A mattress protector is like a second skin for a mattress. It breathes new life into a mattress and keeps it looking fresh. A mattress is one of the most important things in your bedroom, so after your mattress and pillow, the mattress protector is the next most important thing.
Purchase of a mattress protector is advisable as it is difficult to remove stains from most mattresses.
At Caractère’s you will find a bunch of solutions responding to your expectations:
The disposable mattress protector: Waterproof flat pads, waterproof fitted sheets, DWR (durable water repellency) or non-waterproof.
The mattress renovator for stained or used mattresses.
So, what should you use ?
Even without accidents, an unprotected mattress can get stained by perspiration. The salts and minerals in perspiration produce slightly brown stains. Mattress warranties are generally invalidated if the mattress is stained, and mattress protectors prevent this. A simple non waterproof pad or a fitted sheet can help avoid these mild problems.
Disposable mattress protectors are also invaluable when toilet-training a child. You will then choose a waterproof mattress protector.
Mattress protectors prevent not only accidents but infestation by dust mites, bed bugs,
and the like. Dust mites feed on the tiny particles of skin that we shed every night. Dust mites cause eczema and asthma in children and are one of the most common causes of allergies in humans. These can be found in any home, no matter how clean it is, and the greatest concentration of them in your house is in your mattress.
Mattress protectors also reduce the ability of mould to grow on a mattress. They are recommended for people who have allergies, and for maximum protection, it is best to buy a mattress protector which is approved by the British Allergy Foundation. For these concerns, breathable non-waterproof fitted sheets or mattress renovators are advisable.
Mattress protectors are essential if a person has continence issues. This is often a problem for men, particularly if they have received prostate treatment. Between 39 and 63 percent of men who have been treated for prostate cancer experience some level of urinary incontinence for a year after surgery. Men can also simply have over-active bladders, or problems with the bladder caused by such conditions as interstitial cystitis. Incontinence can also result from neurological problems, for instance, after a stroke. Insurance companies might cover the cost of disposable mattress protectors in this situation. You will then turn to the waterproof fitted sheet as a solution.
It is also disposable and so the hotel industry makes extensive use of such mattress protectors as they protect mattresses effectively and discreetly while assuring the freshness that is required of the hospitality industry. They are clean, fresh and require less labour to maintain, which can allow a hotel to decrease its workforce.
The Sweet Night fitted sheet (low noise technology) is the best product for hotels and B&Bs and has been approved by the biggest european hotel group.
Another good product but not waterproof is the mattress renovator:
Good mattress renovator are made of extremely thick, strong, non-woven fabric: This mattress renovator has zippers at either side and is made of extremely thick and strong non-woven fabric.
A good mattress protector is also more efficient if it has an elasticized skirt that provides a secure fit and is able to completely surround the mattress.
Good quality mattress renovator should be zip-closed, it will be more comfortable and convenient to use.