Tips for Buying the Best Mattress Protectors.

The mattress protectors are an excellent item to have. Whether you are running a hotel or at summer camp or a shelter, these protectors can save you a lot of money. The protectors are not just a recommended item for commercial use. They are perfect for domestic use as well. They keep the mattresses safe and clean. The mattresses are not very cheap and the protectors help them in lasting for a long time. The mattress protectors are available in different shapes and sizes. Choosing the type of the mattress protector depends on how you wish to use your mattress.

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There are certain important things that a good protector should have. With all the variety that is available in the market, the buyer can become a little confused sometimes. Having a clear vision of what a good protector should have can help in making the right decision.

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Here are some of the important features to look for:

Waterproof:

It is important to ensure that the protector is waterproof. The mattresses which are completely waterproof will have a longer life. The double waterproof mattress protector can keep the mattresses safe from bed wetting, spills and other things that can ruin the mattress. It keeps the mattress from absorbing water and becoming damp. The damp mattresses can easily become the home of harmful germs which are not good for health.

Certified bed bug proof:

The bed bugs are on the small size. These bugs can easily squeeze through the tiny holes that a mattress has. The mattresses have zippers through which the bed bugs can easily enter the mattress. Having a protector will keep the bed bugs out of the mattress.

Breathability:

The breathability of the mattresses is an important factor. The mattresses that are able to breathe help in keeping the user cool. The protectors which do not breathe can get overly warm and they can become pretty uncomfortable.

Easy to clean:

There are certain protectors which require regular cleaning. These protectors need to be washed regularly. There are some protectors which can stay on the bed and you just need to wipe down. They just need to be wiped with a damp cloth.

Reducing the allergies:

The allergy bedding helps in reducing the dust mites, pollens and several other allergens. This helps in providing a comfortable sleep to people with allergies.

Flame retardant:

It is essential for the mattresses to be fire resistant. This is very important for because the flame retardant mattresses can reduce the damage in case of accidental fire.

Size:

Choosing the right size is very important. The most common sizes available in the market are the twin, full, queen, king etc. Measuring the depth of the mattress is also important because the protector will fit if the depth is right as well.

Types of mattress protectors:

Here are some of the types which are available:

Fitted protectors:

The fitted protectors are useful because it helps in protecting the top and the sides of the mattress. They protect the mattress from moisture. Moisture is not good for the life of mattresses. These protectors are not very suitable for commercial use.

Anchor brands:

These protectors guard the top of the mattress. They do not provide protection on the sides or underneath the mattress.  The anchor brands are good for keeping the protectors in place. These protectors are also not very suitable for commercial use.

Zippered:

These protectors are an excellent choice for commercial use. They offer a lot of protection because they encase the whole mattress.

Materials used for manufacturing:

The quality of the protectors depends on the materials that they are made up of. Here are some of the common materials with which the protectors are made.

Vinyl:

One of the material used for the making the protectors. This material is highly economical and easy to clean. This material is very effective against the moisture, bed bugs, allergens and some other things. Some of the disadvantages of this material is that they are not very breathable. They can also be a little noisy. They are an excellent choice because they take little time to clean. They do not need to be washed. They can be wiped down by using a damp cloth. A disinfectant can also be used. You can use the heavy duty vinyl mattresses for commercial use.

Urethane:

These mattresses protectors are very comfortable and breathable. These mattress do not make any noise and they are very quiet. These protectors have a long lifespan. These protectors are good at protecting the mattress against moisture, bed bugs, allergens and other things. They are not as cheap as the vinyl mattresses, but they are still cost effective. They cannot be cleaned by just using a damp cloth. They need to be washed regularly.

Which mattress protectors to buy?

Vinyl Mattress Protector – Heavy Duty:

This is a heavy duty protector. It is waterproof and certified beg bug proof. This is also flame retardant and it also reduces the allergens. The protector which is 6 gauge vinyl is durable. This is perfect for summer.

Breathable Zippered Mattress Encasement:

These mattress protectors are breathable and it is also waterproof. This mattress is bed bug proof and it can reduce the allergens. The materials which is waterproof is also very breathable. This material does not get too hot in summer.

Quick tips for buying the protectors:

While buying the protectors, it is very important that the depth of the mattresses is measured. If the depth of the mattress is not measured properly, then it will lead to buying the protectors which do not fit the mattress. The protector which does not fit will not be able to protect the mattress properly.

The protectors which are made up of vinyl are less expensive. These covers are also easier to maintain. Cleaning these protectors does not take a lot of time. The breathable protector is more comfortable.

These hooks attract and absorb dirt, dust and bacteria from the surface.

If there is an existing bed bug problem then the bed bug covers should be left on for at least a year so that the bed bugs are dead.

 

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