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The queen size mattress protector buying can be useful in many different areas. On the one hand, a protector can have a positive effect on the lying properties, but on the other hand, the mattress can also be protected from mites and dirt. Different models are recommended depending on the intended use. Since the range is very large, we have put the most popular models under the microscope in the test and introduce you to the three test winners in our list of the best at the end of the article.
In advance, however, you will receive some general information about mattress protectors so that you can make a better purchase decision and objectively decide whether a high-quality or inexpensive mattress protector in queen size is more suitable for you. Please also note that although we only looked at models in queen size mattress protector in the test.
What is the best queen size mattress protector in India?
As a mattress protector, it provides a good balance even for poor quality mattresses and significantly increases the lying comfort. The cover consists of 100% polyester (200g / m²) and it is quilted, removable, and washable. The cover has a share of 2cm in the total thickness, so that the internal cold foam core measures 5 centimeters.
Overall, the foam is of high quality and offers good climatic properties, so that it is also suitable for people who tend to sweat profusely. In terms of price, the model is in the midfield, which results in a very good price-performance ratio. In particular, the model with a degree of hardness 2 should be turned over regularly to avoid hollows.
In addition, there are breathable perforations in the core that improve air circulation. Of course, the cover can also be removed and washed.
The core itself is 4 centimeters thick and is divided into zones. However, due to the small thickness, this hardly plays a role. The lying comfort is very good overall despite the only 4cm thick core and thanks to the nubby underside the pad does not slip off the mattresses, but it cannot be turned over either. In addition, elastic bands ensure a good fixation on the mattress.
The protector is also ideal for allergy sufferers. Although it is a bit more expensive and quite thin, it still has the potential to add value to a good cold foam mattress, for example, to improve the support effect and thus the comfort.
The moisture transport is greatly improved so that the cover can also be used very well if you sweat heavily on your existing mattress.
Thanks to the corner rubbers, it can be attached very well to the mattress and it is washable at 60 ° C, which makes it very hygienic. This is particularly beneficial for allergy sufferers. The soft microfiber under the bed in connection with a high-quality filling made of high-volume polyester results in pleasant lying comfort and good breathability. However, the elastic band at the corners does not hold up well on thin mattresses. It is ideal from a mattress thickness of around 20 centimeters. Up to 30 centimeters are supported for fixation.
The bottom line is that the edition fully fulfills its purpose and also offers a good price-performance ratio. However, you should bear in mind that the protector cannot be used to improve the support effect on an inferior mattress.
The most common protectors consist either of a cold foam or viscose core, but pads with fiber covers are also in great demand, even if this is more of a mattress protector than padding in the narrower sense.
Nevertheless, we looked at all three variants in the test and give you a brief overview of the different materials below:
Cold foam and comfort foam
Cold foam protectors are open-pored and up to 10 centimeters thick. They are very breathable, so depending on the mattress they improve the climatic properties of the bed. The thermal insulation is also good and the supporting effect can also be good if it is thick enough due to the good point elasticity. They are also anti-allergic, so they can be used very well by allergy sufferers with the appropriate reference.
Comfort foam usually has a lower volume weight, does not last as long, but is very cheap. In principle, it is a simple foam, while the cold foam is generally better suited for mattresses.
Viscose has a memory effect, which means that it adapts very well to the contours of the body. This promotes healthy sleep by improving the supportive effect. To be able to use the effect, the protector should be at least 5 centimeters thick, better even more. The material is not quite as breathable as cold foam but insulates the heat very well and scores with its ideal point elasticity. Allergy sufferers get along very well with viscose, provided that the cover is also suitable for allergy sufferers. Compared to cold foam, viscose foam, or viscose gel foam, as it is often called, is significantly stronger, especially at cold temperatures, because it only develops its positive properties through body heat. In terms of price, viscose is a little higher than cold foam.
If you are looking for a thinner pad to cover a visitor’s crack or to make the lying comfort a little softer, or to protect the mattress, a protector made of fiber covers could be an option. Climate fibers offer good ventilation properties, but only have a minor effect on lying comfort.
Comfort and lying properties
A protector should always match your sleeping habits and be based on the mattress underneath. For example, if you are using a high-quality viscose mattress, it makes little sense to put a thick cold foam or comfort foam protector (the simplest foam variant) over it, as this would rather worsen rather than improve the lying properties.
If, on the other hand, you are only interested in achieving a slightly softer sleep feeling with a cheap protector or covering the visitor’s crack, a cheap model with a low thickness or even a fiber cover layer may be sufficient. When choosing the protector, also note that viscose and cold foam can promote sweating. If you tend to sweat profusely, it is therefore advisable – if you decide in favor of these materials – to attach importance to ventilation slots and holes in the material and also to ensure that a high-quality cover is used that compensates for the reduced ventilation properties of the core can.
Mattress protectors with a zone division usually make relatively little sense, as the properties of the mattresses underneath come into play anyway due to their low thickness. However, it is quite the case that with increasing thickness the mattress underneath becomes less and less important, so that you could theoretically lie on a very thick protector from about 7 cm centimeters even without an under-mattress (for example when camping). Common protectors are five, seven, or nine centimeters thick. Depending on the degree of hardness and density (density of the material), they are permanently designed for a weight between 40 and 160 kilograms. The further you overuse the specified weight, the faster pits will form.
Before buying, you should always take a close look at the technical criteria. Both the volume weight (the higher the volume weight, the more material is used and the more robust the support is), as well as the degree of hardness and material thickness, should be selected according to your body weight and your preferences.