How To Install a Mattress Topper

Have you just purchased your mattress topper and can't wait to test it out? Not so fast, it’s important to know how to properly install a mattress topper so that it can provide you with all the expected benefits.

This article will explain how to install a mattress topper easily and quickly so that you can enjoy your new mattress topper immediately!


  1. Why add a mattress topper?
  2. How to put on a mattress topper?
  3. Which way to put a mattress topper?
  4. Can I put a mattress topper on a sofa bed?
  5. Steps to install a mattress topper
  6. Remove the mattress topper from its packaging
  7. Prepare the mattress
  8. Place your mattress topper on top of your mattress
  9. How do I secure a mattress topper in place?

Why Use a Mattress Topper?

Above all, it is essential to remember that owning a mattress topper gives you many advantages. Depending on the mattress topper you decide to purchase, you will benefit from specific advantages mainly related to the material and technology used to manufacture your mattress topper.


To choose the right mattress topper, you will have to ask yourself beforehand the reasons that lead you to purchase. For example, if you want to put a mattress topper on a mattress that is too old or hard, you should opt for a mattress topper to offset the loss of comfort caused by the age of your bedding. In this case, we strongly advise you to opt for a memory foam mattress topper for renewed comfort and to once again feel like you are melting into your bed.

We recommend that you opt for the Select-High Density mattress topper, available in 3 to 4 inches of high-density memory foam. This mattress topper will again bring you the comfort you’ve been dreaming of!

How To Install Your Topper

While putting on a mattress topper may seem obvious, users often ask: “What direction does the topper go on?” “Can you put a mattress topper on a sofa bed?” “How to install a mattress topper?” “How to unbox a mattress topper?”

So we’re here to give you a step-by-step guide on installing your best night’s sleep! The most important thing for us is that you can benefit from all the advantages of the mattress topper thanks to a sound installation. It’s true; if a mattress topper is not installed correctly, you are likely to feel discomfort related to sleeping independence and the poor distribution of the pressure relieving points of your mattress topper.

Which Direction Does It Go On?

You should always place your mattress topper just above your mattress length-wise of the mattress. If you have a mattress protector covering your mattress, simply place the topper on top of your mattress + protector to ensure your mattress investment is double-covered. Although we do not recommend it, if you don’t have a mattress protector, simply add the topper on top of your mattress and strap it down.


Suppose the manufacturer of your mattress topper mentions that you must follow specific directions or that the two sides are not similar. In that case, you must pay more attention to the placement of your mattress topper. If your mattress topper has, for example, an embroidered or padded side, you must always place this side in question on top. See here the Serene Hybrid mattress topper with its plush layer of quilting.

Can You Put a Mattress Topper On a Sleeper Sofa?

The Select High-Density mattress topper adapts to any type of mattress thanks to its adjustable straps & slip-resistant mesh. This topper is versatile and can be used as an RV mattress topper, a dorm bed mattress topper, a sofa, or even an air mattress. Since it is a foldable mattress topper, you will have no trouble using it on different sleep surfaces.




➡️ To find out more, read our article: Taking Comfort On The Road


Steps To Install a Mattress Topper 

Remove the mattress topper from its box & packaging

  • Place the topper on your bed standing up, and carefully cut & remove the packaging
  • Unfold the topper with the mesh facing down so it can begin to expand and recover from its packaging
    • It can take up to 24 hours for your foam to expand fully, but it will likely only take a few minutes
    • An uneven or wavy look to your foam is completely normal before full expansion; just give it a little time!

  • Recently manufactured foam can have an unpleasant smell. Any harmless odors should dissipate within 24 to 48 hours, which is why we recommend airing the product before placing it on your bed. If the odor does not dissipate within 72 hours at the most, please contact support for further assistance.

➡️ To find out more, see our article: How do I get rid of the smell of my mattress topper?

Prepare The Mattress

As you know, a mattress topper is placed on top of your mattress. Before installing your mattress topper, you’ll need to remove the bedding covering your mattress. Before putting on your mattress topper, if necessary, vacuum your mattress to eliminate residue, dust, and other bacteria.

Place Mattress Topper on Top of Your Mattress

Generally, installing a mattress topper is very simple; you just need to know which  direction to put it on and how to secure it. If the manufacturer hasn't provided instructions, always remember to place the smooth or mesh surface against the mattress!

Securing The Mattress Topper

Securing a mattress topper will be different depending on the features of the topper. Some mattress toppers are equipped with four adjustable straps on each corner of the topper to attach securely to your mattress. Other mattress toppers are sold, for example, in the form of a cover that attaches to the corners of the mattress!

If you want your mattress topper to hold up well and secure firmly, we advise you to opt for the Select High-Density mattress topper. This memory foam mattress topper has an anti-slip mesh bottom and adjustable straps to always stay in place. 

This best-selling mattress topper is highly recommended for people who tend to move a lot at night and promises that it won't move! 🙂

Once your mattress topper is installed, you can put your bedding back on, this time over your mattress topper, and all you have to do is enjoy your pleasant, soft, and restful nights!

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