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A Guide to Mattress Protectors

A Guide to Mattress Protectors



There is an important question which must be asked, and that is; is your mattress wearing the proper protection? If your answer is No, then you need to know why your mattress needs protection by reading this guide.

The most popular reason why people buy mattress protectors is to prolong the life of your mattress and ensure that the warranty is safeguarded. This is so because if you get your mattress stained or ripped, then the warranty is off. There are tighter restrictions about stains – usually stained mattresses cannot be returned for service or replacement.

 Mattress protectors are also effective in protecting against dust mites. An average adult sheds about one and a half grams of skin every day, and did you know that the dust-mites already living on your mattress feed on this skin to survive.

If you have been searching for a type of mattress protector to buy, then this buying guide would definitely be of help.

Why Should My Mattress be protected?

 Before you go shopping for mattress protectors, do you even know why you need one actually? If not, here are the main reasons why you may need one:

  • Helps protect from every day wear and tear
  • You can upgrade to a waterproof fabric for protection against liquids and spills. All of Milky Sheet’s mattress protectors feature a thin, waterproof layer against spills and liquids.
  • Helps protect against dust mites and pet dander
  • Provides comfort if you have chosen one with light padding

There are so many different types of mattress protectors to choose from. They vary in style, thickness and fabric type. The type you choose should depend on your preferences, mattress and requirements

Not sure where to begin? You can start by differentiating one fabric from the other.


The normal cotton mattress protector does the basic job of providing adequate protection. They are less expensive and easy to maintain. Available in cotton terry toweling for waterproof protectors.

Coolmax ®

If you have a memory foam mattress that gets hot easily, you should choose one with a cooling fabric such as bamboo or one that features Coolmax® technology. Milky Sheets has recently launched a new line of Coolmax® mattress protectors.

 Bamboo Jersey

More thicker than cotton and terry toweling fabrics, their slight padding provides a bit more comfort. If you like the feel of the outer fabric of bamboo memory foam pillows, then you may look into these.


Usually blended cotton, these are more superior than the standard cotton protectors as discussed below. Available in bamboo terry toweling for waterproof protectors.

Reasons why bamboo mattress protectors are better

There are loads of benefit you can derive from using a bamboo mattress  protector.

  • Super Soft  - Comparing bamboo to cotton is like comparing cashmere to wool which would give you a more soft and luxurious feel.
  • Skin Friendly - For those that have any form of skin allergies or sensitive skin, bamboo fabric is the best for you.
  • Moisture Wicking - Bamboo fabric will always absorb moisture away from your skin, and this would help keep you cooler and drier during the night. It also resists odour.
  • Thermo Control - Bamboo fabric is also breathable and it performs extraordinarily well regardless of the temperature.
  • Bamboo is great for the environment – Bamboo is highly sustainable, and it is gradually becoming an increasing alternative to cotton. According to research, bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world currently and it would always yield more than cotton even with the same plot of land.

Types of Protectors

Full Encasement – these mattress protectors are a case for your mattress and provide total protection. The only drawback in installing it and removing it, as it could be challenging to lift up your entire mattress off your bed.

Fitted – These are the easiest to install and remove as they go on easily like a fitted sheet. The sides are usually a polyester mesh that is adjustable to several mattress depths.

Elastic Strap – This is similar to the fitted mattress protector except the straps secures the mattress in place. These are more common for cots and bassinets.

This buyers guide must have helped you in a way or the other, and for those that are still contemplating buying a mattress protector, you can always go through the guide again or contact us for any questions, and be rest assured that you would get something which would suit your requirements.