One of the most frequently asked question our customer service representatives get is, “What is the difference between a mattress pad and a mattress topper?” At eLuxury, we use both words interchangeably. With many of our products on our website, we will use “pad” and “topper” to describe them.

eLuxury mattress pads are constructed by laying out the down alternative cluster fiber fill on the bottom cover. The cotton top cover is then laid over the fill. The loft is the measurement from the bottom cover to the top cover before the mattress pad is sewn together. This is important to know because it shows measures the effectiveness of the fill based on the ratio of fill weight and the loft.

Five-Star Pad
Standard Pad
Viscose Rayon from Bamboo Pad
Moisture Pad
Extra Thick Pad
Fill Weight 17oz per sqr. Ft. 25oz per sqr. Ft. 25oz per sqr. Ft. 25oz per sqr. Ft. 33oz per sqr. Ft.
Loft 2 Inches 3 Inches 3 Inches 3 Inches 4 Inches
Estimated Thickness ~ 1 Inch ~ 1.5 Inches ~ 1.5 Inches ~ 1.5 Inches ~ 2.5 Inches

eLuxury’s mattress pads can be enough padding for you sleep needs all on it’s own. Our Bamboo Top Mattress Pad receives high praise from 5 star resorts and spas all over the world. The bamboo blend fabric is silky to the touch and reduces hotspots. The top quilting is extra plush for a more comfortable night of sleep. This mattress pad is perfect for a mattress that runs hot such as Tempur Pedic. Our bamboo mattress pad uses a bamboo fabric specifically known for its breathability. The mattress pad top is 70% polyester and 30% rayon. The polyester supports mattress pads stretchiness and durability. The bamboo mattress topper is filled with plush, supportive synthetic cluster fiber. Cluster fiber is a highly innovative polyester material that goes through an extra engineering process to create a network of fiber that "trap" air to allow the pad to keep its shape longer and allow more airflow than any other mattress pads on the market. Backing is 50% cotton/50% polyester.The extra plush bamboo top mattress pad is the highest-rated mattress pad on the market.

A mattress topper is a thick layer of cushion that covers your mattress (and mattress pad) to give you even more comfort and support. The toppers can be made of foam, latex, feather, and many other materials. The key characteristic of a mattress topper is that they simply provide extra plushness for sleeping and personal preference. For instance, our Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper provides great back and body support along with a great plush feeling for maximum comfort.

gel memory foam mattress topper

For additional questions in mattress pad vs. mattress toppers, please feel free to email, chat or phone us. We will get your questions answered!