First, let’s touch on the main differences we’ll be discussing today between Novosbed and Loom & Leaf.
- Pricing — Loom & Leaf retails for about $500-$700 more than Novosbed. More on this below.
- Temperature — Loom & Leaf is constructed with a cooling gel sheet for temperature regulation. It’s pretty neat stuff.
- Cover — Removable and machine washable cover vs organic cotton cover.
- Firmness — Novosbed comes in a range of three different firmness levels, while Loom & Leaf comes in two.
We hope the video above was helpful. Now it’s time to get to the content you came for, why would you choose one mattress over the other?
Novosbed is a bedding company originating from Canada, and was introduced to the bed-in-a-box industry in 2009. After 20 years of being in business, we think their unique offers and additional features are what differentiates Novosbed from other brands.
Loom & Leaf is Saatva’s all-foam memory foam mattress with a luxurious look and feel you might see in a fancy hotel. They pride themselves in designing and manufacturing all their products here in the United States, which is a plus to those patriotic customers out there who prefer American made products.
Novosbed’s Three Layer Construction
A Novosbed is 11” thick and made up of three foam layers. The exact construction will vary slightly between the three firmness levels, but they’re all pretty similar. The first slab of material is made up of a 6-7” dense support polyurethane foam (neutral-foam) layer, and its purpose is to act as a solid foundation for the rest of your mattress.
Next comes a 2-3” thick transition layer made out of memory foam, and last is a 2” slab of aerated memory foam to act as your comfort layer. Aerated memory foam has little pockets inside to allow for better airflow than traditional memory foam does.
No matter the firmness level you choose, your Novosbed will be wrapped in a removable and machine washable cover. Most mattresses we’ve tested come with a cover you have to spot clean instead, besides Helix, Yogabed, and a few others.
This makes Novosbed a great option for people with young kids, those who treat themselves with breakfast in bed, or if you have messy animals who like to run back to bed with you after being let out in the morning. To clean the cover, run it through your washer’s cycle on cold with a mild detergent.
You won’t necessarily damage the cover if you throw it in your dryer afterwards, but you’ll get the best results if you hang it out to dry.
Novosbed Comfort + Kit
On day 30 of your risk-free trial, you’re able to opt for the Comfort+ topper which is supposed to make your bed feel firmer or softer, depending on the one you choose. The purpose is to give folks a chance to change the firmness level of their new mattress if they don’t like the feel of the one they originally purchased. It also makes the memory foam feel less prominent, since the topper is made out of poly foam.
The Comfort+ topper also comes with a cover extender so you’ll have enough room to slide it on top of the bed’s other three layers with ease. We had mixed reviews of this feature at the Slumber Yard. On one hand, it’s a nice feature for indecisive folks, or people who want to slightly change the overall feel of the mattress. On the other hand, some people might find that opening your mattress to add another layer is a little tacky.
Feel And Firmness Of Novosbed
One of our favorite things about Novosbed is how it comes in three different firmness levels: Soft, Medium, and Firm. Below are the ratings we gave each mattress on our own scale.
- Soft – Between medium-soft and medium
- Medium – Between medium and medium-firm
- Firm – Medium-firm
This makes Novosbed an accommodating mattress for all kinds of sleepers, (back, stomach, side, and combo). The only downside we’d have for combo sleepers is that it might be a little difficult to switch positions on, because Novosbed and most memory foam is slow to respond to pressure. If you’re already a fan of memory foam, however, it probably won’t bother you too much.
Regardless of the firmness level you choose, each Novosbed will have a distinct memory foam feel. That means the material remembers your body shape, and you nestle into a comfy memory foam cocoon. If you decide to add a Comfort+ topper to it, however, remember that it’ll somewhat neutralize the mattress’ distinct memory foam feel.
