A Revolution in Bedding Protection: Wet Protect Mattress Covers by Caractère

Tired of traditional mattress protectors just not cutting it, or not doing the job well enough? Experiencing leaks, stains and odours even though you thought your beds were thoroughly protected? Try the new Wet Protect Mattress Cover from Caractère Paris!

Caractère Wet Protect

The new Wet Protect system from Caractère Paris!

Caractère is proud to introduce a series of new technological innovations rolled into one: Wet Protect! A cutting-edge, new line of mattress covers and protectors that assures your beds will be able to withstand even the heaviest of leaks, yet still remain soft and silent to the touch.

Did your hotel or guesthouse recently acquire new mattresses? Always a costly endeavour, those experienced in the tourism industry know that new bedding can prove a worthy investment over time. While expensive up front, this sort of expenditure will pay for itself through positive reviews and word of mouth from satisfied clients.

However, once you’ve bought top quality sleeping arrangements to make everyone happy, how can you make sure to guarantee a quality night’s sleep for every client, all the while keeping your mattresses in shape? Too often, hotel owners sacrifice comfort for safety. How many times have you tried to fall asleep on a bed while traveling and felt that crinkly, odd plasticized layer pressing against you through the sheets? Often, guests wake up in the middle of the night in these situations, covered in sweat and unable to fall back asleep. The next day, they cannot understand the exact cause of their fatigue, but it certainly makes it more difficult for them to enjoy their holiday. In the end, this can all be due to a low quality mattress protector that prioritizes covering the mattress rather than providing a restful sleep.

Caractère thought long and hard about how to resolve this conflict between the interests of the client and the interests of the accommodation owner. Finally, we believe we’ve reached the perfect compromise: The brand new Wet Protect system! Now you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for hygiene. At the same time, you can ensure your mattress investment won’t need to be replaced as frequently thanks to Wet Protect’s full mattress protection system against leaks and incontinence. Don’t throw out anything more than the sheets if you don’t have to! While you can easily wash and replace linens as part of typical daily maintenance and cleaning schedules, there’s no simple way to remove the stench of urine or defecation from a mattress. Too many of us know, there’s nothing worse than paying for a top-shelf hotel room or suite and than discovering your place of sleep, the most sacred part of a stay, will be bothered by unwanted odors, dampness or a noisy mattress cover.

mattress protector for hotel bedWet Protect answers all these needs with its combination of spongy cotton and polyester fibres sewn together in tiny, almost micro-fibre rings. Washable and breathable, this new mattress cover is one of the most sophisticated mattress protection system available on the market. Combined with a layer of polyurethane as a liner on the inside, no rival product comes close to this perfect combination of attributes. The unique and innovative materials prevent Wet Protect from causing those noisy, crackling disturbances so common in guest houses.

the mattress protector Wet Protect can resist 50 washs

Caractere’s Wet Protect  mattress covers can easily resist 50 washes

Resistant against the use of a washing machine, these sturdy new covers can withstand more than fifty wash cycles in lower temperature settings without shrinking or losing their leak resistance. The technological advance of polyurethane provides a never before seen or felt experience of softness, while still ensuring total impenetrability, even during the heaviest of leaks and accidents. Increased width of the ridges on the sides of  the covers, from 25 to 35 cm (10 to 14 inches), offer the highest quality protection possible for the top of your mattress, as well as the sides and corners of the bed. Manufactured in a neutral white tone and sold individually, Wet Protect guarantees maximum versatility in establishments both large and small, from the most basic to the most prestigious. When you’re looking for mattress protectors, choose a product that will make your accommodations stand out from the rest! Choose Wet Protect for a better night’s sleep, for both you and your guests.

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Looking for a High Quality Mattress Protector, disposable or durable?

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,

bed bug

bed bug

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 FoundationFor 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.

So, remember:

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.

The Way of Saint James, the Annual Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and Disposable Bedding: How and Why?

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The Way of Saint James

Many hikers (called “pèlerins,” or pilgrims in French) discovered disposable linens for the first time by frequenting the lodgings along the ancient Way of Saint James. The annual pilgrimage across the southern half of France continues the length of the northern coast of Spain until those brave enough to meet the challenge reach the Atlantic coast. Hikers typically start out in Paris, Vézelay, Le-Puy-en-Velay or Arles, and end their several week- (and sometimes month-) long journey at the main Cathedral of the Galecian city of Santiago de Compostela (in Spanish, or Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle in French). Hikers and hotel owners have posed us many questions regarding the journey, so we wrote this article to explain what solutions we provide.

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Disposable Flat Sheets

First, the hiker wonders, “Will I sleep comfortably in disposable sheets“? No question here — this first issue is quickly resolved because the walker will sleep like a baby, no matter what. First of all, because he or she will be exhausted after a long day of walking! More important though is the fact that disposable sheets look and feel exactly like traditional cotton cloth ones. The disposable linen, whether it be a flat sheet, a stretchy fitted sheet or a sleeping bag, is always soft, flexible and tear resistant. They weigh less than traditional cloth sheets (meaning they are lighter to carry), but the non-woven material provides better heat insulation and more warmth than cotton on cool nights, while still allowing the body to breathe, perfect for tents and rural guest houses.

