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Different Types of Pillows

If you are reading this article, then chances are you would have just purchased some pillows for your home. So, you will find it very important to know the characteristics of different pillows and what are the materials they are made from.

First of all, you have to know what material is used for manufacturing pillows. If you are purchasing a used pillow, then you have to be very careful because it might have some stains on the material. It is better to buy a new pillow since it is much easier to clean and maintain it.

Second, what type of material is used? There are many materials which are being used today such as; cotton, silk, polyester, rayon, polyester blends and others. Now, for the list of material, here is an explanation.

Cotton – Cotton is the most popular type of material because it is cheap and easy to use. Cotton pillows can be easy to wash, but when it comes to durability, it is said that cotton pillows can last longer than any other material which is made out of it.

Rayon – Rayon is also another common material used in making pillows. It is a heavy weight material that is a good choice for durability. However, it has a very tight drape and when we spread our arms, it tends to turn into a tube shape.

Polyester – Polyester pillows are becoming very popular and its weight is very important. The best thing about polyester is that it is non-toxic and allergy free.

Soft Pillows – Also known as plush pillows, these are available in a wide variety of materials. They are soft, have comfortable materials and come in various shapes, sizes and colors.

If you are looking for soft materials, then silk is the perfect choice. Silk is soft, warm and breathable and it is also hypo-allergenic.