Duvets and Pillows

Choosing your Duvet and Pillows

As we spend nearly a third of our lives in bed, it is vitally important to make the correct decisions when buying bedding!

The type of pillow or duvet you choose can make a significant difference to your quality of sleep so it is important to make an informed decision.

Below is the indispensable information you require in order to make that informed decision about your bedding!

Natural Duvets:

Natural duvets have the benefit of being both durable and naturally breathable.
Down is the lightest of all duvet fillings and has a unique ability to trap air, thus warmth. The Fine Bedding Company’s Goose Down duvet is particularly luxurious and soft as it does not contain feather quills and the encasement is feather proof. The covers of the Fine Bedding Company’s natural duvets are of cassette pocket construction, which ensures even distribution of the filling and prevents cold spots. Naturally filled duvets also have a ‘fill power’ rating, which illustrates how well the filling recovers and also relates to the thermal efficiency of the duvet. The higher the fill power, the better the duvet.

Synthetic Duvets:

The Fine Bedding Company’s duvets are manufactured from raw materials that will not cause an allergic reaction and are thus non-allergenic. Synthetic duvets are also more easily washable in a domestic washing machine, making them a practical alternative for those who are sensitive to natural fillings or suffer from allergies.

What tog to choose?

Tog is not a measure of quality or an indication of weight; it is purely an indication of warmth. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet.

Tog Values
4.5 tog for summer use
10.5 tog for those with central heating or who share a bed
12.0 tog for slightly more warmth
13.5 tog for colder seasons or those who prefer a very warm duvet
All Seasons 3 warmth options from 2 duvets – 4.5 tog for summer, 9.0 tog for spring and autumn or join them together to make a 13.5 tog for winter

Choosing the right pillow is important, as the incorrect pillow could lead to a bad night’s sleep. A pillow should ideally support your head and neck in a comfortable position in order to facilitate a good night’s sleep.

If you are not completely sure which type of pillow is best for you, take into consideration how you sleep:

A medium to firm pillow is recommended for those who sleep on their backs, whilst a firmer pillow is recommended for those who sleep on their sides. For stomach sleepers, a softer pillow is recommended.

Washability and Care:

Synthetic duvets are fully washable in a large capacity machine, although the Fine Bedding Company’s Spundown range is constructed from ultra fine fibres that compress to fit into any domestic washing machine.

It is recommended that you wash your synthetic duvet occasionally in order to ‘refresh’ the filling as it can accumulate moisture and dust.

It is also necessary to remember that the lifespan of a pillow is less than that of a duvet, as a pillow must support the full weight of the head. A naturally filled pillow will maintain its shape better than a synthetic pillow but always plump any pillow on a daily basis.

Plain Dyed Bedlinen

We have two types of plain dyed bed linen for you to choose from, with differing thread counts. The term ‘thread count’ refers to the number of threads in a square inch of fabric; the higher the thread count the better the quality.

Our Downtown 150 thread count Polycotton plain dyed range comes in a variety of sizes and nine colours to suit any bedroom!

Our 150 thread count Polycotton sizing:
Single Flat Sheet: 178cm x 269cm
Double Flat Sheet: 229cm x 269cm
King Flat Sheet: 274cm x 247cm
Single Fitted Sheet: 91cm x 191cm x 28cm
Double Fitted Sheet: 137cm x 191cm x 28cm
King Fitted sheet: 152cm x 198 cm x 28cm
Superking Fitted Sheet: 183cm x 198 cm x 28cm
Single Duvet Cover: 137cm x 198cm
Double Duvet Cover: 198cm x 198cm
King Duvet Cover: 229cm x 218cm
Superking Duvet Cover: 259cm x 218 cm
Housewife Pillowcase: 51cm x 76cm
Single Valance: 91 x 190 x 18cm with 41cm pleat drop
Double Valance: 137 x 191 x 18cm with 41cm pleat drop
King Valance: 152 x 198 x 18cm with 41cm pleat drop
Superking Valance: 183 x 198 x 18cm with 41cm pleat drop

Our Beldorm 400 thread count Egyptian cotton plain dyed range is the epitome of quality of comfort and comes in a variety of sizes and three colours; white, ivory and cream.

400 thread count Egyptian cotton sizing:
Single Flat Sheet: 178cm x 254cm
Double Flat Sheet: 229cm x 254cm
King Flat Sheet: 259cm x 269cm

Superking Flat Sheet:
305cm x 69cm
Single Fitted Sheet: 91cm x 191cm
Double Fitted Sheet: 137cm x 191cm
King Fitted sheet: 152cm x 198cm

Superking Fitted Sheet:
183cm x 198cm

Single Oxford Duvet Cover:
137cm x 198cm (10cm border)
Double Oxford Duvet Cover: 198cm x 198cm (10cm border)
King Oxford Duvet Cover: 229cm x 218cm (10cm border)
Superking Oxford Duvet Cover: 259cm x 218 cm (10cm border)
Housewife Pillowcase: 51cm x 76cm
Oxford Pillowcase: 51cm x 76cm (5cm border)

Both of our plain dyed ranges are a fully co-ordinating range, incorporating flat and fitted sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and valances.

We offer both housewife pillowcases and oxford pillowcases. A housewife pillowcase is a standard pillowcase, whereas an Oxford pillowcase has a border or frill around the edge.