After purchasing a foam mattress, buyers may suddenly realize that they need a cover for memory foam mattress and pillow. They don’t always come with the mattress itself. There are many benefits to having these covers, going beyond just aesthetic appeal.
If you need to buy a cover, it is important to understand how to compare them. You also need to find those that fit the lifestyle of your family. By learning about what to consider before buying covers, you can be better prepared to make the right decision.
Benefits of a mattress cover are numerous and are particularly important for those who own pets or have allergies. The right covering can keep pet fur and hair from landing on the mattress itself.
Allergens such as dust, pollen and other materials don’t land directly on the mattress if a cover is in place. Many companies who sell mattress covers won’t accept returns if anything is on the mattress, from pet to human hair.
Depending on the material used in the covering, liquids won’t spill directly onto the mattress and can be quickly wiped up or the cover itself can be removed and cleaned. Another layer of protection is added and that is a very good thing. Finally, the right cover can help the effects of body temperatures or hot or cold drafts in the room.
What about shopping for a cover for memory foam mattress and pillow? First, consider the wide variety of online options, a very convenient and informative option. Online stores may often surpass what can be found in retail stores and shopping online can save time, money and energy.
Even if a mattress cover isn’t bought online, you can get ideas for the colours and styles you’d like to find elsewhere. Odds are high, though, that you can find what you need online, including retail locations that may carry the covers.
Next, think about the materials used in making a cover for memory foam mattress and pillow. If you are comfortable with synthetic fabrics, there are plenty to be found. Some consumers, however, prefer 100 per cent cotton fabrics. Are you allergic to synthetic materials? If so, cotton may be the best option for you and is also a natural material and is environmentally friendly. You’ll want to ask some questions about the material, however.
As a rule, try to avoid rayon based fabric covers, as they can shrink quickly. Be sure about what water temperature is best for washing the covers (ideally, the fabric should be hot enough to kill bacteria and germs. A cover for a memory foam mattress and pillow should be easy to pull off the bed and should be equally easy to put back in place. Ask about the warranty which comes with your purchase, since these can vary from one to ten years.
Compare the thickness of various covers as well as any patterns on them. Some have ridges or raised patterns that don’t bother some buyers but are unpleasant to others. Be clear about return policies as well so you don’t have unpleasant surprises if you don’t like the mattress and pillow cover. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure the cover is properly sized for your particular memory foam pillow since each mattress can vary in size.