This is a bit strange. I have a very good single bed donated from my mum.
Perfect in every way but one. The mattress material is some sort of shiny
nylon and is really slippy. The mattress skids about on the base and the
sheets (fitted ones) skids about on it and ping off. Dopey design there.
The mattress is a good sprung one and very comfy apart from this
Is there a substance that I could get and add to the mattress to stop this?
I was hoping some sort of squirty tube of stuff that when dry would be:
will have rubbery grip
be very strong
won't shift or crumble
won't be smelly
As always TIA Suzanne
Copydex (rubber type solution in a tube) is normally recommended for this type
of job. There's some slight ammonia type smell before it goes off. Give it a
try on something that doesn't matter, you may not think it's sufficiently
transparent enough for your purposes, but I can't think of anything else.
(My mattress slips as well, but that's probably because I've got a piece of
board on top of it to stiffen it up.)
The rubbery stuff that stops rugs sliding all over the floor is good. Our
kids mattress did the same things yours does and it stopped after we used a
sheet of the rug stuff. Bought a roll out of a local carpet shop cheap
enough. It did two rugs, one fairly big one, and the mattress, so there's
quite a bit on the roll.
Had the same problem on our cheap-and-chearful mattress that we got when
we first moved in. Solved by fitting an "under sheet". Sort of a fitted
sheet with woolly stuff on top. Can't remember where we got it from (Argos?)
but it wasn't expensive - certainly under a tenner.
My mum got me one of these and it just skids about too. It's crazy.
Whatever is on it is off by the morning and whoever's in the bed is all
tangled up. Also the mattress can be hanging off the bed 1 foot at any
What about those under-mats for stopping rugs slipping. I know you
wouldn't want to put a sheet on top (they're like big square mesh of
vaguely sticky rubber) - but perhaps if you were to use this between
mattress and base, and then put a padded layer between this and sheets
on the top? or perhaps see if you can find a cheap mattress pad thing
(ikea do them but I'm sure they must be available elsewhere and cheaper
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