Tuft & Needle Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

Tuft & Needle is a mattress brand that produces all-polyfoam beds. The company currently offers two individual models:

  • The Mint Mattress is Tuft & Needle’s newest model. It features a comfort layer of 3.5 PCF memory foam infused with graphite and gel, a 3.0 PCF polyfoam transitional layer, and a 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam support core. The cover is made from a blend of polyester and polyamide. The Mint Mattress is 12″ thick; it is considered ‘Medium Firm’ (6).
  • The T&N Mattress is Tuft & Needle’s flagship bed. It is constructed with a 3″ 2.8 PCF polyfoam comfort layer infused with graphite and gel, a 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam support core, and a polyester/rayon cover. The T&N Mattress measures 10″ thick and is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Like other all-foam beds, both Tuft & Needle models provide excellent motion isolation and do not produce any noise when bearing weight. This makes the Mint and T&N Mattresses suitable for couples that experience sleep disruptions due to movement or noise. Unlike other all-foam beds, both models also retain a minimal amount of body heat from sleepers and feel fairly cool; this is due in part to the gel and graphite (charcoal) components of the comfort layer, as well as the breathable polyamide-blend cover.

Tuft & Needle beds also offer moderate yet consistent body conforming that forms an even impression around the sleeper’s body. This can alleviate aches and pains and improve spinal alignment for sleepers – particularly those who weigh at least 130 pounds. Comparatively, most all-polyfoam beds do not offer the same level of pressure relief. Tuft & Needle mattresses are available at price-points that are well below that of the average bed. Both are backed by 100-night sleep trials and 10-year warranties.

Read on to learn more about how Tuft & Needle mattresses are constructed, priced, and shipped. This page also includes owner and sleeper ratings, and an overview of the company’s return and warranty policies.

Pros
  • Closer conforming and more pressure relief than most polyfoam beds
  • Great motion isolation and no noise
  • Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.
  • A+ BBB rating
Cons
  • Limited firmness range
  • Questionable edge support
MODEL Description
Mint Mattress
Foam
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Back Pain
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 6
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online
  • 80 lbs
  • Foam
  • $895/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Very Good

The Tuft & Needle Mint mattress has an expected lifespan of roughly six to six and a half years, which is better-than-average for all-foam beds.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

Conforming
Very Good

The Mint Mattress conforms to a moderate extent; the foam layers provide even cushioning that can alleviate aches and pains for sleepers.

Sex
Good

The Mint Mattress is responsive to a minimal extent, and may not be sufficient for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

Unlike other all-polyfoam mattresses, the Mint Mattress sleeps fairly cool for most; this is due in part to the cooling materials used in the cover and comfort layer.

Off-gassing
Good

Some off-gassing occurs when the Mint Mattress is new, but the odors are neither excessive nor persistent over time.

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is fair for the Mint Mattress; sinkage may develop over time in places where people tend to sit.

Noise
Excellent

The Mint Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

T&N Mattress
Foam
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 6.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 72 lbs
  • Foam
  • $595/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

T&N Mattresses are designed to perform for six to seven years, which is on par with similar models. The mattresses have been sold for less than five years, and longevity past the five-year mark has not been evaluated, but owners report minimal sagging and deterioration.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

Although T&N Mattresses contain no memory foam, customer reports indicate that the sleep surface absorbs and reduces motion transfer to a significant extent.

Conforming
Very Good

The T&N Mattress provides above-average pain and pressure relief compared to owners of other all-polyfoam mattress models.

Sex
Fair

T&N Mattresses are somewhat bouncy, but they may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

A small number of T&N Mattress owners claim their mattress sleeps excessively hot, but most say temperature neutrality is not a significant issue.

Off-gassing
Good

Some off-gassing is to be expected with the T&N Mattress, but these odors will dissipate rather quickly.

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is questionable with the T&N Mattress and sinkage may occur along the perimeter of the bed.

Noise
Excellent

T&N Mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Tuft & Needle Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Tuft & Needle 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.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Mint Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
T&N Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The T&N Mattress has a 10″ profile, which is on par with the average mattress thickness, while The Mint Mattress is thicker-than-average with a 12″ profile. Both the Mint and T&N Mattresses are ‘Medium Firm,’ with the latter slightly firmer than the former. This makes the beds most suitable for sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as heavier people who prefer surfaces that are less firm. The T&N Mattress may feel too firm for sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds; firmer surfaces do not conform as closely for those with below-average weights, resulting in lower levels of pain and pressure relief. As a result, sleepers in this weight group may prefer the Mint Mattress.

Our testing process found Tuft & Needle mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You would like to purchase a mattress with a below-average price-point
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
  • You tend to sleep hot, especially on all-foam beds
  • You prefer sleeping on beds with average to thicker-than-average profiles

Accolades/Awards

What You Need to Know About Tuft & Needle Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

As noted above, the T&N Mattress and Mint Mattress are both considered ‘Medium Firm’; the T&N Mattress is slightly but noticeably firmer than the Mint Mattress. A breakdown of firmness, thickness, and composition specs for both beds is found in the table below.

