How Do You Wash A Tempur Mattress Cover

Home   /   How Do You Wash A Tempur Mattress Cover

How do you wash a tempur mattress cover

How to clean your mattress

Climbing into bed and snuggling under freshly laundered sheets is one of life’s great pleasures.

However, while cleaning our sheets and bedding is something we do regularly (or should do at least!), cleaning our mattress can sometimes get forgotten about.

TEMPURlooks at the best ways to clean your mattress to help keep it fresh and make it last longer…

Why is it important to clean your mattress?

As we spend around eight hours a night sleeping on our mattress, it’s important we thoroughly clean them from time to time to ensure that we aren’t lying in dirt, or worse, lying with unwanted company.

Tiny, harmless insects such as dust mites live amongst us all and mattresses provide the perfect home for them. Cleaning your mattress will reduce the number of these, as well as removing stains that have accumulated over time.

Sweat, along with dirt, oils and chemicals from toiletries can all live on our mattress, duvet and covers. It’s important to keep bedding clean, including the mattress, as it will prolong the lifespan of the mattress.

If you DON’T have a TEMPUR mattress…

Cleaning your mattress is a multi-stage process and, while it may seem like a lot of work, it will be worth it in the long run:

  1. Strip the bed – remove all of your bedding and wash sheets and covers in hot water
  2. Vacuum your mattress – after removing all bedding, vacuum both sides of your mattress with the hose attachment to get rid of dust, mites and other dirt collected on the surface
  3. Remove stains – use a clean cloth to blot any stains and try to absorb the spill
  4. Vacuum your mattress with an attachment to remove any surface dirt such as hair
  5. Invest in a washable mattress protector – this will protect your mattress from any future damage

Another effective method is to steam your mattress, which provides a deep clean and is great for removing stains. However, be sure to let your mattress dry before putting the sheets back on.

If you DO have a TEMPUR mattress…

You’re lucky, as TEMPUR uses environmentally friendly bacterium reducing components, which prevent bacterial and fungal growth, so the mattress itself needs little maintenance.

Each TEMPUR mattress comes with a removable cover, and many of these are machine washable. Simply remove the cover and follow the instructions on the label. It’s usually recommended to wash at 60 degrees.

The mattress covers that are not machine washable are:

  • Original Deluxe 22 and 27
  • Cloud Deluxe 22 and 27
  • Sensation Deluxe 22 and 27

If you have these mattress covers, air them regularly to help keep your mattress clean.

TheTEMPUR-FIT mattress protector, which is complementary with every mattress, is essential for those covers that cannot be washed and will help protect your mattress from spills.

However, the TEMPUR material cannot be washed, sponged or dry-cleaned.Avoid getting the mattress wet or damp to prolong its lifespan. If any liquid is spilled directly onto it, or onto a cover that cannot be washed, use towels to soak up as much as possible.

We also haveextensive advice on caring for your TEMPUR mattresson our site to help make the most of your mattress and prolong its life.

Do you have any tips on how to clean your mattress? How often do you do it? Let us know in the comments below…

How to Wash and Dry a Waterproof Mattress Cover

How to Wash and Dry a Waterproof Mattress Cover

Related Articles

  • 1 Sealy Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam Mattress Care Instructions
  • 2 Does a Memory Foam Mattress Need a Protective Covering?
  • 3 Use a Duvet Cover as a Blanket
  • 4 Keep Mattress Covers on Beds

Waterproof mattress covers keep spills and leaks away from your bed, but they’re not impervious to getting dirty. Regularly wash your mattress cover to get rid of dirt and odor. Most waterproof covers have a cloth top and vinyl backing, so they’re typically safe to clean in the washing machine.

Waterproof Mattress Cover Care

Launder your waterproof mattress cover in the washing machine in cold or warm water, on a gentle or delicate setting. Use a bleach-free laundry detergent — bleach can damage the waterproof backing of some covers. After washing, tumble-dry the cover on a low-heat setting. It’s safe to dry the cover with other items, such as sheets or clothing. Don’t use high heat; doing so damages the vinyl. Do not iron the cover or have it dry cleaned. If your waterproof mattress cover is new, wash it before using it for the first time. Laundering helps remove packaging odors and softens the cover.

