This mattress protector is made of 100-percent terry cotton. It will extend the life of your mattress by keeping it waterproof and stain-free, and its elasticized walls give a better fit for added protection....more
My father is an elderly diabetic and now spends most of the day in bed. He doesn't like wearing adult diapers and so, wakes up in urine soaked clothes most of the time. My mother is working herself to death trying to keep up with changing his sheets and was having a hard time washing, drying and remaking the bed before he wanted to get back in it. She has a couple sets of sheets for my dad's bed but only had one mattress pad. So, I ordered this and had it sent to their home. My mom said it is better than the other they have which is hard for her to get around the corners of the bed (she has bad hands - arthritis). She said she likes this one much better because it is roomier and easier to work with. She actually asked that I order another which I have done. Now she will have two of these and the original one and should therefore always have a clean pad for a quick bed change. I am debating ordering another (3rd) and she can throw away the old original one which is hard for her to work with.
I had done a little price comparing prior to purchasing this mattress pad and it appeared to be a fairly good deal. Remember to FOLLOW THE WASH INSTRUCTIONS because this is waterproof and if the directions aren't followed, the waterproofing could be ruined.
I bought the queen size since my dad's bed is a queen. His mattress is a pillow-top but not like some of the very thick pillow-tops out there. I haven't actually seen this pad but from what my mother said, I suppose it would fit the thick pillow-top mattresses as well but with less corner material to work with. It is hard to review a product without having seen it but like I said, my mother (who is quite frugal) :-) likes this pad and enough so that she asked that I buy another. Hope this helps with your decision making...
I got this mattress protector to replace an old one I had that finally ripped. This new one, like the old one, is basically a fitted sheet that goes under your regular sheets. I like the terry cloth top because it's made of real cotton, HOWEVER this new mattress protector is very thin and doesn't prevent leaks! I have a geriatric cat who occasionally pees on my bed (which was my reason for getting this product in the first place).
This past weekend was his first incident with the new mattress protector and at least half the urine ended up soaking through into the mattress! I thought there was supposed to be a plastic under-lining? If I'm going to end up blotting cat urine out of my mattress anyway, why spend the extra money on this product instead of just using regular sheets?? I would NOT recommend this to anyone who expects there to be any accidents or spills on their bed, because it doesn't actually keep liquid off the mattress.
I read a review on here prior to purchase'n that this wasn't waterproof i decided to see for myself luckily, because this mattress protector is waterproof. I tested it before putting it on my bed, because i have a memory foam mattress topper and if it gets wet its done for, so i ran it under running water with a paper towel underneath to see if the paper towel would get wet and it didn't so, it is waterproof.. and i am happy with my purchase, fits well over my mattress AND memory foam topper which is an extra 4 inches.
the protector is nice and soft, and doesn't make a crunchy sound that is common to other waterproof products. the size is exactly right for our bed. i am not sure how effective the product is since my son has not leaked through his diaper lately, but i love that i can wash and dry the product without worrying that it will melt in the dryer.
This a excellent quality mattress protector. Does a great job of protecting the mattress. I had previously bought Rest-A-Sure protector. The rest-a-sure is good one too, but I think the side panel on Rest_A-Sure is flimsy. Compared to that, this one had much more thick sturdy side panels, for a marginally higher price. Both have equally good water proof panel that is on the mattress and both do an excellent job of protecting the mattress.
We just purchased a new (expensive) king sized memory foam mattress. Because we were upgrading from a queen - we needed a new mattress protector. We had the new mattress less than a week when the "waterproof" claims of this protector were put to the test....our 3 year old climbed into bed with us around midnight and I woke in in the morning with damp sheets. I stripped down the bed and pulled off the protector in order to wash everything - and noticed that the mattress seemed to feel wet. I thought it might be my imagination - so bent down to take a whiff - and was met with the unmistakeable aroma of eau-de-urine. I'm just kicking myself now for not testing it with water before putting it on our bed.
I suppose if the waterproof aspect of this mattress pad is not important to you - it seems fine in other respects - fit our 13" mattress well and looked nice.
I did end up ordering the pebbletex tencel waterproof protector from overstock. It is quite a bit more pricey - but was obviously of much higher quality upon opening it. And after testing it over the bathtub with cups full of water - that one is indeed waterproof.
Do yourself a favour - if you decide to get this one - and you're worried about any sort of liquid spills - TEST IT FIRST! It does seem to work well for some of the reviewers here. For me - a total stinky bust.
Do sheets slide on this mattress pad?
Does it make a crinkly noise?
Is it hot?sebarron on Feb 9, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Sheets are not a problem, and the pad does not do any crinkling at all like other cheaper types do.majulatr on Feb 21, 2014
No the sheets do not slide and I use the Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count. The mattress protector top feels like a towel material and under it is very smooth. No noise comes from this mattress protector, as far as it putting off heat, I have a memory foam mattress which naturally gives off a little heat so I can't really answer that part.venessabarnes on Mar 5, 2014
My sheets don't slide and there is no crinkly noise. It doesn't seem to increase heat. It is thin, easy to put on and is the best mattress pad I have ever used.envi on Mar 13, 2014
No crinkle noises or sheets sliding.shezarealgem on Mar 27, 2014
Is this matteress pad hot?AND DOES IT BREATH SO IT COULD STAY COOL!!!!cbmb123 on May 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is not a zip-around mattress cover so I do not believe it would provide adequate protection from dustmites or bedbugs.dede6677 on Mar 7, 2013
Unfortunately, this item is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 7, 2013
I DON'T believe it would as it is like a fitted sheet and does NOT zip around the mattress...ca2jarman on Feb 1, 2014
I have washed this mattress protector quite often (weekly) in cold water with Tide. My dog once had an accident on the bed and the liner saved the mattress. Washing in cold water got it out. Sorry, have never used hot water or bleach as my regular washing seems to do just fine.lruiz83 on Jan 23, 2013
While I understand your concern I hope you accept my deepest sympathies and best wishes. Unfortunately the best care instructions for the item is to not bleach, that will only defect the item, and it can only be washed with cold water, I hope that information should suffice. Please let me know if you have any more questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 31, 2013
You might try adding 1/2 white vinegar (colorsafe with all fabrics, unlike bleach) & 1 teaspoon tea tree oil (a natural antiseptic, so "old-fashioned" that MRSA hasn't developed resistance to it yet) to a cold-water wash. I can't guarantee that this wouldn't do any harm to a waterproof mattress cover; however, those 2 products added to every load of our family's laundry for the past 5 yrs. or so have greatly reduced the number of infections in our family.catherinemcclarey on May 21, 2013
We love how comfortable our bed is and do not want to feel the mattress protector much. Is this thin enough so that we would be able to feel our mattress?kirbee314 on Nov 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There are over 200 reviews on this pad and that would be your source of information on this particular question. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 17, 2012
Does this mattress protector completly cover the entire mattress and zips up?kylahwash on Oct 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No, the mattress protector has elasticized sides and goes on like a fitted sheet.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 19, 2012
There is no "King" size option to choose from. on Aug 2, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Unfortunately, we are sold out of the king-size option at this time. Please check back.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 3, 2012
Are the sides also waterproof? I find that spills often go over the side...hdansker on Jul 31, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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