It's unimaginable that such a week non-woven is used for the sides of the cover. The non-woven should be only used as an interlining. While putting the pad over my mattress my fingers poked through the sides TWICE! I was aware of the weak sides from other reviews so I was being careful before the 1st poke. I was then super careful and it happened again I would not buy this again. Shame on you Overstock!