PureCare Mattress Protectors Reviewed

Oftentimes, when you’re out in the market looking for a mattress protector, you’ll come across major bedding brands that do have them in their lineup but in almost a half-hearted, tacked on way: there won’t be more than a few protectors to choose from and even those will offer minimal comfort and reliability.

PureCare is one brand that does the exact opposite by focusing entirely on products meant to protect your bedding – mattress protectors among them. Their products are designed to address the needs of users from all budget segments, and are decked with certifications from multiple third party organizations that prove their dependability.

Here’s my guide to their mattress cover lineup; I’ve included choice Pure Care mattress protector reviews to give you an idea of how their various models compare with other brands and among themselves.​

Table of Specifications

Name

Materials Used

Sizes Available

No. of Sides CoveredWaterproof

Core Features

Warranty

Our Ratings

Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

1

Waterproof, dust mite resistant, antimicrobial, washable on warm setting

10 years

OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

OmniGuard Advance surface w/ FRiO cooling fibers, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

OmniGuard Advance surface w/ Celliant fibers, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Full

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

6

Waterproof, bed bug proof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

The Good, Better, Best Approach

PureCare divides their lineup into these three categories, which offer an incremental degree of protection based on an increasing price.

Good

Good protectors are a simple 1 sided sheet that can protect your mattress’s surface against stains.

Better​

​Better protectors are five sided, fitted sheet style, and serve as a safeguard against stains, moisture, mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens. They incorporate a lightweight fabric that is compatible with all types of mattress without altering their comfort level or feel. These protectors are fully washable, even on hot settings to ensure thorough sanitization.

Best

​Best protectors are encasement style, six sided protectors that envelope the mattress completely. They use patented seams and a lockable zipper to completely ward off bed bugs, allergens, mites, moisture, stains, mildew and mold. They are also made from the same fabric as the ‘better’ protectors, and do not affect the overall feel of your bed.

Core Protection

The waterproofing mechanism is pretty much the same as other manufacturers: a breathable polyurethane lining that keeps fluids and allergens from getting to the other side. Given the absence of complaints about waterproofing failures, one can assume that the fundamental protection of PureCare covers is on point.​

If you’re dealing with a bed bug problem, there’s also encasement style models that seal your mattress of completely, keeping the bed bugs inside from getting out, and the ones outside from burrowing in.

Anti-Microbial Protection

PureCare treats their protectors with silver chloride, which is known to restrict the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria that can otherwise give the protector an odor, and cause it to stain and/or deteriorate.​

Materials Used

OmniGuard Advance Lightweight Performance Fabric

This is the fabric that makes up the surface of PureCare’s ‘better’ and ‘best’ products: it is thin, cool, and discreet, so it won’t change how your bed feels.

Celliant

Celliant is a proprietary material (not developed by PureCare), that has thermoregulating minerals embedded deep into its fabric, which conserve your body heat and reflect it towards your skin. This enhances your blood circulation, quickens your body’s healing processes, and improves overall sleep quality – people with sore muscles and / or back pain will enjoy sleeping on a protector that uses this material in particular.

FriO

This material is an enhancement of the standard OmniGuard Advance fabric, with micarex-based responsive cooling fibers thrown into the mix, to yield a heat dispersion rate five times quicker than just polyester.

The material, which is an amalgamation of nanotechnology, nylon, and mica minerals, has a special tunneling effect that transports heat away from the areas closer to your body, so you get to enjoy a cooler sleeping surface. Since it is built directly into the OmniGuard fabric, there is no risk of this material washing away after long term use.

Heat Dissipation

While the ‘good’ protectors only offer a minimal degree of thermal dissipation, the ‘better’ and ‘best’ models which incorporate OmniGuard fabric do take away heat from your body as you sleep, and consequently have minimal complaints of heating.

If you’re especially sensitive to heat, you could go with the FriO mattress cover which uses dedicated heat channeling fibers to transport heat away from the surface. Conversely, you should avoid the Celliant variant since it reflects heat onto your body, which takes a while to get used to in order to enjoy the benefits.​

Durability

One of the biggest concerns with cheap mattress covers is that they don’t last very long: wash them more than a few times and their waterproofing membrane thins out, resulting in a subsequent waterproofing failure that leaves your mattress stained.

​PureCare mattress covers are made to be washable even at high temperature settings (something which most other manufacturers strongly advise against since it damages the membrane). To consolidate this, I scoured through user feedback, and sure enough, there were minimal complaints of the protectors wearing out with extended use.

