Quilting materials

OK so it’s been said that wool sleeps warmer in winter and cooler in summer and I understand teh concept, but what about when you use a mattress protector? The protector is suppose to keep moisture out of the mattress right?

Essentially, if you have a topper foam or a protector then quilting material is more about supportive comfort than temperature control correct?

Hi TD-Max,

You can read more about the many factors involved in temperature control in post #2 here.

The type of protector you are talking about (with the “somewhat” breathable and waterproof membrane) can actually raise the temperature of the mattress because it allows for less ventilation and the moisture would be closer to the surface. You can see some of the tradeoffs involved in different mattress protectors in post #89 here.

The quilting layers are certainly a significant part of this and of course as part of the comfort layers they can also provide the “handfeel” or “surface feel” of the mattress.

The overall temperature regulation of a mattress is a combination of several factors any one of which can either add to or detract from the other layers (including the foam layers, the quilting, ticking, mattress protector, sheets, and bedding) that contribute to it.