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Australian Mattress Protector Buying Guide

Mattress protectors are an essential but often forgotten piece of bedding which will protect your mattress and prolong its life.

They help protect your whole family against asthma, allergies and irritants, prevent bed bug bites, protect against life’s little accidents, prevent mattress wear-and-tear, guard against bacteria and germs and can even help you feel cooler so you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

When you consider that we spend over a third of our lives in bed, a quality mattress protector seems a wise investment indeed.

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What different types of mattress protector are there?

Thanks to constant innovation and design, today’s mattress protectors promote maximum comfort, are attractive and stylish and come in a range of options. These include:

Types

Waterproof:
Perfect for to protect your bed from bedwetting, incontinence, spills, stains and other accidents

Encasement:
Encased mattress protectors help protect against bed bugs, dust mites, bacteria, germs and other allergens that could be living in your mattress.

Quilted:
Protecting against wear-and-tear, a quilted mattress cover is soft, padded and offers additional comfort.

Cool:
A cooling mattress protector will prevent you from overheating whilst you sleep- perfect if you own a latex or memory foam mattress.

Mattress Protector waterproof

Waterproof:
Perfect for to protect your bed from bedwetting, incontinence, spills, stains and other accidents

Mattress Protector encased bed

Encasement:
Encased mattress protectors help protect against bed bugs, dust mites, bacteria, germs and other allergens that could be living in your mattress.

Mattress Protector quilted bed

Quilted:
Protecting against wear-and-tear, a quilted mattress cover is soft, padded and offers additional comfort.

Mattress Protector cool

Cool:
A cooling mattress protector will prevent you from overheating whilst you sleep- perfect if you own a latex or memory foam mattress.

Mattress Protector Fabrics

Cotton:

Cotton is light, breathable and washable fabric for softness, comfort and optimal temperature control.

Tencel:

Providing a cool and silky feel, Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric which is great for sensitive skin and naturally absorbs moisture.

Bamboo:

Breathable, temperature-regulating and eco-friendly, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and odour-resistant.

Bamboo/Cotton:

Combining the best of bamboo and cotton, this eco-friendly blend boasts breathability, natural antibacterial properties, odour resistance, comfort and protection against allergies and asthma.

Synthetic Fibre:

Made from polyester, micro-fibre, or a blend of nylon-polyester, synthetic fibres are waterproof, allergy-friendly, temperature-regulating and easy to clean. Many include advanced fibre technologies such as Temprakon and Coolmax®. 

Cotton:

Cotton is light, breathable and washable fabric for softness, comfort and optimal temperature control.

Tencel:

Providing a cool and silky feel, Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric which is great for sensitive skin and naturally absorbs moisture.

Bamboo:

Breathable, temperature-regulating and eco-friendly, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and odour-resistant.

Bamboo/Cotton:

Combining the best of bamboo and cotton, this eco-friendly blend boasts breathability, natural antibacterial properties, odour resistance, comfort and protection against allergies and asthma.

Synthetic Fibre:

Made from polyester, micro-fibre, or a blend of nylon-polyester, synthetic fibres are waterproof, allergy-friendly, temperature-regulating and easy to clean. Many include advanced fibre technologies such as Temprakon and Coolmax®. 

Australian Mattress Protector Sizes

Australian Mattress Protectors are designed to fit Standard Australian Bed Sizes:

SizeDimensions
Single 90cm x 190cm
King Single 107 x 203cm
Long Single 92 x 203cm
Double 135 x 190cm
Queen 152 x 208cm
King 150 x 200cm
Super King 180 x 200cm
Standard Cot 69 x 130cm
Boori Cot 75 x131cm

 

Please measure your bed before your purchase to ensure a perfect fit.

How do mattress protectors attach to your bed?

There are several ways in which the mattress protector you choose can fit to your bed. These include: 

Mattress Protector elastic strap

Elastic strap: This one attaches to your mattress with a simple elastic strap.

Mattress Protector fitted

Fitted: Similar to your fitted sheet, this mattress protector fits over your bed and hugs the sides of your bed.

Mattress Protector skirt

Skirt: This is similar to the fitted design, but the sides can be adjusted to suit your mattress.

Mattress Protector Close Up Zipper

Zippered: This mattress protector fully encases your mattress and fastens with a secure zip to provide maximum protection

Mattress Protector elastic strap

Elastic strap:
This one attaches to your mattress with a simple elastic strap.

