Microfiber vs Bamboo Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Feb 18, 2021

Microfiber vs Bamboo Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Feb 18, 2021

Your bed sheets are absolutely crucial to a good night’s sleep, and on average they should be replaced every 2-3 years. If you’re looking to replace your bedding there are lots of factors to consider to find the best fit for you. 

Once you start researching options, you will inevitably come across microfiber and bamboo as two promising choices, and there are lots of reasons that these two are front runners. For example, both bamboo and microfiber are hypoallergenic, temperature regulating, breathable and incredibly soft. In reality, you can’t go wrong - but below we have compiled a list of the key differences:

Woman in Cozy Earth loungewear laying on bed

 

Durability

Microfiber threads are TINY; they’re smaller in diameter than a human hair and 1/10th the size of a strand of silk. This is what makes the fabric so soft, but it also increases the likelihood of wear and tear on the products. Bamboo on the other hand is made from an organic plant material making the fabric much tougher. This means your bamboo sheets will be super soft, but still maintain that “new sheets” feeling even after extended use. Bamboo is also much less prone to wrinkling, shrinkage and pilling.

Product Care

Both fabrics are machine washable, and for the most part easy to care for. Bamboo needs to tumble dry on a low setting or air-dry for best results. Microfiber can also go through the dryer, however it is prone to static electricity and wears out quicker by washing. Both fabrics are stain resistant and easy to wash if you follow the recommended care instructions, so you shouldn’t have to worry either way. 

Environmental Impact 

Bamboo definitely wins here. The bamboo tree is one of the fastest growing trees in the world, so there’s essentially no environmental threat to manufacturing bamboo products. The resource is very renewable and manufacturing generates a far smaller carbon footprint than microfiber production.

Price

Microfiber sheets will come at a much lower price point, so you can get a luxurious night’s sleep at a fraction of the cost. However, due to the decreased durability, you may find yourself replacing microfiber sheets fairly regularly. Bamboo sheets are more of an investment, but the quality is guaranteed for much longer. At Cozy Earth we’re so confident that the product will last that we offer a 10 year warranty on our bamboo sheet sets!

Happy couple talking in bed on Cozy Earth sheets

Be careful! There are lots of imitation bamboo sheets out there since microfiber sheets are easier and less expensive to produce than bamboo. Make sure the product is labeled Bamboo Rayon or Viscose from bamboo to guarantee you are getting what you pay for. If you find a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

When it comes down to it, both microfiber and bamboo are great choices when it’s time to replace your sheets! If you decide bamboo is the best option for you, we hope you check out Cozy Earth’s bamboo sheets, you won't regret it!

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