5 Inch Deep Mattress Toppers

Luxury Mattress Toppers

Luxury mattress toppers are a great way of adding some much needed extra comfort and posture control to an orthopaedic hard mattress or just a cheaper alternative to buying a new mattress when your old one is tired.

Just replacing a mattress on a whim can be a very expensive option. Good quality versions can be as much as £2000 -£3000 and buying on the cheap is not a good investment as you won’t get long term value for money or you will compromise on comfort and the quality of the materials used in its construction.

This is where a good quality mattress topper comes into its own, they are extremely versatile and can offer that sumptuous stay in feeling you only get with the best hotel quality mattresses.

Choosing a mattress topper

The next question is what topper is right for me? Do you pick feathers or do you select the premium quality pure down mattress toppers?

Well the feather and down toppers are best for a tired or sagging mattress that needs rejuvenating as the fillings compact much more than other fillings and this firmer layer can iron out the lumps and bumps of your mattress and offer very good posture control and help support the body better.

One of our best sellers is this 100% pure down topper.

Also extremely good value for money but they can be a little limited if you are after a pillow top experience. This is where pure down duvets are a real treat, they are filled with soft sumptuous down and you just lie on top of the topper and sink into the filling just like sleeping on a soft fluffy cloud.

The pure down toppers are very good for a hard and firm mattress where you just need to have that extra comfort.

Combo Toppers

Combo Extra Deep Mattress Toppers

Well what do you have if you are not sure but you really do want the best of both worlds?

Combo or combination style toppers are now the preferred choice of many people looking for the best product at a good price.

The combo toppers or combination toppers (such as this 5″ goose down example) have two chambers built into each other, the lower chamber has a good quality feather and down filling for posture control and the upper chamber is filled with soft pure down which gives it the softness you require.

These bed toppers really are the best of both worlds, normally toppers are 3 inch in thickness but due to the increasing demand for even thicker toppers we can now offer you a 5” thick version – this really is princess and the pea territory!

The top layer consists of our High Loft 750 Fill Power 100% Pyrenean Duck Down. Wonderfully soft with superb posture control and ultra supportive due to the remarkable fill power of the filling.

This topper is the softest imaginable using the best high quality down, your topper will be as good as new for years and years to come making this a fantastic investment.

Manufactured and hand filled in the UK using a beautiful high thread count 100% cotton cambric casing. The secret of a good topper is well filled Cassette pockets, the extra deep five inch cotton cases are large enough to achieve the ideal pressure required.

The topper is secured firmly to your mattress using 4 robust elasticated straps at each corner of the bed topper.

See our range of combo toppers, all with a Best Price Promise Guarantee.

Electric Bed Fitted Sheets

Bedding for Electric Beds

Getting the right fitted sheets for your new electric bed is just as important as selecting the right bed and mattress.

We recommend our jersey cotton sheets that are fully elasticated all the way round so they stay firmly attached to the mattress when you operate the electric folding action of the bed.

They stretch with the movement and they retain their original shape when the mattress is laid flat once again.

No need for ironing, just wash as often as you like and they will look as good as new for years to come.

Wings and Flaps

Many other fitted sheets that are on the market, especially from America, use a standard type sheet that has large wings or flaps that hang down the side when the mattress is lifted up to the reading position.

This looks untidy and does not really offer that best solution as the extra material can get in the way once you return the mattress to its original sleeping position.

Types of adjustable beds

The health benefits of this type of bed are well documented, they offer maximum support and aid posture control. Two types are available, a manual version and the deluxe electric type.

Most types of adjustable beds even have the capability of memory settings to store frequently used positions. Other benefits of these beds include easy assembly or disassembly to store them when not in use.

90cm x 200cm Egyptian Cotton Fitted Sheets

Most of the electric beds we see in the UK do not conform to the UK standard measurements.

They are now very similar to the European sizes in length but are still not as wide.

The most popular size is the 90cm x 200cm mattress or Single Long as we now call them in the UK.

You can also get the space saving 75cm x 200cm mattress which can also be put together to make a king size bed which measures 150cm x 200cm.

Egyptian cotton sheet alternative

We do offer an an Egyptian cotton fitted sheet that measures 90cm x 200cm, they are made from a 400 thread count fabric, although they are sumptuous to sleep on they are not as effective as the Jersey cotton sheets as they cannot stretch when the mattress is folded.

You only get this unique feature from knitted cotton sheets which makes it the ideal choice.

What is Jersey cotton?

So what is Jersey cotton and is it as good as standard cotton or even as nice to sleep on as Egyptian cotton?

100% combed cotton jersey knit which stretches in all directions and moves with the contours of your body and the mattress. Knitted fabrics retain their shape after being stretched making it more suitable than normal woven bed linen.

There is not warp or weft or thread count to worry about, meaning there is no restriction on the amount of stretch that can be achieved, so the fitted sheets will not ping off the corner of the mattress or want to rip or tear under some pressure.

