Octave vs Serta Mattress Comparison (2024)

Alex Forest

Sleep Content Specialist

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Which Is Better: Octave or Serta?

Octave Vista is a memory foam mattress with advanced cooling features like a CryoFusion™ nanofibre cover and copper-infused memory foam with PolarMAX® phase-change material. Octave comes with a 365-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle—all for just $899 for a queen size.

Customers also speak highly about their experiences with Octave. Its parent company is rated “A+” on Better Business Bureau and “Excellent” on Trustpilot.

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall is a hybrid mattress, advertised as having “impressive temperature regulation” despite its limited cooling features. This mattress costs significantly more than Octave at $1,389 for a queen size.

Independent customer reviews also report quality issues with the mattress and difficulty getting Serta to honour warranty claims. Serta is currently rated “F” (unaccredited) on BBB and “Poor” on Trustpilot.

Best Cooling
Octave Vista Mattress

Winner:

Octave

Octave Vista outperformed Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall in head-to-head mattress testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us).

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Mattress Breakdown

Octave Vista offers advanced cooling features like a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balance, and multi-zone support foam with air channels for breathability. Vista’s 3 layers combine to provide an ideal mix of cooling, cushioning, and support. It’s also more affordable than Serta at just $899 for a queen size, with a risk-free 365-night sleep trial and longer 15-year warranty.

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall has a 4-layer design with layers of foam and individually wrapped pocket coils. The mattress’s only cooling features are gel memory foam and a mattress cover with silver threads, which isn’t machine washable. Percevall only comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. It also costs more than Octave Vista at $1,389 for a queen size.

To help you choose between Serta vs Octave Vista, we’ve gathered all the information you need to accurately compare these two mattresses.

Octave Vista

9.7
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Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall

4.6

Price (Queen)

$899

$1,389

Sleep Trial Nights

365

100

Warranty Years

15

10

Feel

Medium-firm

Firm

Standout Features

  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Advanced cooling features like copper-infused foam, phase-change material, and cooling nanofibres
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Machine-washable mattress cover
  • Free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • The option to return your mattress for a full refund
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Limited cooling features like gel-infused foam and a mattress cover woven with silver threads
  • Suitable for stomach and back sleepers

Made In

Canada

Canada

 

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Mattress Sizes & Prices

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall has been discontinued and is no longer available at Sleep Country for the listed price. You may be able to find different sizes and prices through third-party retailers.

 

Sizes*Octave PriceSealy Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$599

N/A

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$649

N/A

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$799

N/A

Queen
80″ x 60″

$899

$1,389

King
80″ x 76″

$1,199

N/A

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,199

N/A

Split King
80″ x 38″ (x2)

$1,298

N/A

* Based on standard sizing. Individual mattress dimensions may vary.

 

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Mattress Performance Results

Octave Vista Mattress

Octave Vista

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall

Feel

Feel

Medium-firm

Firm

Firmness

Firmness

6.8 / 10

7.6 / 10

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

9.5 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

7.3 / 10

6.3 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.7 / 10

7.8 / 10

 

Firmness

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall is advertised as a firm mattress. Independent, third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us) confirmed this statement with a firmness score of 7.6/10. This mattress should feel supportive if you sleep on your back or stomach. However, if you’re a side sleeper, you may find this level of firmness uncomfortable, as it places pressure on your side and doesn’t help maintain good spinal alignment.

Octave Vista, on the other hand, was designed with a medium-firm feel and scored 6.8/10 for firmness. Medium-firm mattresses are ideal for all sleep styles, which is why they’re often the top choice for guest rooms and couples who share a bed. This means you should find this level of firmness comfortable whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach.

With its layers of premium foams, including a multi-zoned support layer, Vista provides the perfect mix of cushioning, support, and pressure-point relief.

