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Jul 08, 2019 Hali Reynolds

4 Reasons You Need a Waterproof Mattress or Mattress Cover


When you hear “benefits of a waterproof mattress,” your mind probably goes straight to the kid in camp with the weakest bladder. But there are many more bodily fluids your college and rescue mission mattresses need to be protected from.

Waterproof mattresses and mattress covers are stain-resistant, easy-to-clean, healthier, and, of course, protect against liquids — what's not to love? They also provide a barrier that dust mites, bed bugs, and other allergens, such as dead skin cells, can’t penetrate, leaving your sleepers able to breathe easier — literally. 

And, for mattresses that need to be stored for long periods of time, waterproof is the only way to go. Whether it’s a full waterproof mattress or a traditional mattress encased and protected by a waterproof cover, storage will be a breeze. Just pull them out, wipe them down, and they’re ready to go again!

If you’ve never considered the merits of a waterproof mattress before, here are the top four benefits it's bringing to the party — or camp. 

Protection Against Liquids 

Who doesn’t like to occasionally have a hot cocoa and movie night? Even when you take the most care accidents happen. Whether it’s kids sneaking snacks after dark or a college student crashing in a bowl of popcorn and a biology textbook, spills happen and you want your mattress core protected. 

Obviously, they offer great protection against bedwetting, but more places than camps can benefit from protection against body fluids (*cough cough* we’re looking at you, colleges).

From spills to night sweats — and more — waterproof materials keep the inside of your mattress clean and protected for years, longer than a traditional mattress.

Stain Resistant 

Mattresses are quite an investment and you want to protect that investment for as long as possible. Not only do stains age your mattress and make it look dirty, they can also hide serious problems — like potential mold. 

With a waterproof mattress or cover, the inner workings are protected from any mold or mildew that might grow from the spills those stains indicate. And not only are the mattress cores protected, but the entire life of your mattress is extended when it can be thoroughly cleaned free of troublesome stains. 

Easy to Clean

Once spills occur on a traditional mattress, what’s the solution? You certainly can’t roll it up and toss it in the washing machine. And if you’ve ever tried the old blotting method, you know you’re just spreading that spilled mess around. 

Even if nothing is spilled or dropped on a mattress, it can collect other messes. For example, if a kid tosses dirty cleats onto their bed without thinking, all that wonderful nature clinging to the shoes will transfer straight to the bed. 

With waterproof materials, you can simply wipe the offending liquid, food, dirt, or dust away — even after months in storage!

Health Benefits

Since waterproof mattresses and covers are sealed, they offer complete protection from dust mites, molds, dander, and dead skin cells. All those horrible little allergens won’t be able to work their way into the mattress to bother your sleepers. This not only makes for happier clients but also increases the longevity of the mattress. 

And let’s talk about those dreaded bed bugs. You know what terror they can wreak if they get a foothold in a busy facility full of beds. You don’t want them getting anywhere near you or your mattresses — and with our certified bedbug-proof design, they won’t be able to!

You spent a lot to buy your mattresses, and your customers spend a lot of time sleeping on them, so why not make sure those mattresses are protected from stains and allergens, easy to clean, and durable? With waterproof mattresses, you get all this and more! 

And best of all, you don’t even need to buy a new mattress to get these benefits. Our waterproof mattress covers can protect your existing mattress and extend its life. And they are custom made to order, so sizing is not an issue. 

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Published by Hali Reynolds July 8, 2019