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By Adam Wei
Since mattresses are used daily, they can easily get dirty. Though bedsheets can’t completely defend them from dirt, stains, sweat, mould, mildew, and dust mites, mattress protectors can.
With a multitude of options online, it can be hard to find the right one suited to your needs and budget. That’s why we included a buying guide in this article further on.
We will be tackling the average cost of mattress protectors in the country to give you a quick overview. Afterwards, we’ll be showing you our best picks for mattress protectors in Malaysia!
Without any further ado, let’s go!
The Average Cost of Mattress Protectors in Malaysia
The average cost of mattress protectors in Malaysia is RM117.80 based on our chosen product rates. On the other hand, the low-end vs. high-end cost can run between RM20 and RM1,500.
Generally, the price is higher if the protector is made of premium materials like Terry cotton and bamboo. The same goes for mattress covers that have waterproof and anti-bacterial properties.
Furthermore, the mattress protector size that you choose will influence the price. A single size protector will of course be a lot cheaper than a king size one.
For a summary of our product prices, kindly have a look at the table below. This can help you choose the best product from our selection in a bit.
|Mattress Protector||Price Range|
|Jean Perry Waterproof Fitted Mattress Protector||RM80 – RM125|
|Akemi PureFresh Fitted Mattress Protector||RM118.90 – RM198.50|
|Novelle Elastic Mattress Protector||RM20.90 – RM23.90|
|DIBELLO Waterproof Mattress Protector||RM191.36 – RM251.36|
|Aula Shield Waterproof Mattress Protector||RM177.85 – RM200.36|
The Best Mattress Protectors in Malaysia
Now that you know their costs, we now present to you our very best options for mattress protectors in Malaysia!
1) Jean Perry Waterproof Fitted Mattress Protector
|Sizes||Single, Super Single, Queen, King|
|Pocket depth||40 cm|
|Warranty||15-day return on Lazada|
|Price||RM80 – RM125|
Jean Perry mattress protector’s biggest strengths are being waterproof and breathable. Most mattress protectors only have only one of them—either they protect against spills but the sleeper feels hot, or the person feels cool but the fabric doesn’t shield from moisture and oil stains.
The product is made of polyester and quilted to provide maximum comfort to the sleeper as well as a sense of style to the mattress. This has a deep pocket size of 40 cm, which can fit large mattresses and is snug on all sides underneath.
It serves its purpose of protecting the mattress from dust, dirt, and allergens like pollen, dust mites, and bed bugs, making it a great, all-around mattress protector. Not to mention that it’s affordable too.
The waterproof protector comes in four sizes including Single, Super Single, Queen, and King. Although it doesn’t come with a warranty, Lazada offers a 15-day return in case it isn’t to your liking.
Besides that, it can hold off for a few months (if it isn’t too dirty) before needing to be cleaned. It’s safe to be machine washed and tumble dried, to make it ready for the next round of use.
Thus, if you want a soft, cool, and waterproof bed protector at a great price, the Jean Perry Mattress Protector could just be for you.
So far, most clients have been satisfied with the product’s durability and waterproofing. Check out some of their feedback below.
One buyer wrote a review about the mattress protector:
“Definitely worth to buy during flash sale. Love the quality. Longer lasting than those lower range elastic strap type.”
Another reviewer who bought a King size mattress protector wrote this:
“Can feel it’s waterproof cos plastic sheet sew within the quilt. Sewing quality good, thickness is comfortable. Even better than my old waterproof protector. Ntg to complain 😄👍”
2) Akemi PureFresh Fitted Mattress Protector
|Material||100% microfibre treated with HeiQ Viroblock|
|Sizes||Super Single, Queen, King, Super King|
|Warranty||15-day return on Lazada|
|Price||RM118.90 – RM198.50|
When we get back home from work, we often only wash our hands before sitting on the bed. Bacteria or viruses that stayed on your clothing or backpack can still be there.
The Akemi PureFresh mattress protector features HeiQ anti-bacterial treatment that resists and eliminates bacteria, dust mites, and bed bugs to prevent allergic reactions as the person sleeps.
Also, it is dermatologically cleared, meaning the protector is safe and gentle to the skin. Therefore, it is also suitable for kids and senior people for sleeping, napping, or just lounging.
For just a slightly higher price, your mattress can be protected from everyday stains, grime, and smudge. However, the cover tends to absorb paint, juice, coffee, and oil spills, causing it to stain easier than cotton.
This is very durable and can withstand up to 20 gentle wash cycles. This will roughly equate to about 5 years with every washing done every 3 months in one year.
The cosmetic-grade Akemi mattress protector is available in Super Single, Queen, King, and Super King. It also has a deep pocket of 43 cm, so it can easily fit large mattresses without any problem.
As for the comfort? Luckily, it will also enhance the comfort of your mattress to give you a restful sleep, though it isn’t as soft as premium cotton or polyester, as it’s made of microfibre.
