The term topper and pad may sometimes used interchangeably. A mattress pad is usually made of cotton and placed on top of the mattress for added cushion. A mattress topper, made of different kinds of materials, is what you put on top of the pad, as an extra layer, to provide additional comfort. The toppers or the pads are also used for hygienic purposes since may be washed, removed and replaced at any time. It also protects the original mattress, making it last longer.
Allergy Buyers Club provides a good guide for those who are having difficulty in choosing what’s the best mattress pad or mattress toppers to buy. A comprehensive review of at least four kinds of toppers as provided by leading manufacturers are outlined with its plus and minuses, giving consumers a good comparison chart to make the best choice.