Nice sheets, smooth. But they're not percale, they're sateen, a much tighter weave. So that makes them more like flannel; they hold in the heat. I use them only in the cold of winter. And sateen usually pills. For a princess-and-the-pea person, it's a big difference. I wrote the company, but they didn't change the text. But if you don't care about all of that, they're a great buy and lovely.