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Microfiber Sheets - Pros and Cons?

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I've always worried that these would be hot in the summer. Aren't they polyester? Has anyone purchased these from Home Reflections, and if so, how do you like them? I would also like to find sheets that will withstand the scratching and pawing of my dogs, who often jump on the bed.

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gazelle771373667167.2978066 PostsRegistered 3/1/2013
I ordered some off of ShopNBC and am very happy with them. They only cost $29.00 for the set. They wash well. Are lightweight, and cool for summer.

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buyornot1373667390.8932620 PostsRegistered 7/7/2008

LOVE!! and I'm fussy! No cons-only pros

sandy531373667600.273885 PostsRegistered 1/10/2008

I have a set on a guest room bed at our lake house. Everyone who sleeps on them complements me on those sheets. They are silky, soft, and light. Mine are from Sears and were part of a bed-in-a-bag.

tansy1373667922.7225706 PostsRegistered 4/19/2005
Funny timing. We were at Costco last night and there was a special display of Jennifer Adams microfiber sheets. The sample was so soft and I'd seen good reviews so we bought a set. We only slept on them one night and were comfortable. It has been warm here at night so we normally just sleep under the sheets, which is what we did last night. My husband commented on how comfy the sheets were.

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spunky231373667979.317140 PostsRegistered 5/7/2009
I love them in the fall and winter. They are very soft and lightweight.I wouldn't describe them as silky- like a silk sheet. And the two sides are different. One side is the warm micrfiber feel, but the other side is a cold polyester. So if you turn the sheet to have the rough side against your skin, its OK in the summer.

pianobabe1­591373668345.087184 PostsRegistered 5/5/2009 Southwest PA

Bought 2 sets of the printed micro. sheets that were offered last year. The fitted sheet had only a casing (narrow hem) with elastic threaded through. Did not stay on the mattress and if that elastic broke, you were out of luck. Most elastic is stitched all around to keep it in place.

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Jules52801373668853.668455 PostsRegistered 6/25/2013Land of Oz

Own some, love them. Did not purchase them from Home Reflections. I was a "sheet snob" that only wanted the high thread count cotton sheets, until I tried the microfiber. They truly are the new great thing. They feel so soft, they wash easy and don't wrinkle (which I hate about my cotton sheets) but I cannot speak about dog paws since mine is too big and old to get on my bed. They are polyester-microfiber and I do not find them uncomfortable to sleep in, not too hot at all. We have 100+ degree days and even with the A/C still sleeping at approx 80 degrees and these sheets feel wonderful. Have not used them in winter yet, but they are so soft and easy to maintain. I did love my high-thread cotton sheets, but they seem like too much bother now.

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kachina6241373670297.88314636 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
I got a couple so sets from SNBC and find that I really don't care for them. To me, they have sort of a sticky feel and I could tell the first time I slipped into bed that they weren't going to breathe. By the way, I read an article in a newspaper today that dogs should never sleep on the bed due to the possibility of transmitting diseases. We broke that habit in my house. They now have their own beds.

JeanLouise­Finch1373670620.8410126 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011
On 7/12/2013 tansy said: Funny timing. We were at Costco last night and there was a special display of Jennifer Adams microfiber sheets. The sample was so soft and I'd seen good reviews so we bought a set. We only slept on them one night and were comfortable. It has been warm here at night so we normally just sleep under the sheets, which is what we did last night. My husband commented on how comfy the sheets were.

