A mattress cover is a cover that protects the mattress from dirt and improves the quality of the bed. Cleaning it is difficult and cannot be washed of certain contaminants. It will be very disappointing if an expensive quality product has to be thrown away due to a drink accidentally spilled on the bed.
The mattress can be irrevocably ruined by a small child, or a pet will leave claw marks. The mattress cover will protect the mattress from all troubles and extend its life. You remove the mattress cover and wash it – the bed is clean again.
Types of mattress covers
Mattress covers are divided into protective, waterproof, and orthopedic.
These mattress does not come into contact with the sheet and does not wear out ahead of time. Most often, they consist of durable fabric (for example, jacquard). Mattress protectors with winter-summer functions are very comfortable. E.g., a cooling mattress protector will help in getting cool in summer.
As the name implies, a moisture-proof mattress pad does not let water through. Consists of two layers of fabric. From above, a pleasant cotton material or delicate microfiber – knitwear or terry. Inside is a waterproof membrane.
Orthopedic mattress covers (toppers) are thin mattresses. They will hide the irregularities of the main mattress or sofa. The latex topper will make the bed softer, and the coconut topper will make it harder. There are double-sided models, for example, made of latex and coconut. You can turn the topper over and change the bed’s firmness according to your mood.
How to choose a mattress pad?
When choosing the best mattress pad, it is necessary to take into account the height of the product, stiffness, filler material, fastening, and other parameters. You also need to consider where the mattress cover will be stored and how to care for it.
Sofa or bed?
On the mattress, you can buy any model of mattress topper. For a sofa, orthopedic or protective with fastening with rubber bands in the corners is suitable. Buying a model with a perimeter mount is impractical, as it will be difficult to remove and put on.
The folding sofa has a hollow between the retractable parts, which makes the bed uncomfortable. The topper will hide it and create a feeling of a flat surface.
The height depends on the type of mattress cover.
- Moisture-proof models are durable fabric covered from below with a waterproof membrane.
- Protective or synthetic has a height of 0.5 to 1 cm. They not only protect the mattress but also give softness.
- The height of the toppers ranges from 2 to 12 cm; that is, they significantly increase the height of the mattress. The higher the topper, the better the material from which it is made shows its orthopedic properties.
The mattress topper must match the mattress, and it makes no sense to buy a little more so it certainly is not enough. A model of the wrong size is difficult to fix on the bed, and it can move around the bed and interfere with sound sleep.