Understanding thread counts can be confusing for sure. Thread count used to be known as the amount of threads per square inch of fabric to help consumers gauge the sense of quality on a purchase. Over the last few years many brands have able to manipulate the manufacturing process to cause confusion with double & triple ply fabric's.
That's why you might see at 1200 thread count sheet set for $30 which is usually made of microfiber a.k.a. 100% polyester. On the other hand you might find a pure combed cotton Egyptian sheets at a lower 300 thread count weave for double or triple the price but comparing the 2 products is misleading. These inflated thread counts bedding are made of inferior quality and not built to last or have much comfort. However if you're shopping on price this may be what you need.
If you're looking for quality contact us at Down Under Bedding as we have early 40 years experience delivering a great night sleep. Contact us if you want the correct information to help you have the rest comfortable.