How to choose mattress covers on a bed: an overview, types, manufacturers and reviews
Everyone needs a full rest, and one of the main conditions for good health is a healthy sleep. Very much depends on how the sleeping place is equipped, first of all - a bed and a mattress. But many people, paying close attention to the size of the bed, the stiffness of the mattress, forget about another important detail - mattress pad. How to choose mattress covers on the bed, what they are and what their differences are - this is what will be discussed in this article.
Why do you need a mattress pad?
A big disadvantage of modern orthopedic mattresses is their cumbersomeness and impracticality. Yes, they are incredibly comfortable, have different sizes, composition and functionality, help to choose the best option for each consumer. But this, first of all, is not an object of interior, but a bedding that is exposed to pollution and wear.
This is the main drawback of using mattresses with a non-removable surface. To eliminate such a blunder and avoid unpleasant consequences (allergies from accumulated dust, unhygienic, because during sleep people sweat, some suffer from enuresis), and special covers are put on the mattress. How to choose mattress covers? It all depends on what purpose it is used: to make the bed more comfortable or to avoid contamination. And it is depending on the purpose that different types of coatings for the bed are created. All of them are distinguished by the material from which they are made, characteristics and price.
What kinds of products do manufacturers offer?
First of all, it is worthwhile to understand that mattress covers are different in the way they are made:
- lining, which are attached to the bed with wide elastics on the corners - this is the simplest option;
- covers - can be solid and put on the mattress completely, fastened with a zipper or carried out in the form of a sheet on an elastic band, such a mattress cover the outer surface of the mattress and its side parts.
The first option is most often orthopedic mattress covers. How to choose the right size so as not to lose? There is nothing complicated in this process, it is important to know the width and length of the bed, but the cover should be adjusted to the size of the bed as much as possible, otherwise it will not bring anything else besides the inconvenience.
In the form of overlays do and simple mattress covers, which serve as an additional layer for softening and a means to prevent contamination on the surface of the mattress. They resemble a thin quilted blanket with an interlayer of sintepon inside, and the outer fabric is predominantly a natural material.
Other materials can also be used as a filler. How to choose mattress covers, with what filler - depends on what it is for.
- Classical products - they do not have special requirements, because they are designed for better hygiene.
- Orthopedic mattress covers are designed to provide better ergonomics of the bed. To achieve this, different fillers are used: latex, coconut coir.
- Waterproof mattress covers are made of special membrane material, which is absolutely safe, it breathes, it can be washed, while it retains moisture.
- Mattress pads with a heater are mainly products with a wool layer inside, it provides good thermoregulation and is hygroscopic material, making the bed more comfortable.
Whatever the buyer would expect from a mattress pad, the most important thing is to know the exact dimensions of the bed and mattress. It is necessary to accurately measure not only the length and width of the sleeper, but also the height of the mattress. This condition is often overlooked, as a result, the buyer remains dissatisfied with their choice, because the product does not lie as it should on the surface, crumples or, on the contrary, is too large.
So, before you choose mattress covers, you need to know all the measurements of the mattress. Especially if it was made to order, according to individual or non-standard parameters, then the overlay for it should be suitable.
The standard sizes of mattress covers, which can easily be found in any bedding store, correspond to single, one-and-a-half and double beds (including the European standard - with dimensions of 200x220 cm). In specialized points of sale you can buy a mattress pad of almost any size: with a width of 80 to 200 cm and a length of 190, 200 or 220 cm.
Children's mattress pad
Which mattress pad is best to choose for a baby's bed - depends on his age. Avoiding "little trouble" and their consequences that happen with pre-school kids will be helped by waterproof mattress covers. Parents should carefully study the composition of the product and ask the vendors for quality certificates.
Many parents appreciated the use of mattress covers made of microfiber. This material is hypoallergenic, safe, and also durable. In addition, he is absolutely not afraid of frequent washing, and a natural outer covering pleasant to the touch will be to the liking of the baby, and his mom and dad.
Overview of popular manufacturers
Before going to the store every buyer should be ready for the fact that there are a lot of mattress covers on the counter, they are all different, so it is important to know what is the purpose for which it is purchased. For example, when you just need to cover the mattress and protect it from stains and mashing, you can use products of domestic manufacturers (or from neighboring countries). The most popular brands are Viluta, Askona, "Zoryane syayvo", "Runo". Of the imported products, Turkish UTEK, Penelope are favorably allocated. For their sewing, materials that are resistant to soiling and frequent washing are used, they make the surface of the bed softer and more comfortable.
Also worthy of note are German-made mattress covers with a Billerbeck down filling, this option is quite expensive, but it will be great for fans to luxuriate in a soft airy bed.
A new and unique material for filling a mattress pad is bamboo fiber (La Scala, "Runo"). This material has amazing properties, it is able to adjust to body temperature: in such a bed it is not cold to sleep in winter, and in summer it is absolutely not hot. In addition, bamboo does not cause allergies, it is durable and pleasant to the touch.
Many are interested in what type of mattress pad to choose, so that it has an orthopedic effect. To do this, pay attention to the filling of coconut fiber and a material that has the property of "remembering" the shape of the body (Cocos + Orto Foam).
The use of mattress covers is far from the news in many families, many appreciated this accessory in the bedroom a long time ago. Customer reviews are mostly pretty good, the main difficulty is which mattress pad to choose on the bed so that it is of good quality. It should be with reliable fasteners, a natural outer covering and the right dimensions. Great attention should be paid to the mattress pad for a baby bed. There are a lot of offers in this market, moms unanimously say that it's better not to stint and buy one or two high-quality cases. From cheap products a child can earn a swab and intertrigo, and even an allergic reaction.
We make a mattress cover with our own hands
In the importance and the need to have a mattress pad we have already made sure, it's left for a small - purchase. But how to choose a mattress pad on a mattress of a non-standard size or if it costs a little expensive? The answer to a simple question is to make it yourself. Many skills are not needed for this. The main thing is to have elementary sewing skills, time and necessary materials.
For work you need a sewing machine, you will not be able to manually squeeze the mattress pad. Materials can be bought at a tissue store. To do this, a simple cotton cloth (coarse calico, satin) and a sealant is suitable. It can be a syntapon, it is sold for a meter and is of different thicknesses.
Sewing a mattress pad is a matter of course not complicated, but painstaking, because it is necessary to connect three layers of material between each other. To make the product neat, it is necessary to first sew the outer surface and then, inserting the sealant into it, stitch it all together. A wide rubber band is attached to the corners, thanks to which the patch will stay on the mattress and not move.