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What is 'thread count'?

Thread count denotes how many threads per sq cm have been used in the construction of the fabric.

Standard quality - Below 180thc
Great quality - 180thc to 400thc
Absolute luxury - Above 400thc 

Generally, sheets with higher thread count are softer and more luxurious to touch, and attract a higher price point.

Lower thread counts like 250thc percales and 400thc Egyptian cotton percales are crisp and cool. Higher thread counts such as 600thc and 1000thc sateens are softer, heavier and more luxurious. We carry a range of thread counts from 250 to 1000.

 

What is the difference between a mattress topper and an underlay?

Pillowtop mattress toppers and underlays are in fact the same thing. They provide a layer of luxurious padding to help relieve pressure points and enhance the quality of your sleep. Our wide range include microfibre and wool, and the fully fitted styles will suit even the deepest of mattresses.

Relax Right 1000GSM Mattress Toppers are filled with pure microfibre and feature a soft cotton japara top fabric. To complete the opulent look, the topper has been trimmed with an elegant satin piping and a gusset edge. The box stitch quilting pattern ensures an even distribution of fill. A superior quality fill has been used, this ensures a high loft and that maximum shape retention is achieved. The 50cm deep wall is just another great feature of this product, as it will fit all mattress depths. Perfect for those with allergies, the topper is ultra-fresh treated which inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi and dust mites.

Woolstar Ultimate Wool Underlays add an extra layer of comfort to your bed. These fully fitted pure wool reversible underlays feature 3 layers of comfort: a 700gsm superwashed wool pile for you to stay warmer on cold winter nights, 400gsm of superwashed wool in the middle layer for extra softness and relaxation and a soft cotton sateen backing. For the warmer months simply reverse the underlay and sleep on the luxurious soft cotton sateen.

To prolong the life of your topper and avoid regular laundering, always use a mattress protector on top of your mattress topper or underlay.

 

Which quilt is right for me?

Hilton Deluxe Breathe Easy 350GSM Quilt features a premium cotton cover with a Bamboo cotton fill, to provide year round sleeping comfort. Bamboo is a hypoallergenic natural fibre, that is antibacterial and odour resistant. Bamboo has a unique ability to wick moisture away from the body, which helps regulate your body temperature to keep you cool and comfortable while you sleep.

Woolstar Ultimate Quilt is filled with 550GSM Australian merino wool. Also available in a Four Seasons (2 in 1 quilt), giving you ultimate flexibility and tailor-made comfort for both winter and summer. It has a 300 thread count cotton sateen cover, 'Ultra Fresh' treated for dust mite protection and allergy sufferers and it's machine washable and Australian made.

Puradown Goosedown Quilts are filled with 80% goosedown and are also available in Four Seasons (2 in 1 quilt). All offer a cassette/box wall construction for 'non movement'. These quilts are warm without the weight and can be best described as soft and luxurious. Extremely durable and can be washed and/or dry cleaned. Goosedown has now become the number one choice for all leading 5-star hotels.

Hilton Deluxe Cool Cotton 350GSM Quilt features a lofty 350GSM cotton filling, housed in a 250 thread count soft cotton cover. This luxury weight quilt with extra loft is ideal for warm climates as cotton breathes naturally. If cared for properly this luxury cotton quilt will provide you with years of sleeping pleasure.

 

Which pillow is right for me?

Herington ExcelFibre Gusset Pillows are low allergy. Three styles to choose from - High/Soft, Low/ Firm, Low/Soft. The fibre used for filling is premium grade ExcelFibre which has a great resilience to not going flat. This pillow comes with the added benefit of a 250 thread count cotton cover and is machine washable and Australian Made.

Bianca Sleep Easy Latex Pillows are constructed from Talalay latex which is durable and breathable. Providing support to correct sleeping posture, they also feature a high quality cotton velour removable cover.

Therapeutic Memory Foam Pillows offer incredible support for the neck and back. Different styles cater for different sleeping positions and all are available with removable and washable covers.

Puradown Feather and Down Pillows come in two styles - 80% goosedown, 80% duckdown. The 80% goosedown is also available in a King size pillow. They are considered to be the ultimate luxury in pillows promoting good health and superior comfort. They are Australian made.