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Are Waterproof Mattress Protectors Worth It?

Posted by mattfallon 27/04/2022 0 Comment(s)

Are Waterproof Mattress Protectors Worth It?

Many people ask the question - should I use a mattress protector? At Victoria Linen, we certainly think so! Your bed is a haven for blissful sleep, so looking after it will help to make it last for years to come.

However, there are different types of mattress protectors, including waterproof options. So, which mattress protector is best and why is a waterproof protector an excellent choice for all beds?

If you’ve ever wondered what a mattress protector is for or you want to know the benefits of waterproof styles, read on to find out more.


Benefits of a waterproof mattress protector


It’s waterproof!


Of course, the most obvious benefit of a waterproof mattress protector is that it protects your mattress from liquid spills and general moisture. There’s nothing worse than accidentally spilling your tea while enjoying a relaxing lay-in in the morning. But, you don’t have to worry about it seeping through to the mattress if you have a water-resistant barrier in place.

Another advantage of its waterproofing properties is for children’s beds. Long gone are the days of plastic sheets that make a crunching sound every time you move. Instead, modern UK waterproof mattress protectors are designed with a discreet membrane. That way, they offer a comfortable sleep with added protection. Plus, you can use waterproof pillow protectors for extra protection.


Adds a comfortable and cushioned layer


While waterproof mattress and pillow protectors are primarily used for protecting the bed, they also create an extra layer of cushioning. Comfort is key for a good night’s sleep and using a protector supports a cool and comfortable rest. There is also the option of quilted mattress protectors made of a thicker fabric for additional support.


Anti-allergenic properties


People that suffer from sensitive skin and allergy irritants may benefit from a mattress protector, as allergens are restricted from building up on the mattress. Depending on the material of the mattress protector, it may also have natural anti-allergy properties, such as our range of TENCEL breathable waterproof mattress protectors.


TENCEL is a naturally sourced fabric that is produced from wood pulp. It has a soft, cotton-like texture and is ideal for moisture and allergen management. Its bio-based properties give it a natural barrier against pests and irritants that can affect sleep. It also has a high moisture absorbency rate, preventing mould and bacteria growth.


Breathable material


You might be surprised that modern mattress protector designs are typically made from breathable materials. Traditionally, plastic mattress sheets offered waterproof protection. However, they also made sleeping a hot and sweaty experience, especially for toilet training children.

Fortunately, with materials like TENCEL, those days are behind us, and waterproof mattress protectors now create better airflow for a hygienic and cool sleep.


Protects against bed bugs and dust mites


Mattress protectors don’t just protect you from allergens - they also keep pesky bed bugs and dust mites at bay. While these critters are quite different - one irritates allergies, the other bites you – they’re both something we’d rather not encounter!

To prevent dust mites and bed bugs from getting into your mattress, placing a barrier between you and the mattress is the best option. However, if you do see bed bugs, it might pay to call in the professionals, as they can be tricky to get rid of.


Prolongs the life of your mattress


One of the main reasons you need a mattress protector is to help keep your mattress in good condition. Mattresses are a significant investment for quality sleep. The average mattress lifespan is between 7 and 10 years. However, there are several variables that determine its durability.

You have to take into consideration aspects such as build quality and sleep patterns. But if you use a mattress protector, you will help to increase its lifespan as much as possible. Prolonging the life of your pillows is also possible through the use of a waterproof pillow protector.


Protects against stains


Over time, mattresses can become stained or discoloured through general wear and tear. However, staining from spillages and body sweat can cause odour and bacteria to build up. Using a mattress protector, particularly a waterproof design, will prevent moisture from getting onto the mattress. Plus, the breathable surface allows airflow for a more comfortable night’s sleep.


Covers available for all bed sizes


There is a common misconception that waterproof mattress protectors are just for kid’s beds. However, they’re suitable for all bed sizes. The protectors available offer a discreet membrane within the design. So they look and feel just like a traditional mattress topper. Our mattress protectors are available in UK single, double, small double and European double bed sizes. If you can’t find the size you’re looking for, we also make custom waterproof mattress protectors, including an extra deep fit.


Easy to remove


We understand that bed-making can be a chore. However, adding a mattress protector is a really simple step to add to the routine. Our protectors are made with an all-round elastic hem (just like a fitted sheet). So, it fits snugly around the bed.


Simple to wash


Waterproof mattress protectors can be added to your machine wash like your other bed linen laundry. While the sheets have a plastic membrane, they can still be washed at 40 degrees and at higher temperatures if required. It’s also recommended to keep them fresh by washing them at least once every two weeks.


Ideal in all seasons


Different times of the year bring varying weather conditions. Because of this, you may switch your duvet between warm and cool togs for the changing seasons. However, you don’t have to worry about that with a mattress protector. They are suitable all year round, with added benefits in the summer months. 


Choose the best waterproof mattress protector at Victoria Linen


There are many mattress protectors to choose from, but how do you know which is suitable for your bed? One of the main areas to consider is what the mattress protector is made from and what benefits it brings to your sleep.

Breathability and hygiene are a top priority, so materials like TENCEL fabric are a top choice. This waterproof composition is ideal for protecting your mattress from spills, stains and dust mites. Plus, it’s soft and easy to wash, just like cotton. Allergy sufferers will also benefit from its hypoallergenic properties.

Protecting your mattress is also an affordable way to prolong the life of your bed. Several sizes are available, including double, king size, single, and super king. You can also customise the size if required.



At Victoria Linen, we have a selection of protectors suitable for all types of mattresses. Each is designed to fit easily with elastic hemmed all the way around, so they slot neatly under your bed linen and stay securely in place.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. The benefits of waterproof mattress protectors speak for themselves, so why not check out a sample to see if it’s right for you?

If you’re considering purchasing a protector for your mattress or you would like more information on our TENCEL range, contact us on 01706 220020 or email us at

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