What is a mattress protector?
A mattress protector is generally a thin piece of bedding material that fits around your mattress, going on like a fitted sheet or encasing the mattress completely. It’s usually waterproof.
Why do you need a mattress protector?
Having a mattress protector on your bed protects you and your mattress from bacteria such as sweat, lint, dust mites, animal dander, mucous, soil, sand, cosmetics and insect parts – just to name a few – that can build up in your mattress over time. Using a mattress protector can extend the life of your mattress by five to 10 years, depending on the quality of the mattress and the protector.
Can you wash a mattress protector?
Yes, you can. Pop it in the machine on a cold or lukewarm gentle wash and never use harsh or abrasive cleaners on it. Do not put it in the tumble dryer, let it dry in the sun or indoors where it’s warm. You should also never dry clean a mattress protector.
How often should you wash a mattress protector?
At least every two months, but more if you have pets, have allergies, of if the protector has suffered any spills.
Where to buy the best mattress protectors in Australia
So if you're looking to prolong the life of your mattress, then investing in a good mattress protector is a good idea. Below, we've rounded up the best mattress protectors you can shop in Australia.
Shop now at Pillow Talk
No longer will you need to strip the entire bed when wet. Simply tuck in the Wetguard matress protector over your bottom sheet and remove when you need to.
Shop now at Adairs
If you suffer from dust-mite allergies the Clear Sleep mattress protector by Adairs is a great option to keep dust at bay. With a dust-proof flap, zipper closure and a breathable waterproof backing, it's a mattress protector for all seasons.
Shop now at Sheridan
Lightweight, soft and breathable. Made with Coolmax technology, the fibres are designed to transport moisture away from your body to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates.
Shop now at Bed Bath N' Table
A comfortable sleep is just a cotton mattress protector away. Made from 100 per cent cotton outer and filling, it's also quilted with a diamond stitch to ensure the filling stays in place. Plus, the elasticated skirt allows for a secure fit so you never find yourself in a tangle of cotton sheets in the morning.
Shop now at Harris Scarfe
An extra layer of soft cushioned comfort. This mattress cover also features a Purefresh treatment for effective antibacterial protection, perfect for asthma and allergy sufferers.
Shop now at Big W
Encased in a luxuriously soft quilted microfibre cover, this mattress cover features a Teflon fabric protector treatment which repels and releases stains - ensuring its durability and softness.
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