Mattress Pads

About Our Mattress Pads

A mattress pad helps protect your mattress, and can also add extra comfort and softness to a mattress that may be a bit too firm. Different from mattress toppers, mattress pads are typically a thin, padded, protective sheet, as opposed to thicker products that add several inches of extra plushness. Mattress pads can also help with temperature control. This is because they're absorbent, which helps keep you cool.

Cotton, latex, and wool are commonly used for mattress pads. Cotton options are usually thinner and quilted, but they are also machine washable. Latex and wool pads are dust mite and mold-resistant, which makes them more durable than cotton. For optimal temperature regulation, you’ll want to consider mattress pads filled with natural fibers like cotton, wool, or down. Because of wool’s inherent properties, it can also keep you warmer in winter months.

Your Options with Mattress Pads

We offer many mattress pad options at City Mattress, including our own products. Our own Egyptian cotton mattress pad offers luxuriously soft comfort and lasting performance. It’s also hypo-allergenic as well as machine washable and dryable. We also offer the City Mattress Radiance Temperature Controlled Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad. This advanced mattress pad regulates your sleep temperature with the power of heated or cooled water. Simply set your desired temperature and lose yourself in sleep.

PranaSleep is known for luxury, which is exactly what you can expect from their mattress pad. This 300-thread count organic cotton mattress pad comes with a 10-year warranty, so your mattress is protected completely for the entire time you have it. Sleep & Beyond manufactures several wool mattress pads available through our website, including some for cribs. Free from harmful dyes and pesticides, these machine-washable mattress pads are a sustainable, organic alternative for long-term sleep health. 

What Else You Should Know About Our Mattress Pads

Mattress pads are a great way to protect your mattress investment while offering a little more plushness. They’re different from mattress toppers in their purpose. While mattress toppers are meant to add extra plushness or firmness, a mattress pad is primarily for protection. However, if your mattress is simply old and sagging, neither a mattress pad nor topper will help. In this case, it’s time to consider buying a new mattress.


Learn More About Mattress Pads - FAQ

Mattress pads are primarily for protecting your mattress from spills, stains, and allergens. They do, however, add a little layer of softness as well. Mattress toppers are often thicker than mattress pads, and they’re meant to add more plushness or firmness to your mattress.

The thickness or padding of your mattress pad is purely a matter of preference. The primary purpose of a mattress pad is to protect your mattress.

Always follow the instructions on the care label of the pad. As a general rule of thumb, typically vinyl-backed mattress pads can be machine washed in cold or warm water, on a gentle cycle, with mild detergent. Never use bleach on these pads.

Mattress pads protect your mattress from stains, spills, and allergens, while also providing an added layer of plushness.

A good quality product that is made from durable materials should last between 3 to 10 years. Just like your mattress, you get what you pay for!

Crib mattresses are especially prone to being stained. Crib mattress pads provide an additional layer of comfort for the baby while protecting the crib mattress from leaky messes.

Cooling mattress pads help you sleep cooler. They work by absorbing excess body heat and keeping it away from skin. These are much less expensive than cooling mattresses, and are a great idea if you love your mattress's comfort feel but it makes you sleep a bit warm.

Each fabric comes with unique qualities that determine what purposes it is well suited for. When bamboo is used in the making of a mattress pad, it adds durability, better absorbs moisture, and allows sweat to evaporate easily. Copper, on the other hand, is antimicrobial and antifungal, which makes it a great choice for those concerns. It also conducts heat very well, which means it removes it from your body with ease. Because copper itself is antimicrobial, germs, including odor-causing ones, cannot thrive on or in copper ion infused textiles.

Check if your mattress topper comes with a feature to keep it in place. If not, there are different ways to improve the grip of your mattress topper, like a tightly fitted sheet, sheet straps, or a velcro system.