However, microfibre traps heat easily and so it’s more fit for people who feel cold as they sleep at night and during the winter season.
3) Novelle Elastic Mattress Protector
|Material||100% hollow-fill polyester|
|Sizes||Single, Super Single, Queen, King|
|Pocket depth||13 cm|
|Warranty||15-day return on Lazada|
|Price||RM20.90 – RM23.90|
If you’re in the market for a cheap but reliable mattress protector, we think you may like the Novelle Mattress Protector. It keeps secure to your bed thanks to its elastic straps.
Made of 100% hollow-fill polyester, the protector feels soft and durable to sleep on. It wicks away sweat and heat from the body throughout the night so you also feel cool and comfy.
Unlike other mattress protectors, Novelle’s cover protects from dirt and stains only at the top of the mattress. Though it is said to be hypoallergenic, the bed bugs can creep into the sides, bite you, or trigger your allergies.
Aside from that, the product doesn’t totally protect from spills so you’d have to avoid drinking or having breakfast in bed. But, on the flip side, it’s lighter and easier to remove for washing.
On Lazada, a 15-day warranty is offered in which you can return the product for something else or a refund. Despite this, having product assurance is better than having none.
The sizes available for this mattress protector include Single, Super Single, Queen, and King. The single size measures 91.5 x 190 cm, whereas the king size has dimensions of 183 x 190 cm.
Affordable, convenient to use, and durable, the Novelle Mattress Protector is indeed one of the best mattress protectors in Malaysia!
The overall score of this product is 4.8/5 stars. Quite a number of clients were satisfied and commended its excellent quality and reasonable price.
One reviewer said this on Lazada:
“Material is nice. Looks like hotel mattress protector. 152×190 for queen. Hope it fits. Item delivery is slow. Need to improve on the shipping process. Otherwise, delightful.”
Another one wrote this feedback as well:
“My second purchase of matress protector. Quality is decent for the price. Thank you!”
4) DIBELLO Waterproof Mattress Protector
|Material||80% Bamboo, 20% Polyester Terry|
|Sizes||Super Single, Queen, King|
|Pocket depth||30 cm|
|Price||RM191.36 – RM251.36|
The Dibello mattress protector is a bit different from the others we’ve featured here. It is made of bamboo and polyester terry, which is known for being highly water-absorbent.
Being made of bamboo, it has a cool and moderately breathable surface. It is also hypoallergenic and resists nasty minuscule creatures like dust mites and bed bugs.
You most certainly have used terry fabric as it is used in making towels and bathrobes. Now, imagine the same plush feel and elegance to be your sleeping surface—it’s soft and luxurious.
With these, you get full protection for your mattress as well as ultimate comfort when you tuck in for the night. The sheet is fitted so it would stay put and won’t move out of the centre of your bed.
Some drawbacks of this product are that it’s more expensive than other brands and the warranty is only for a short 2-week period. That said, given the great quality of the product, you might not need it at all!
It also has a shorter pocket depth at just 30 centimetres for bigger mattresses. Only three sizes are offered for this product: Super Single, Queen, and King.
Also, the mattress protector can be machine washed but only at 40 degrees Celsius. However, dry cleaning is an absolute no-no for this, as well as drying it under the sun.
With that in mind, we ranked Dibello Mattress Protector as one of the best mattress protectors in Malaysia. Whether it’s summer or winter, this protector will naturally adapt to your body temperature—it’s a steal!
5) Aula Shield Waterproof Mattress Protector
|Sizes||Single, Super Single, Queen, King|
|Pocket depth||Up to 38 cm|
|Warranty||30-day return (on Aula Shield’s official website)|
|Price||RM177.85 – RM200.36|
A mattress that became wet from sudden spills can lead to many problems. Among them are odour and the growth mould and mildew, which can lead to respiratory ailments and irritate the eyes and skin.
Given this, you can prevent all these issues by getting a waterproof mattress protector. And for that, we think Aula Shield’s mattress cover is a superb product—in fact, it’s one of the best mattress protectors in Malaysia.
It is made of polyester for comfort and polyurethane to absorb moisture from your body and liquid spills. There’s no way the spill can seep into the bedding and damage the fabric.
That said, the PU material only makes up the top layer so the mattress sides aren’t protected. Also, this product doesn’t create noise when you move in your sleep, unlike most waterproof protectors.
Its prices are relatively high but fair enough. There are two colours you can choose from including navy blue and light blue to match your personality.
But the sizes are only available in single, super single, king, and queen bed sizes. The pocket depth measures 25 cm deep for single and super king and 38 cm deep for king and queen.
What’s more, the protector is machine-friendly so if you accidentally spill soda or lemonade onto it, you can just remove it and throw it into the washer at a normal setting and dryer at medium.
