Mattress fabric coverings explained

When it comes to mattress fabric coverings you have a number of confusing options and materials to decide from. You may be wondering what is mattress damask or stitchbond? You may want to know the characteristics and advantages of each fabric.
This guide will help explain the 4 main types of mattress ticking and which ones should be avoided at all costs.

In reality, there are only four ‘classes’ of fabrics used for mattress ticking.
4.Specials (taken with a pinch of salt)

1. Stitchbond
This is the cheapest fabric used for mattresses.It’s rather rough to the touch and used primarily on budget and economy mattresses. It is a printed material and the pattern is not woven like brocade or any other mattress fabric. Due to its crude weaving method, it is not very breathable or inflexible.It is very tough and durable but lacks the comfort required for sleep.

2. Damask
This is a woven fabric used in most mattresses.The brocade is soft to the touch, breathable and soft, suitable for sleepers, which means that the underlying decorative fibers can do their job to give you the highest level of comfort.
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3. Knits
Although commonly referred to as a micro quilt – which is technically a finish, it is also a term of reference to the fabric.This fabric is soft and has a flatter surface, and is mainly used as a cover for memory foam or latex mattresses.This fabric is unusual to placed on the side panels or indeed on the matching base.
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4. Specials
You need to take this term with a pinch of salt as in most cases these ‘special’ fabrics are simply polyester woven with other fibres that are then sold as wonder fabrics. Sometimes this additional fibre is as low as 1%. It actively neutralises bed bug allergens and suppress noxious bacteria. This means that as bacteria build up on your mattress these good bacteria within the fabric comes along and kills them, supposedly.

Post time: Dec-22-2021