Linenspa Cotton Blend Sheets Review

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Is it possible to have sheets that are both comfortable and wrinkle-resistant? Some say yes, and many of those who are confirming it is making their beds with Linenspa Cotton Blend Sheets. It’s easy to dismiss the claim, though, because all of you have probably bought cotton blend sheet sets before and found that the fabric is scratchy, wrinkly, or they don’t hold up well over time. Yeah, well, that’s because those blends are literal blends. These sheets are made a little differently. They’re made so that they look great on your bed, and they feel good against your skin. How? Keep reading to find out about my own go around with these sheets, and to see what others had to say about them.

Linenspa Cotton Blend Sheets Specs

600-thread count

Thickness – 10 inches

Material – 100 Percent Cotton

Warranty – 30-day return policy

What to Expect If You Buy Linenspa Cotton Blend Sheets

I’ve reviewed other Linenspa products before and enjoyed them so I was excited to try out these luxury sheets. If packaging matters to you, then you’ll be pleased with how these sheets look when they’re delivered to your door. The clear packaging shows you the color of your sheets, mine was white, and the card in the front tells you exactly what you’re getting. I unzipped my package of sheets and immediately tossed them in my washing machine. As I was piling them into the drum of my washer, I felt the material and probably could’ve gotten away with throwing them on my bed as-is, but I wanted that freshly washed feel and smell.

After drying them on low, as suggested by the manufacturer, I pulled out the sheets to find that they do wrinkle a little. However, they weren’t nearly as wrinkly as my linen of 100 percent cotton sheets.
My queen-sized bed is about 10 inches thick, which isn’t too tall, so when I secured each elasticized corner of the fitted sheet, I wasn’t surprised to find that there was quite a bit of fabric bunched up. I tend to have this issue with deep-pocket sheets. I just tucked in the extra fabric and didn’t worry about it too much.

So, you might notice that there’s a difference in color between the two sides of your sheets. That’s because this isn’t a typical cotton blend. Linenspa uses a different kind of weave for each side of the sheets. What this does is put the cotton side on the bottom or the side that touches your skin. On top of the flat sheet is the polyester side, which is the wrinkle-resistant side. That’s how you can have a great-looking made bed with fewer wrinkles but still have the soft cottony side against your skin as you sleep.

These sheets are a bit thin to me, which is surprising because these are supposed to be 600-thread count sheets. So, this leads me to believe that the total of 600 is reached in a different way than what is standard. Considering each side is woven a little differently, it could be that it sports 300-thread count weave on each side or something. In any case, I didn’t mind because it offered a more breathable fabric, which is what I prefer. I wouldn’t classify these as Percale or Sateen because it’s a blend, and they are neither crisp-and-cool or buttery soft with a sheen.

After one night sleeping on these sheets, I tossed them back in the washer and dryer to see if they’d come out a little softer and to see how they held up to the maintenance. As I suspected, another round in my laundry room helped soften the fibers a little. The wrinkles didn’t totally shake out, but a few tugs as I was making my bed helped loosen them a bit.

When it comes to color, Linenspa doesn’t offer a ton of choices, but you do get four classic shades that should fit your décor. I chose white because I always choose white – it works better with my different duvet covers than any other color. Had I chosen another color, though, it likely would’ve been the stone shade. There’s also an ivory and sand choice.

I didn’t notice any loose threads on my sheet set, and the stitching all looked solid to me. I’ll need to put these to use for a couple more months to see just how durable they really are, but if the few weeks I used these and washed them is any indication, this sheet set is going to stand up to regular use just fine.

If there’s any other thing I didn’t quite like, it’s that the pillowcases are generous in size. That could be a plus for you, but for me, my pillows got lost in them. I prefer a pillowcase that fits perfectly, but that’s just a personal preference.

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Pros

  • Breathable
  • Crisp, but soft
  • Resist wrinkles
  • Machine washable
  • Get softer after washing
  • Fits thick mattresses
  • Affordable
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Cons

  • 600-thread count seems off
  • Fitted sheet may be too big

Features & Benefits

Sheet sets rarely have features, but these come with a few different aspects than most other sheets. Plus, it’s a good idea to know exactly how these sheets will perform for you based on your preferences.

• What You Get

It’s worth mentioning what you get in this sheet set because I recently saw that some exist out there without a flat sheet. This set comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two standard pillowcases (king-size sets come with king-sized pillowcases).

• Cost

You may not consider the price of sheets because they’re a necessity, but after you buy a couple sets for different seasons, beds, and preferences, you start to notice how pricey they can be. The good thing about these Linenspa sheets is that they’re surprisingly affordable – even the king-sized sets. So, you can buy several sets, and you wouldn’t go in the red.

