What’s the different between a mattress pad and a mattress protector?
A mattress pad, sometimes called a mattress cover, is a thin piece of quilted material that fits over the surface of your mattress, much like a fitted sheet. It offers an extra layer of light cushioning and protection against stains and general wear and tear. A mattress protector is a thin sheet of fabric that’s designed to safeguard your mattress from bacteria, fungi, bed bugs, and other unwanted contaminants. Mattress protectors can be waterproof, quilted, natural, or synthetic, and are typically washable.
How long do mattress protectors last?
With regular washing according to its care instructions, your mattress protector should last up to 5 years or more.
Why do i need a mattress protector?
You should consider protecting your mattress with a mattress protector if you:
- are concerned about preventing bed bugs
- have pets or children that are likely to cause a mess
- live in a humid region and want to prevent excess moisture that could lead to mold
Do I put a fitted sheet over a mattress Protector?
Yes. A mattress protector is meant to be a protective barrier between you and the mattress, but it’s not designed to be slept on without bed sheets.
Post time: Mar-03-2022