Mattress Protector fitted

Fitted:
Similar to your fitted sheet, this mattress protector fits over your bed and hugs the sides of your bed.

Mattress Protector skirt

Skirt:
This is similar to the fitted design, but the sides can be adjusted to suit your mattress.

Mattress Protector Close Up Zipper

Zippered:
This mattress protector fully encases your mattress and fastens with a secure zip to provide maximum protection

How do you choose which mattress protector is right for you?

Before you spend any money, first think about why you want to buy a mattress protector.

What are your unique needs and requirements? Whose bed is it for? Does this person have any special needs or considerations? How much protection are you looking for? Do you want to guard against stains, prevent against wear and tear, avoid allergies and asthma or protect your mattress from bed buds?

This will help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect mattress protector for you.

It’s also a good idea to consider your budget. Avoid opting for a cheaper design for the sake of saving a few dollars and instead look for a high-quality mattress cover that will last for many years to come. Many of our products come with a generous 10-year warranty for added peace of mind.

Which type of mattress protector should you buy?

We understand that it can feel rather confusing when it comes to choosing your perfect mattress protector as there are so many advanced designs, so much innovation and so many options out there.

For that reason, we’ve gather together the following suggestions:

Problems/IssuesSolutions
Allergies and Asthma If dust mites, allergies and asthma are a concern for you, opt for a fully-encased mattress protector with anti-allergen properties.
Bed bugs Bed bugs are an ever-increasing problem here in Australia as they become increasingly resistant to treatments.
Protect your family from bed bug bites by opting for a fully-encased design.
Bedwetting and Incontinence Accidents do happen, especially if you’re young, suffering from stress or suffering from health problems.
In this case, protect your mattress with a waterproof cover.
Spills and Stains Your unprotected mattress is the ideal environment for bacteria and mold to grow.
This is caused by sweat, make-up, spills, accidents, and even your body’s natural acidity. Choose a waterproof mattress cover to prevent this occuring.
Wear-and-tear If you’re simply looking to prolong the life of your mattress, a simple mattress pad should be enough.
Overheating whilst sleeping Some people are ‘hot sleepers’, suffer from ‘hot flashes’ or own a latex or memory foam mattress which can interfere with a restful night’s sleep. Choose a mattress protector which features CoolPass technology or Coolmax® technology.

 

NOTE: Most mattress protectors will provide a clever combination of several of these features.

How do Mattress Protectors work?

Whilst mattress protectors can often be a simple fabric pad that protects against wear and tear, most of our mattress covers boast a vinyl waterproof covering or an advanced polyurethane coating called MiracleMembrane®. This protects your mattress from spills, stains and other accidents and also protects against dust mites, allergens, mold, and bacteria.

Many designs also have an anti-microbe treatment applied to offer further protection against bacteria, mould & dust mites and also provide extended freshness.

We also boast many fully-encased designs and clever zipper fastening which lock bed bugs out and protect your skin from painful bed bug bites.

FAQS

Will mattress protectors help protect against bed bugs?

Yes! Using a mattress protector can be a highly effective way to protect your mattress from bed bugs and avoid suffering from those itchy and unsightly bed bug bites.

Ensure you use a high-quality protective cover that offers complete encasement of the mattress and springs.

What are the best mattress protectors?

The best mattress protector is the one that best suits your unique needs and requirements, so it’s worth taking the time to find your perfect match.

Overall, this means that it should be made of the best material for your needs, fit securely to your bed and be easy to clean.

Are mattress protectors machine-washable?

Most mattress protectors are completely machine washable and very easy to clean, or simple to wipe down with a cloth. Please check individual protect details for more information.

Are Mattress Protectors safe for babies?

Yes! A high-quality mattress protector is a fantastic addition to your baby’s sleeping space. They can help protect your newborn from allergens and allergies, bed bugs whilst also protecting the mattress from those ‘spills’ that can often happen.

Always follow current guidelines for SIDS for safe and happy sleep.

Can you use a mattress protector with an electric blanket?

Yes! Simply place your mattress protector over your electric blanket and enjoy a warm and comfortable night’s sleep! Please refer to the electric blanket user manual for more information.

Can I ask you a question about a specific product?

Of course! Please contact customer service to find out more about any of our designs. We’d be more than happy to help! 

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