Product Care

All of our products are easy to care for and virtually maintenance-free.

If you have questions about your Tempur-Pedic product not covered here, please contact us.

Electric blankets or heating pads

We do not recommend using an electric blanket or heating pad with your mattress. Due to the temperature-sensitivity of the TEMPUR material, adding high heat can hinder its ability to react to your body temperature and conform to your body shape.

If you ever do use an electric blanket or heating pad, we recommend limiting its use to 30 minutes, and only on low or medium heat.

Mattress pads and covers

We do not recommend using a conventional mattress pad or mattress cover with your mattress. These items add another “layer” between you and the TEMPUR material, reducing its ability to conform to your body.

If you use a mattress protector, we offer the MattressProtector by Tempur-Pedic™, which was designed to protect your mattress without impacting the feel or performance.

Cleaning the cover

The covers on most of our mattresses can be removed and washed. If you’re not sure if your mattress cover is removable, please refer to the tags sewn into the cover or contact our Customer Service department.

About washing the cover

We recommend a cold temperature setting for machine washing and a cool setting for machine drying. Air-drying is best. Do not “over-dry” the cover and do not use chlorine products or harsh stain removers of any kind.

Cleaning spills

If you spill liquid on your mattress, please take the following steps. Because the mattress should never become wet, we can’t promise that these steps will completely remove the stain or odor.

If your mattress has a cover, remove it, wash it in cold water with mild detergent, and hang dry for best results. Never use bleach or bleaching products with the cover.

After the cover has been removed, soak up as much of the liquid using towels as possible. This may require pressing down on the material with the towel(s) to release the moisture.

Once excess moisture is removed, let the mattress air dry. To speed up the drying process, place a fan so that it blows on the mattress.

Never wash the TEMPUR® material.

TEMPUR® material should never become wet. We offer a special wet-safe cover to provide extra protection against liquid spills.

Do NOT wash or Dry Clean the TEMPUR-Topper Supreme. The cover can be removed and washed in cold water, dried on a cool setting or air drying which is recommended. Do not use chlorine products or harsh stain removers.

Flipping and rotating

Each of our mattresses use our patented, one-sided design that means you’ll never have to flip, rotate, or turn it. The TEMPUR material will return to its original shape time after time, year after year.

Transporting or storing

When transporting or storing your mattress, lay the mattress flat—not on its side or folded.

Folding during moving

Only if absolutely needed, you can fold your Tempur-Pedic mattress to make it easier to move. Fold it with the TEMPUR® side (top) in. We do not recommend to leave it in this position for long periods of time.

About folding and cold weather

If the mattress sits in cold weather (below 50°F) folded, do not try to force it to lay flat. It may take a few hours, depending on the temperature of the room, but the mattress will naturally unfold as it warms up.

Using the mattress handles

The handles included on some Tempur-Pedic mattresses are for positioning purposes only—not for carrying.

Electric blankets or heating pads

We do not recommend using an electric blanket or heating pad with your pillow or cushion. Due to the temperature-sensitivity of the TEMPUR material, adding high heat can hinder its ability to react to your body temperature and conform to your body shape.

If you ever do use an electric blanket or heating pad, we recommend limiting its use to 30 minutes, and only on low or medium heat.

Keeping pillows fresh

You should never wash TEMPUR material, but you can follow this simple process to allow the material to breathe and absorb fresh air:

Remove the pillowcase and cover and roll the pillow (like a sleeping bag) then unroll

Repeat this procedure, rolling in the opposite direction

Cleaning the cover

The covers on most of our pillows and cushions can be removed and washed. If you’re not sure if your pillow or cushion cover is removable, please refer to the tags sewn into the cover or contact our Customer Service department.

About washing the cover

We recommend a cold temperature setting for machine washing and a cool setting for machine drying. Air-drying is best. Do not “over-dry” the cover and do not use chlorine products or harsh stain removers of any kind.

About the GrandPillow

The cover for The GrandPillow is dry clean only.

Electric blankets or heating pads

We do not recommend using an electric blanket or heating pad with your mattress topper. Due to the temperature-sensitivity of the TEMPUR material, adding high heat can hinder its ability to react to your body temperature and conform to your body shape.