 

Edge Support

Hybrid mattresses like Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall are known for good edge support, thanks to their supportive inner coils. Percevall also has a layer of firmer edge foam around the entire perimeter of the mattress. This is likely why the mattress received an outstanding edge support rating of 9.5/10.

Octave Vista’s score is lower than Serta’s at 7.5/10. However, this score is still excellent, especially for an all-foam mattress. You should find it easy to sit on the edge of either mattress, and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting out of bed.

 

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation helps you enjoy a good night’s sleep without being disturbed by a restless partner, kids, or pets. Chill Trio Dione has an above-average motion isolation score of 7.1/10. But if you’re looking for a little extra motion isolation, you may prefer Octave Vista with its higher rating of 7.3/10. You can expect to sleep soundly and not notice any movement from the other side of the mattress.

 

Bounce

Bounce is a matter of personal preference. Low bounce is a good thing if you’re a light sleeper who’s easily woken, while higher bounce is ideal if you often change sleep positions.

All-foam mattresses typically score low for bounce. Chill Trio Dione earned a bounce score of 2.9/10. This is quite low, meaning you could have some difficulty changing sleep positions. If you’re looking for more spring and responsiveness, consider Octave Vista with its higher bounce score of 3.7/10.

 

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Mattress Construction

Octave Vista mattress layers

Octave Vista

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall mattress layers

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall

Height

Height

12″

11.5″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2″ CopperGel™ memory foam + PolarMAX® phase-change material

1″ comfort quilted foam

Layer 2

Layer 2

2″ premium Elastex® foam

2″ dense transition foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

8″ multi-zone support foam with air channels

8″ individually pocketed coils

Both Octave Vista and Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall are Canadian-made mattresses that promote a cool, comfortable night’s sleep. Beyond that, the construction and performance specifications of these two mattresses are very different.

Octave Vista is a memory foam mattress with 3 layers, and it stands 12″ tall. Memory foam has a reputation for trapping heat, but Octave beats this heat with advanced cooling features. The mattress has a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material, and multi-zone support foam with breathable air channels. It also has a layer of premium Elastex® foam for additional breathability and responsiveness.

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall is a hybrid mattress with 4 layers. It stands 11.5″ tall. Percevall has limited cooling features—gel memory foam and silver fibres—so this mattress may not live up to its promise of “impressive temperature regulation.”

 

Octave Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: Octave Vista’s top (comfort) layer is 2″ of copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balancing. This layer is designed to pull heat and sweat away from your body for a cooler sleep. Copper is a natural conductor and antimicrobial metal, which is intended to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The responsive, body-contouring transition layer is 2″ premium Elastex® foam that has the same springy feel as natural latex. Its additional bounce makes it easier for you to shift positions in the bed for a more comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 3: Octave’s support layer is 8″ of high-density, multi-zone support foam. This ultra-durable layer has five pressure-relief zones to support every area of your body. It also has breathable air channels to let warm air escape and allow cooler air to enter the mattress.

 

Serta Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 1″ foam that’s been quilted into pockets. Technically, this layer is actually two separate sheets of 0.5″ foam. We consider this one layer because the foam sheets are physically attached and combined to form the top layer.
  • Layer 2: This layer is 2″ of relatively dense foam, preventing you from feeling the coils as they adjust to your body’s movements. However, with its denser feel, you may not experience the full contouring benefits of the coil layer below.
  • Layer 3: 8″ individually pocketed coils provide full-body support. These coils aren’t used along Percevall’s sidewalls. The sidewalls are instead supported using 3″ support foam, which contributes to the mattress’s excellent edge support score.
  • Layer 4: At the bottom of the mattress, 0.5″ of foam provides a little extra support below the pocketed coils.

Percevall’s mattress cover uses antimicrobial fabric woven with silver fibres to help the mattress stay cool and fresh. However, this cover is not removable or machine washable. You’ll need to spot-clean the mattress in case of stains, spills, and sweat stains—and those sweat stains are very possible, given Percevall’s limited cooling features.

