I just received my ultimate dreams mattress yesterday (review coming soon), and was thinking about getting a mattress protector.
I live in Boston so I am nervous about bed bugs. I don't them now, but am worried about them in the future.
I looked at mattress protectors and saw ones that essentially protect the top only and some that completely encase the mattress.
Is the later really necessary with my type of mattress? Or would the top only approach be sufficient.
I may have the mattress close to the ground on a slat type foundation.
Also, does the encasing protector offer any other benefits/shortcomings when compared to the top only model?
I was looking at the Sleep Tite by Malouf ENCASE Mattress Protector on AMAZON.
and its top only counterpart
The LINENSPA Encasement Mattress Protector completely surrounds your mattress and zips closed to form a reliable barrier against fluids, spills, bed bugs, dust mites and allergens. Lightweight fabric backed by a thin waterproof barrier guards the top, sides and bottom of your mattress.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
March 9, 2016
I really like this all encasing mattress protector, especially being able to unzip the top part to launder, also the way the zipper fits into a little pocket as extra protection against unzipping. It is waterproof but it doesn't make you hot & perspiraing to sleep on. I also purchased the box spring encasement and am very pleased with it also. A good product and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this to my friends. It recommends 2 people to encase the mattress/box spring but I was able to do it by myself without excessive effort.
Pros:Gathered elastic helps with the fit, able to unzip top to launder, in a pinch, one person can encase the mattress/box spring?
Cons:Can't think of any except the length of time it took to receive it.
Protect your mattress and your sleep with the LINENSPA Encasement Mattress Protector. Designed with a zippered end to completely surround your mattress, this protector deters bed bugs, dust mites and allergens from reaching your mattress. A waterproof polyurethane layer blocks fluids and spills to preserve your mattress and its warranty, which may be voided by stains.
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I was given a free Malouf mattress protector for review. The Malouf Encase mattress protector is the ultimate solution for mattress protection. With this mattress protector you get 6 sided protection. The protector covers your entire mattress so that nothing gets in.