My Loom and Leaf Firm Review came about because I was looking for a healthier and less toxic yet lavishly comfortable mattress. My goal is that by the end of my review, you will have a better understanding of whether this mattress is right for you in terms of being healthy, supportive, comfortable, durable and affordable. Ultimately, what I’m after (and I’m sure you are the same) is a mattress that lets me sleep easy at night, knowing that myself and my family aren’t exposed to toxic chemicals at night and are fully supported and comfortable. Let’s see how the Loom and Leaf firm delivers.
In our household, we like a solid sleeping surface, so I immediately narrowed my research down to the ‘firm’ option and put together this Loom and Leaf firm review based on everything I read online. I chose the queen size, to fit my existing bed frame.
Unfortunately, foam mattresses contain toxins. Memory foam itself is made using petrochemical-based polyurethane foams, and manufacturers often use other chemicals as flame retardants and in the glues that bond the inner layers of foam together. There are many health hazards that lurk inside your regular mattress.
Man-made VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are now used in so many household products that they are almost impossible to avoid. But people are starting to realize the health risks associated with them, and the importance of keeping your living space as free from VOCs as possible. More on that later in this Loom and Leaf mattress review.
Pros and Cons from the Loom and Leaf Firm Reviews
Let’s start my Loom and Leaf Firm review with the main reasons you would want this mattress, and why you might not.
- All Loom and Leaf foams are produced in the USA and are CertiPur-US certified.
- The foam is made to be greener than other memory foams.
- The mattress covering is US-grown, organic cotton.
- Home delivery includes installation directly into your bedroom, so you won’t break a sweat carrying it up the stairs.
- Cooling gel technology increases the chance you’ll have a sweat-free and more comfortable night’s sleep.
- 120-day return policy allows you to try out the mattress at home.
- The mattresses are sold through their website only, meaning you can’t try them out in store. However, the 120-day return policy means you can test out the mattress in your own bedroom.
- If you return the mattress within the 120 day period, you’re still liable for the original shipping fee (around $100).
- I am a little skeptical of customer reviews left on the website of the manufacturers. How do we know that customer rating of 4.9 out of 5 is made up of every customer review that was sent in? Alternatively, or were certain reviews published by Loom and Leaf and others not? I couldn’t be sure. However, the Google reviews – which is more independent – give the Loom and Leaf mattress at 4.8 out of 5 (94% of reviews were positive).
- Loom and Leaf have added a gel panel on top of the foam to provide extra coolness to the warmest area of your body, the lumbar area where most of your weight is placed.
- White-glove delivery, direct to your bedroom.
- The foam uses 30% soy or corn oil to reduce the use of petrochemicals. This is what the mattress industry calls plant-based memory foam.
- Loom and Leaf say that their foam does not give off the chemical odor associated with new memory foam. This is probably due to the fact that it arrives decompressed and not vacuum packed in a plastic bag unless other bed-in-a-box providers.
- The materials used are at least somewhat eco-friendly, meaning a smaller carbon footprint.
- The customer reviews left on the Loom and Leaf website sat that the multiple layers of foam guarantee comfort and great support. support.
- The cover is made with organic cotton and padded which aims to give the sleeper the most comfortable sleeping surface.
How Is This Mattress Different To Its Competitors?
There are other plant-based certified memory foam-based mattress manufacturers out there. What I wanted to make clear in my Loom and Leaf Firm review is, what sets this mattress apart from those other companies.
- How it is delivered. Just like the olden days, this mattress is delivered full size, uncompressed. This minimizes that chemical smell (called “off gassing”) because the mattress hasn’t spent time wrapped tight in plastic.
- The white glove delivery. Your mattress is not only delivered to your front door but it is set up in your bedroom for you.
- The super cool technology. The Loom and Leaf’s patented Spinal-Zone gel panel just below the cover and the gel memory foam below the gel panel combine for added coolness overnight. Most other mattress companies have one or the other but not both the gel panel and gel-infused memory foam.