6) KKSS – CleanRest Waterproof Mattress Protector
|Material||MicronOne Allergen Barier Fabric|
|Sizes||Single, Super Single, Queen, King, Super King|
|Pocket depth||Contact for details|
|Quilted||Contact for details|
CleanRest Waterproof Mattress Protector is specifically designed to keep your mattress looking brand new. If you are a little bit clumsy, this is the perfect mattress protector for you.
In comparison to others, its MicronOne waterproof sleep surface fabric immediately solves the problems other waterproof encasements create which is a hot and sticky sleep experience.
It has been proven that theirs is over two times more breathable than competing brands. With great breathability comes a cooler sleep.
If you want to make your pillows waterproof as well, they got you. They offer Pro Max Waterproof Pillow Protector for MYR70.00 and Water Resistant Pillow Protector (Envelope Style) for MYR50.70
Another reason why we can recommend them is their washability. You can simply pop your sheet in the washer on a normal cycle with warm water and detergent then tumble dry in medium or low.
Unfortunately, their sheet cover only comes in white.
What to Look for When Buying a Mattress Protector
Here are things you need to look for before you buy a mattress protector:
This is a primary factor to consider since you’d want to sleep well besides your mattress being protected from dirt, spills, and allergens.
The comfort of a mattress topper can be gauged by the material it’s made of. It can mean feeling soft and relaxed, warm or cool as needed, or not suffering from allergies while you’re sleeping.
Cotton and polyester are soft, durable, and breathable. Additionally, they are lightweight and can be put in the washer and dryer easily.
If you want the best in breathable fabric, then opt for latex and wool. But since these materials are harder to source, they cost higher than polyester and cotton.
Have an underlying condition or recurring allergy? Some mattress protectors are safe for the skin and rid bacteria and dust mites.
Mattress covers can also have a moisture-wicking property that helps to dissipate heat when you sleep. This allows you to feel cool or warm regardless of the season.
2) Fit Style
The fit style for mattress protectors comes in three types: strapped, fitted, and encased. Let’s take a look at their differences below:
- Strapped – These are secured to your mattress by elastic straps on the four corners to prevent it from moving or falling out as you slumber.
The disadvantage of this is they don’t fully protect the bed. Dirty hands or shoes can accidentally stain the mattress on its open sides.
- Fitted – The most common fit style, fitted mattress protectors wrap the perimeter of the mattress and protect it from wine spills, soot, dirt, and dust mites.
Plus, they are easy to remove from the mattress for cleaning and drying. This is an excellent choice for most people.
- Encased – As the name suggests, this has a zipper to fully cover the mattress. This will shield it from harmful microbes, accidental spills, stains, dust mites, and bed bugs.
This is a great choice for extending the life of your mattress, although taking out the mattress protector from the mattress will take some effort.
A mattress protector that isn’t breathable will trap the heat released by your body. This makes a person sweat or feel hot when sleeping at night and isn’t a fit for people with a medical condition.
Breathability doesn’t just benefit hot sleepers, but also cold sleepers too. This is because it helps to regulate the body temperature to adjust to the room climate.
As we said earlier, latex and wool are great, breathable options for mattress protectors. But so is microfibre, bamboo, and cotton, or those with a blend of these materials.
Do you sweat a lot when sleeping? Have kids and pets at home? If so, you could get a waterproof mattress protector.
This will prevent the spills from seeping through to the mattress and causing a hard-to-remove stain. It will stay on top of the protector as a pool stain, which can easily be washed off.
For this, look for mattress protectors made from vinyl or polyurethane. But, keep in mind that even those made with cotton can be waterproof, as it will depend on how the product was made.
Also, there’s a difference between water-resistant and waterproof. So you should check the info carefully when shopping for a mattress cover.
Since we all want our mattress protectors to last as long as possible, durability is another essential factor to consider.
It should be able to endure wash after wash but with limitations, of course. That is, you have to follow the care instructions that come along with your mattress protector to maintain it properly.
In terms of durability, polyester is a great option since it inherently resists damage through wear and tear. Bamboo and cotton are also hardy and will help you get the most out of your mattress protector.
Mattress protectors differ widely in costs depending on the material and size. These can go from RM20 to as high as RM1,500.
You don’t have to get the most premium one—just the one with a fair price or lower, with decent quality and comfort. This way, you’ll get your money’s worth and protect your mattress at the same time!
To prevent disappointments, pick a mattress protector with a warranty. So just in case, the product shows defects or doesn’t satisfy you, you can get a replacement or refund at zero cost.
FAQs about the Top Mattress Protectors in Malaysia
And that completes our list of the top mattress protectors in Malaysia! With them installed, you can enjoy your sleep without worrying about the mattress becoming dirty or stenchy.
If you have any questions or thoughts about our picks, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll get back to you in a bit.
Need a new mattress, by the way? If you do, you can also check out the best mattresses in Malaysia, which can give you a rejuvenating sleep.