Designed to protect and create a comfortable sleep, mattress covers help to enhance or bridge the quality of your mattress for a better night’s rest
The mattress cover category is comprised of items such as traditional mattress pads, overfilled mattress toppers, fiberbeds and featherbeds. (Foam is also a popular support material. See Foam Products for details.)
Mattress covers are generally constructed by making the outer cover in fabric, adding filling between and quilting through all the material. Mattress pads are traditionally made with a skirt attached, to securely fit the pad to the mattress. Some covers protect from dust mites, allergens, odors, stains, spills, etc. as well as add a layer of comfort to enhance sleep experience.
Mattress covers are a built from a few main ingredients: the top cloth, the filling and, in some products, an anchoring or skirting embellishment to help secure it to the mattress. The top cloth is the aesthetic part of the mattress cover, but it can offer a very critical performance attribute to protect you and your mattress. Some fabrics provide a benefit like stain resistance, an allergen barrier or a cooling attribute, and they can range in thread count construction from less than 180 thread counts up to 500 or 600 thread counts.
The filling of a mattress cover can be broken down into simple sub category offerings of polyester and natural. Each type of filling offers a different level of comfort, protection, support and price.
- Polyester fillings, such as foam and fiber, are more durable, easier to launder, and exist in the majority of mattress cover offerings.
- Naturally-derived fillings, like down, feather, wool or cotton, are generally more expensive and have a wide range of variety.