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Best mattress protector for memory foam that won't interfere with feel 09 Nov 2013 14:38 #11

Latex is really heavy, and it's not entirely trivial to slide it into an encasement.


Oh yes - I know... That's why the only encasements I considered are two-piece, where you could take the top off to wash it, and of course makes it easier to install (by putting it under your mattress before you start assembling it)


I should have been so lucky - 2 piece sounds genius to me! On the bright side, the dust mite encasement I got has amazing and thick durable fabric, with one of the smallest average pore sizes I've seen. Breathes really good and no heat issues. I generally don't know it's on the bed. All very good things if you don't want to know you have a dust mite cover and have it last well... Regretfully, it's a 1 piece design that zips open 1/2 the way only.

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Best mattress protector for memory foam that won't interfere with feel 09 Nov 2013 14:46 #12

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This is what I have on my current mattress.

I don't think it is waterproof - maybe tightly woven enough to be water resistant.

I do not expect any real water issues - just after spending $2k with an expectation that my latex mattress will last OVER 20 years, it seems prudent to get something fully waterproof. As I was told by a mattress store employee today - one that loves her own latex mattress, that water will break down the latex, so make sure you have a good cover over it. (Already was planning, hence my posts - just she happened to chime in and mention how critical it is.)

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Best mattress protector for memory foam that won't interfere with feel 09 Nov 2013 14:57 #13

I know the sentiment.

For dust mites, on the king mattress we have this:
www.tmasc.ca/dust-mite-bed-bug-mattress-encasements/crescent-moon-organic-mattress-encasement.html

... which is identical to this:
www.allergybuyersclub.com/home-essentials-organic-cotton-dust-mite-covers.html?itemId=1896


And then for mattress protectors (happened to have this inside the encasement on the king mattress for maximum dust mite relief, though I'd prefer it on the outside of the encasement), we have this:
www.tmasc.ca/organic-mattress-pad-protectors/green-sleep-vasilo-organic-cotton-mattress-pad.html

We don't have any specific water resistant covers.

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Best mattress protector for memory foam that won't interfere with feel 09 Nov 2013 15:23 #14

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Hi JackBauer,

As I was told by a mattress store employee today - one that loves her own latex mattress, that water will break down the latex, so make sure you have a good cover over it. (Already was planning, hence my posts - just she happened to chime in and mention how critical it is.)


She is misinformed because water doesn't break down latex although some liquids will. The biggest enemy of latex is oxidation from ozone and ultraviolet light but you can see a list of the things that can break down latex here .

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