Tuft & Needle Model Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Mint Mattress 6 (Medium Firm) 12″ 7″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 3″ 3.5 PCF Polyfoam Infused with Gel and Graphite
2″ 3 PCF Transitional Polyfoam
Polyester and Polyamide Blend
T&N Mattress 6.5 (Medium Firm) 10″ 7″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 3″ 2.8 PCF Polyfoam Infused with Gel and Graphite Polyester and Polyamide Blend

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

The next table lists width, length, and height dimensions for Tuft & Needle mattresses in each available size, along with current price-points for the T&N Mattress and Mint Mattress.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Current Prices
Twin 39W” x 75L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$350 (T&N)
$650 (Mint)
Twin Extra Long (XL) 39W” x 80L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$395 (T&N)
$695 (Mint)
Full 54W” x 75L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$495 (T&N)
$795 (Mint)
Queen 60W” x 80L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$595 (T&N)
$895 (Mint)
King 76W” x 80L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$750 (T&N)
$1,050 (Mint)
California King 72W” x 84L” 10″ (T&N)
12″ (Mint)
$750 (T&N)
$1,050 (Mint)

Availability: The Mint Mattress and T&N Mattress are both available for sale on the Tuft & Needle website; additionally, the T&N Mattress is currently sold on Amazon.com and Huckberry.com. Tuft & Needle operates brick-and-mortar stores in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Raleigh, NC; and Seattle, WA. The brand’s mattresses are also available at select Lowe’s, Walmart, and Crate & Barrel locations nationwide. A full listing of brick-and-mortar locations is available online.

Tuft & Needle Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 100 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Trial period and full warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night sleep trial for the T&N and Mint Mattress models.

  1. This sleep trial does not require any sort of break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a full refund at any point of the 100-night trial.
  2. Mattress exchanges are allowed during the 100-night trial; customers pay the difference for upgrades or receive refunds for downgrades.
  3. Terms of mattress returns vary by seller. Customers who purchase their mattress through Tuft & Needle, Crate & Barrel, or Huckberry should contact Tuft & Needle to initiate the return process. Those who purchase their bed from Amazon.com, Lowe’s, Walmart, and other authorized retailers must return their bed to the retailer, not Tuft & Needle. Regardless of the seller, all Tuft & Needle purchasers qualify for the full 100-night trial.
  4. A full product refund will be issued for all returns. Tuft & Needle encourages customers to recycle or donate their unwanted mattress; if this is not feasible, the brand will arrange for the mattress to be picked up from the customer’s residence.
  5. One return per household is allotted per year.

Warranty

Tuft & Needle offers a 10-year warranty for both mattress models:

  1. This warranty is completely nonprorated.
  2. Tuft & Needle will, at its sole option, replace or repair any mattress with defects for as long as the warranty is valid. In the event of a replacement, the warranty will neither be extended or reissued.
  3. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. Per Tuft & Needle: ‘Tuft & Needle mattresses are designed to work on a firm, solid surface that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and user upon it, such as on a bed base (e.g., a frame or platform). This Warranty does not cover your Product if you use it in a manner incompatible with that intended design and use.’
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam materials to split or crack despite proper handling and use.
    • Manufacturing defects associated with the cover, including fabric tears or unraveled seams.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper, or normal increases in mattress softness that do not affect its pressure-relieving abilities. These issues are considered standard wear and tear.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage that occur due to improper use, support, cleaning, or storage.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners that purchase their mattress from Tuft & Needle 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.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? All 50 states
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Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Tuft & Needle is as follows:

  1. All Tuft & Needle deliveries are coordinated through FedEx Ground. Most customers receive their mattress within three to seven business days of the original order.
  2. Standard shipping is free of charge within the contiguous U.S. Delivery rates vary for customers in Alaska and Hawaii, but most pay between $120 and $200.
  3. In addition to standard delivery, same-day delivery is offered for $50 per mattress to customers in certain zip codes of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. These deliveries normally take place between 4pm and 9:30pm. Orders must be placed by 3:45pm to qualify.

Old Mattress Removal

Tuft & Needle does not offer old mattress removal with any orders.

Company Information

Customer Service

8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Tuft & Needle, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Tuft & Needle has been in business since 2012.

Physical Stores

Tuft & Needle operates brick-and-mortar locations in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Raleigh, NC; and Seattle, WA. The brand’s mattresses are also sold in Walmart, Lowe’s, and Crate & Barrel stores throughout the country. A full store guide is found on the company’s website.

Contact Tuft & Needle

Online email form | 1-877-842-2586 | TuftAndNeedle.com

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Other Tuft & Needle Products

Tuft & Needle also offers the following sleep products in addition to their mattresses:

How Does Tuft & Needle 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 Tuft & Needle mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Mint Mattress and T&N Mattress are ideal for sleepers who find that other all-polyfoam beds do not provide enough support, pressure relief, or temperature neutrality. Graphite and gel components in the comfort layer offer a cool, comfortable sleep experience for most. Both mattresses are considered ‘Medium Firm,’ making them ideal for people who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as others who prefer moderate firmness and body conforming. The mattresses have below-average price-points, as well.

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