Product Type: Sainsbury's Mattress
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Extra comfort at a bargain price.
Sainsbury's Mattress Protector
Member Name: jeffjen
Sainsbury's Mattress Protector
Advantages: provides extra comfort, helps protect your mattress
Disadvantages: Material coming away at the corners.
The mattress protector is made of cotton and polyester and is slightly quilted. They are designed to improve the comfort of your bed whilst offering protection for you mattress. I must point out that these are not waterproof at all and therefore not suitable to protect a mattress from a child wetting the bed for example. Nor are they anti-bacterial, but the synthetic filling in the quilting is ideal for anyone who suffers from a feather allergy.
Overall they do exactly what they are meant to do, protect your mattress from some wear or marks whilst providing extra comfort.
My mattress protector was packed tightly into its packaging and on shaking it out, the quilting fluffed up a little making it appear thicker than it appeared whilst in the packaging. For just £7 for the double size, 135x190cm, you maybe would be forgiven for thinking these won't really be up to much, but having been pleased with the pillow protectors I did have similar hopes for the mattress protector.
It fitted snugly on my double bed, so snugly in fact that it was a little difficult stretching the bottom corners over the mattress. I would fit one corner then it would spring off whilst fitting the opposite corner over the mattress! I found it easier to get someone to hold the corner in place whilst fitting the opposite one.
I wasn't really expecting to notice a lot of difference when getting into bed but I was pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable it was. I could feel the soft quilting underneath my sheet and it certainly does make your bed more comfortable to lie upon.
It doesn't really seem to flatten either whilst you are lying on it and has remained just as comfortable over the months I have been using it. I remove it regularly for washing and pop it in my washing machine on a 40 degree wash. It washes well and hasn't lost any of its softness, with the slight quilting remaining soft and springy.
The only problem I have had with my mattress protector after a few months of use is it has started coming away in one of the corners and I think this is because of having to stretch it over the final corners of the mattress when fitting it. Maybe if it had been just slightly bigger then this may not have happened. Having said that, the material on the 'skirt' part of the protector is quite thin, so maybe if they had made this a little thicker then it would prevent the material fraying or coming apart.
Although it is coming away in one corner, it still fits on the bed and I am still able to use my mattress protector the same as usual. It hasn't began moving or bunching up, although I have found each day when I make my bed I have to pull it securely over the corner again where the material is coming away, as it is showing signs of slipping off the mattress due to it becoming loose, which is of course because of the material coming apart.
Overall, for the price paid I can't really complain about this mattress protector. It is certainly comfortable to lie upon and I instantly noticed the difference as I got into bed after first placing it on the mattress. I do think however, that the material around the corners where you fit it on to your mattress should be stronger, either that or maybe make the protector slightly larger so you don't have to pull as tightly to secure it on your mattress.
The mattress protector is available from branches of Sainsburys and online directly from their website. It comes in three sizes to fit single, double and king size beds and is priced accordingly at £6, £7 and £8.
Summary: A bargain priced mattress protector from Sainsburys.
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