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The best temperature to wash bed linens can depend on various factors, including the type of fabric, the level of soiling, and personal preferences. Here are some general guidelines from Home & Yacht:

1. Cotton Bed Linens:
Cotton bed linens are durable and can typically be washed in warm water, which is around 40°C. This temperature helps remove stains and allergens effectively.

2. Linen Bed Linens:
Linen is a strong natural fabric that can also be washed in warm water. Use a temperature of around 40°C to maintain its quality.

3. Synthetic Fabrics (e.g., Microfiber):
Many modern bed linens are made from synthetic materials like microfiber. These can usually be washed in cold water, which is more energy-efficient. Cold water washing helps prevent pilling and stretching of the fabric.


4. Silk or Delicate Fabrics:
Delicate fabrics like silk or satin should be washed in cold water to prevent damage. Check the care label for specific instructions, as silk may require hand washing or a gentle cycle.

5. Hot Water for Allergen Removal:
If someone in your household has allergies, using hot water  60°C can help kill dust mites and remove allergens effectively. However, be cautious with hot water as it can cause some fabrics to shrink or fade.

For stubborn stains on bed linens, you may want to pretreat the stain and use a higher water temperature if the fabric allows it. Follow the stain removal instructions on the detergent label.

Always check the care label on your bed linens for specific washing instructions, as different fabrics and brands may have variations in recommended washing temperatures. Additionally, using a good-quality detergent designed for your specific type of linens can help maintain their color and texture. Finally, don’t forget to properly dry your bed linens, as over-drying can also affect their quality and longevity.

If we have produce the guest or crew linens for you at Home & Yacht Linens and Interiors we will be able to tell you the composition of the fabrics so get in touch and we can tell you the best way to launder them.

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