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Mattress Protectors

On the surface, mattress protectors and mattress toppers seem like very similar products, but they serve very different purposes. Both are often overlooked by consumers in their pursuit of comfort, but can make a huge difference to the quality of your sleep and the longevity of your mattress itself.

As the name suggests, mattress protectors are designed to protect your mattress, making it last longer and preventing unnecessary damage. On average, you spend around 8 hours each night in bed, making your mattress liable to wear and tear if it isn't adequately protected. Using a mattress protector will reduce the impact of frequent use, keeping your mattress clean, dry, and free from stains and preventable damage.

Waterproof Bed Protectors & Pads

Waterproof mattress protectors defend the mattress from spills, bodily fluids and moisture that naturally occurs whilst you sleep. Many mattress protectors are waterproof, but different types are available depending upon your precise needs. For example, young children who suffer from nocturnal urinary incontinence (bed wetting) would benefit from a polyurethane or PVC backed mattress protector. Both can be easily cleaned, prevent any fluids from staining the mattress and are virtually indistinguishable from the mattress surface itself.

Dust Mites & Allergies

Dust mites feed on the dust created from human skin and are the most common cause of allergens in the bedroom. If you suffer from allergies, investing in a good mattress protector is essential to ensure a comfortable, allergy-free night’s sleep. It acts as a barrier between you and the mattress, helping to keep allergens at bay. For those who suffer suffer from asthma, mattress protectors offer another line of defence against so many of the things which trigger an attack.  

Don't let the bed bugs bite

As our mattress protectors are designed like fitted sheets (for every size mattress from standard to extra deep and even ultra deep) they also protect against bed bugs. Ideally, they should be used before a bed bug infestation, as prevention is, of course, better than cure. However, if you have an infestation of bed bugs, but can’t afford to replace your mattress, our micro polyester mattress protectors will reduce the problem significantly.

Although the main purpose of a mattress protector is to prolong the life of your mattress, comfort is still an important factor. To ensure that you enjoy quality sleep, night after night, we stock a variety of mattress protectors, in every size (and we really do mean EVERY SIZE) to ensure the perfect match for your mattress. The type of material used is a factor which must also be considered and as you might expect, The Linen Cupboard has all bases covered.

There are many reasons why one might require a mattress protector, as a quick glimpse at our range will prove. If you'd like to know more, don't hesitate call.


Dust mites are the most common allergen in the bedroom, as they feed on the dust created from human skin.