Third Party Endorsements

​Dr. Tierno

​In order to validate the effectiveness of their products, PureCare has them evaluated by Dr. Philip M. Tierno Jr., who is the Director of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is a microbiologist of some repute, having authored a book on the subject and made several documentaries, investigative reports and journal publications about the same - his evaluation of these mattress protectors holds considerable worth.

National Sleep Foundation

​The National Sleep Foundation has endorsed PureCare’s pillow and mattress covers as their official bed protection solutions. The NSF is a nonprofit body that is focused on the enhancement of sleep safety and health; making the public aware of the importance of healthy sleep is one of its objectives.

According to their CEO, PureCare products are ‘at the forefront of the sleep products industry’.

OEKO-TEX®

​Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® defines limits for more than 300 harmful materials that may be present in textiles. It is the sole certification that tests for substances ranging from dangerous heavy metals such as arsenic and lead; to several allergenic and irritant chemicals; to dyes, pesticides, phthalates, and VOC emissions.

​Carrying a certification from OEKO-TEX indicates that, despite the fact that the waterproof membrane of the protector is polyurethane based, you can sleep soundly on it without worrying about ingesting / inhaling anything that could compromise your health.

​Women’s Choice Award

​The Women’s Choice Award is representative of feedback from the female segment of consumers, and is designed to help other women make purchasing decisions without having to do all the homework.

​According to a private survey conducted by this organization, 9 out of 10 women who had bought a PureCare protector said they would recommend it to their friends and family – which in itself is a major vote of confidence from the consumers regarding the product’s performance and reliability.

Warranty

All PureCare mattress covers come with 10 year warranties against defects in materials and craftsmanship. If you purchase a PureCare protector alongside a brand new mattress from a qualifying retailer, you may also be eligible to a stain warranty, which means the manufacturer will foot the costs of the mattress getting harmed due to a failure on part of their protector.

You have to register your product online to be eligible for the warranty.

Top Rated PureCare Mattress Protector Reviews

StainGuard Cotton Terry Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 1
  • Materials: Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features:  Waterproof, dust mite resistant, antimicrobial, washable on warm setting
  • 10 years  Warranty

​The plush cotton terry surface ensures a comforting sleep experience with minimal noisiness that is customary of cheaper products, while the polyurethane layer underneath keeps liquids and allergens out. The cotton surface also yields superior cooling compared to polyester surfaces, but you should still expect a degree of heating because of the polyurethane underneath.

​The surface has been treated with Silver Chloride, a natural antimicrobial substance, to discourage the growth of mold, mildew and fungi that can generate odor. Furthermore, you can safely wash and dry this protector on warm settings, for better sanitization.

​While the surface protection of this product is pretty decent, it should be noted that it offers no protection to the sides, so you’ll need to deal with big spills quickly to keep them from sliding down – this is why I’ve recommended it for guest bedrooms only where there is little chance of such a thing happening.

Pros

  • Comfortable, somewhat cooling, cotton terry surface.
  • Antimicrobial silver chloride treatment.
  • Can be laundered at warm setting.

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive for an entry level model.
  • Only offers surface protection.

Recommended For

This simple one sided cotton terry protector is meant for mattresses that see infrequent use i.e. guestrooms and the like, but where a little more comfort than a cheap plastic surface is needed.

PureCare 5 Sided Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

Thanks to its five sided, fitted sheet style design, it is able to offer much better protection against allergens such as dust mites that would otherwise burrow in through the sides. Furthermore, by covering the sides, it also guards against spills that cannot be contained on the surface.

The protector uses PureCare’s OmniGuard Advance fabric that is supposed to leave the feeling of your bed unaltered, but I did come across one user complaining about a plastic sensation. However, users also reported that the protector stays cool at night, and has a thin profile, which means you could mitigate the plastic issue by throwing an extra sheet on top.

​The cover is crafted to withstand hot laundering settings so you can get rid of any contamination that could otherwise compromise its quality. It has also been treated with silver chloride to hold of microbial infestations.

Pros

  • Five sided protection offers better waterproofing and allergen resistance.
  • Anti-microbial coating.
  • OmniGuard fabric offers a decent cooling.
  • Can be laundered at hot setting.

Cons

  • Pricey.
  • Surface has a slightly plastic feeling that may be noticeable.

Recommended For

This 5 sided cover is the starting point for anyone in need of reasonably cool, comfortable everyday mattress protection solution that keeps harmful allergens at bay.

PureCare FRiO Cooling Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface w/ FRiO cooling fibers, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

It retains all the qualities of the simple 5 sided protector covered above, and augments them with special cooling fibers stitched right into the OmniGuard fabric. These fibers transport the heat away from the surface (and thus your body), creating a noticeable cooling effect.

