Tuft & Needle vs. Saatva Mattress Comparison

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Quick Summary – T&N Mattress vs. Saatva

Tuft & Needle launched in 2012. The brand’s flagship bed, the T&N Mattress, is an all-polyfoam model with a 2.8 PCF comfort layer and a 1.8 PCF high-density support core. The mattress is ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale, and measures 10″ thick.

Saatva has been selling mattresses since 2011. Its flagship model, known as the Saatva, is an innerspring mattress designed with a foam-padded Euro-top cover, polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, a transitional pocketed coil layer, and a Bonnell coil support core. It is available in two thickness profiles – 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ – as well as ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) settings.

Please note: Both Tuft & Needle and Saatva sell other mattresses in addition to the models described above:

  • Tuft & Needle offers the Mint Mattress, an all-foam bed made with a gel polyfoam comfort layer and a high-density support core.
  • Saatva offers two other models: a memory foam mattress known as the Loom & Leaf and a flippable latex mattress known as the Zenhaven.

This page exclusively looks at the Tuft & Needle and Saatva flagship models. For more information on other mattresses from these brands, check out our Tuft & Needle Mattress Reviews, Zenhaven Mattress Reviews, and Loom & Leaf Mattress Reviews pages.

The all-foam T&N Mattress and innerspring Saatva are constructed with different materials, but both beds have received similar ratings for performance factors like motion isolation and pressure relief. This page will compare the unique pros and cons of each mattress, as well as the customer policies and other considerations for both brands.

T&N Mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers who prefer firmer mattresses that offer moderate body conforming
  • People who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • Couples

 

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Saatva mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers in all positions (side, back, stomach, combination), regardless of their weight
  • People who prefer thicker-than-average beds
  • Those with frequent aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, lower back, and other sensitive areas

 

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T&N Mattress vs. Saatva: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
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.

Saatva Mattress
Spring
Multiple Firmness Options
Moderate
Good for Sex
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 4, 6, 7.5
  • 120 nights
  • 15 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 120 lbs
  • Innerspring
  • 1099/Queen
  • Varies

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

Motion Isolation
Fair

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

Conforming
Good

Saatva features coil-on-coil construction and memory foam in the comfort layer. This allows the mattress to conform more closely and relieve pressure to a greater extent than many competing innersprings — but all-foam and latex mattresses are considered the best option for sleepers that prefer close conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Very Good

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

Off-gassing
Good

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

Edge Support
Very Good

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

Noise
Good

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

Sizes and Pricing

First let’s compare prices of the T&N Mattress and Saatva. The following table lists current price-points for both beds in each available size.

Size T&N Mattress Saatva
Twin $350 $599
Twin XL $395 $749
Full $495 $999
Queen $595 $1,099
King $750 $1,499
California King $750 $1,499

Mattress Construction

Now let’s see how these mattresses are constructed. The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for the T&N Mattress and Saatva.

Specification T&N Mattress Saatva
Firmness 6.5 (Medium Firm) 4 (Medium Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
Thickness 10″ 11 1/2″
14 1/2″
Weight (Queen) 72 lbs. 110 to 120 lbs.
Support Core Components 7″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 4″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (11 1/2″ Model)
7″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (14 1/2″ Model)
Comfort Layer Components 3″ 2.8 PCF Polyfoam 7/8″ Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Recycled 14.5-Gauge Pocketed Coils
Cover Composition Rayon and Polyester Blend Organic Cotton Euro-Top with:
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Dacron Fibers

How is the T&N Mattress built?

The T&N Mattress is built onto a 10″ thickness profile, which is comparable to the average mattress height. It is constructed with a comfort layer of 2.8 PCF polyfoam and a support core made from 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam. These layers create a ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5) feel that is best suited for people who weigh at least 130 pounds. The foam layers also isolate motion transfer very well and do not make any noise when bearing weight.

A Queen-size T&N Mattress weighs roughly 72 pounds. This is exceptionally light even for an all-foam mattress; as a result, most owners should have a fairly easy time lifting and rotating the bed.

How is the Saatva built?

The Saatva’s construction is more complex than many competing innerspring models. It features polyfoam and memory foam layers, as well as a foam-padded Euro-top cover made of organic-cotton that provides extra padding. Additionally, the Saatva has two coil layers: a transitional layer of pocketed coils and a support core with Bonnell coils. These elements reinforce the bed very effectively and also promote strong airflow that allows the bed to sleep fairly cool. The thick foam layers also give the mattress better motion isolation and lower noise potential than most other innersprings.

