What is a mattress protector?

Your mattress is a significant investment in your comfort and health, so it’s crucial to protect it. A mattress protector is a simple yet effective solution to keep your mattress in top condition. In this blog, we'll explore what a mattress protector is, its benefits, and how to care for it, including how often you should wash it.

What is a Mattress Protector?

A mattress protector is a removable layer of bedding that sits on top of your mattress to shield it from various types of damage and wear. All our mattress protectors have a deep polyester skirt and a miracle membrane which means they are waterproof. Our mattress protectors doubles up as a fitted sheet meaning you can use it as is!

Benefits of Using a Mattress Protector

  1. Protection from Spills and Stains: One of the primary benefits of a mattress protector is its ability to safeguard your mattress from spills, sweat, and other liquids that can cause stains and odours. Since our protectors are waterproof they are especially effective at preventing all moisture from seeping into the mattress.
  2. Hygiene and Allergen Protection: Mattress protectors act as a barrier against dust mites, bacteria, and allergens, making your bed a healthier place to sleep. This is particularly important for people with allergies or asthma.
  3. Extended Mattress Longevity: By protecting your mattress from physical damage and wear and tear, a mattress protector can significantly extend the life of your mattress. It prevents the buildup of dust, skin cells, and other debris that can degrade mattress materials over time.
  4. Enhanced Comfort: All our mattress protectors have different benefits for example our Copper Ice mattress protector has cool-to-touch fabric which can provide you with extra comfort and a better night’s sleep.

Can You Wash a Mattress Protector?

Yes, all our mattress protectors are designed to be machine washable, which makes them easy to maintain. Always check the care label for specific washing instructions, but for our mattress protectors you can follow these steps:

Please wash and tumble dry the protector before using it for the first time as this softens the product, improves its flexibility and eliminates any packaging odours.

Washing :
Please do NOT use any bleach, bleach alternatives, non-chlorine bleach or any bleach by-products in the detergent, as this will destroy the polyurethane lining.

The Protector can be washed in hot water.

Please do NOT dry clean.

Drying :

Please dry together with some other bed linen or towels. The protector can be tumble dried on a medium heat for about 40 minutes (longer if needed - depending on your dryer)

Careful drying will prevent blistering of the lining. If blisters do form from overheating of the dryer, please no longer use the protector, as these blisters will split open and lead to the protector leaking.

  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not bleach
  • Machine wash hot
  • Tumble dry medium
  • Wash and tumble dry with other linens
  • Best wash before use

How Often Should You Wash a Mattress Protector?

The frequency of washing your mattress protector depends on several factors, including how often you use your bed, whether you have pets, and if you have allergies. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Regular Use: If you sleep on the mattress every night, it’s a good idea to wash the protector every time you change your bedding!
  2. Spills and Accidents: Anytime there is a spill or accident, wash the protector immediately to prevent stains and odours.

Enhancing Mattress Longevity with a Protector

Using a mattress protector is one of the easiest ways to enhance the longevity of your mattress. Here’s how it helps:

  • Prevents Liquid Damage: By blocking spills and sweat, the protector keeps the mattress dry and free from stains.
  • Reduces Wear and Tear: The protector shields the mattress surface from friction, which can wear down the fabric and materials over time.
  • Keeps Mattresses Clean: Regularly washing the protector keeps your sleeping environment clean and fresh for longer.

Do you have an electric blanket? That's no problem - these protectors can be used with an electric blanket! They can go either underneath the protector or on top of it! 

In conclusion, a mattress protector is a vital accessory for maintaining the quality and cleanliness of your mattress. It provides essential protection against spills, stains, dust mites, and allergens, while also extending the life of your mattress. Regular washing ensures that it remains effective and keeps your bed a healthy and comfortable place to sleep. Investing in a good mattress protector is a small step that makes a big difference in the longevity and hygiene of your mattress. Please browse our range of mattress protectors here!