft, smooth, luxury bedding fabrics that are a treat to sleep on. However, bamboo ends up having an advantage over silk, particularly in maintenance, durability, and cost. Decide fabric works best for you, and get the best sleep possible!

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