Has a crunchy sound as I'm sure there is plastic in the material. Only notice the sound when removing for washing. Don't hear it when it's on the bed, so you won't know it's there when you are sleeping. I haven't spilled anything so don't know how well it REALLY works. Seems fine though. It's definitely larger than my queen mattress but would rather have it a bit big than too small.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes