How Mattress Protectors and Mattress Encasements Differ

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GBS Enterprises, a mattress and furniture protection company headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, manufactures and distributes a range of healthy sleep products. GBS Enterprises‘ products include Healthy Sleep sheets, pillows, mattress protectors, and mattress encasements.

Both mattress protectors and mattress encasements prolong the life of a mattress and protect it from stains, dust, and dirt. However, the two products are quite different, and each offers benefits that the other does not.

Of the two, mattress protectors are generally more popular and more affordable. Mattress protectors typically safeguard the mattress on five sides. Since protectors are placed on the mattress much like a fitted sheet, they are easy to remove and wash. Many mattress protectors are waterproof on the surface, which helps them shield the mattress from spills, stains, and normal wear.

For more protection, mattress encasements cover the mattress on all six sides and seal in the mattress with a zipper. This keeps out bedbugs and protects the mattress from dust, pet dander, pollen, and other allergens. As a result, allergy sufferers are kept safe from these allergens while they sleep.