It can often sound like we're talking about the same thing when we mention mattress protectors and mattress toppers but they are actually quite different. Each serves a different, but just as important, purpose in achieving the perfect night’s sleep for your guests. Although adding a mattress topper and mattress protector to your guest beds might be a little more expensive and require a little bit more effort, they can have a big impact on the comfort of guests and the quality and endurance of the rest of your bedding.
Mattress toppers are usually about 4 to 8 inches thick and are designed to improve comfort or disguise the current state of a mattress. Mattress toppers aren't always required if you've just invested in a new luxury mattress, however, if funds are a bit tight this month and you can't quite stretch to buy a new mattress, a mattress topper could be the solution as they provide comfort (like a new mattress would) without the high price tag. Some mattress toppers (such as the memory foam variety) even mould to the sleeper’s body, supporting the neck, back and pressure points to banish uncomfortable aches and pains. Our Duck Down & Feather Topper provides all the warmth and luxury of a traditional feather bed in a convenient mattress topper that supports all areas of the body. Even if you think a bed is perfect as it is, adding a topper will make it feel absolutely sublime. To prolong the life of a mattress topper and to avoid regular laundering, you should always use a mattress protector on top.
A mattress protector can prevent stains on your mattress and, teamed with a mattress topper, it provides both comfort and protection. Allergens such as dust mites, animal hairs and dead skin cells can lie dormant in mattresses and can cause problems for asthma and eczema sufferers. A mattress protector acts as a barrier between sleeper and mattress, providing hygiene, comfort and reliability and longevity. There are also a range of types available, depending on your needs: zippered mattress protectors enclose a mattress completely; fitted mattress protectors simply tuck around mattresses like a bottom sheet; waterproof mattress protectors offer protection against stains and spills; polypropylene mattress protectors are lightweight and incredibly strong with low moisture absorption. Our Jersey PU Mattress Protectors feature a coating that is an anti-bacterial, anti-microbe and anti-dustmite finish which gives 100% protection and is also available in a fully enclosed option.