Both of the bed’s profile options – 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ – are thicker than that of the average mattress. A Queen-size Saatva weighs between 110 to 120 pounds, making it fairly difficult for most owners to lift and rotate. The firmness options range from ‘Medium Soft’ to ‘Firm,’ which should accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred sleep position.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
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
Saatva Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
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
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

T&N Mattress Sleeper Ratings

Due to its ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5) feel, the T&N Mattress is optimal for those who weigh at least 130 pounds. Lighter individuals may find the mattress too firm, and that it does not conform closely enough. On the other hand, the mattress should support most people who are considered heavier than average (more than 230 pounds); comparatively, sleepers in this weight group tend to feel less comfortable on all-foam beds. The T&N Mattress is also a good choice for couples due to great motion isolation and no noise.

Saatva Sleeper Ratings

The Saatva’s thickness and firmness options make the mattress suitable for most sleepers. The ‘Medium Soft’ setting is ideal for lighter people – particularly side sleepers, who often prefer softer surfaces because they can improve spinal alignment. The ‘Medium Firm’ and ‘Firm’ settings may be the most comfortable option for heavier people, as well as back and stomach sleepers. Additionally, the Saatva is a good pick for those who tend to sleep hot; good air circulation through the coil layers keeps the bed at a comfortable temperature for most.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Tuft & Needle

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? All 50 states
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

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

  1. Tuft & Needle will not refund shipping charges for customers in Alaska or Hawaii. Otherwise, full refunds are issued for all returns.
  2. Tuft & Needle coordinates mattress pickup from the customer’s residence in the event of a return and will cover all associated costs.
  3. Each household is granted one sleep trial per year.
  4. This sleep trial is only offered to those who purchase their T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle or Huckberry. Those who buy their bed elsewhere should defer to the seller’s sleep trial and return policy unless listed otherwise.

Warranty

Tuft & Needle offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Tuft & Needle will void the warranty if a firm, solid foundation surface is not used with the mattress, or if the mattress is transported outside the U.S. at any point.
  3. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the foam to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects in the cover, including broken zippers and unraveling seams.
  4. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) deep.
    • Burns, cuts, stains, discolorations, and other forms of damage that occur due to misuse or neglect.
  5. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who buy 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 will not be eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for T&N Mattresses is as follows:

  1. Most customers receive their mattress in three to seven business days of placing their original order.
  2. Tuft & Needle offers free standard shipping, as well as same-day shipping for a flat rate of $50 within the contiguous U.S.
  3. T&N Mattress deliveries do not require a customer signature.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states
Delivery Fee: Standard deliveries are free within the lower 48 states, but additional shipping charges will apply for orders sent to Alaska or Hawaii. Same-day shipping is $50 where available.

Old Mattress Removal

Tuft & Needle does not offer old mattress removal.

Saatva

Sleep trial 120 nights
Refund Full minus $99 transportation fee
Warranty 15 years, partially prorated
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Saatva mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period, and customers may return their mattress for a full refund at any point of the 120-night trial window.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the date of delivery, not the date of purchase.
  3. A flat $99 surcharge will be deducted from all mattress refunds to cover transportation charges.
  4. Mattress exchanges are available during the 120-night trial for a flat fee of $99.

Warranty

Saatva offers a 15-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. During years one and two, Saatva will repair or replace defective mattresses at no extra cost to the owner. Beginning in year three, the company will repair and re-cover all defective mattresses for a flat fee of $99 each way ($198 total).
  2. Additionally, Saatva offers the ‘Fairness Replacement Option.’ This allows owners to replace their defective mattress during years three to five by paying 50% of the original product price; during years six to 10 for 50% of the price; and during years 11 to 15 for 75% of the price. Owners are allowed to keep the original mattress if they choose at no extra cost.
  3. Saatva will void the warranty if the mattress is not used with a metal frame that has at least four to five legs; vertical center support is also required for sizes Queen and larger.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse or neglect.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable, and is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Saatva 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 Policy

The delivery policy for Saatva mattresses is as follows:

  1. Saatva does not ship mattresses to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas U.S. territories.
  2. All Saatva customers qualify for free White Glove delivery. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal at no extra charge. Each customer will be given a four-hour window for their delivery date.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shipping.
Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Canada.
Delivery Fee: Free White Glove delivery is offered to all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for customers at no extra cost as part of Saatva’s White Glove delivery offer.

Our Recommendations

Choose the T&N Mattress if...
  • You like firmer beds that provide moderate conforming
  • You prefer mattresses with average thickness profiles
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds
The T&N Mattress may not be suitable if...
  • You like softer sleep surfaces that provide close conforming
  • You weigh less than 130 pounds
Choose the Saatva if...
  • You prefer mattresses with thicker-than-average profiles
  • You experience frequent aches and pains
  • You and your partner prefer responsive sleep surfaces
  • You tend to sleep hot
The Saatva may not be suitable if...
  • You prefer low- to medium-profile beds
  • You want a less responsive bed

Additional Information

Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.