Your Complete Guide to Choosing a Mattress Topper or Protector

Bambury Design Team

Posted on April 22 2021

Your Complete Guide to Choosing a Mattress Topper or Protector
Pictured: Chateau Mattress Topper, Chateau Quilt & Chateau Mirco-Down Pillows

A good mattress is a big investment. Your mattress is also arguably one of the most important, and most heavily used, pieces of furniture you own. As such, you want to make sure it’s looked after and continues to support high-quality sleep for years to come.  
 
This is where a mattress topper or mattress protector could help. These products are designed to optimise your mattress’s lifespan, keeping it clean and comfortable for longer. They can also add a little extra luxury and improve the overall health of your sleeping environment.
 
But what exactly do these products do? And how do you pick the best one to buy?
 

Mattress Topper versus Mattress Protector – What’s the difference?      

 
Before we get into specifics, we need to look at the difference between these two products. While often marketed together, mattress toppers and mattress protectors are distinctly different things.
 
As the name suggests, a mattress topper sits on top of your mattress, providing extra padding. It’s an investment in comfort and often used to soften older or firmer mattresses. It also adds a sense of luxuriousness, working with your mattress to provide a balance of cushioning and support.
 
Similarly, and aptly named, a mattress protector is designed to create a barrier between you and your mattress. It’s an investment in longevity, protecting your mattress from the damage caused by sweat and body oils. Some can also help minimise your exposure to allergens, like dead skin cells and dust mites.
 
With this in mind, mattress toppers and mattress protectors can be used together, or individually. It all depends on your mattress, your situation, and any extra protection or cushioning you need.
 

Choosing the right product for you           

 
When shopping for mattress toppers or mattress protectors online, finding the perfect product can be tough. There are a wide range available and most claim to provide similar benefits. This can make it hard to tell the different options apart.
 
At Bambury, we have carefully curated the selection of mattress toppers and mattress protectors in our online store. With a focus on quality and value for money, we have selected three distinct products to suit your specific needs:
  • Mite Guard Mattress Protector: Perfect for those that are prone to allergies, the Mite Guard Mattress Protector creates an impenetrable barrier around your mattress. It provides maximised protection against dust mites and other allergens and it is recommended by some Australian asthma and allergy experts. It is also lightweight, soft, breathable, and stain resistant.

  • Eco Guard Mattress Protector: Made from a bamboo blend, the Eco Guard Mattress Protector making it one of the softest protectors available. The natural fibres are more durable than most other materials and act as an anti-bacterial agent. They are also lightweight, waterproof, fast drying, and can also deter dust mites and other allergens. Eco Guard Mattress Protectors are a great choice for those experiencing continence or bedwetting issues.

  • Chateau Mattress Topper: Whether you want to reinvigorate your mattress, or just need a little extra cushioning, we recommend the Chateau Mattress Topper. Designed with comfort in mind, it’s super soft and extra hard wearing. Its classic diamond design also helps prevent fibre migration, keeping the padding smooth and consistent for longer.
 
While visiting our online store, you may want to complement your new mattress protector with matching pillow protectors. For additional comfort, we also recommend our Standard Electric Blanket, which is the ultimate luxury on a cold Winter’s night.

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