Keep in mind that while the FRiO fibers do indeed boost breathability and heat dissipation, they do so in comparison to a regular vinyl / polyester mattress cover, so it is not like they will completely eliminate heating (there have been a few complaints about this from users who thought FRiO would cool things down even further!).

​One positive aspect of the protector, as noted by users, is that it doesn’t alter the comfort level of the underlying mattress and makes minimal noise. As far as waterproofing and allergen proofing go, I haven’t come across any complaints.

Pros

  • Reliable core performance with the improved cooling / breathability.
  • Noiseless and discreet.
  • Anti-bacterial silver chloride treatment.
  • Washable at hot setting.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Doesn’t yield absolute cooling.

Recommended For

The FRiO mattress cover is intended for individuals who can’t tolerate protectors that raise the temperature of their bed by more than a few degrees.

Celliant 5 Sided Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Full
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface w/ Celliant fibers, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

This fitted sheet style protector combines PureCare’s signature OmniGuard fabric with Celliant fibers, yielding effective core protection, while also regulating your blood flow, as you sleep, to boost various bodily functions – this makes it great for individuals who suffer from sore muscles / aching bones due to a chronic condition or a long day at work.

Celliant fibers work by conserving the heat emitted by your body and redirecting it via your skin to your blood vessels – this helps your body maintain its core temperature, enhances your comfort, and speeds up healing times for minor injuries.

Note that the heat being redirected to your body may not be tolerable by everyone: even in cooler climates, it can take a while to get used to, so I would advise against getting this protector if you’re sensitive to heat in your sleep and / or leave in a hot climate.

There haven’t been any complaints about waterproofing failures from this protector, but I do have one issue with it: it is only available in two sizes twin and full, and for a depth ranging from 8 to 18 inches, which makes it something of a novelty item at present.

Pros

  • Reliable protection combined with therapeutic benefits of Celliant fiber.
  • Antimicrobial treatment.
  • Washable at hot setting.

Cons

  • Costly.
  • Not for hotter climates (unless you can get used to it).
  • Limited sizes available.

Recommended For

This makes it great for individuals who suffer from sore muscles / aching bones due to a chronic condition or a long day at work.

PureCare Total Encasement Mattress Protector

PureCare Total Encasement Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 6
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, bed bug proof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

The MiteTight seams (which are also present in all 5 sided PureCare products too), combine with a locking zipper to seal your mattress off against bed bugs, dust mites and pet dander that can adversely affect its lifetime.

The surface is made out of OmniGuard Advance fabric, so the protector doesn’t have an especially noticeable effect on your bed’s feel, but since it envelopes the mattress from all sides, you should be prepared for some warming up.

There haven’t been any issues regarding failed waterproofing or allergen proofing; indeed, there has been praise directed at how little noise the cover produces as you lay on it. It is lined with antimicrobial silver chloride to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, and can be laundered at a hot setting for total sterilization.

Pros

  • Complete protection against bed bugs, allergens and fluid stains.
  • OmniGuard fabric ensures discreet profile.
  • Antimicrobial surface treatment.
  • Can withstand hot washing conditions for effective cleaning.

Cons

  • May heat up slightly because of six sided envelope.
  • Considerably expensive for a mattress protector.

Recommended For

For those who want protection against bed bugs in addition to the usual suspects, the PureCare Total Encasement mattress cover offers a 360 degree solution.

Conclusion

Having reached the end of this guide, you should have noticed two things about PureCare’s offerings: they are durable, and they are more comfortable than much of the competition. However, they are also more expensive than the rest.

This makes sense because a great many products in the market are made from cheap plastic that is hot, noisy, and degrades after multiple washes. PureCare mattress covers, on the other hand, are decorated with endorsements from several reputed third party organizations pertaining to reliability, performance and adherence to safety standards. If you want certified quality, you’ll have to pay top dollar.

Since the purpose of a protector is to secure your mattress against all common threats, my pick for the best PureCare mattress cover will have to be the Total Encasement Protector. It is six sided, so it guards against bed bugs in addition to all the other hazards covered by PureCare’s 5 sided offerings.

The enveloping form factor may make things a bit hot, but it is a far cry from the extreme heating caused by cheap plastic protectors. In any case, the OmniGuard Advance fabric used for the top layer creates a smooth, noiseless sleeping surface that preserves the feeling of the bed underneath.

​The result product has a premium feel and performs effectively, more than justifying its somewhat lofty price.

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