Traditionally, satin comes in two varieties.
Most satin that you'll encounter in bedding is made from polyester. In addition to Polyester Satin, Bedderbedding.net also sells the higher quality Acetate satin.
The higher quality satin is "Bridal" satin, which is the grade used in making bridal gowns.
It is composed of acetate, and is a heavier, thicker, more luxurious satin than polyester.
It has two definite sides to it.
The "top" side is frictionless and bears a strong luster.
The reverse side is somewhat dull, and bears the grain of the fabric.
Bridal satin is only available in 45" wide bolts, and therefore, all sheets made of Bridal Satin must have a center seam.
This center seam is reinforced, and is very sturdy, but you should be aware that the sheets will come with it. Many of the colors of Bridal Satin that we offer have been dyed exclusively for our use, and are therefore unique in the industry.
Polyester Satin, however, is 108" wide and does not require the center seam. It may, however require a seam at the foot of the sheet for exceptionally deep or long mattresses.