- The clever cover. This is a major selling point. An organic cotton cover, with extra padding and an all natural flame barrier. Loom and Leaf is the only mattress I know that has all these 3 features packed into the cover. This makes the cover clever, cleaner and more comfortable.
What Materials Are Inside For Better Health?
Loom and Leaf say they are passionate about your health, and they go to several measures to prove that passion.
- Their foam is CertiPur-US certified. This means that it doesn’t contain formaldehyde, heavy metals or harmful chemical flame retardants. It also means that is low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions. VOCs are carbon-containing compounds that easily evaporate at room temperature, and cause the ‘off-gassing’ smells that new memory foam often has.
- As these mattresses are not shipped compressed in a vacuum sealed bag, the foam is stable and has already lost any odor that it might have had when new, a great advantage for you and me.
Why Is Mattress Construction So Important?
When it comes to comfort in modern memory foam mattresses, it’s all about how the layers are constructed or put together.
Some companies favor fewer, thicker layers — others say the more layers, the better!
Loom and Leaf use four layers of foam, and then add a couple of clever extras in for ultimate comfort.
|Top||⅝ inch||Cover||Organic cotton lined with natural thistle flame-retardant.||Padded for softness, woven specially for support.|
|Gel Panel||N/A||Spinal zone gel layer||Panel laminated onto lumbar area.||Cooling and supportive.|
|Gel foam layer||2 inches||Conforming Gel Foam Layer||Memory foam with gel infusion. Egg shell contouring for added airflow.||Promotes coolness.|
|Memory foam||2.5 inches||Core Layer||Made from visco-elastic 5lb memory foam.||Creates extra contour and some support.|
|MIddle layer||2 inches||Transitional Layer||This layer creates the overall firmness of the mattress.||Creates a buffer between the softer layers above and the firmer below.|
|Foundational base layer||5.5 inches||Base Layer||Thick layer of high density foam.||Creates a solid base for the mattress as a whole.|
|Total thickness in inches||12 ⅝ inches|
Table 1 – The many layers that make up the whole
Base foam layer
Starting at the bottom, we have the 5.5” foundational base layer that acts as the base for the whole unit, creating support and decompression support.
Transitional foam layer
Next, we have the 2” transitional layer to help transition between the softer comfort foam above and the firmer, more supportive base foam. This layer helps to create even compression.
Core (comfort) layer
Above that is the 2.5” visco-elastic memory foam layer, which is then followed by 2” of gel-infused memory foam with egg-shell contouring underneath, for even more airflow. This gel layer creates much of the pressure relief for the sleeper, and, combined with the next ‘layer’ or panel, makes this mattress apt for the hot sleeper.
Spinal gel panel
Next up the final ‘layer’, which can’t really be called a layer as it only covers a portion of the mattress.
This is a laminated gel panel covering about a third of the bed, positioned in the middle of the body. This is usually the warmest area of the mattress and also where the sleeper puts the most pressure, so this panel provides some extra lumbar support while keeping the sleeper nice and cool throughout the night.
Finally, we have the ultra luxurious and super clever mattress cover. This, for me, is a major selling point. While many mattress providers wrap up their offerings in cheap, synthetic materials like polyester and nylon, Loom and Leaf’s cover reflects their overall philosophy: to provide ultimate luxury and quality while protecting the environment — inside and outside your home — as much as possible.
The material is 100% organic, American-grown cotton, with more than half an inch of quilted foam built in to round off the mattress with some extra softness. The cover’s quilting pattern is tighter in the centre section above the gel panel, which again gives that extra little bit of support to the lumbar region — where you need it most. Finally, the whole cover is lined with a thin layer of natural flame retardant made from, of all things, thistles! Many Loom and Leaf firm reviews that I read praised the fine quality of this cover.
What kind of sleeper does this mattress suit?
From all of my research into Loom and Leaf firm reviews, I have concluded that this mattress is best for stomach sleepers and lighter back sleepers.
