As a luxury bedding retailer, you know how important it is to understand your clients’ needs. You need to predict what products will bring the most delight to your clients. One such product is mattress protectors. Mattress protectors are one of the most important luxury bedding accessories available right now.
Below, we will look at the advantages of mattress protectors and which type is best.
What is a Mattress Protector and What Does It Do?
A mattress protector offers you an extra layer of protection for your mattress. It is able to absorb or repel liquids and allergens such as bed bugs or dust mites, and the best part is that it's easily machine washable.
Many homeowners are confused about what exactly a mattress protector does, and most customers think that it is not a necessary bedding essential, but that’s far from the case. A mattress protector can help you with a few different things, such as:
Keeping Your Mattress Clean
As we sleep, our bodies are continuously at work repairing and rejuvenating themselves, both inside and out. It is not uncommon for us to shed dead skin cells, produce sweat, and other necessary oils.
All of these things can soak right through bedsheets and become embedded in our mattresses, and once they get in there it’s almost impossible to get them out. A mattress protector can prevent all of those things from soaking into the mattress, and it can be taken off and washed with regular laundry.
Keeps a Mattress Feeling Newer Longer
Perspiration, spilling your drink or any other liquids getting into your mattress will cause the foam inside of it to break down faster, wearing it down, and shortening its lifespan.
Without any added protection, even the smallest amounts of moisture will build up over time. It’s like replacing your kitchen sponge when it starts to break down after too many uses. You’ll have to replace your mattress much more quickly without a mattress protector, and that can be costly.
Helping to Prevent Allergies
Dust mite build ups are very common in mattresses and they can lead to issues like sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, and asthma. Dust mites feed on dead skin cells, and these skin cells collect on a mattress if you do not have a mattress protector that you regularly wash.
Protecting Your Mattress’ Warranty
Most reputable mattress brands offer warranties on their high-quality mattresses, however, if you so much as get a tiny stain on them, it will void the product’s warranty. Even if the stain has nothing to do with the warranty issue, it will still void it.
A mattress protector will help customers prevent this from happening if they do find something wrong with their mattress, and would like to return or replace it.
For these reasons, everyone should consider investing in a mattress protector.
Mattress Protectors vs Mattress Pads
Mattress protectors can commonly be mistaken for mattress pads, but they are different.
Mattress pads are used for adding a level of padding to a mattress, and it is not waterproof or dustproof. Mattress protectors, on the other hand, are thinner and will not change the padding or feel of the mattress, and they are waterproof and dustproof. If you invest in the perfect mattress for your bed, you probably won’t need a mattress pad.
There are also bedding items called mattress toppers. These are different from mattress pads and protectors, in that they are usually thicker and provide more padding. If your customers use a mattress topper, then we recommend that they purchase a mattress protector that is able to fit over the top of the topper and the mattress.
Different Types of Mattress Protectors
Mattress protectors come in a variety of types that can address different concerns. They vary in materials and provide distinct benefits and protection.
Carbon Mattress Protectors
Not only are Westex’s Carbon-Infused Mattress Protectors considered to be a high-quality, waterproof and stain-resistant protective layer for a bed, but they also provide customers anti-static technology.
This mattress protector is constructed using carbon-infused fibers that are capable of neutralizing static electricity in an effort to improve relaxation, and therefore, sleep quality. Its waterproof design will protect a customer’s mattress against unwanted spills, while also featuring a stretch skirt that makes for an easy and secure fit.
Bamboo Mattress Protectors
Westex’s Waterproof and Hypoallergenic Bamboo Mattress Protector is a long-lasting and sustainable choice for those customers that want to purchase bedding items that are eco-friendly.
Bamboo bedding items are naturally soft, breathable, waterproof, and provide hypoallergenic benefits. Made with bamboo rayon, this mattress protector is designed to be durable while providing all the features needed for a good night of rest. Fitted with a stretch skirt for an easy fit, this protector is designed to fit mattresses up to 18-inches thick.
Terry Cloth Mattress Protectors
Lastly, the Pro-Shield Terry Cloth Mattress Protector by Westex is made from a cotton-polyester mix that features a thermoplastic polyurethane waterproof layer for ultimate protection from moisture and stains, while still offering breathability. This protective layer offers enhanced features that protects mattresses against the build-up of dust mites, bed bugs, bacteria, and more.
Everybody can benefit from having a mattress protector on their mattress. If you do decide not to put a mattress protector on your mattress, it’s similar to choosing not to put a protective case on your expensive smartphone. In the end, using a mattress protector offers health benefits and protects your mattress from any spills, accidents, and tears.
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Westex is a 100% proudly Canadian wholesale bedding, throw cushion, and home textiles manufacturing company. Our luxury bedding collection features Down and Down-Alternative duvets and pillows, mattress toppers, mattress pads and protectors.
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