Mattresses are expensive. Waterproof mattress protectors are not. Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you should have to pay for a new mattress every time you wake up sweaty or spill a glass of wine in bed. A waterproof mattress protector is a piece of insurance that makes sure the mattress you bought, lugged up to your bedroom, and spend every night sleeping on top of will last much longer than the time it takes for you to have your first accident. Again, accidents happen.
Many mattresses come with warranties that protect the buyer if there’s an issue with their purchase, but these warranties are typically voided if the mattress has a stain. Mattress protectors work by absorbing liquid that goes through the sheet, stopping the liquid before it hits the mattress. That means sweat, beverages and other types of spills and accidents. A mattress protector can also help to protect users from dust and mites that can cause a flare-up for allergy sufferers.
From cribs to California Kings, mattress protectors are available in sizes to match every mattress and go on like a fitted sheet. Discrete, versatile, and affordable, waterproof mattress protectors are one of the best investments you can make for a good night’s sleep.
1. SafeRest Queen Size Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector
With the SafeRest Queen Size Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector, customers can sleep easy knowing their mattress is protected against accidents and allergens. The cotton mattress protector is vinyl-free and waterproof, protecting against fluids and sweat. The SafeRest is also designed to get rid of bacteria that could damage a mattress. Allergy sufferers will like SafeRest, which protects against dust mites and uses hypoallergenic materials. The fitted protector can accommodate deep mattresses up to 18 inches high.
Pros: The cotton protector is noiseless and won’t affect the feel of your mattress.
Cons: Some users may find that the protector creates unwanted heat when sleeping.
2. LINENSPA Premium Smooth Fabric Mattress Protector
For an affordable waterproof mattress protector that will keep your mattress looking new, we recommend the LINENSPA Premium Smooth Fabric Mattress Protector. The ultra-thin hypoallergenic mattress topper keeps liquids at bay and also blocks out dust mites and other allergens. The fully elastic edge makes it easy for customers to get a secure seal over the mattress, even mattresses that are 18 inches deep. Customers can choose between Linenspa’s Cotton Terry Top and Smooth Top (shown here).
Pros: Linenspa also makes a matching Queen and King sized pillow protector.
Cons: Customers may find that the Linenspa makes some noise.
3. TASTELIFE Queen Waterproof Mattress Pad Protector
Protect mattresses of any size with the TASTELIFE Waterproof Mattress Pad Protector. The cotton and polyester blend protector has a NBH2O TPU back coating that adds longevity. Breathable and soft, the protector gives users a comfortable base layer under their sheets. The Tastelife is TPU certified and made without the use of any toxic chemicals, including PVC, vinyl, phthalates and fire retardants. The Tastelife protector can be cleaned in the washing machine and tumble dried on low heat.
Pros: The Tastelife is the deepest protector on our list with a max height of 21 inches.
Cons: It’s unclear whether the Tastelife will protect against dust mite and allergens.
4. Ultra Plush 100% Waterproof Premium Mattress Protector
For a mattress protector that adds comfort along with protection, we recommend the Ultra Plush 100% Waterproof Premium Mattress Protector. Featuring a waterproof barrier, the Ultra Plush uses advanced technology to wick away moisture, which keeps mattresses clean and won’t cause users to overheat. The top of the protector is hypoallergenic and has a high-tech backing that eliminates dust mites and other common allergens. We also like that the Ultra Plush protects against mold and mildew. Ultra Plush is made without the use of toxic chemicals and is odor-free and noiseless.
Pros: Ultra Plush offers hard to find mattress sizes, including protectors designed for futon mattresses and for Queen and King mattresses designed for RVs.
Cons: The Ultra Plush comes with a high price tag.