What Are Deep Pocket Sheets?

Deep Pocket SheetsMany mattresses today are made thicker than in the past. Quilted pillow tops and mattress toppers increase the height of the mattress that will require a bigger, or deeper pocket fitted sheet to fit over the mattress. So if you mattress has a mattress topper or your mattress is over 14″ thick, then regular size fitted sheets may not be able to fit. All of our fitted hospitality sheets will be found listed on the product page and will be sized with the Width x Length x Depth. The depth is how many inches thick the fitted sheets will cover the mattress.

The deepest pocket fitted sheets that we offer are 18″and be found here: Oxford Super T-300, 100% Cotton Sheets.

For mattress over 18″ thick, you will not be able to find a fitted sheet that would work. We would recommend purchasing an extra long flat sheet and tucking it under the mattress and use it as a fitted sheet. So instead of a fitted sheet you should purchase the extra long flat sheet as a substitute.

What is considered a deep pocket sheet?

Deep-pocket sheets are usually between 13 and 17 inches and extra-deep sheets may be any depth between 18 and 25 inches. You want to make sure your sheets are not too deep otherwise they will not fit properly and you will need to tuck the excess material under the mattress.

How do you measure for deep pocket sheets?

Using either a tape measure or a yardstick measure the distance from the bottom of the mattress to the straightedge. If the distance is greater than 12 inches, you may need deep-pocket sheets. For example, if your mattress is 16 inches high, you need sheets with a pocket depth of at least 18.

All our our hospitality sheets are designed to withstand industrial laundering and will be more durable and comfortable than what you would find at a retail store.

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