Bedding Buying Guide

 

Sheets

 

When buying new sheets, consider the following:

Fabric:
  • Polyester Cotton Blend sheets offer an easy care, value option.
  • 100% Cotton sheets are popular because they are natural, softer and breathes.
  • Percale (a term used to describe a fabric 180 thread count or higher). Percale is a smooth fabric of especially high quality and is generally less likely to pill than other types of woven fabric.
  • Flannelette sheets are cotton or polyester that has been vigorously brushed to create a ‘furry’ surface for extra warmth. A winter product only
Thread Count: Refers to the number of threads woven within a certain area of fabric. The higher the thread count, the tighter weave resulting in a better end product that is softer and more durable.
Quality Control: We test all our sheeting ranges for shrinkage, colour fastness and performance to ensure they wash and wear well. Maison d'Or Manchester comes with a 2 year guarantee.
Our Range

Maison d'Or

 

Dive into the luxurious cotton sheet range by Maison d'Or and experience the superior quality and comfort it has to offer. The superior quality and comfort of Maison d'Or sheets come from its breathable cotton design and is in line with its timeles and elegant style, so you can sleep peacefully and dream in luxury.

Living & Co.

Living & Co polycotton sheets provide the ideal comfort you need for a great night's sleep. They are durable and feel soft and smooth against your skin, keeping your body at the perfect temperature throughout the night.

Habito

Habito sheets aim to deliver exemplary comfort for a peaceful night's sleep. They are available in a broad range of colours and patterns which reflect its timeless and contemporary style, giving you the comfrot you need along with the style you deserve.
Size Guide

Sheets

Single: Flat 160cm x 264cm
  Fitted 91cm x 191cm x 30cm
  Valance 94cm x 193cm x 36cm
King Single: Flat 200cm x 260cm
  Fitted 109cm x 203cm x 36cm
  Valance 109cm x 203cm x 36cm
Double: Flat 200cm x 260cm
  Fitted 137cm x 193cm x 30cm
  Valance 137cm x 193cm x 36cm
Queen: Flat 228cm x 264cm
  Fitted 152cm x 203cm x 30cm
  Valance 152cm x 203cm x 36cm
King: Flat 249cm x 280cm
  Fitted 165cm x 203cm x 30cm
  Valance 165cm x 203cm x 36cm
 

Pillowcases

Standard Pillowcase 48cm x 73cm A standard pillowcase will fit with standard pillows and king sized pillows.
Square or Euro Pillowcase 65cm x 65cm  
Oxford Pillowcase 48cm x 73cm with a 5cm flange An oxford pillowcase which has a flange or flap of fabric around the edge also fits a standard pillow.
 
General Care
Avoid overloading the washing machine to prevent creasing and wear to the fabric.

When each cycle has finished remove the bed linen promptly from the machine and shake out whilst damp to minimise the creasing and drying time. Do not dry your bed linen for longer than necessary.

Our range of mink-feel blankets provide additional all year around colour and warmth for the bedroom. There are options for every budget - Necessities at great everyday value, Living & Co for fashion contemporary colours and Maison d’Or for a plush neutral look.


 

Duvet Covers are essentially a decorative protector for your duvet inner and are a great way to add colour and personality to your bedroom. It is an easy way to change the look and feel of your bedroom and there is an option available for every budget. Duvet Inners need to be protected from the environment, dirt, natural oils, the family pet and other allergy causing irritants and a duvet cover is much easier to launder than the inner.

Our Range

Maison d'Or

A wool duvet inner is an investment in your quality of life.  Maison d'Or duvet inners will pave the perfect path for you to snuggle up in luxury bedding that feels great, so you can have the peaceful night's sleep you deserve.

Living & Co.

Living & Co duvet inners are the perfect duvet inner option for you.  They are textured to be soft and delicate against your skin, giving you the snuggly feel you need for great comfort and warmth.

Habito

Dive in to a life of comfort and quality with Habito duvet inners.  Habito inners are of exceptional quality and their box baffle construction makes them the finest alternative to down and feather inners.
General Care
Always wash before first use.

Avoid overloading the washing machine to prevent creasing and wear to the fabric.


