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Mattress Cover Buying Guide

A mattress pad covers the mattress, protecting it from dirt, stains, body oils and in some cases, spills and accidents. There several different types available. Knowing what these are and what they are designed to do can help you choose the mattress pad thatís right for you.

  • Guaranteed To Fit
    A mattress pad that is made from stretch fabric that will help it fit snugly on the specific mattress size itís made for.

  • Wrap Pad
    This is a mattress pad that fits over the top and down the sides of the mattress and is usually made of cotton or a cotton blend. Itís held on by elastic along the bottom edge.

  • Extra Deep
    An extra-large sized pad, usually made with stretch material, that is made to fit deep mattresses, like pillow tops and other luxury styles.

  • Fitted Pad
    The most common type of mattress pad, the fitted pad resembles a fitted sheet, covering the top and sides of the mattress and securing with elastic along the bottom edge. These frequently feature a quilted top.

  • Anchor Pad
    This is a very basic, inexpensive pad type. A cotton material covers just the top of the mattress. There are wide elastic bands at each corner to secure or ďanchorĒ the pad to the mattress.

  • Pillow-Top Pad
    These filled pads are made to add a plush, pillow-top feel to the mattress. They are used to extend the life of old mattresses, but also work well for increasing the comfort of less-expensive mattresses.
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