Is your old Nordic already giving his last blows and is it no longer worth sending him to the laundry again? Do you have a new room and want to replace your bedspread with a Nordic filling? If you have never faced the buying a duvet, you will need some keys to know how to choose the most suitable one.
There is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to buying a Nordic. How to know then, which is the best option? At Bezzia today we try to guide you in this purchase process, detailing what you should look at, what what you should keep in mind to make a good purchase.
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Natural or synthetic filling?
The filler material is a determining factor for achieve adequate insulating power. There are natural fillers and synthetic fillers of conventional fibers, of polyester hollow fibers or of microfibers. Knowing the pros and cons of each of the materials will help you make your first decision.
When we talk about natural fillings we talk about feathers or down. Feather fillings They include the cane that makes them heavier, less pleasant to the touch and gives them a poor thermal insulation capacity when compared to down.
Down fillings they are light and have the best thermal insulation qualities. The greater the down used in the filling, the greater number of air chambers are created, which will allow better circulation and thus a better distribution of heat and quicker evaporation of moisture.
To know the type of down used we must be guided by a standard measure known as Fill Power. This indicates the volume that occupies 28,35 g. down under standard conditions. It is a way, therefore, to gauge its quality. The best Nordic fillings on the market tend to be around a Fill Power of 9 or 10, on a scale of 10.
The insulating benefits of natural down filling are obvious, hence the most expensive choice on the market. Another but can also discourage us from betting on this type of filler: the fact that we will have to go to a dry cleaner to clean them.
They can be made of conventional fibers, hollow polyester fibers or microfibers. All with breathable, prevent the proliferation of fungi and are hypoallergenic. Microfiber fillings are the ones that best mimic natural down, both in volume and insulating power. However, you should know that for the same heat performance and thermal insulation, a synthetic filling will always be heavier than a down one.
Among the great advantages of synthetic fillers is its price, cheaper than that of the down duvets. Another of its advantages is the ease of washing; thus becoming the most popular option in children's rooms and / or second homes.
The formation of air chambers within the duvet is key to improving its insulating capacity. That the filling is distributed proportionally all over the duvet is key in a quality product. A tight-fitting diamond-patterned construction will best meet this goal. A duvet made of 100% cotton, which allows the filling to breathe, with a tight, diamond-shaped construction, is therefore the best choice.
«Weight in grams of paper per square meter» This is how the RAE defines grammage, a term that serves as a measure of the heat capacity of a duvet. The higher the grammage, the higher the heat. To choose the most appropriate one, it will be necessary to take into account both the ambient temperature of our room and our body temperature.
Whenever we talk about a heated house in which the temperature does not drop below 180ºC, a grammage around 200g / m2 it could be enough to cover our needs. In very cold places where it does not exceed 15ºC, however, a duvet with a weight of up to 400g / m2 may be necessary.
Do you now have more clear references to which you should look to find the most suitable duvet?