 

When buying a new duvet inner, consider the following:

Weight Types: The warmth, weight and softness of the duvet inner that you are considering purchasing will depend on the outer and the fill weight.
  • - All seasons – allows for greater flexibility as this weight will see you through most weather conditions throughout the year.
  • - Summer – a lighter weight option for the hotter months.
  • - Winter weight – heavier weight fill for warmth through the colder parts of the year.
Construction:
  • - Channelled construction - two layers of fabric sewn with straight lines from one end to the other. This is the most common and cheapest option but limits lofting properties and the breathability of the fill.
  • - Baffled or Boxed - walls are present between the two layers of outer fabric to create compartments, fill is able to loft properly and ensures even fill coverage as the fill cannot move. Product manufactured in this manner is more expensive - this is the chosen method of construction for our Maison d’Or down/feather and down alternative product.
Ultra Fresh treatment: This anti-microbial treatment, as a minimum, will protect against bacteria and asthma causing allergies and is applied to our Living & Co. and Maison d’Or ranges of duvet inners.
Quality Control: we test for outer shrinkage, confirm antimicrobial inhibition where product has been treated with Ultra Fresh, confirm fill composition where applicable and overall performance to ensure they will perform well..
Our Range

Maison d’Or

  • - 2 year guarantee
  • - Premium quality without the price
  • - All seasons options of cotton outer with wool rich fill or Japara cotton down proof outer with 5/95 down & Feather fill
  • - Winter weight options of cotton outer with wool rich fill or Japara cotton down proof outer with 50/50 down & Feather fill

Living & Co.

  • - Balance of luxury and price
  • - All seasons weight options of cotton outer or microfibre blend outer -both with microfibre blend fill
  • - Summer weight options of cotton outer or microfibre blend outer - both with microfibre blend fill
  • - Winter weight options of cotton outer or microfibre blend outer - both with microfibre blend fill


 

When buying a new mattress or pillow protector, consider the following:

Fill: Synthetic fill – a hypoallergenic option which ensures that most mattress protectors can be washed. Fill and outer are quilted together primarily to keep the fill in place. 
Construction: Flat or fitted construction? Flat mattress protectors have elastic straps that can be secured around each corner of the bed whereas fitted mattress protectors have a fitted skirt.
Ultra Fresh treatment: This anti-microbial treatment, as a minimum, will protect against bacteria and asthma causing allergies and is applied to our Living & Co. and Maison d’Or ranges of protectors. 
Quality Control: We test for outer shrinkage, confirm antimicrobial inhibition where product has been treated with Ultra Fresh, confirm fill composition where applicable and overall performance to ensure they will perform well..
Our Range

Maison d’Or

  • - 2 year guarantee
  • - Ultra Fresh treated
  • - Cotton outer with polyester fill mattress topper

Living & Co.

  • - Cotton outer with microfibre blend fill
  • - Ultra Fresh treated
  • - Available in fitted, flat and pillow protectors

Necessities

  • - Great everyday value
  • - Non woven outer with polyester fill
  • - Available in Single or Queen flat and pillow protector

Terry Waterproof

  • - Cotton terry towelling upper with a polyurethane backing. 
  • - Ideal for incontinence or allergy suffers.

Homezone

  • - Overlay and toppers
  • - Provide additional cushioning and support for a good night’s sleep.  
  • - Available in Single or Queen
General Care
Follow wash care instructions – most protectors are washable and should be washed regularly.

A good pillow is not only comfortable but also supportive for your head and neck. To find the ideal pillow for you there may be some experimentation involved but it will be worth it in the end. When buying a new pillow, consider the following:
Fill Type:
  • - Natural - down & feather, wool, or cotton.
  • - Synthetic - polyester fibre or microfibre.
  • - Blends - usually with a natural fibre that doesn’t loft well, like wool or cotton.
Sleeping Position:  

How do you fall asleep? Rule of thumb:

  • - Soft - for front or stomach sleepers and for those who like to pull their pillow around their head. 
  • - Medium - for back sleepers or if you change position. 
  • Firm - for side sleepers
Pillow Use:
  • - Support - usually made from foam or rubber and can be shaped to provide firm support for targeted areas like the neck or lower back.
  • - Decoration - extra pillows add drama to the bed. The Euro pillow (square shaped) has grown in popularity as a decorative pillow.
  • - Sitting up in bed - like reading, eating or watching TV in bed? V-shaped pillows or large Square pillows provide great support for this.
Ultra Fresh Treatment:
  • - This anti-microbial treatment, as a minimum, will protect against bacteria and asthma causing allergies and is applied to our Living & Co. and Maison d’Or ranges of pillows.
General Care
Follow wash care instructions - most pillows are washable.  It is important to ensure the pillow is completely dry before using to avoid mould growth and clumping