Tuft and Needle Mattress Review (2024)

Brook Bell

Sleep Content Strategist

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Tuft & Needle Original

Made in Canada
Queen $1,899
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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4.5 /10

Expensive Foam Mattress with Limited Features

Tuft & Needle Original is a Canadian-made all-foam mattress with a medium level of firmness. It’s available at Sleep Country for $1,899 for a queen size. It’s not clear why this price is so high, given that Tuft & Needle Original has just 2 foam layers, has minimal cooling features, and lacks a machine-washable cover.

Because it’s only sold at Sleep Country, Tuft & Needle is subject to the company’s 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty. These are industry-standard policies. However, other foam mattresses like Douglas offer more value with a 365-night sleep trial and 20-year warranty. Considering Tuft & Needle’s high price and few features, it doesn’t provide enough value for the cost.

Looking for a mattress that gives you more value at a lower price? Meet Douglas.

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Tuft & Needle Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$1,499

75″ x 37.5″ x 10″

50 lb

Twin XL

$1,599

80″ x 38″ x 10″

52 lb

Full / Double

$1,849

75″ x 53″ x 10″

63 lb

Queen

$1,899

80″ x 60″ x 10″

72 lb

King

$2,499

80″ x 76″ x 10″

94 lb

Choose Douglas and spend just $799 on a queen-size foam mattress.

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Photo of the Tuft & Needle box in a bedroom.

 

Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Tuft & Needle Original is available from Sleep Country Canada. (Until May 2024, it was also available through the Tuft & Needle website, but this is no longer an option.) Sleep Country Canada offers free shipping for orders over $75 to most Canadian locations within 3–5 business days. If you live in the Territories or Newfoundland and Labrador, delivery takes 7–10 days and costs $120.

After receiving Tuft & Needle Original, you have 100 nights to try it at home. You can return the mattress to Sleep Country within the trial window. That said, you’ll need to bring the mattress back to the store yourself, as Sleep Country doesn’t offer return pickup.

Sleep Country also doesn’t provide refunds for returned mattresses. You can only exchange your mattress for in-store credit, minus a $65 exchange fee. If you exchange Tuft & Needle for a more expensive mattress, you will need to pay the price difference. You also won’t get a refund if you trade the mattress for a less expensive model. You’ll have to spend the remaining store credit on furniture, accessories, or other Sleep Country products.

Tuft & Needle comes with Sleep Country’s standard 10-year warranty, which covers manufacturing defects only. It doesn’t cover normal wear and tear or incidental damage. In comparison, comparable foam mattress brand Douglas comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty. You also have the option of free return pickup with a full refund.

 

Courier

Sleep Country Canada

Shipping Cost

Free shipping for orders over $75

Shipping Time

3–5 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

100

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

$65 exchange fee, in-store credit only

Choose the mattress with a longer warranty and a less restrictive return policy.

Read Douglas Original Review


A photo of the Tuft & Needle Original Mattress on a bed frame. The mattress cover has been removed exposing two foam layers.

 

Tuft & Needle Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine-Washable Cover

10″

2

Yes

No

Tuft & Needle Original stands 10″ tall. It has just 2 layers of foam, which is unusual for a mattress that costs $1,899 for a queen size. All foam used in Tuft & Needle Original is CertiPUR-US® certified. Tuft & Needle doesn’t disclose foam densities.

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 3″ of T&N Adaptive foam. This open-cell foam is infused with graphite and cooling gel to dissipate heat. It also relieves pressure as it contours to your body’s shape.
  • Layer 2: The bottom (support) layer is 7″ of support foam. This dense foam layer gives the mattress its foundation and bulk, and prevents you from sinking down too deeply while lying down.

The mattress cover, designed to be plush and breathable, is made of micro-polyamide and polyester. It isn’t removable or machine washable.

Canada’s best mattress comes with a machine-washable cover.

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Mattress Performance Results

photo of a mannequin laying down on the Tuft & Needle Original mattress to show an impression that is 3.1 inches deep

5.6 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Tuft & Needle Original scored 5.6/10 for firmness, placing it in the medium-firm category. This score is inconsistent with the “firm” feel described on Tuft & Needle’s Canadian website.

This mattress should provide comfortable support for all sleep positions. However, depending on your needs, you may find you need a little more support if you sleep on your stomach.

Looking for a foam mattress with extra support? Douglas scored a 6.7/10—still medium-firm, but with more support for side, back, and stomach sleepers.


photo of a mannequin sitting on the edge of the Tuft & Needle Original mattress, showing a displacement of 5.0

7.3 /10

Edge Support

Tuft & Needle Original earned a score of 7.3/10 for edge support. This is a very good score for a foam mattress. You should be able to sit on the edge of the mattress with no issues. You also won’t need to worry about falling off the bed if you sleep closer to the edge.

Looking for even more edge support? Check out Douglas, which has strong sidewalls and a higher edge support score of 7.8/10.


