What is a mattress topper?
Types of mattress topper
Mattress toppers - key questions
How thick should a mattress topper be?
The thickness of topper you need depends on the age, feel and condition of your mattress. The thickest mattress toppers, up to 4 inches, are best for rejuvenating tired, old mattresses. Toppers of up to 3 inches thick offer a good level of comfort and support. If your mattress is relatively new, a thinner topper of around 2 inches can give it a more luxurious feel.Shop thick mattress toppers
What size mattress topper do I need?
Mattress toppers come in a variety of sizes. They can be as small as 90cm x 190cm or as large as 180cm x 200cm. It’s important to get a topper that matches the size of your existing mattress, because, unlike duvets, they can’t scale up.
How to fit a mattress topper
Securing a mattress topper to a bed is easy. Typically, it’ll be held in place with either 4 elasticated corner straps or an elasticated skirt which stretches over the sides of the mattress like a fitted sheet. Once in place, the topper stays fixed to the mattress, preventing it from bunching up or coming untucked.
How to maintain a mattress topper
Cleaning your mattress topper regularly will keep it free of harmful allergens and bacteria. Ideally, it’s best to clean the topper at the same time as your bed sheets. Most mattress toppers can be washed in a washing machine, but not all of them, so it’s best to check the instructions carefully before you clean them.
What's the difference between a mattress topper and mattress protector?
A mattress protector keeps the mattress clean and hygienic. Some mattress protectors are waterproof, while others act as a barrier to allergens and irritants like dust mites, pet dander, bed bugs, stains and sweat. Unlike toppers, mattress protectors offer little cushioning or support. Mattress protectors and toppers can be used on their own or together with the protector placed over the topper.Shop all mattress protectors