Mattresses of all sizes have undergone some significant design changes over the last decade. For almost 100 years, the basic innerspring mattress saw changes in design, but those changes revolved around the coil spring. Even though innerspring mattresses are still the most popular choice for consumers, new design mattresses have gained in popularity. Memory foam, adjustable air and hybrid mattresses have made significant inroads in the market.
The standard height for a traditional innerspring mattress had not changed for almost 100 years and is likely to be around for quite a while longer. As for the innerspring designs, the most significant change has been the increased use of latex foam in combination with an innerspring core. The result of this design change has been an increase in thickness. Plush top, pillow top and European style top mattresses have increased the thickness of mattresses from 7 or 8 inches to as much as 22 inches. The result has been a wholesale redesign of bed sheets. If you own a California queen size bed, finding a set of bed sheets with the right fit is often not as easy as going to your local retail department store.
California Queen Deep Pocket Sheets
Whether you own a California queen mattress or any other mattress size, you may need deep pocket sheets. Deep pocket mattresses measure range in height from 10 inches to 15 inches. Most plush top, pillow top and Euro top mattresses fall into this deep pocket category and sheets with a standard pocket simply will not fit a deep pocket mattress.
The mattress size that needs the deepest of deep pocket sheets is a mattress with a European style top. Euro top mattresses can measure anywhere between 15 inches and 22 inches high. Depending on the height of the mattress some deep pocket sheets may fit though if your mattress is a true deep pocket type, you will need to buy extra deep pocket sheets.
Quality deep pocket sheets will have elastic sewn, not only into the corners but around the entire bottom sheet. The elastic really helps keep the bottom sheet in place and prevents the bottom sheet from bunching up under you while you sleep.
California Queen Size Sheet Fabrics
Available in wide variety of fabrics, thread counts and colors, California queen size sheets are available in a wide variety of colors, fabrics and thread counts. When shopping for California queen size sheets, there are two things to consider in order to ensure that you get the best possible value for your money. In addition to cotton and cotton polyester blends, there are other fabric choices like bamboo and hemp that are becoming more popular. Bamboo and hemp fabrics a spun from plant fibers that are environmentally friendly and grow prolifically.
Without a doubt, cotton is the most popular fabric choice for bed linens of all kinds including California queen size sheets. There is no substitute for the feel of crisp, freshly laundered cotton bed sheets. The most common variety of cotton fiber comes from the Upland cotton plant. Upland cotton is grown in many parts of the world and remains a major agricultural crop in the American South. Cotton is a fabric that is widely available, soft, easy to care for and quite durable. Fabric blends like cotton polyester are also very popular.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber that is used in hundreds of different products and has industrial applications. Consumers can find polyester in bed linens, clothing and upholstery. Large scale production of polyester was originally developed by the DuPont Company in the early 1950’s, though the chemical fiber was first produced in the early 1940’s. Polyester is strong, resists shrinking, launders well, and is naturally resistant to mildew. The combination of these cotton and polyester makes for a very comfortable sheet set that will hold its shape and last through repeated washings.
Whether you choose to buy California queen size bed sheets of 100 percent cotton or a cotton polyester blend, always consider the thread count of the fabric. The fabric thread count is a measurement of the number of threads per square inch of fabric. In short the higher the thread count the better the fabric and higher quality bed sheets will have a thread count of least 200.
There are lots of bargain bed sheets on the market and the low price may seem like a pretty good deal. But you will end up paying more in the long run, since a bargain set of bed sheets will not last as long or feel as comfortable as a quality set of sheets. At CaliforniaQueenSizeSheets.com, we have a wide selection of California queen bed sheets made from high quality cotton and cotton polyester blends at a great price. Our thread counts starts at 200 and we offer an array of designer colors.
CaliforniaQueenSizeSheets.com as offers quality quilted mattress pads. These fitted mattress pads are machine washable and will help protect your mattress. The outer shell is made from 100 percent cotton and the pads are filled with 100 percent polyester. Polyester is very resistant to mildew which makes it a great choice for quilting.