Looking for the right mattress is quite a task. Memory foam mattresses comes in various forms and all suited for different people. As the saying goes, there is no one size fits all and this applies to mattresses as well. When finding a mattress it is important to know your need prior to your search.
A mattress is something you are going to use for a long time and is expected to last you up to 20 years and for some even more. Hence when searching for your right mattress, getting the perfect mattress for your body is the most important thing and remember to never settle for something as the comfort of the mattress will affect the quality of your sleep.
In this article, we are going to talk about the Loom and Leaf Mattress by Saatva. This mattress is a memory foam mattress that is 12 inches in height with about 4 layers to it. The Loom and Leaf will be discussed in great detail, about the features and special components of the mattress, the construction of the mattress, the advantages and disadvantages and even the policies that comes with it.
The Loom and Leaf Mattress overall has a really good construction to it and due to the materials selected and used, it also comes with a premium look at a cheaper price than what most luxurious mattresses would cost. The materials used are all claimed to be high in quality as well as durable.
Firstly, the cover of the bed is made with 100% organic cotton with gold quilted stitching and there is a fresh cotton smell to it if you smell it up close. The organic cotton cover also includes a natural thistle flame retardant in it to create a fire barrier to make it fire resistant. This also meets the government standards for mattresses.
Not only that, but the cover is also quilted with a 5/8 inch of foam making it extra comfortable for the user. With the use of the organic cotton, it is also able to keep you cool throughout the night while lying down on it and also gives you the traditional feel of a mattress.
Next, the top of the mattress has a 4lb 2 inch layer of gel memory foam that is designed in an inverted foam tip(2) (shaped like an upside down egg tray). This is to provide air circulation in the mattress as the shape will promote breathability so that there isn’t any heat buildup allowing hot air to escape.
It also has gel swirls through this layer to have proper distribution throughout the mattress and gives a cool feel throughout the whole foam layer as well. This feature can help provide comfortable sleep.
The next layer is 5lb density plant based memory foam(3) what has a height at about 2 ½ inches. What it means by a plan based memory foam is that instead of using an all petroleum based foam it includes a certain percentage from a plant. For example, it can be of soy plant.
The memory foam is a visco-elastic memory foam and is also CertiPUR-US certified foam. Meaning that it has met certain criteria through thorough tests for physical performance as well as indoor emissions. This assures you that the foam is safe for use. This layer of the mattress adds to the feeling of the memory foam feel and when combined with the 2 inch above it, it makes the mattress extremely comfortable.
Next, there is a transition layer. This is a layer in between the comfort part and the support part of the mattress. The transition layer is made with polyurethane and is about 2 inches in height and what it does is that it links both layers together so that when you lie on the memory foam, you don’t just reach the bottom of the firm part of the bed right away.
Lastly, the last layer of the mattress is the base and the foundation of the whole mattress. This part of the bed is where it gets its support from. It is made with Polyurethane foam as well at about 5 and a half inches thick. This is a firm base and is able to support the entire mattress above it perfectly.
The Loom & Leaf Mattress comes in two different versions. Unlike most memory foam mattresses, this mattress allows you to choose the firmness level giving you 2 different options. They provide the L&L Relaxed firm and the L&L Firm.
First, the L&L Relaxed firm mattress is the one most users opt for. It is at a comfort level that is relaxed and more on a medium side in firmness level. This level is not too hard or too soft and is just right for most people. On a firm scale this mattress would be on 6-7.
Next the L&L Firm mattress is a good option for users more on the heavier side that prefers sleeping on stomach and backs. This mattress is perfect if you prefer firmer mattresses. On a firm scale this mattress would be at an 8.
The bed has great temperature regulation making it perfect for those who tend to sleep hot at night. The top layer memory foam is a gel memory foam that has gel swirls throughout the entire foam.
Not only that, but the Loom and Leaf has a unique design where the middle section of the mattress has a laminated thin sheet layer of full gel and a special gel material which is usually only found in burn units of hospitals.
The center part is where the hip area would be located and it is the area that produces the most amount of heat. Hence with this innovative design, this particular part of the mattress is always cool and maintains cool throughout the night as well.
The only minor concern for this is that this gel flat layer doesn’t have good air flow in it since it is a laminated sheet however, the layer above it does have the gel layer that has gel swirls that is able to pull eat away does have good air circulation and breathability so it helps balance it out.
This mattress makes a good temperature regulating mattress that will prevent any heat buildup that most typical memory foam mattresses have and will also reduce any risk of causing you to sweat due to the heat from mattresses.
The sleeping position and pressure relieve on the Loom & Leaf is quite supportive. As said earlier, there are 2 different options that you can choose from in which level of firmness you would prefer the Relaxed Firm and the Firm.
