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What is the best mattress encasement available?

To answer this we first need to understand what a mattress encasement is, what it does and why we might need one.

By mattress encasement we mean a removable cover that completely covers, or encases a mattress and fastens securely with a zip. This means that all parts of the mattress are covered and protected by this encasement. Some mattress encasements are waterproof, some aren’t. Which is the right one for you depends on what you are trying to achieve. read more

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Are You Looking For a Mattress Cover with a Zip?

mattress cover with a zip

If you are looking for a mattress cover with a zip you have come to the right place. We have 5 different models available , they all completely encase the mattress and fasten with a zip. Three of them are waterproof and two of them are not.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer a mattress cover with a zip. One reason is that once they fitted to the mattress they cannot accidentally come off, they don’t lift at the corners or at the sides and they can’t just pop off. However do bear in mind that although that they are a bit more laborious to fit than a standard type of mattress cover. It’s probably a two person job to fit them, but once they are on they are going nowhere. read more

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How Often Should You Wash a Mattress Protector?

How Often Should You Wash a Mattress Protector?

We are often asked this question, and the very short and simple answer is that you should wash your mattress protector as often as you wash the rest of your bedding, because why wouldn’t you?

The thing is that many people never wash their mattress protector, the leave it sitting there festering, getting its nightly dose of perspiration and everything else that heads a mattress protectors way. They forget that it is part of their bedding and not part of the mattress, or maybe they don’t forget and they just can’t be bothered. read more

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Can You Tumble Dry Mattress Protectors?

Can You Tumble Dry Mattress Protectors

Well the short answer is that some you can and some you can’t. Most mattress protectors suggest on their labels that tumble drying on a low heat setting is permissible but from experience some mattress fare better than others whilst in a tumble dryer and it often just comes down to the quality of the fabric that they are made out of. If it looks like the material is at all fragile and thin then you are better of hanging them out, or up, to dry. Some of the lower priced quilted mattress fall into this category.

But what about waterproof mattress protectors that have a waterproof membrane on the underside? read more

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Can You Wash a Mattress Protector?

Can You Wash A Mattress Protector

Well the answer to that depends on which mattress protector you are wanting to wash. Generally speaking virtually all mattress protectors can be washed, but at what temperature is the question.

First let's take a look at why you should wash your mattress protector regularly. There are quite a lot of people out there who only wash their mattress protector occasionally, there are some who never wash it! That is probably because they see it as part of the mattress rather than part of the bedding, however it is important to wash your mattress protector regularly. If you think that the reason it is there is to stop perspiration and other bodily fluids from getting to your mattress then the mattress protector is where all those bodily fluids end up. After a while your mattress protector will start to discolour from the salts that are contained in our perspiration. It will then begin to smell as bacteria, mould and fungus take hold. read more

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Best Waterproof Mattress Protector for 2019

So which is the best waterproof mattress Protector? To establish this we need to decide what the best waterproof mattress protector needs to do to to achieve the accolade.

A mattress protector by it’s very name and nature, of course, needs to protect the mattress. The problem is that the human body leaks, and when we leak at night this moisture will go straight through to the mattress if it isn’t being protected by a waterproof mattress protector. We perspire, we dribble and in some cases we suffer from night time incontinence, this has to go somewhere and a mattress is just one big sponge ready to soak all this up, especially if it’s a memory foam mattress. But even traditional sprung mattresses have at least a couple of centimetres of padding above the springs. Once moisture gets into a mattress it will start to rot and decay. Bacteria, mould and fungus build up as each night a little more moisture passes through to the mattress. So a mattress protector that isn’t waterproof isn’t protecting at all. read more