I read the description to these sheets and did not find anything that said "sateen" or I would not have purchased. When I received them the packaging says "sateen". I should have just returned them at that point but I thought I would give them a try. When I opened them up the second disappointment was that the "Surfside Map" was nothing more than a map of basically Hawaii that is repeated over the sheets and the top sheet is only printed on one side. As reviewer stated "there was a strong smell" upon opening. The smell does come out when they are washed but they turn into a wrinkly mess. I don't iron sheets so the best that you can do is somewhat smooth them out. I am very dissatisfied with this set of sheets but unfortunately for me, Overstock will not let me return them because they have been washed. Overstock gave me a $10 credit for anything else that I may buy but unfortunately, I am stuck with a set of sheets that more than likely will site in the linen closet until I give them to Goodwill. I would not recommend these sheets to other buyers unless you don't mind ironing your sheets.