Are Mattress Protectors Washable?

Are mattress protectors washable?

To start with what is a mattress protector. A mattress protector is another cover for your mattress that is put on first, then the actual cover for the bed that you are going to be sleeping on top of goes on the layer above the mattress protector. As the name would imply a mattress protector is specifically there to be an extra layer of protection for your mattress. A mattress protector makes sure that the mattress does not become stained and mouldy over time. For example, sweat from when you sleep in the summer will make the mattress protector dirty, but not the mattress itself.

To answer the question yes mattress protectors are washable. They can be washed with cold or lukewarm water. They should be washed when they have been stained to stop the stains from seeping through to the actual mattress.


  • Adds a layer of protection for your mattress.
  • Stops the mattress from being stained for a longer time.


  • Needs to be cleaned from time to time.
  • Extra time is needed to change the bedding because of the mattress protector.

How often should you wash mattress protector?

You should wash mattress protectors every 2 months. This should be used as a guideline as everyone’s circumstances are different so sometimes it may have to be 1 month or even half a month. How often you wash the mattress protector could also be affected by how old your mattress is. The older your mattress and if it already has stains previously you would have to wash your mattress protector more often, than if you own a newer mattress.

Should you wash mattress protectors every week?

To be the most efficient it is best to give it some time to build up the bacteria. This is because there might not be many bacteria built up over a week and you would just be washing it pointlessly and it might not have made any difference. Not doing it every week will save you time from constantly changing the mattress protector each week. Doing so will keep the quality of the mattress protector for a longer period of time.

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