Novosbed Is The Clear Winner On Price
If we were to compare the prices of Novosbed and Loom & Leaf with the other brands on the online mattress market, Novosbed has an average price tag while Loom & Leaf leans more towards the luxury side of the scale. We actually included it as a top pick on our list for the Best Luxury Mattresses.
Novosbed retails for about $1,000 and Loom & Leaf goes for around $1,800 (queen sizes). With that said, Loom & Leaf does occasionally run special promotions and sales. In some cases, you can receive $100-$200 off your purchase. Check the green discount box on your screen for current pricing.
Construction Of Loom & Leaf Layers
Loom & Leaf is constructed out of five layers, as opposed to Novosbed’s three layers of material. Starting from the bottom, you have a thick 5.5” layer of dense poly foam. It serves the same purpose as the first layer in Novosbed, in that it’s the base to support the rest of the mattress.
The second layer is a 2” thick transition loft pad meant to protect you from feeling the dense poly foam slab underneath. Continuing on to the third layer, you get 2.5” of five pound visco-elastic memory foam. This is the layer where you’ll get the bulk of your pressure relief and support from.
The top slab of material is 2” thick, and made out of four pound gel-swirl memory foam. This layer is responsible for bringing you comfort because it’s the material you’ll feel the most when you lay down. It’s also the layer containing a laminated sheet of cooling gel, meant to help regulate the temperature of the mattress.
How well does the cooling gel work you ask? Well, it’s the same material used in hospitals to treat burn victims, so we’d say pretty darn well. We think It’s a big contributing factor to why Loom & Leaf sleeps cooler than most memory foam mattresses.
If you’ve kept count and have been wondering where the fifth Loom & Leaf layer is, there’s ⅝” of soft foam quilted into the bed’s luxurious organic cotton cover.
This gives the Loom & Leaf mattress an extra soft and cozy feel to compliment the bed’s premium cover.
Feel And Firmness Of A Loom & Leaf Mattress
Considering Loom & Leaf incorporates memory foam layer after layer, it feels like dense memory foam with a soft pillow top poking through a bit. When you lay down, you begin to sink into the viscous memory foam layers as they mold to the contours of your body.
Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness levels, one Relaxed Firm model and one Firm model. We have our own system here at The Slumber Yard to rate mattresses as we alluded to before, so we thought the Relaxed Firm model feels like a medium-firm while Loom & Leaf’s Firm model also lands on the firm side of our scale.
If you’re a strict side sleeper, we recommend you consider the Relaxed Firm model because it’ll provide more pressure relief to your hips and shoulders than the Firm model will. Remember, though, that Relaxed Firm model is not soft.
We also think petite to average sized back sleepers will sleep well on the Relaxed Firm mattress because it provides plenty of support for smaller individuals. If you’re a heavy set back or stomach sleeper, however, we recommend you look into the Firm model for maximum support.
If you’re a combo sleeper, you’ll still want to keep your weight in mind when you’re trying to decide on a mattress. Again, we think the Relaxed Firm mattress will be the most ideal for petite to average sized combo sleepers. If you’re on the heavy side, consider your most dominant sleeping position. If you mostly sleep on your side, go with the Relaxed Firm. If you spend a good amount of time on your back or stomach, we suggest you look into Firm.
So what’s our final say on Novosbed vs Loom & Leaf? We think both mattresses are quality memory foam beds, but it depends on which features are most important to you.
- Do you want the option to get a softer mattress? Novosbed comes in three firmness levels, including Soft.
- Are you a hot sleeper? Loom & Leaf might sleep cooler due to its laminated cooling strip.
- Do you want a mattress with a removable and machine washable cover? You may want to consider Novosbed.
- Are you someone who wants easy delivery and even easier set up? Loom & Leaf will send someone to set your mattress up for you.
- Are you a price conscious buyer? Novosbed is more affordable than Loom & leaf.
Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard and we hope we got you that much closer to choosing your next new mattress. We also have other mattress comparisons and full-length mattress reviews you that we encourage you to take a peek at.