- What are Allergy bedding Covers?
customer asks “What are allergy bedding
covers, how do they work and what are the
differences between the fabrics?”
Allergy bedding is a term used to set our
type of specialty business apart from the
big box stores and the regular bedding
products being sold in them. Some
stores refer to them as
dust mite covers, allergy proof bedding,
mite covers or anti-allergen covers just to
mention a few.
bedding = mattress encasings and covers, pillow
encasings, duvet covers, featherbed covers
and box spring covers that are made to keep
dust mite allergens out of your bed or keep the
ones already in it from messing with your
The allergy bed covers we sell have two very
important things in common. Each one is made
from a type of fabric, membrane or micro
weave, that does not allow dust mite
allergens or bugs to pass through and they
fully encase the piece and zip closed.
When covered, your bedding is protected from
dust mites, pollen, mold spores, animal
dander and even bed bugs and fleas. What is
in the bed stays in the bed, the dust mites
and bed bugs just die, and nothing else can
get into the bed .… However an allergy cover
will not keep the allergens from getting on
top of the bedding.
The covers are really made in two different
styles - Membrane, urethane that is
bonded to a fabric, and Micro-weave,
the fabric is woven so tight it creates a
Which is better and most effective?
That depends on what are you concerned
about? The allergens that come from dust
mites or pet dander?
The membrane fabric does not allow any
allergens to pass. In fact the urethane
membrane actually makes the allergy covers
water-proof. This type of cover is the
least expensive and we recommend them for
children’s beds. We also recommend this type
of encasing for people with bed bug
problems. We carry two different allergy
fabrics with membrane, cotton/poly and 100%
cotton/poly dust mite cover is a 50/50
blend that has been around for years. Cool,
comfortable and very effective.
100% polyester knit
allergy cover is very soft
as well as water-proof. This in my daughters
favorite allergy fabric.
Micro-weave fabrics, the fibers are tightly
woven so that they create a barrier against
dust mite allergens. How effective these
covers will be is based on the pore size,
the space between the fibers. Micro-weave
covers are the lightest and coolest of the
fabrics used for allergy encasings.
dust mite allergy covers are made with 100%
polyester have the smallest pore size, 2.8
microns, and will hold up the best over
Allersoft Cotton blend allergy bedding
is a 60% polyester and 40% cotton blend that
feels more like a traditional percale sheet.
These covers have a pore size of 3.8
100% Cotton allergy bedding is
made from 100% cotton and is a very soft,
breathable cover. Being all cotton is has a
pore size of 4.9 microns.
Which allergy bed cover is best for me?
The answer to that question can only be
answered by you. We even have customers who
buy the 6 gauge vinyl covers we sell for box
springs to use on their beds. Vinyl will
give you 100% protection from dust mites,
pollen, bed bugs and is totally water-proof.
The real downside is vinyl is so hot. It’s
like sleeping on a vinyl couch.
The reason the
Allergy Store carries so many
different fabrics is so you have a choice.
No matter what fabric you chose, you can be
confident that it will protect you and your