• Thread Count

Linenspa stamped 600-thread count on the label for these sheets, and they very well may be, but they don’t feel like it. Typically, sheets that have that high of a thread count are thicker and have a bit of a sheen to them. These sheets are a bit thin and papery. One side is soft, but it isn’t luxuriously soft the way you’d expect of 600-thread count sheets.

• Cotton Blend

Each side of these sheets has a different weave of cotton and polyester to create one side that’s soft, while the other has a wrinkle-resistant surface. The blend is 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester, but the side that touches your skin allows more of the cotton to come through. Because there’s a blend on both sides, you get breathable sheets that are soft.

• Deep Pockets

The manufacturer made these sheets with corner pockets that are deep enough to fit a mattress that’s up to 14 inches thick. If you have a pillowtop mattress or use a mattress topper, this is great news. If you use a 6- to 10-inch thick mattress, this might not be the best news. On thinner mattresses, the fitted sheet can be too big, and you’ll have to tuck in the extra fabric.

• Care & Maintenance

Taking care of these sheets is as easy as throwing them in your washing machine and then your dryer. You can use hot water, if you like, to help kill off anything that might be lurking in the fibers if you tend to have night sweats, or you can stick to cold one instead. The only thing the manufacturer suggests is that you tumble dry on low and don’t use chlorine bleach. If the few wrinkles that are present on your sheets really bug you, it’s safe to iron them.

• Warranty

From what I could tell, there’s no warranty on these sheets at all. It makes sense considering the cost of these sheets, but there is a return policy. You have 30 days from the time of purchase to return your sheets. Linenspa even pays for the shipping cost for the return, and you’ll get a refund – no questions asked.

More Opinions

Knowing how others feel about the same sheets can help you come to a decision for yourself about this set of sheets. After all, not everyone is like me and prefers that crisp, cool feel.

The Feel
Most of the people who bought these sheets used words like “comfortable” and “soft” to describe this set of sheets. However, there were others who wrote that these sheets are thin and papery, and even scratchy against their skin. It’s possible that those who said these sheets didn’t feel soft, made their bed wrong with the polyester side facing down.
The Construction
For the most part, these sheets were well made, and reviewers mentioned that. More than a few people noted that there were loose threads, though, and in some cases, the finishing borders were left off. Defects such as those could easily be dealt with by taking advantage of the 30-day return policy.
The Material
Most people who bought these sheets were well aware that they were purchasing a cotton and polyester blend, so they understood that they would not be super soft. Some people said that the sheets seemed more like microfiber, but these comments were few and far between.
The Breathability
A cotton blend has the potential to be too warm to use on hot summer nights, but these sheets get a thumbs up from most reviewers that said these were cool and crisp. They aren’t quite Percale, but more people mentioned that they were breathable. A few others said these were a bit too slippery and slept hot.
The Wrinkles
Overall, those who bought these sheets were happy with the wrinkle resistance of this blended fabric. A few noted that the sheets wrinkled more than they expected, but most said that the sheets smoothed out after making the bed.
The Size
One of the biggest complaints from reviewers is the size of the fitted sheet. It fits loose on mattresses that aren’t thick, which can be annoying. The fabric shifts and then pulls off because of the extra fabric. However, many people were happy with the deep pockets, and those people usually had mattress toppers or pillowtop mattresses.
The Colors
While most of the people who bought these sheets liked the four colors available, there was one common complaint among those who bought the sand color: It isn’t sand – it’s green. The white color wasn’t bright white for at least one person who said it was more of an off-white.

Conclusion

A cotton blend set of sheets doesn’t sound like the sexiest thing you could put on your bed, but there are plenty of benefits to buying a set of sheets like the Linenspa Cotton Blend Sheet Set. The combination of cotton and polyester creates a more durable set of sheets than just straight cotton. The way Linenspa wove each side produces a different feel with a different benefit for you. The top side of the flat sheet produces fewer wrinkles, while the side that makes contact with your skin offers a softer feel. The blend of fabrics makes for a more breathable sheet than a straight polyester sheet set, as well.

These sheets are durable and are easy to care for – simply throw them in the washing machine and dryer before making your bed again. Deep pockets make it much easier to keep your sheets on your bed, especially if you have a thicker mattress or if you use a mattress topper. Also, because these are a blend, they’re incredibly affordable. You’ll pay about one-third the price of other brands, and these should last a long while.

Perhaps the biggest issue with this set of sheets is that they may be too big and loose on your bed, or you may get a defective set of sheets. There is a 30-day return policy that Linenspa offers, but there’s no extended warranty. It’s hard to say that these sheets are definitively thin or thick, soft or scratchy, or luxurious, as every person has a different opinion on feel. Considering the low cost of this set of sheets, though, you can likely afford to purchase a set and find out for yourself.