Octave Vista’s top cover is woven with CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres. This gives the sleep surface a refreshingly cool feel and wicks away moisture from your body throughout the night. Unlike Percevall, Octave Vista’s top cover is removable and machine washable for easy cleaning.

 

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Octave Vista Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Octave Vista

Photo of the Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall Mattress bag on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall

Courier

Courier

FedEx

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping Cost

Free

Free

Shipping Time

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

3–10 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

Sleep Trial Nights

365

100

Warranty Years

Warranty Years

15

10

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

Exchange only with $65 fee; no pickup

Note: We purchased Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall through Sleep Country in 2023, but it has since been discontinued. It may still be available in Canada through other retailers.

Both Octave and Sleep Country provide free shipping by ground, directly to your door throughout most parts of Canada. Octave uses FedEx to deliver its mattresses. Sleep Country uses its own delivery trucks in metro areas, and doesn’t deliver in the Northern Territories or in Newfoundland and Labrador. Additional fees may apply for either mattress in some remote locations.

Octave ships from Ontario or Alberta in 3–10 business days. Sleep Country also ships from its store locations in 3–10 business days, depending on the company’s inventory and delivery schedule.

Serta arrives fully expanded. (This may contribute to Percevall’s higher price, as expanded mattresses require greater storage and can create inventory issues for manufacturers.) Our mattress was wrapped in a single layer of heavy-duty plastic. The plastic had a tear close to the label, although the mattress was undamaged.

Octave, on the other hand, is compressed and shipped in a cardboard box. (Bed-in-a-box mattresses are easier and less expensive to store, which is one reason why Octave has a lower price tag than Percevall.) The Octave Vista mattress is protected by two layers of heavy-duty plastic. Once unrolled, your Octave mattress fully expands in a few minutes, and is sleep-ready on delivery day.

Octave Vista comes with a risk-free 365-night sleep trial. If you decide to return your Octave mattress for a full refund, Octave will pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period. Just contact the customer service team to coordinate your return. Octave will donate your returned mattress to a local charity in your area, or recycle the mattress if donation isn’t possible.

Sleep Country’s sleep trial is just 100 nights, and the return process isn’t as simple as Octave’s. You’ll need to bring the mattress back to Sleep Country yourself. You won’t receive a refund, just store credit that you can put toward a different mattress—minus a $65 exchange fee. If you choose a more expensive mattress, you have to pay the difference yourself. And even if you pick a less expensive mattress, you still won’t get a refund on the remaining balance.

Both Sleep Country and Serta provide a 10-year warranty. However, customers have left negative reviews on Better Business Bureau and Trustpilot about Serta’s product quality and warranty claims. And if you buy Percevall through a different retailer, you’ll be dealing with their return policy, not Serta’s or Sleep Country’s. Check with the retailer directly for specific information.

In comparison, Octave comes with a 15-year warranty. The company is rated “A+” on BBB and “Excellent” on Trustpilot. Octave also has over 5,000 five-star reviews from verified customers.

 

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Should You Buy Octave or Serta?

Octave Vista Mattress

Buy Octave if you want…

Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Percevall Mattress

Consider Serta if you want…

  • To spend less than $1,000 on a queen-size cooling mattress
  • A 365-night risk-free sleep trial and a 15-year warranty
  • Multiple cooling features, like copper-infused foam, cooling nanofibres, and phase-change material
  • A mattress that’s ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • A machine-washable mattress cover
  • A free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • The option to return the mattress for a full refund during the sleep trial
  • To buy from a company that’s rated “A+” on BBB and “Excellent” on Trustpilot, with more than 5,000 verified five-star reviews
  • A 100-night exchange period and a 10-year warranty
  • Limited cooling features, like gel memory foam and a mattress cover woven with silver threads
  • A mattress that’s suitable for stomach and back sleepers
  • To buy from a well-known brand and you don’t consider BBB or Trustpilot ratings in your decision

 

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