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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

At Bargoose Home Textiles, we are frequently asked many questions about mattress protectors. For instance:

1. Which mattress protectors are the best?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a mattress protector, such as the material it is made of, its waterproofing capabilities, and its durability. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a mattress protector:

  1. Material: Some common materials for mattress protectors include cotton, polyester, and vinyl. Cotton is breathable and comfortable, but may not be as waterproof as other materials. Polyester is also breathable and can be waterproof when used with a polyurethane barrier. Vinyl is waterproof, but does sleep hotter than other materials.
  2. Waterproofing: If you're looking for a protector to keep your mattress clean and dry, you'll want to find one that is waterproof. Some protectors are treated with a waterproof coating, while others are made of waterproof materials like vinyl.
  3. Bed bug proof: Is your mattress protector bed bug bite or bed bug escape proof? Look for one that is zippered and features a sealable end, similar to the Bargoose BugStop Seal.
  4. Allergen barrier: If you have allergies, dust mites are enemy number one. Look for a mattress protector with a laminate or a pore size smaller than 5 microns.
  5. Durability: You'll want a mattress protector that is durable and will last for a long time. Look for one that is made of high-quality materials and has a good track record of durability.
  6. Price: Mattress protectors can range in price from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Consider your budget and how much you are willing to spend on a protector.

Ultimately, the best mattress protector for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. I recommend doing some research and reading reviews to find the one that is right for you.

2. What mattress protectors do hotels use?

It is common for hotels to use mattress protectors to protect their mattresses and extend their lifespan. Hotel mattress protectors are often made of durable, waterproof materials like vinyl or polyester, and are designed to withstand frequent use. They may also be treated with a waterproof coating to protect against spills and accidents. Some hotels may use mattress protectors that are treated with antimicrobial agents to help prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.

In addition to protecting the mattress, hotel mattress protectors may also be used to provide a barrier between guests and the mattress, helping to create a more hygienic sleeping environment. Many hotel mattress protectors are machine washable, which makes them easy to clean and maintain.

Overall, the specific type of mattress protector used by a hotel will depend on the hotel's specific needs and preferences. Some hotels may use high-end, premium mattress protectors, while others may use more budget-friendly options.

Bargoose offers a variety of options and are available at hospitality distributors across the country.

3. Do mattress protectors really work?

Mattress protectors can be effective at protecting your mattress from spills, stains, and other types of damage. They can also help to extend the lifespan of your mattress by providing a barrier between you and the mattress.

Waterproof mattress protectors can be particularly effective at protecting your mattress from spills and accidents. They can also help to prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, which can be beneficial for people with allergies or sensitivities.

That being said, it's important to keep in mind that no mattress protector is completely foolproof. Some may not be as effective at protecting against spills or stains as others, and they may not provide as much protection as a mattress pad or cover. It's also important to follow the manufacturer's care instructions to ensure that the protector stays in good condition and continues to provide adequate protection.

Overall, mattress protectors can be a useful addition to your bedding setup, but it's important to choose one that is appropriate for your needs and to use it properly to get the most benefit.

4. Why use a mattress protector?

There are several reasons why you might want to use a mattress protector:

  1. Protection from spills and stains: Mattress protectors can help to protect your mattress from spills, stains, and other types of damage. They can be particularly useful for people with children, incontinence, pets, or for those who eat or drink in bed.
  2. Extending the lifespan of your mattress: By providing a barrier between you and the mattress, a mattress protector can help to extend the lifespan of your mattress. This can be especially useful if you have an expensive mattress that you want to keep in good condition for as long as possible.
  3. Bed bug prevention: Bed bugs like to be close to their food source... You! Encasing your mattress with a zippered mattress protector is a great way to keep bed bugs at bay.
  4. Allergy prevention: Some mattress protectors are treated with antimicrobial agents to help prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. This can be beneficial for people with allergies or sensitivities.
  5. Comfort: Some mattress protectors are designed to provide additional comfort to your bed. For example, they may have a quilted top layer or be made of a material that is soft and comfortable to sleep on.
  6. Easy to clean: Many mattress protectors are machine washable, which makes them easy to clean and maintain. This can be especially useful if you have young children or pets that may accidentally spill or soil the bed.