For the Relaxed Firm Mattress, it might be a little too soft for stomach sleepers as it might sink in too much and may cause pain if your body sinks in too much.
When your hip area sinks in too much, there will be an arch shape created making it quite uncomfortable for the body and it does not provide the proper support to the spine but cause pains and aches instead. Hence if you are a stomach sleeper, it would be better to opt for the Firm Mattress instead of the Relaxed.
However, the relaxed firm mattress is an excellent choice for side sleepers as it provides great support to the user even for heavier side sleepers as the mattress is able to relieve all pressure points of the sleeper.
This is because this memory foam mattress has quite a good responsive support which may help relieve any joint pain you might be facing.
If you are a back sleeper, the relaxed version of the mattress provides good support to your body but there might be a bit of a concern for those on the heavier scale.
Since it is a larger weight, there might be more sinkage when lying down on the back causing the hip portion of your body to sink in a little too much again creating an uncomfortable position that the stomach sleeper faces. Hence, if this is the case for you, opting for the firmer version might be more feasible.
The edge support on the Loom & Leaf is not the best but also not the worst. It has an average rating of edge support. If you are on the heavier side you might feel less supported but if you are on the lighter side then the support for you would be good enough.
Some of our readers noted to us that there is a roll off feeling when they are at the extreme edge of the mattress not having proper edge support. If you are sleeping alone or sleeping on a wider mattress with a partner this might not affect you much.
However, if you sleep with a partner on a smaller bed and they tend to kick you all the way to the edge you might lack the support there. If edge support is something you are looking for this would be a factor you would want to consider when deciding to purchase the Loom & Leaf mattress.
The bed has good motion transfer isolation. This feature is important if you are sleeping with a partner on the bed and don’t want to be disturbed by their movements at night.
If your partner or you are one to move a lot during your sleep or you are a combination sleeper and your partner is not and vice versa, the movement any of you make will not affect the other making this mattress perfect for you and your partner.
Through a few tests we notice the motion transfer isolation is excellent. When a person moves on one side there is no movement felt on the other side.
Even if you slam yourself on the bed the other side will not bounce up, it remains still. The usage of a lot of memory foam in this mattress limits the motion transfer in the mattress.
The limitation of motion transfer is able to provide you and your partner a well-rested night sleep and allowing both of you to feel refreshed when you wake up as well.
The mattress comes in 6 sizes all being 12 inches in height. They have the Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Cal King. All mattresses are charged at different prices according to their sizes as well.
This mattress does not have much bounce to it. Through a couple of tests, for example when you drop your body on it there is no bounce at all which is quite expected out of a memory foam mattress.
Next is the response of the mattress. The response of the mattress is a little slow but not extremely slow and it has a fair amount of ease in mobility for a 4 inch memory foam. If you put some pressure on the mattress, it pops back up quite quickly as well.
If you are a combination sleeper and change positions during the night the mattress will not make it so difficult. However, it also depends on your weight.
If you are on the lighter side and change positions a lot, there might be no issue but if you are on the heavier side and it is necessary for you to change positions a lot then it might make you a bit restless since more energy would be needed out of you to switch position.
The reason behind this is that with a heavier weight on the mattress, your body would tend to sink in a little more than a lighter weight. Hence if you are sinked in more it would be harder to change to a different position.
Another thing to take note about the sinkage of this mattress is deeper than the average sinkage. The feel of the sinkage is also different due to the quilting of the mattress.
The mattress is quilted in a way that makes you feel that the sinking depth is less than what it actually is. Meaning that you might feel you are not sinking in the bed about 2 inch but you are actually sinking in at 4 inches (the figures are just for example and not literal).
The Loom & Leaf mattress comes with a 15 year warranty and it is quite a good warranty package. There are a few details to the warranty that you should take note of.
The first two years from your delivery date, if the Loom & Loaf mattress is defective at any time, you will be able to replace the mattress with a brand new one with no extra or added cost.
However, pass the 2 year period the company will repair and recover your mattresses but you will need to pay for the transportation costs of $99 per way and there is no other added charges beyond this.
If this above warranty policy is not to your liking, they do have another option called the “Fairness Replacement Option” if you feel your bed is defective. With this option, you will be able to keep your original mattress. How this option works is that instead of sending your mattress for repair they will deliver a new mattress to your house with some other conditions which is explained below.
For the 3 to 5 years, they will install the brand new mattress for only 30% of the price you paid for the original mattress and from 6 to 10 years they will replace the mattress at 50% of the original price and from 11 to 15 years they will replace the mattress at 75% of the original price.
