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Tontine pillows are known for their comfort and durability, and taking care of your new Tontine pillow will ensure you and your family can enjoy the most comfortable sleeps you’ve ever had for the life of your pillow.

There are five steps to taking the best possible care of your Tontine pillow, which we’ve summarised and explained in more detail below. Please note that memory foam and latex pillows have specific washing and care instructions. Please ensure all care labels are read prior to washing. 

The five steps are:

  1. Washing Your Pillow Regularly
  2. Drying Your Pillow Properly
  3. Covering Your Pillow
  4. Protecting Your Pillow
  5. Know When to Replace Your Pillow

Here’s a detailed explanation of each step.



Some people wash their pillows and others don’t, choosing instead just to wash their pillowcases.

For maximum hygiene, and to ensure your Tontine pillow retains its comfort and support qualities for as long as possible, we recommend that you wash your pillows monthly, reading the care instructions on the care label of each pillow before you do so as the washing method will vary depending on your pillow.

When machine washing your pillow (as advised on the care instruction) it's best to set your washing machine on the ‘delicate' or ‘gentle' wash cycle, and use a mild liquid soap to keep your pillow smelling fresh, and looking clean and white.



Pillows with different fill types may have different care instructions, so when it comes to drying your pillow, it’s best to read the care instructions on the care label of the pillow you are washing and drying before you do.

As a general rule, we don’t recommend putting Tontine pillows in a tumble dryer.

For best results, dry your pillow on a flat, shaded surface, and dry it thoroughly before reuse or storage. Do not iron your pillow.

How long it takes your pillow to dry will depend on the fibre it is filled with. For best results, we also recommend that you pull the pillow into its proper shape while it’s still wet.



Most people use a pillowcase on their pillows, which is something we highly recommend.

This will help protect your pillow and if you wash the pillowcase once a week or so, you can restrict the washing of the pillow to around once a month.



For maximum protection of your new Tontine pillow, we recommend using a pillow protector.

There are different types of pillow protectors which have many different features.

For example, you can get waterproof pillow protectors, stain resistance pillow protectors and even Anti Allergy pillow protectors. Quilted pillow protectors even offer extra levels of comfort, while protecting your new pillow.

As well as protecting your pillows from becoming discoloured and dirty, some pillow protectors inhibit the growth of bacteria, as well as mould and dust mites, which are known triggers of allergies and asthma.

Just like Tontine pillows, many Tontine pillow protectors are machine washable.


Taking great care of your new pillow is very important, but so too is knowing when to replace it.

Tontine polyester and cotton pillows generally last up to two years with good care and normal use.

After that time they begin to lose the superior comfort and support qualities they’re famous for.

To make it as simple as possible for you to tell when to replace your Tontine pillow, most Tontine pillows are date stamped with the date two years ahead of the day they’re made, as a guide.



Investing in a good quality new Tontine pillow is one of the best investments you can make for you and your family.

There’s nothing better than a great night’s sleep, and for the best night’s sleep and comfort you can trust, there’s only one choice, Tontine.