Mattress Protector, Pad Or Topper: Which To Buy

by Manju Sharma teacher

The work of the mattress pad, the protector and the mattress topper are similar yet different, hence it becomes quite confusing when one thinks of buying them. It is indeed a disadvantage for the buyer looking to buy waterproof mattress protector online to negotiate and navigate through the various accoutrements of beddings that are generally available.

Mattress pads

The mattress pad usually covers the mattress surface like a fitted sheet. It is thus a very thin piece and generally made from quilted material. This pad is generally lines with elastic and secured with either:

·         A fabric skirt or

·         Corner elastic straps.

It is functionally designed to provide protection to the surface of the mattress and keep it safe from stains and general wear and tear. Even though these mattress pads are quite thin, they help to provide a cushioning effect to the normally firm mattress. Since it is functionally very similar to the mattress protector, opting to buy mattress protector online without understanding its difference to the mattress pad can result in a mistake buy. Hence every buyer needs to be thorough with the individual functions of the mattress protector and pad.

Mattress protector

This is generally a thin sheet usually made up of either polyester or cotton and is designed to cover almost the whole of the mattress. It might also be fitted with elastic straps, like the mattress pad, to secure it or it can be zipped over the whole mattress. In order to buy waterproof mattress protector, care should be taken to check that it can be zipped over the water mattress. Using elastic straps to secure the protector over a water mattress can damage the mattress causing it to leak.

The mattress protector is functionally designed to ensure protection of the mattress from micro-organisms like bacteria, fungi etc., and also from stains and unwanted contaminants like bed bugs. This is because they are both washable and breathable. They are available in different types based on the type of mattress that they protect and the forms are:

·         Waterproof protectors,

·         Quilted protectors,

·         Synthetic protectors and

·         Natural protectors.

Mattress toppers

This is generally made up of a latex, quilted material or memory foam layer and is usually about 3inches in thickness. They sit on the top of the mattress and are functionally made to provide comfort and relieve pressure points. In fact along with the firm structure and support of the mattress below, the mattress makes for a rather comfortable and cool bed.

Covering the mattress with affordable mattress toppers makes for a great way to change the look of an old mattress and have it looking absolutely new. These toppers are generally used when there is need for sleeping on a soft surface for some time after an injury or accident or when the old mattress becomes hard and uneven. A topper is however a temporary adjustment.

Mattress toppers are generally made up of memory or latex foam and alternatives of down/down which make for the best cooling mattress topper currently available.

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About Manju Sharma Freshman   teacher

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Joined APSense since, January 31st, 2019, From new delhi, India.

Created on Sep 29th 2019 07:22. Viewed 274 times.


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