When you buy a mattress, you are sometimes confronted with the questions ‘Do you want a mattress topper?’ and ‘Do you want a mattress protector?’. Very often, if you know what the difference between the two is, the answer would be ‘Yes’ to both questions. But, many people do not know the difference and only choose one of the two – thinking that they are essentially the same thing. This is not true. There is a significant difference between them, and it is important to know if you are planning on buying a mattress.
What is a Mattress Topper?
A mattress topper acts as an extension of the mattress. It gives the mattress a little extra height, depth, and cushioning, making the mattress more comfortable and durable. You can also buy a mattress topper for your old mattress if you want to spruce it up a bit. It will breathe new life into your mattress and give you extra comfort. When you buy sheets for a mattress with a mattress topper on, you need to look for sheets with extra depth (if you’re buying fitted sheets) or a bigger sheet (if you are buying normal sheets).
What is a Mattress Protector?
A mattress protector is like an extra sheet that you put on your bed. It has a special insert in the middle that is waterproof and prevents liquids such as sweat from staining and wetting your mattress. It is relatively thin, so it will not add any height or depth to your mattress. Some protectors also help to keep the bed fresh by preventing dust mites and other allergens from getting onto the mattress.
Can You Use the Two Together?
You can easily put a mattress topper on your old or new mattress and then cover it with a mattress protector. That way you extend the lifespan of both the mattress as well as the mattress topper. Then you make the bed with the sheets and other bedding that you want to put onto the bed for maximum comfort.
If you are not sure about your options, speak to our friendly staff here at Beds Glasgow. We have the knowledge and experience to give you sound advice and guidance about the mattress accessory that will suit your needs.