A mattress’s lifespan is dependant on its composition and cover type. Foam Mattresses for your camp or dorm will maintain their integrity for an average of 7-10 years. Innerspring Mattresses will last upwards of 10+ years. Mattress Covers can extend the life cycle of your Mattress by providing an extra barrier between the sleeper and the mattress, protecting the foam or core.
Mattress Covers also have a lifespan, much like a mattress. So when should you replace your cover? You should aim to swap out your mattress cover at the first sign of wear and tear. By doing this you avoid damage to the core of the mattress. However, unlike a mattress, the lifespan of a mattress cover depends on multiple factors including frequency of use, cleaning and maintenance of the cover. Check out our blog, Your Guide to Camp Mattresses – Vinyl v. Nylon, for additional information about Nylon and Vinyl Mattresses and Covers and recommended maintenance.
Mattress Covers have many added benefits such as being fluid-resistant and bed bug resistant. There are three types of mattress covers offered Vinyl Mattress Covers, Nylon Mattress Covers and Bed Bug Encasement Cotton Mattress Covers. Vinyl and Nylon Mattress Covers have the added benefit of being anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and stain-proof in addition to being fluid-resistant and bed bug resistant.
When you’re purchasing a new mattress or trying to extend the life of a mattress you currently own, consider buying a mattress cover to ensure the longevity of your mattress.
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