Knitted cotton is also very soft and sumptuous to sleep on, the soft fibres are very light and fluffy and offer good levels of thermal protection and are also good in the summer as the cotton absorbs moisture, which helps your body maintain a healthy temperature while you sleep.

This is especially good if your electric bed has a memory foam mattress as the one down side of this type of mattress is heat build up. The fabric also contours or moulds itself to the shape of your body just like the memory foam and relaxes back to shape in the same way after use.

Coolmax Mattress Protectors

Take a look at our fantastic range of fitted sheets and pillowcases, available in white or ivory and nearly the entire standard UK and European size mattresses and pillowcases sizes.

We also have some top of the range mattress protectors made from our our  Coolmax range.

If you cannot see the size you require email us your requirements to sales@bedlinendirect.co.uk or ring us on 0161 300 70 90 and we will get back to you with a quote.

You will  be amazed at the quality and comfort for such a good price. Bespoke bedding is normally very expensive and takes a long time to make but the Coolmax range can be delivered within 7 days.

Luxury Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen

Belledorm Egyptian Cotton Bedding

Believe it or not, not all Egyptian cotton bedlinen is the same.

Cotton is graded and just like everything else, you can buy standard cotton and then you can buy superior levels of Egyptian cotton which have fewer slubs or faults per square inch than cheaper bedding made with inferior cotton.

It is well reported that Egypt grows some of the finest cotton in the world.

The growing conditions on the banks of Nile are ideal for producing a soft and sumptuous cotton bud and the fibres are longer in length than normal cotton fibres and this allows them to be spun into high thread count cotton sheets that will last a long time due to the strength and robustness of the yarns.

Quality factors in Egyptian cotton

There many other factors to look out for when purchasing the best grade of cotton. Quality Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet covers are mercerised and sanforised, these two special treatments are essential in ensuring the fabric looks as good as new in years to come.

The treatments help reduce shrinkage and skewing and also ensure that no pilling occurs. Also before i forget, another important aspect of quality is the way the cotton is cleaned before spinning, I don’t mean washing or ironing in this case.

When the raw cotton is processed it is full of impurities like the natural aspects of the plant, this needs to be removed to ensure a superior grade of cotton. If they are not removed fully, as you sometimes get with cheap cotton bedding products, the fabric has slubs or defects in them which can degrade to the overall quality.

Purifying cotton

Two methods are used to purify the cotton, the cheapest and widely used method is carding and the expensive way is brushing.

The best way we can describe this is to use this method, if you take your hair for example and if you use a credit card to straighten your hair it will only remove and flatten the top part of your hair whereas if you use a metal comb you will get right through and remove more impurities and also untangle and straighten the entire length and make it feel softer and less compact (which is ideal for processing into the final cotton yarns).

Best brands of Egyptian cotton bed linen

Peter Reed Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Taking the above into account, how do you know you are getting the real deal at the right price?

Well, two companies we deal with that are known to only use genuine Egyptian cottonare Belledorm and Peter Reed.

These two companies represent superb value for money although they offer two very different levels of price and overall craftsmanship.

Our most popular range of Egyptian cotton bedding is from Belledorm, their range is produced entirely within Egypt and even comes with their official government stamp of approval which ensures that the customer only receives a cotton sheet that is grown, manufactured and packaged in an approval factory in Alexandria, Egypt.

Good value for money is what you will receive if you pick their excellent 400 thread Count Egyptian cotton bedding range.

The finishing and colour is very good and the attention to detail is exceptional given the cost to buy high thread count bedding. Now if money was no object and you want the very best quality without compromise, then you can select the finest Egyptian cotton bedding there is.

Peter Reed

In our opinion Peter Reed Bed Linen epitomises all that was once King Cotton in the old Lancashire cotton days. Only the finest grade of Egyptian cotton is used here, selected from the best crops and harvested the old way to ensure that no mechanical actions damage the highly prized cotton buds.

Not only do you get superior levels of cotton but the attention to detail you receive from Peter Reed is like no other, the way they finish the oxford pillowcase to the traditional style selvages that add that all important luxury feel and quality to their exceptional range of Egyptian cotton sheets.

Have a look at their range here.

Genuine Egyptian cotton

When you buy bedding from a major brand you do expect to get what you pay for. Sometimes you do and sometimes you don’t, as the legislation regarding content and packaging does allow for a little bit of creative license.

They say that Egypt doesn’t grow enough cotton to manufacturer all of the products that have the Egyptian cotton brand on them and they can be mixed with inferior grades of cotton and still get away with being labelled as genuine.

This is not fair as we pay a premium for a better quality Egyptian cotton and it really should be what it says on the packaging and not just a brand name to get us to part with more of our hard earned money.

The examples we have given here use the real genuine 100% pure cotton grown and cultivated in Egypt so you can be rest assured that you are getting what you paid for.