What Is a Mattress Ticking?

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What Is a Mattress Ticking?
Mattress ticking is important beyond just appearance. (bed image by Kirsten Alexander from Fotolia.com)

Mattress ticking is the fabric that holds a mattress together. While most people think that ticking is the appearance of the mattress, it actually has to meet several requirements. It’s also an important component to the mattress that you’ll purchase.

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Material

The ticking has to be made of quality material so it will last for several years. Cheap mattress ticking is made from polyester or polypropylene, while quality ticking is made from cotton or viscose.

Resilience

Mattress ticking must by hygienic and stain-resistance. It should also help reduce air pollutants.

Requirements

Mattress developers must make their ticking hypoallergenic, anti-dust mite, breathable, anti-static and water resistant.

Details

When choosing a mattress, focus more on just the visual appeal. The ticking may have a quilted finish or hand stitching. These details will help the mattress retain its shape.

Safety

Check if the mattress has passed the BS7177 test, which tests for flammability.

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