I didn't pay attention to the brand name, but I was at Costco last week and saw microfiber sheets there, too. Are you referring to the ones that were $19.99/6-pc. queen set and $24.99/6-pc. king set? I ended up with a set in my cart - really like that they come with the extra pillowcases. DH slept on them one night and left for a business trip. I've been sleeping on them all week. They are soft and comfy. I start out sleeping with a sheet and a comforter, but usually end up with both off of me for awhile until I just pull the sheet up. I like these sheets and will probably purchase another set or two because the price is so good. My only complaint is that there isn't the same kind of "slide" as there is with other sheets we have so rollling over/adjusting positions takes a little getting used to.

gypsy21373684544.3031906 PostsRegistered 5/24/2010
On 7/12/2013 kachina624 said: I got a couple so sets from SNBC and find that I really don't care for them. To me, they have sort of a sticky feel and I could tell the first time I slipped into bed that they weren't going to breathe. By the way, I read an article in a newspaper today that dogs should never sleep on the bed due to the possibility of transmitting diseases. We broke that habit in my house. They now have their own beds.

I got some from ShopNBC too and didn't care for them either. They are just not comfortable to me. I like a cotton sheet that feels "crisp". I guess that's the word I want to use. Anyway, these were far from that.

HappyVal1373684843.367639 PostsRegistered 6/9/2011

Thanks everyone! I am going to order a set, thanks to your collective experiences, and give them a try! I'll pay attention to the different sides, spunky23, and gazelle77, I'll check ShopNBC also.

Kachina624, can you provide a link to that article you read about dogs on the bed? It's something I've always wondered about.

lolakimono1373716061.80712024 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

I have heard that the positive is that they don't fade and the negative (besides what others have said) is that they can pill.

I bought some for my guest bed as it was almost impossible to find any prints I liked that WEREN'T microfiber.

stevieb1373718203.4927180 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I don't find them hot... Pros: they're soft and they don't wrinkle... Con: they're never really crisp.

Shelbelle1373719489.8433910 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I love the ones from SNBC called Cozelle, great sale prices on them too for duo sets, I wait for a free shipping dy. Also, Room Essentials from Target are nice.

luvpoos1373720755.7035598 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

Never had a pair, I prefer a crisp cotton sheet. I have a feeling they would be too warm for me even in the winter. I sleep with a light down banket and top sheet and sometimes I even kick them off. I run really warm, especially at night. It must be my age.

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SPURT1373817079.3676298 PostsRegistered 1/5/2009

I tried them and found them hot.....

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lovesrecess1373817572.31313398 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

I had a set several years ago and they were hot! couldn't wait to get them off the bed and gave them away....I prefer cool, crisp 100% cotton sheets; I don't even like the super high thread counts as they are silkier and less crisp

happy hous­ewife1373818497.91729747 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

i can't stand to wear 100% polyester clothing when it is warm so I am definately passing on 100% poly sheets. I just ordered a set of 100% cotton from the lunchtime specials - i got a king set for only $29.95 - which is unheard of from the B&M stores. they are plain white but that is fine with me because I like to bleach my sheets. For me the cons of polyester sheets would be - way too hot in summer and can't be bleached.

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TN halfback1373828606.7832690 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

I bought a pretty floral set at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They felt tissue thin & silky but found them to be hot & the bottom sheet pilled in no time. Would not buy again.

blissmiss1373831324.5733215 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010

Like them except for the fact that they are slippery and any blankets you have on top of the sheets slide right off. At first I thought it was my hubby kicking them off but it never happened with other sheets, and he says he isn't doing it. Not sure.

wakefield641373831755.3724905 PostsRegistered 10/22/2006

Don't like them...they cause you to sweat...don't breathe like cotton.

gardenman1373838179.4816402 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

I've got a set that I bought a couple of years ago when Walmart had a back to school special on them for $7.97 a set. They've been great. I have absolutely no complaints. They wash up great, look like new, wear like iron, are soft, smooth, silky, not hot at all, they're just the perfect sheets. There's absolutely nothing to complain about with them. The good news is they're really inexpensive to buy, so buy a set, give them a try and if you like them great, if not well it's a cheap lesson learned. I love mine though. I honestly can't think of a single thing to improve on them.

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smhr1373894503.3333822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

polyester doesn't breathe - cotton does. It may be a persons own body temperature that determines which one one is best for them. We have a microfiber comforter and I find it ridiculously hot, he absolutely loves it. I get out the cotton blanket and let him have the comforter.

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