Sureguard Mattress Protector Review
Mattress protectors do more than just keep your toddler from ruining your mattress. With as much time as we spend sleeping (approximately a third of your life), it’s natural to assume that your mattress is going to get a lot of exposure to both your body and anything else you bring near it.
Body odor, sweat, sickness, glasses of water, food crumbs, grubby fingers… get the picture? These are all some of the things that a thin cotton sheet may not be protecting your mattress from, and which, overtime, can become problematic- especially if you ever need to take advantage of the warranty since it can be easily voided through this type of exposure.
Investing in a good mattress protector should be a top priority from the day you bring your mattress home to keep it looking, and smelling, fresh.
The Sureguard Company is a leading manufacturer of bedding protection for not only mattresses, but also pillows and box springs. They guarantee their products to be 100% waterproof to protect against everything mentioned above, and then some, and are willing to back their claims with a customer satisfaction guarantee.
The mattress protectors come in every size imaginable from mini and standard crib sizes, to CA kings, including some split bed sizes. It also happens to be unique in that it is completely noiseless unlike many similar products due to the materials that are used in waterproofing fabrics. Blocking dust mites and allergens are also part of the claim made about the product, which of course helps block pet dander, mold, and mildew.
- Free from phthalates, formaldehyde, bpa, and fire retardants
- Great customer service
- Fits deep mattresses
- Washing machine and low tumble dry safe
- Thin, does not impeded comfort of mattress
- Waterproofing defects
- May lose waterproofing if dried on too hot a cycle
- May shift and need adjustment regularly
- Doesn’t breathe
Features and Benefits
Boasted by the company as a superior product, the Sureguard mattress protector contain no vinyl, PVC or phthalates to ensure there are no issues with dangerous contact allergies and keep it free from harsh chemicals and odors. This is important since many of these allergies may not be noticeable in young children until contact is made.
Products are also Greenguard Gold Certified for low chemical emissions for your long term safety when using the product. This can be a big selling point to many consumers who are sensitive to odors or suffer from sensitivities to airborne chemicals.
Simple in its construction, the mattress protector has a smooth, 100% cotton terry surface with a poly backing that provides the waterproofing. Created as a fitted sheet style, it pulls on and off with ease to protect any depth of mattress, including deep pockets. To hold it even more snugly in place a fitted sheet should be used over the top. This also helps keep it cleaner longer to avoid less laundering over time.
Considered breathable and cool, the membrane created with the cotton and polyester backing blocks liquids while allowing air to circulate. This is created by fusing the two surfaces together seamlessly.
Obviously comfort is a high priority when you sleep, and you most likely purchased your mattress specifically for this reason. Therefore it stands that anything that inhibits your night’s rest would be a problem. Many mattress protectors can pull snug, which then may firm up your mattress surface. Others often are padded, and becomes a barrier between you and your firm, or soft, mattress comfort.
This particular protector is neither as its thin construction ensures you are sleeping on the mattress surface texture, and although it does fit over your mattress like a fitted sheet, it is further held in place by your sheets. The smooth cotton terry knit cover is also gentle on the skin, which makes it perfect for both infants, or those who are bedridden, to keep soft, non abrasive materials beneath them at all times.
One issue that may be a concern is that the cotton topping does not absorb much at all since it is smooth, and not quilted. Excess moisture may would not be wicked away from the skin quickly if an accident occurred overnight and was not noticed until morning. Rather the dampness would sit on the surface and soak into the top sheet. It is recommended to first wash and gently dry the protector to help increase absorption, so perhaps over time the absorption could improve. Despite this, the concern has not become an issue with buyers in their reviews.
Plasticized poly surfaces do cause less air movement than naturally occurring loose fibers. Depending on your body type and weight, you may find there is less air transfer than you would prefer, however there are little to no complaints about this particular product concerning heat retention. In fact, consumers have asked specifically about this issue with responding customers replying that they have found no issue with heat and highly recommend it due to this.
Sureguard stands behind a 100% satisfaction guarantee for 30 days, upon which you may return it for a full refund (minus shipping charges). This is truly a rarity with a product such as this since this means they are willing to take back a protector that has been used as it should be. This speaks volumes for their confidence in their own products.
A 10 year warranty is also included that covers the damage of laminate, fabrics, or zippers that are the result of normal household use. Of course, that means you followed the care instructions as well to keep the product within warranty standards.
These care steps are simple enough however, and are as follows: Do not use bleach or fabric softener, and be sure to either air dry, or tumble on low heat only. Also, make sure not to iron, or dry clean. Otherwise, the protector is machine washable and easy to use.
This product is sold exclusively online and has generated thousands of customer reviews over the years. They are overwhelmingly positive and are rated amongst the top sellers for mattress protectors. Highly praised by many is how easy it is to use as well as how quiet it is. Many poly surfaces have a plastic-like noise associated with them but it seems this product is one of the few that doesn’t.
Negative reviews surround the complaint that the protector doesn’t do what it says- namely being 100% waterproof and many complaints surround leakage. Not surprisingly, however, is how many of these complaints also mention that it worked fine before it was washed and dried, which makes me wonder if the care instructions weren’t read since bleach, fabric softener, and drying on too high a heat may damage the waterproofing.
It should be noted that in many of these instances customer service still reached out to them for replacements and further care instructions.
If you are looking for dependable protection for your mattress, you may want to consider adding the Sureguard Mattress Protector to your search due to the waterproofing, healthy fiber use, ease of maintenance and a supportive customer service system that, by all accounts, seems to put their consumers first.
This particular mattress protector stands on pretty firm ground concerning its popularity after purchase, especially in homes with young children. Reviews were highly positive praising the quality and construction, as well as customer service for their help defective items. Complaints were focused on issues that very well could have been avoided with proper care, and did not speak at all to the overall quality of the product.