This option — the firm — is definitely for people who are used to a more solid sleeping surface, rating at an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale. If you feel the Firm will be too firm for you, go for the Goldilocks option of the Relaxed Firm which is considered not too hard and not too soft. Check out my Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm vs Firm comparison.
Image used with the kind permission of Loom and Leaf
If you are a larger (over 220lbs) back sleeper, then this mattress might not be the right one for you.
Most of the Loom and Leaf Firm mattress reviews I read said they agree that it is very comfortable for those with back pain, as it provides extra lumbar support. Perhaps it’s back pain that’s lead you to look for a more supportive mattress? This is one of the main reasons people decide it’s time to Replace My Old Mattress.
What about motion transfer?
The Loom and Leaf firm mattress reviews that I read all praise it for its low motion transfer, making it very suitable for couples. Their website also says that the support that is provided is responsive, which helps to relieve joint pain and eliminate pressure points.
How Versatile Is This Mattress?
The Loom and Leaf mattress comes in six sizes, and so will fit any standard base that you already have:
- Twin size (38″ x 75″)
- Twin XL (38″ x 80″)
- Full double (54″ x 75″)
- Queen size (60″ x 80″)
- King size (76″ x 80″)
- California king (72″ x 84″). Due to its numerous layers, the Cal King over 12” thick, so keep that in mind when choosing your base.
Different support options
Loom and Leaf recommend that their mattresses are used in conjunction with their foundation, but say that as long as your own base is sturdy and has no sagging it should work fine.
The Loom and Leaf firm mattress also works well with platform beds or with beds that have slats not more than 4” apart, which have proper centre support. However, keep in mind that if using a metal frame that is not supported by a 5 or 6 legged frame with vertical support, your warranty will not be honoured. This applies to both the queen and king sizes.
Can You Try Before You Buy?
It isn’t possible to try this mattress in person before you buy it, as they only sell from their website. They do, however, offer a 120 day trial period. If you’re not happy with the mattress during this time and choose to return it, Loom and Leaf will reimburse you the full cost of the mattress, and pay to have it collected. Remember though — you won’t be refunded the original delivery charge of $100.
Loom and Leaf offer a 15 year non-prorated warranty, what they call the “friendliest warranty in the mattress industry.” This guarantees against defects in workmanship and materials.
If there is a defect in the first two years, Loom and Leaf will send you a new mattress absolutely free of charge. From years 3-15, they will repair and recover your mattress if it is defected, once you pay the $99 delivery fee.
An aspect of their warranty that I was particularly impressed by was the Saatva ‘Fairness Replacement Option.’ This states that if a defect occurs in years 3 to 5 you can choose to keep your mattress, and Loom and Leaf will give you a brand new one for 25% of the original cost. In years 6 to 10 you pay 50%, and in years 11 to 15 you pay 75% of the original cost to have your mattress replaced. This means that even years down the line they are prepared to vouch for the quality of their product.
Do They Remove Your Old Mattress?
When ordering your mattress on the Loom and Leaf website, just check the box marked “mattress removal”, and pay the $39 disposal fee. When the team deliver your brand new mattress they’ll take away and dispose of your old one. As simple as that!
Why Does This Mattress Represent Value For Money?
Loom and Leaf make it clear throughout their website that they offer very high quality at a much cheaper price than their competitors. They achieve this by only selling online, thus saving on overheads. They pride themselves on the “ultra-luxurious” feel and performance of their products, and from the Loom and Leaf firm reviews I’ve read, they definitely deliver superior quality at an affordable price. The queen size option costs $1,099, and the king will set you back $1499.
Can you trust Loom and Leaf?
Loom and Leaf as a company have been around since 2015. A division of Saatva, it was set up as their memory foam brand, to differentiate between these and their innerspring mattress brand. They spent 18 months developing a luxury memory foam mattress that’s eco and health friendly, while also remaining affordable.