If you ever do use an electric blanket or heating pad, we recommend limiting its use to 30 minutes, and only on low or medium heat.

Cleaning the cover

The covers on most of our mattress toppers can be removed and washed. If you’re not sure if your mattress topper cover is removable, please refer to the tags sewn into the cover or contact our Customer Service department.

About washing the cover

We recommend a cold temperature setting for machine washing and a cool setting for machine drying. Air-drying is best. Do not “over-dry” the cover and do not use chlorine products or harsh stain removers of any kind.

Talk to a Sleep Expert

  • © 2020 Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • Terms of Use
  • Privacy Policy
  • Instagram Tempur-pedic Instagram
  • Pinterest Tempur-pedic Pinterest
  • Twitter Tempur-pedic Twitter
  • Facebook Tempur-pedic Facebook
  • Youtube Tempur-pedic YouTube

§ Consumer Reviews and Testimonials

The comments expressed by consumers on this web site are not intended as advertisements. To the extent certain comments include endorsements by a consumer about the performance of an advertised product, those comments should not be interpreted as meaning that every person will have the same experience or achieve the same or similar results. A consumer testimonial is a representation of one person’s subjective experience.

* Among traditional mattress brands based on 2017-2019 Tempur Sealy Brand Tracker Report.

** Real product owners compensated for time

‡ In the 2017 Tempur Sealy Brand Tracker Report, 95% of people responded that they would recommend their Tempur-Pedic® mattress

The comments expressed by consumers in some advertising should not be interpreted as meaning that all consumers will have the same experience or achieve the same or similar results. Consumers represented in advertising may have received free product.

++ LUXEbreeze feels up to 8 degrees cooler based on average heat index of TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze® compared to TEMPUR-ProAdapt® models measured over 8-hour period. PRObreeze® feels up to 3 degrees cooler based on average heat index of TEMPUR-PRObreeze® compared to TEMPUR-ProAdapt® models measured over 8-hour period.

+ TEMPUR-Cloud’s top and second layer each provide more pressure relieving power than all layers in other compressed mattress models tested. TEMPUR-Cloud® provides greatest resistance to continued deflection after initial 50 mm deflection per BSI BSEN1957:2012 Load Deflection Analysis.

‖ For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards

2 Monthly payment is based on purchase price alone excluding taxes and shipping. Credit purchases subject to credit approval. Other transactions may affect the monthly payment.

3 The Tempur-Pedic credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms apply to qualifying mattress and Tempur-Ergo adjustable base purchases. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 04/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921. Offer expires 12/31/2020.

‘ > 1 The Tempur-Pedic credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms for 12 months apply to qualifying purchase of $1,000 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 24 months apply to qualifying purchase of $1,500 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 36 months apply to qualifying purchase of $2,000 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 60 months apply to qualifying purchase of $8,000 or more charged with approved credit. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The information is accurate as of 04/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921 Offer expires 12/31/2020.

2 Monthly payment is based on purchase price alone excluding taxes and shipping. Credit purchases subject to credit approval. Other transactions may affect the monthly payment.

3 The Tempur-Pedic credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms apply to qualifying mattress and Tempur-Ergo adjustable base purchases. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 04/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921. Offer expires 12/31/2020.

‘ > 1 The Tempur-Pedic credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms for 12 months apply to qualifying purchase of $1,000 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 24 months apply to qualifying purchase of $1,500 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 36 months apply to qualifying purchase of $2,000 or more charged with approved credit. Special terms for 60 months apply to qualifying purchase of $8,000 or more charged with approved credit. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The information is accurate as of 04/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921 Offer expires 12/31/2020.

2 Monthly payment is based on purchase price alone excluding taxes and shipping. Credit purchases subject to credit approval. Other transactions may affect the monthly payment.

3 The Tempur-Pedic credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms apply to qualifying mattress and Tempur-Ergo adjustable base purchases. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 04/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921. Offer expires 12/31/2020.

Did you know that your browser is out of date?

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatiable with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to go to the download page and upgrade your browser.

