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Guide to choosing waterproof mattress cover

Guide to choosing waterproof mattress cover

Your mattress is no doubt difficult to clean and can be an expensive one. Allowing it to absorb a lot of moisture presents the risk of mould and mildew formation, which are health risks. The only sure way of ensuring that your mattress remains clean and dry is by investing in a quality waterproof mattress cover that comes in handy when dealing with such issues as bed wetting. In addition to keeping your mattress clean and dry, a quality waterproof cover also prevents stains and odor.

The fact that there are different waterproof covers for mattresses in the market can make it a challenge choosing the most appropriate one and below are just a few of the things you need to look into when shopping for one or several.


You are most likely to come across two types of waterproof covers for mattresses; those designed to cover the whole mattress and those that cover the top and sides. The fact that both covers are traditionally made using plastic material makes it necessary to carefully choose one that will serve you best. Note that those designed to cover the whole mattress can be very noisy when turning on the bed. Likewise, those that cover top of the bed and sides can be troublesome at times when the sides fold up when you shift on the bed. It may be necessary to invest in one with elastic bands that hold the cover in place.


Although most waterproof mattress covers are made of plastic material, you are also bound to come across those made of light rubber and synthetic hypoallergenic material. While those made of rubber tend to cause excessive warmth when you sleep, those made of synthetic hypoallergenic material tend to comfortable and are often costly.


This is one of the most important issues you need to consider regardless of which type of waterproof cover you choose to buy. Quality covers are often designed to provide for some level of cushioning and support when you sleep. The cushioning material can be of cotton, foam or wool.


This is no doubt an important issue to consider when shopping for a waterproof cover for your mattress. It is important that you determine size of your mattress before setting out to shop for a cover. Generally, a small single mattress needs a cover measuring 75 cm in width by 190 cm in length, a single mattress needs a cover measuring 90 cm width by 190 cm length, a small double mattress needs a cover of 120 cm by 190 cm in length, a double mattress 135 cm in width by 190 cm length, a King mattress 150 cm by 200 cm length and a Super King mattress 180 cm in width by 200 cm in length.

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