Proudly made in 19 factories across the USA, the mattresses only use US-sourced foams and cotton for the covers. Something I particularly like is that they have 135 fulfillment centres across the country, so when you order your mattress it rarely has more than 100 miles to travel to reach your door. Loom and Leaf also donate over 250 mattresses a year to various charitable organizations.
Unlike many of the internet-era memory foam mattress retailers, Loom and Leaf have decided not to deliver their mattress compressed into a box for the customer to unroll themselves. Instead, they pride themselves on their in-home installation. 7-20 days after you order your mattress, it will not only be delivered to your door, but will also be installed on your bed frame there and then. The mattress, therefore, never gets compressed, a practice which Loom and Leaf say is much preferable to ‘stuffing your mattress into a box’.
Loom and Leaf mattress reviews online agreed that this white-glove service is a real luxury, and a very welcome added touch, as boxed mattresses can also be cumbersome to move around.The delivery men will dispose of all the packaging, and will even take away your old mattress for a $39 fee.
Can you accessorize your mattress?
Loom and Leaf don’t produce pillows or other accessories, but their parent company, Saatva, make the LinealTM Adjustable Base, a state-of-the-art motorised bed base designed to work with both the Saatva and the Loom and Leaf mattress.
This very clever gadget has customizable settings, under-bed lighting, and can even give you a full body massage while you drift off! These bases are also compatible with other mattresses that have been designed for an adjustable base, and they incorporate a ‘whisper-soft’ motor so your peace and quiet isn’t disturbed. All of these nifty features don’t come cheap though, and the queen size base will cost you $1399, significantly more than the mattress itself. Saatva and Loom and Leaf also offer standard bed foundations, ranging from $250 to $285, depending on whether you want a split profile or not, and a stationary metal frame for $99.
Next, let’s address some of the questions which you may still have, and others that I came across when sifting through Loom and Leaf Firm reviews online.
Why is the Loom and Leaf cheaper than, for example, the Tempur-pedic?
Loom and Leaf only sell online, which cuts out the middleman. In other words, they don’t have to pay transportation and storage for retail outlets or sales commissions to mattress salespeople.
Why is the Loom and Leaf more expensive than, for example, the Zinus mattress?
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the bed-in-a-box mattresses that Zinus offer are made in China, not hand-crafted in the USA. Next, the Loom and Leaf mattresses are delivered to your door and then set-up in your bedroom for you, whereas the Zinus mattress comes compressed in a box, and you do the setup yourself. Finally, the quality of the materials in the Loom and Leaf are ‘simply superior’, as they put it on their website.
How long can you expect the Loom and Leaf to last?
Loom and Leaf say that their mattresses will last 10-15 years and, as we have seen, they offer a generous ‘Fairness Replacement Option’ if you feel that your mattress has lost it’s edge over the years.
The main competitor here is the Tempur-pedic offering. It offers many of the same features as the Loom and Leaf, but is considerably more expensive. Other alternatives include the Eve mattress, which is one of the bed-in-a-box offerings, and is considerably cheaper than the Loom and Leaf. If cost is an issue, however, Loom and Leaf do offer a 0% financing option, so you can spread out the costs over a longer period.
If memory foam isn’t your thing, and you prefer a traditional innerspring mattress, then Loom and Leaf’s parent company, Saatva, make three different firmness options. These incorporate a similar philosophy to Loom and Leaf in the construction, incorporating an organic cotton cover, and even using recycled steel for their springs.
So, let’s cut to the chase, would I buy this mattress? The answer is a resounding yes. I like the company’s efforts to be eco-friendly and protect the health of the sleeper, I like the idea of the hassle-free delivery and setup, and at this price it’s great value for money. There are cheaper options out there, but from all the Loom and Leaf firm reviews that I have sifted through, this offering gives one the best quality, US-made materials and the most innovative sleep experience.
I want my home to be as toxin free as possible for myself and my family, and Loom and Leaf put a lot of research and effort into using as few chemicals and eco-friendly materials as possible. So, this one is definitely getting the seal of approval from me on all fronts.