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Novosbed – a Canada-based mattress manufacturer – offers the Recore, a mattress constructed with a comfort layer of graphite-infused synthetic latex, a gel-infused polyfoam transitional layer, and a support core made of high-density polyfoam. The mattress also has a cover made from a blend of polyester, viscose, and spandex. The Recore by Novosbed measures 10 1/2″ thick; in terms of firmness, it is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
Like other mattresses constructed with latex and foam layers, the Recore excels at motion isolation; the sleep surface absorbs and minimizes transfer to a significant extent, which may lead to fewer nighttime disruptions for couples. The bed is virtually silent when bearing weight, as well. The graphite-infused latex and gel polyfoam layers allow the bed to sleep fairly cool, making it a good option for those who become excessively warm in bed.
The Recore, like other mattresses from Novosbed, is manufactured and exclusively sold in Canada; shipping to other countries, including the U.S., is not available at this time. Shipping is free for most of Canada, though customers in remote areas may incur additional delivery fees. The Recore is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty, both of which are longer than average.
Sleeps cooler than many similarly constructed beds
Free shipping throughout Canada
One thickness/firmness option
Can be heavy and difficult to move
Sleep trial requires 30-night break-in
Good for Back Pain
Full sleep ratings
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Recore by Novosbed has an expected lifespan of about six and a half years, which is comparable to the average mattress made from synthetic latex and foam; beds with natural latex tend to offer more durability.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Recore is constructed with latex and foam layers that absorb and minimize motion transfer very well, making the mattress a good option for couples.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Off-gassing may occur with the Recore, as is typical of beds with synthetic latex and foam layers, but the mattress is not associated with particularly strong or persistent odors.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Conforming is moderate but consistent for the Recore by Novosbed; sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds are likely to find the bed most comfortable.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:With a synthetic latex comfort layer and a 'Medium Firm' feel, the Recore is more responsive and better for sex than many of its mixed foam counterparts.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Recore mattress may sleep hot for some, although the graphite-infused latex and gel foam layers allows the bed to sleep somewhat cool.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:A 7" high-density foam support core reinforces the Recore, but sinkage may still occur around the edges over time.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Recore by Novosbed is virtually silent when bearing weight.
What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Recore by Novosbed Mattress?
Based on our customer feedback, Recore mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.
The Recore by Novosbed measures 10 1/2″ thick and is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6 on the 1-10 scale. These attributes make the bed most suitable for sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, particularly back sleepers. Heavier sleepers (more than 230 pounds) may also find the mattress sufficiently supportive. However, those who are considered below-average in terms of weight (less than 130 pounds) may find the Recore too firm, and that the bed does not provide sufficient body conforming.
Our testing process found Recore by Novosbed mattresses should also be great for you if…
You live in Canada and want to purchase a mattress with a below-average price-point
You tend to sleep hot, especially on all-foam beds
You and/or your sleep partner tend to awaken easily due to movement or noise
You prefer beds with average thickness profiles
What You Need to Know About Recore by Novosbed Mattresses
Construction and Firmness
The Recore by Novosbed is available in one firmness setting, ‘Medium Firm’ (6). The table below includes a breakdown of firmness, thickness, and material composition specs for the mattress.
Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit ourMattress Firmness page.
Sizing and Pricing
The next table lists width, length, and height dimensions for the Recore by Novosbed in each available size, as well as current price points in both Canadian and U.S. dollars. However, please note that Novosbed does not deliver the Recore to the U.S. at this time.
38W” x 74 1/2L”
Twin Extra Long (XL)
38W” x 79 1/2L”
52 1/2W” x 74 1/2L”
59 1/2W” x 79 1/2L”
75 1/2W” x 79 1/2L”
71 1/2W” 83 1/2L”
Availability: The Recore is exclusively available on the Recore by Novosbed website, and is only sold to customers in Canada. The mattress is not available through Amazon.com or other third-party retailers, and Novosbed does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Novosbed offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Recore mattress.
This sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return their mattress for a refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
The sleep trial begins on the delivery date.
Full refunds are issued to all returns between 30 and 120 nights. Novosbed will also arrange for the mattress to be picked up at no extra charge to the customer. All returned mattresses are recycled or donated to charity.
Novosbed offers a 15-year warranty for the Recore:
This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not removed from its packaging within two weeks of the delivery date and damages are reported.
Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. Per Novosbed: “Purchasers using a bed frame must ensure it provides sturdy support for both the mattress and foundation ensuring it has a centre support and having at least 5-6 legs. Purchasers using their mattress directly on a slatted bed system must ensure that the slats are a minimum of 2 inches in width, and have gaps between them of no more than 3 inches. Queen, King, and California King platform beds and slat system bed frames used in conjunction with your Recore mattress require at least one centre support beam. Platform beds and adjustable bases made of wired metal are not acceptable for use with Recore mattress.”
All Recore mattresses are handcrafted. As a result, there may be variances in the bed’s width, length, and/or thickness measurements. Any discrepancies measuring one inch (1″) or less are not considered defects and will not warrant mattress repairs or replacements.
Mattress owners are responsible for shipping and transportation costs associated with repairs or replacements.
The warranty will cover the following defects:
Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring two inches (2″) or deeper.
Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foams to split or crack despite proper use and handling.
The warranty will not cover the following:
Sagging or indentations that do not measure two inches (2″) or deeper, normal increases in mattress softness over time. These issues are considered standard wear and tear.
Owner’s inability to use the mattress due to any pre-existing medical condition.
Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage that occur due to misuse or neglect.
This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their Recore from Novosbed or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not qualify for warranty coverage.
How is the mattress shipped?Compressed and shipped in a box
Where do they ship?Anywhere in Canada
Full shipping details
The delivery policy for the Recore by Novosbed is as follows:
At this time, the Recore cannotbe shipped anywhere outside of Canada. Standard shipping is free for most customers in Canada, but additional fees may be applied for remote addresses.
For most deliveries, a customer signature is not required.
Old Mattress Removal
Novosbed does not offer old mattress removal with any Recore orders.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Novosbed, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Novosbed has been in business since 2009. The Recore was unveiled in 2018.
Novosbed does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations, and the Recore is not sold in any physical mattress stores.
How Does Recore by Novosbed Compare to Other Beds?
As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Recoremattresses stack up to other beds.
The Recore by Novosbed is a synthetic latex and polyfoam mattress with a 10 1/2″ profile and a ‘Medium Firm’ (6) feel. We’ve found the mattress provides moderate conforming, and should be most suitable for people – especially side sleepers – who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. The mattress also isolates motion transfer very well and produces virtually no noise, making it a great choice for couples. And unlike many other mattresses made from the same materials, the Recore sleeps fairly cool.
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