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Disposable Fitted Mattress Cover

The second most common question is, “Why has the accommodation chosen to use disposable sheets? Is it because they cost less? While this is often true, it’s not the sole reason. Price aside, there are also benefits to disposable sheets in terms of hygiene. First about the price: more often than not, the hiker will only stay one night at each stop along the way, moving onto a new town or village the next day. Every hotel and inn owner knows that changing the sheets every day is a pain and costs a fortune. Yet, the hiker is often not willing to pay more for his or her room simply because he or she is staying one night, and everyone still wants a clean bed upon arriving to the accommodation after a long day of walking. We all know nothing is worse than sleeping on sheets that have not been changed!

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Bed Bugs, Preventable with the Mattress Cover

Thus, the best solution for the hiker is the disposable sheet. Each sheet can be used between one to three weeks, depending on the hiker’s preferences and their cleanliness. The requirement for hygiene is solved for the hotel owner by providing always clean sheets, which prevents complaints from customers.
However, the main reason hoteliers tell us they choose our products is hygiene. Over the past five years, bedbugs have started to appear in rural guesthouses that welcome the march participants. Hikers have accused these cottages of a lack of hygiene or care, without thinking that it was in fact their own journeys into the forest that carried the nasty critters into town from nature. Routine use of hygienic, disposable mattress sheets, protectors and pads helps prevent mattresses from bedbug invasion, which presents a very difficult (if not impossible) problem to eliminate once it has appeared.

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Scallop shells commonly found along the Way of St. James

Finally the hikers bring with them another major concern: They walk all day, every day for a long period of time. To relieve the pain and blisters they experience, they often apply lotions and pain-relieving ointments. Unfortunately for the host, these oily, thick products are extremely difficult remove from conventional sheets and bedding.
Disposable sheets (such as a fitted sheet placed on top of a waterproof mattress pad) are often the best option to provide consistently impeccable linen quality.
It is clear that for more than purely financial reasons, the use of disposable sheets and linens ensures an excellent level of hygiene that the clients have the right to expect, even if they are only staying one night or paying very little for their rural lodging.

Caractère wishes a happy, safe and hygienic hike to all of this year’s participants in The Way of Saint James!

Scabies in the Elysée Palace? How Disposable Sheets and Linens can Prevent a Public Heath Disaster

Well, honestly we never expected disposable sheets would be the next big thing to hit Paris’ Elysée Palace, where the President of France resides. Surprisingly, an article that originated in a Parisian daily paper, 20 Minutes (then reprinted and rebroadcast by all the major media outlets of the capital), about a year ago details the poor hygiene conditions that the President’s Republican Guards must endure, merely to accomplish their jobs.

“Three Cases of Scabies at the Elysée” by William Molinié
The Elysée Palace and the dust mite scabei, a mite responsible for scabies

HEALTH – It all started with three private level officers who worked at the palace… A disease that puts a nasty damper on the prestige of the gold-plated presidential palace. “Three suspected cases of scabies were reported during the summer on three sub-officers at the Elysée Palace,” said the Press Secretary for the President of the Republic.

This highly contagious skin disease is most often caught by the homeless who live in the most difficult of conditions. “Indeed, there have been some instances [of Scabies] in the Elysée because of the dilapidated condition of the premises,” confirmed the Association for Military Rights Advocacy.

“The plaster walls are falling apart”
According to official military sources who wish to remain anonymous, “the plaster walls are falling apart into pieces” and “some policemen are sleeping in linen closets that are never aired out.” The bedding is also “almost never changed” and the guards have to provide their own investment “in disposable sheets.” From the point of view of the President, he wants to reassure the public. “Renovations of the rooms have been undertaken to reduce overcrowding, a main factor that contributes to this disease,” he claimed.

 

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Waterproof Mattress Covers

Let’s just say the misfortune of the Republican Guard has put a spotlight on our core business, disposable linens and bedsheets. The disposable sheet was invented to avoid the risk of spread of diseases and infections, especially in hospitals, nursing homes and day cares. It was quickly adopted by other accommodations, such as hotels, rural country cottages, camp sites, bed and breakfasts, inns, guest houses and boarding schools. The first few generations of the products were uncomfortable and noisy, often causing guests to disturb themselves with the sound of their own shifting positions in the middle of the night. However, today’s innovations in non-woven fabric technology have revolutionised disposable linens with ultra-thin waterproof layers, increasing their comfort, softness and hospitality. The Nuideal Tranquil Night Mattress Cover, for instance, guarantees waterproof protection while also feeling every bit as soft as high thread count cotton. These waterproof covers and mattress pads are already used by luxury hotels that must ensure they always provide impeccably clean beds and proper service to demanding clients.

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, nonwoven fabrics can mean time and cost

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Waterproof Mattress Pads

savings for hotel owners and managers who won’t have to worry anymore about washing and drying reusable products, nor the high water and electricity bills that accompany these processes, nor having to deal with expensive bleaching and spot-removal services. What’s more, disposable sheets are 100% recyclable. Some are even biodegradable, which means minimal to no environmental impact, often at a much lower cost than reusable products.

Browse Caractère’s full collection via the following link: http://disposable-linen.co.uk/bed-sheet-towelling-bedding/index.html