Post # 1
What’s the secret to getting a good, reliable mattress cover? I have been through a few and before I try another one, I want to figure out what I’m doing wrong! We have a king sized bed, and the mattress cover I bought does this SUPER annoying slipping-down thing and I am constantly having to tug it and our fitted sheet back up around the corners of the mattress. It’s driving me insane and I can’t seem to find a good one!!
Post # 3
We don’t use a mattress cover. Why do you use one? Are there ones that zip and are more fitted?
We have a memory foam mattress and just have the fabric cover it came with, so it’s custom fitted (kind of the equivalent to the fabric on the outside of an innersprung mattress, I guess?)
Post # 4
We got some straps that hook onto the corners of the mattress cover that help keep it tight against the mattress. We used to have a problem with it bunching up in the middle before we started using the straps.
Post # 5
@crayfish: I just prefer the feeling of sleeping with something between my sheet and the mattress. We have a nice Serta Pillow-Top mattress, so it’s very comfy but I just like the little extra cushion of a mattress cover and fitted sheet. I think a memory foam mattress would be easier to deal with in these situations!
Post # 6
I actually got mine at TJ Maxx for like 30 bucks and didn’t put much thought into it, I’ve never had a problem with it. Guess i got lucky!
Post # 7
@MsJ2theZ: I think the reason we have problems with ours is because we have a queen size bed, but I think DH bought a king size mattress cover. He bought it before I met him, and I haven’t replaced it because it’s still in excellent condition.
Post # 8
I have a queen size matress that has a pillow top and the matress cover I bought has never slipped off. I got it at Art Van and it is called dri-tec. It was a little pricey ($100) but it has a 10 year warrenty. I’ve had it for about a year and a half and so far I love it. It is waterproof so no stains will seep though to the matress and it is cloth so it isn’t that nasty plastic that makes all the crinkling noises.
Post # 9
This website should answer all your questions about mattress covers: