Both the flat and fitted sheets come with top as well as bottom sheets. However, do you know the difference between flat and fitted sheets?
The flat sheet, which is also called the top sheet contains no elastic on the edges, usually goes on top of the fitted sheet and comes between the sleeping person and the blanket on top.
The fitted sheet has elastic sewn into each one of the four corners to help it stay in place over the mattress. It not only can protect the mattress but also provides a smooth and soft surface for the sleeper to lie on. Once it fits well, it will stay put, even during a restless night as you try to sleep.
However, how to choose a right sized fitted sheet?
- First, measure the depth of the mattress from top to bottom.
- Compare the measurement to the dimensions listed on a sheet set.
- Select a suitable fitted sheet for our mattress.
Conversely, we don’t need to measure the mattress when selecting the top or flat sheet. We can use a flat sheet on our smaller-sized mattress. However, the fitted sheet will not fit the smaller-sized mattress snugly.