The only thing you will pay for is the 30%, 50% or 75% only there will be no added charges or delivery charges. Why you would prefer this option is that you will get to keep the original mattress allowing you to do anything to it or even use it in another room in your house.
Take note that the warranty is only valid if you are using a platform bed and also an adjustable base. Using a metal frame that does not have a 5 or 6 leg support on a Queen or King size will make the warranty nullified.
The support must also contain a vertical center support. For a Full or Twin size bed, the warranty will remain valid if you are using a 4 legged metal frame and it is only valid to the original purchaser of the mattress, so if you bought the mattress from someone else, the warranty does not apply to you.
The warranty also doesn’t cover the mattress if it is burned or abused or damaged.
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The mattress is created and design for it to adjustable base friendly. It is able to be used on adjustable platforms as well as any other platforms available in the market.
The mattress will not damage as it is made to be able to bend as well. So those having adjustable bases can also purchase this mattress.
The Mattress also has a return policy and a 120 night trial. Having a total of 4 months to try the mattress out is quite reasonable as well as it allows you to test the mattress out in the comfort of your own home and to be in the environment that you would sleep in.
Many people try the mattress out in store for 5 minutes and end up not liking the mattress when they bring it home. Hence having the trial period for 4 months is a good option to have.
They also have excellent customer service. They have 10 commitments to their customers and have been achieving it. One of it is that they contact each and every single customer once the order is placed.
They also notify the customer the entire way until it is delivered to the house. They also highlight that they aim for easy, low-stress transactions to all their customers making the purchasing process simple and also laying out all the policies and are very transparent with their customers with no hidden fees or extra added costs that some companies like to have.
If you are looking to purchase a mattress from a company that is looking out for the environment and planet. The Saatva Company that produces the Loom & Leaf mattress, has a strong green initiative and uses eco-friendly materials is some parts of its mattress.
For example, using eco-friendly foams as well as eco-friendly natural thistles as their fire retardant as well as using organic cotton on their cover. This doesn’t make the mattress an all organic eco mattress but it shows initiative in its efforts and is a good step towards an eco-friendly mattress as well.
Most of the users that have used the mattress have said that there is no off-gassing smell as well and the company also promotes this as well. If there is an off-gassing smell it is usually quite limited to a day only.
The mattress also has a guardian treatment which is an antimicrobial fabric treatment. What it does is to prevent any bacteria from existing in the mattress and prolongs the life of the mattress as well making it an extremely durable mattress to use.
Loom & Leaf Mattress is also made in the US. If this is a concern for you where the product is made, the entire mattress is made in US and they have 145 fulfilment centres and 19 partner factories as well.
One of the disadvantage to the Loom and Leaf is that although the shipping is free but a fee will be charged for the delivery cost when or if you are returning the mattress. There is a delivery fee of $99 per way.
The price of the mattress is also on the higher end compared to other memory foam mattresses such as the Nectar mattress. However, they do compare the quality of their mattress to other luxurious and premium brand mattresses.
If you are looking for a cheaper luxurious mattress then this might be suitable for you but if you are on a budget scale looking for budget friendly prices the price of this Loom & Leaf might be a bit too high for you.
When it comes to keeping the mattress clean, this mattress might need extra care when around it as the cover is not removable. So you will not be able to wash or clean it whenever you would like which some mattresses do offer.
It would be advisable to put a cover sheet on it to prevent any dirt or stains to get to it. Since it is a more tedious mattress when it comes to keeping it clean, buying it for your children might be something you would have to consider as well since they may dirty the mattress.
When talking about memory foam mattresses, you would always expect the memory foam to conform to the curvature of your body entirely, having the mattress hug you.
However for this Loom and Lead mattress, due to the way the quilt is sewn on the mattress, the mattress doesn’t totally hug your body as much. It still hugs and conforms to the curvature of your body but not as much as a typical memory foam mattress would.
One of the standout feature of this mattress is that it has a cooling layer in the middle part of the mattress. The cooling layer is a laminated thin gel sheet that is placed in the middle area of the mattress.
The gel used is also special as it is a pure cooling gel that is usually found in burn units as well as hospitals. This feature adds a cool feel when you are sleeping on it and is unlike any other mattress. The placement of the gel is also strategic as the middle part of the mattress is where the hip area would be and it is where the body produces most heat.
Another standout to this mattress is that it gives you the option to choose the comfort or firmness level which you don’t get from most mattresses. Having this option allows the mattress to be catered to different types of people whether they like medium firm or firmer mattress it gives the option.
The Loom & Leaf Mattress is a high quality and durable mattress and it gives you the option to choose your firmness level which is a great part of the mattress. It would be a suitable mattress for someone that wants to sleep cool and usually get hot when sleeping.
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