4.3 /10

Motion Isolation

Tuft & Needle Original earned a score of 4.3/10 for motion isolation. This is below average, especially because foam mattresses tend to provide good motion isolation. You and your partner will likely notice each other’s movements while you’re lying next to each other.

Need extra motion isolation for a restful night’s sleep? Douglas has a superb motion isolation score of 8.3/10—nearly twice as high as Tuft & Needle’s score.


4.1 /10

Bounce

Tuft & Needle Original earned a bounce score of 4.1/10. This is a below-average score for a foam mattress, but you should still be able to change positions without difficulty.

Prefer a mattress with less bounce? We think you’ll like Douglas with its lower bounce score of 3.1/10.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

2012

Phoenix, AZ

Private

“A+” (accredited)

“Poor”

Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 by Daehee Park and JT Marino, who began their careers as software engineers. After achieving early success with selling mattresses through Amazon, Tuft & Needle expanded into an online bed-in-a-box brand. In 2018, the company agreed to a merger with Serta Simmons Bedding.

Tuft & Needle is rated “A+” (accredited) with the Better Business Bureau. However, the company is rated “Poor” on Trustpilot. On Amazon, one-star customer reviews for Tuft and Needle mattresses mention issues with sagging, heat trapping, and back pain.

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Should You Buy Tuft & Needle?

Tuft & Needle Original has good edge support and a layer of cooling gel. But its warranty and sleep trial are only industry standard, the cover isn’t machine washable, and it lacks other features that would explain the high price tag of $1,899 for a queen size. We recommend Douglas instead.

Douglas Original features exceptional motion isolation, superior edge support, a cooling gel foam layer, and a machine-washable cover.

Douglas also comes with a 365-night sleep trial, a 20-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle, giving you more value for just $799 for a queen size—less than half the price of Tuft & Needle.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tuft and Needle a good mattress?

Tuft & Needle Original has good edge support and some cooling features. But it also costs $1,899 for a queen size—without offering enough features to explain the cost. Tuft & Needle also comes with only a 100-night sleep trial, a 10-year warranty, and a restrictive return policy.

In comparison, Douglas Original comes with a layer of cooling gel foam, a machine-washable cover, and superior edge support and motion isolation. Accessibly priced at just $799 for a queen size, Douglas also gives you a 365-night sleep trial, a 20-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle. You even have the option to return the mattress for a full refund.

How much does a Tuft and Needle mattress cost?

Tuft and Needle Original costs $1,499–$2,499, depending on the size you choose. This mattress is available in sizes ranging from twin to king. A queen-size Tuft and Needle mattress costs $1,899.

Where can I buy Tuft and Needle in Canada?

Tuft and Needle Original can be purchased from Sleep Country Canada in-person or online retail. Tuft and Needle used to allow online orders through the company’s Canadian website, but this option is no longer available as of May 2024. Some Tuft and Needle mattresses are available on Amazon.

How thick are Tuft and Needle mattresses?

Tuft and Needle Original stands 10″ tall.

Do Tuft and Needle mattresses have fiberglass?

No, Tuft & Needle mattresses don’t contain fiberglass. To meet fire safety standards, Tuft & Needle mattresses instead use a fire barrier made of polyester and cotton. This barrier is treated with food-grade salt.

Is the Tuft and Needle mattress cover machine-washable?

No, the mattress covers on Tuft and Needle mattresses are not machine-washable. The covers have zippers but aren’t meant to be removed. You’ll need to spot-clean any spills or stains.

Where are Tuft and Needle mattresses made?

Tuft and Needle Mattresses sold in Canada are also made in Canada. Tuft and Needle assembles all of its mattresses by hand.

How long does a Tuft and Needle mattress last?

Tuft and Needle mattresses come with an industry-standard 10-year warranty, so they should last at least that long. That said, customer reviews on Amazon have indicated the mattress can sag and degrade well before the end of the warranty period.

How do I return a Tuft and Needle mattress?

You can return your Tuft and Needle mattress to Sleep Country during the 100-night sleep trial. You’ll need to bring the mattress back to the store yourself. Sleep Country also doesn’t provide refunds—you’ll only receive an exchange or store credit, minus a $65 exchange fee. You will need to pay the difference in cost if your replacement mattress is more expensive.

What Tuft and Needle mattress alternatives should I consider?

We suggest Douglas Original. At just $799 for a queen size, Douglas offers far more value for a much lower price. This mattress (our pick for the best mattress in Canada) comes with a machine-washable cover and a layer of cooling gel foam. Douglas also provides a risk-free 365-night sleep trial, a 20-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle with your purchase.

 

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2021 Product of the Year™

Voted the top choice overall in the Mattress-in-a-Box category through a survey of 4,000 Canadians by Kantar.

The award-winning and Canadian-made Douglas mattresses offer unbeatable value and include: FREE bedding bundle, a 365-night sleep trial, and cooling gel foams for optimal comfort.

CANADA DAY SALE!
FREE Comfort Sleep Bundle, PLUS get 50% Off All Pillows with mattress purchase!
Sale ends June 26th. See website for details >
Queen $799
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