We recently bought a latex pillow top mattress and wanted to protect the bamboo quilted pillow top and mattress with a waterproof cover. Since my pillow top is very plush, I did not need a quilted waterproof cover, just a nice cover to protect my mattress. Several waterproof covers on the market are treated with a ProGuard stain protection in the terry cloth material, while the Protect-A-Bed uses a miracle membrane which is slippery on top of my bamboo quilted pillow top mattress. The cotton terry cloth finish is also very slippery and over all this is a very thin mattress cover. Since my mattress is 13 inches thick, the nylon sides of the mattress cover with elastic all around the edges does fit and go under my thick mattress, but I really don't like the nylon on the sides of this cover. I would rather have a cotton finish. I bought this because the reviews were really good and many people said that you would not hear any "crunchy" sound. I washed the cover before using and put it on my mattress and noticed that it slips all around on top of my pillow top mattress. I thought that after I put on my 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen fitted sheet over the pad that it would not slip, but it does due to the slippery feeling of the cotton terry cloth finish. After sleeping on the bed one night with this mattress cover on, my fitted sheet slips back and forth and we both noticed as we were sleeping in the bed that we could feel the sheet slip and hear a "crunchy" noise. Since I want to protect our new mattress, I am leaving on the Protect-A-Bed cover but I have added another fitted quilted cotton mattress cover on top of the waterproof cover. Now the fitted sheet is not slipping, and we don't hear a "crunchy" sound every time we turn over on our mattress. Since I did not see this item before purchasing, I am stuck with this cover and because it is so thin and slips on my mattress I would not recommend this item. If I had to buy a waterproof cover again, I would prefer a quilted cover made with cotton and a stain protection finish instead of the slippery membrane that is under this terry cotton cover. I would look and feel any mattress cover before buying one again to see how slippery it would be on a quilted mattress.
I bought this for my son's mattress. It has been through 3 washes in the month we've had it and has held up very well in the washer and dryer. My son's mattress stays dry and protected. I gave 4 stars for appearance and comfort only because it looks like a super-flimsy terry cloth top and the underside is a waterproof plastic. If you're looking for a cushy mattress pad, this is not for you; however, if you're looking for something that will protect your mattress very well, don't look any further!
Please whatever you do do not waste your money on this product. We woke up to a surprise from our 5 year old who climbed in bed with us. I am not sure how long we were sleeping with a wet bed before we woke up to the soaked mattress; however, it was long enough to soak through the protector to the mattress. We had purchased the mattress protector with the new bed. We were assured that if we purchased the protector and it failed the protect a bed company would replace the mattress. My story is identical to others review if the product. They company WILL replace the pad if it fails. They company WILL NOT replace your mattress as stated. I inspected the pad before I mailed it in and there were NO visible tears. I have pictures to prove there is no damage. Also, I did wash my pad with my sheets on the gently cycle in warm water. This is per their recommendation to wash the product with towels or other like cloth. After they complete their so called "product testing" they found "minimal tearing" to the product. I have no idea where they are seeing the tears as I did not see any even after holding it up to the light. Even if there were tears not visible to the naked eye, it was not do to any misuse of the product. They offered a $XXX. cleaning fee but stated that this was above and beyond there warranty and wanted me to sign a agreement that the warranty would be done and satisfied in full. Great that they are offering a cleaning fee; however, this was not what we were promised if the product failed which is clearly did!!! PLEASE do not purchase this product!!! They will not honor their warranty!!!!
I bought this for a brand new twin mattress for my son. He does wear training pants and unfortunately the first night had an accident and the urine went right through to the mattress. I did mean to buy the "Premium" Protect A Bed I had seen in the store, but regardless, this one says "Waterproof" and it is not! So now our brand new twin pillow top mattress has a urine stain. I do not recommend this for children. It may work on night sweats, but does not work on urine!
We were happy with the protector for the last 4 years while there was no accident. Until recently, my 4 year old son had two huge heavy accidents - one on his Tempurpedic bed which was covered with a year old protector, and one on my Tempurpedic bed which was covered with a 4 year old protector. Both protectors leaked! Both stains from the leaking were bigger than a palm size! It was great that I had a thick mattress pad under the protector. Otherwise, both of Tempurpedic soak with pee. I think the protector can only handle small job and not big one - a glass of wine may be too much already. Before the accidents, I would had rated it for a 5 stars.
The mattress cover is excellent and provides an extra layer on my 5 year-old's bed. The mattress was expensive, and I don't want it ruined by any spill, etc. I feel secure knowing the cover is there. It is a great price for a great product.
It has terry cloth on top and it is full plastic on the bottom. I bought it for my daughter and she has a memory foam mattress. SHE is not sweating profusely during the night and she has not complain yet of being too hot while sleeping. It seems durable, however it cannot be dried in the dryer! I bought two.
Have owned this item for about 5 years. Went to wash it today and when I removed it from the bed I found the material had broken down. It left piles of broken down material item is made of. Thought just a matter of vacuuming it would do that trick. This was not the case. It also damaged the material of the mattress apparently due from the friction of whatever the mattress pad is made of. Am using a cat comb now to try to remove this but isn't working to well. The mattress material has been compromised as well. Lots of complaints on this product. Buyer beware!!!!!
This mattress protector is just what I wanted for my grandchildren's beds, especially since one of them is allergic to dust mites.. It fits their mattresses easily, is not noisy, is not bulky and it washed well.. We have not used it long enough to determine how water proof it is. I would recommend it.
Put this on my daughters brand new mattress before we tried sleeping through the night without diaper. 1st night wet bed. I was so mad when I took off the sheets and this protector to find the mattress soaked as well. I took it into the bathroom to test it by pouring water on it and it just leaks right through after about 20 seconds. Then I looked at the package again to make sure it said waterproof. It sure does and it is anything but that. Don't know why other reviewers seem to have a good experience.
My sons bed is now ruined thanks to this product. It is brand new (both the bed and the mattress "protector"), had it two weeks and this is my sons first accident on it. It's never been washed so all the reviews I've read saying the company blamed the customer for not washing it properly make me think these people are scam artists. Either way, his mattress is ruined after one accident! I'm disgusted. For as much as this product costs you'd think it would work. And a 10 year warranty?!! Please, it barely lasted over 10 days. I'm throwing it in the garbage along with the one I bought for my bed because that's what they are. Don't waste your money or mattress. And I've read too many things about their shoddy customer service to even waste anymore of my time, money, or energy (being frustrated) with this. I'm writing it off as life and moving on. Bottom line: This product sucks and I hope sharing my bad experience can deter others from possibly going through the same thing.