How do you wash a tempur mattress cover

  • Info ® Sleep System –>
  • TEMPUR-FIT™ Bonus Protector Offer
  • 100 Night Mattress Trial
  • 30 Night Pillow Trial
  • Interest Free Credit
  • Price Policy
  • Delivery & Shipping
  • Returns
  • Guarantee
  • VAT Relief
  • FAQ
  • Customer Service
  • Register Your Product
  • Custom Made Mattresses
  • Request My Personal Data
  • Return Request Form
  • Contact Us
  • Guides
  • TEMPUR® vs Memory Foam
  • Mattress & Bed Size Guide
  • Product Care Information
  • Company
  • The TEMPUR® Material
  • Investor Information
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Charity Partnerships
  • Modern Day Slavery
  • Where Your Mattress is Made
  • Privacy & Legal
  • Privacy & Cookies
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Things to do
  • TEMPUR ® Competitions

Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and the decision about which one to choose shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s something you’ll spend a third of your life in for the next 10 years (as long as you choose the right one of course).

We know that TEMPUR ® very different from the conventional mattresses that are available today. So to help you decide if a TEMPUR ® mattress could be right for you we’ve collected all of our most commonly asked questions together..

Q: How is the TEMPUR ® mattress different?
A:The one thing that all conventional (spring, waterbed, memory foam) mattresses have in common is that they force the user to conform to them. With TEMPUR ® , the mattress actually conforms to the body.

Q: But why is this better?
A:By conforming to your body, the TEMPUR ® mattress eliminates virtually all pressure points and spreads body weight evenly.

Q: Can I try it out before I decide to buy it?
A:YES! With our 100 night trial you can try out a TEMPUR ® mattress from any of our current collections listed online with the exception of products found in the Outlet section. (Unless indicated otherwise, mattresses listed in Outlet are excluded from our extended home trial.) We are confident you will love your new bed, but if you change your mind, simply get in touch and we will arrange to collect your order from you. Currently returns from a UK Mainland address are free, In the event this service is chargeable, the cost would be £72.00. We recommend you retain both your packaging and old mattress until you are certain TEMPUR ® is the right sleep solution for you. Please see our Returns Policy for further details.

What about the practical aspects.

Q: Do I need to turn the TEMPUR ® mattress?
A:No, in fact the TEMPUR ® mattress should never be turned.

Q: TEMPUR ® mattresses have removable covers. How do I look after them?
A:One of the advantages of owning a TEMPUR ® mattress from our TEMPUR ® current collections* is that all models have removable washable covers. In all cases you can unzip, remove and machine wash the whole cover at 60°C. (This task is easier with two people.) In addition our Elite and Luxe models have been designed with QuickRefresh™ tops. This means you only need unzip, remove and wash the top layer which you directly sleep on. It is important when you launder your mattress cover that you always follow the manufacturer’s instructions which can be found on a label stitched inside.

Should you wish to purchase a replacement or spare cover for your mattress in the future, please contact us for a quotation. We will need to know the exact model and size you purchased to ensure you receive the correct one. We also recommend the use of a TEMPUR-FIT™ Mattress Protector to keep your bed nice and fresh.

*Because we are always looking to improve our products, TEMPUR ® owners of older models should check the care instructions of their mattress carefully. Some models such as the TEMPUR ® Celebrity 31 could have covers which cannot be removed or washed.

As a general rule of thumb, if your mattress has TEMPUR ® Material embedded or quilted into the cover (this applies to the majority of older ‘Deluxe’ models,) while it may be removed for airing, it is not washable. Any subsequent washing will invalidate your guarantee.

Q: But why is this better?
A:By conforming to your body, the TEMPUR ® mattress eliminates virtually all pressure points and spreads body weight evenly.

Q: Can I use an electric blanket with my TEMPUR ® mattress?
A:We would not recommend using an electric blanket with a TEMPUR ® mattress as the mattress works best with your natural body heat, so you may not feel the optimum support if an electric blanket is used. However, if you would still prefer to use an electric blanket, we would suggest an over blanket rather than an under blanket. An over blanket will be perfectly safe to use and will not damage the mattress.

Q: Can the TEMPUR ® pillow be washed?
A:The actual TEMPUR ® pillow, made from TEMPUR ® Material, cannot be washed. Contact with water or cleaning fluids will damage it. However most TEMPUR ® pillows have a removable washable cover. This item can be laundered in accordance with the washing instructions found on the label sewn inside the pillow cover.

