Expandable Knit Ticking



This case enables you to start small and plan to grow. Say, you purchased enough fill to fill 3″ of ticking, but you know that later when the budget allows or when the child grows heavier, you’ll want to deepen the mattress. Or say you are revamping your mattress little by little and want to buy a topper now with plans for adding more latex later. This case can grow with you.

Designed with a double zipper to reveal 3″ (or your choice of depth) more of fabric folded into the sidewall when you’re ready to insert another slab of latex. That way you do not have to buy a second piece of ticking for that second or third or fourth slab. Perfect for a child or a topper turned into a mattress. To explain further, imagine you bought one slab of latex for a topper on your guest bed because your mother-in-law was coming into town and the bed really needed something to spruce it up. But you bought the topper knowing that your child was soon going to be inheriting the guest bed as his mattress was falling apart. However, not having the immediate need to buy the two slabs of latex which would be comfortable for your 15 year old, you bought an expandable ticking that could fit both one slab just as nicely as two slabs. When the time came to buy that second slab, you didn’t need to buy a second piece of ticking to wrap the slab in. Instead you merely unzipped the second zipper on the ticking to reveal 3” more of fabric that was folded around the four sidewalls of the mattress.

The case opens, as do all of ours, like a book with a three-sided zipper, one long side remains unzipped. This ticking is preshrunk and is machine washable.

It is a smooth and thick fabric, ideal for letting your pressure points sink into the natural latex or wool underneath it. It also will protect your fill from dust and lint while containing it smoothly. Its slight stretch is due to the form of the fabric itself, the weaving of the threads, no elastic.

Our natural latex slabs fit inside very comfortably, whether they are in a bed mattress or a futon mattress. Latex’s flexible, bouncy nature fits this fabric perfectly. If you want a wool mattress, use our Twill Ticking and if you want a wool topper, use the sateen provided in our topper kit or have us make it for you.

NOTE: This ticking is excellent as a dust cover and a flexible barrier between you and the latex.  If you want to keep your latex fresh for its full lifespan, add multiple layers of wool batting inside the case or choose the Quilted Ticking as its thickness will protect the latex from elements that cause to degrade.

Made with our GOTS organic double knit cotton fabric, flexible and natural: 100% organic, 100% cotton.

To sew your own expandable ticking, see its pattern here or its pattern kit here.

Custom sizes and depths readily available, contact us.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 6 × 6 in

Crib, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, California King, Eastern King

Initial Depth

3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11", 12", 13", 14", 15"


2", 3", 4", 5", 6"

Crib: 28″x 52″
Twin: 38″ x 75″
Twin XL: 38″ x 80″
Full: 54″ x 75″
Full XL: 54″ x 80″
Queen: 60″ x 80″
Eastern King: 76″ x 80″
California King: 72″ x 84″

Ticking is prewashed and can be washed and dried on hot.