A protector keeps your mattress safe and clean from body oils and fluids including perspiration and accidental spills.It provides protection from allergens and irritants such as dust mites, bed bugs, mold and dead skin which would get into the mattress leading to allergies with consequences such as skin irritation, sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, breathlessness.
Normal protectors are thin with a layer of moisture wicking fabric on the surface and lined with a polyurethane membrane which makes them waterproof.
Mattress protectors come in different styles…
- Fitted and Skirted like a fitted sheet OR with elastic bands at the 4 corners
These are easily removable for washing
- Encasements which fully enclose the mattress generally with a 3-sided zip locking in its newness and freshness with no chance of spills, or allergens getting into the mattress ever. This sort of a protector is not easy to frequently remove and launder so it is generally paired with a removable mattress protector which can be laundered regularly.