*Please note for older models such as the TEMPUR ® Deluxe Pillow, if the cover cannot be removed do not attempt to wash it. There is a high possibility you will cause irreversible damage, destroying the benefits which the patented TEMPUR ® Material provides.

Q: So, how does it work? What’s it made from?
A:The TEMPUR ® pressure relieving material is composed of billions of visco-elastic spherical shaped, open cells. The cells respond to your body temperature and weight then shift and re-organise their position to mould to the exact contours of your body. It becomes softer in warmer areas (where your body is making the most contact with the surface) and remains firmer in cooler areas (where less body contact is being made). Due to the removal of pressure, blood is able to flow freely throughout the night, making you toss and turn less – in other words – you get a better night’s sleep.

Q: Won’t it make me feel hot?
A:We get this question often, but in fact, sleeping warm on a TEMPUR ® mattress is not an issue that our owners raise frequently. Our mattresses are designed to respond to your body temperature, which activates their ability to conform to your body, offering support and reducing pressure points. It is worth noting that with the improved support and reduced pressure points on your body, sleeping on our mattresses can help increase circulation, so you may find you need lighter bedding. If you feel warmer, try using a lower tog duvet, breathable bedding and keep your room well ventilated.

® mattress and pillow have been clinically proven to reduce tossing and turning from an average 100 times during the night, to around 17 times. Testing by the Institution for Clinical & Physiological Research at the Lillhagen Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden of 23,000 patients for a period corresponding to approximately 8 years of clinical and inhome use concluded that the patients suffered from less pain and experienced greatly enhanced and deeper sleep.

Q: I’ve seen references to NASA associated with TEMPUR ® . What’s the connection?
A:The TEMPUR ® Material was originally developed in the early 1970’s at NASA’s Ames Research Centre, to relieve the pressure build up from the G-force experienced by astronauts during lift off. TEMPUR ® scientists realised the enormous potential of this material and began experiments in the early 1980’s to perfect it for consumer use. After millions of pounds in research, the TEMPUR ® Material we know today was perfected. As a result TEMPUR ® was presented with an award by NASA in May 1998.

® mattress can reduce toss and turn by up to 80%.

FACT:
Many people believe that waterbeds give you almost perfect support by allowing your body to ‘float’ in a natural position. In fact, due to displacement the waterbed creates what experts call the “hammock effect.” This is an unnatural and unhealthy curve of the spine resulting from improper support. The TEMPUR ® mattress allows your spine to rest in its natural position, giving you optimum sleeping posture and comfort.

FACT:
Fully sprung mattresses covered by quilted thickly padded ticking mean you are lying on row after row of coiled sprung metal. This often creates pressure points that can cause painful joints and an aching back. The visco-elastic material in the TEMPUR ® mattress moulds to your body, adjusting to your body weight, and distributing it evenly, reducing pressure and providing maximum support. Our TEMPUR ® Hybrid Collection incorporates Precision™ Micro Coils in the base layer for those customers who prefer a faster response, but want the benefits that TEMPUR ® Material brings too.

FACT:
Several copy visco mattresses are available today, but they are not visco-elastic and do not have the 85kg density of the TEMPUR ® Material or its durability of 10 years. The TEMPUR ® open cell visco-elastic material moulds to the exact contours of your body, giving you maximum support and pressure relief where you need it most.

How to Clean a Tempur Pedic Mattress

Updated: September 6, 2019

This article was co-authored by Michelle Driscoll, MPH. Michelle Driscoll is the Owner of Mulberry Maids based in northern Colorado. Driscoll received her Masters in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2016.

There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Cleaning your Tempur Pedic mattress is easy. If you spill something on the mattress, you simply soak up the liquid with towels and allow the mattress to dry completely. If you want to clean or freshen up your entire mattress, you can do so by sprinkling the surface with baking soda and then vacuuming it up. Avoid getting your mattress wet, though, or using any cleaning chemicals on it. Make sure you always use a mattress cover to protect your Tempur Pedic mattress from spills and excess moisture.

Add a Comment: