Q: What kind of foundation can I use? Do I even need one?
We recommend using a foundation, but you can use your Novosbed directly on the floor provided it is not on floors susceptible to moisture build-up such as a concrete floor, below-grade (basement) floor, or on a floor in a humid environment.
Acceptable foundations include: adjustable bases, solid untreated wood platform beds, horizontally slatted systems with gaps no more than 3" apart and slats no less than 2" wide, non-flexing box springs that are in good repair, foundations specifically designed for memory foam/latex beds.
For Queen, King, and California King mattresses, platform beds and slat systems require at least one center support beam. Platform beds and adjustable bases made of wired metal are not acceptable for use with your Novosbed.
Novosbed carries a Foundation
that properly supports all kinds of mattresses. Please be advised, our mattresses are tested for flammability requirements on our Wood Frame Foundation only and may not be warranted for flammability on an alternative choice.
Q: What is the size/weight of your mattress?
There is slight variability between models with the Soft being the lightest and the Medium being the heaviest. The size and total boxed weight ranges are as follows:
- 38” x 74.5” x 11” (97 x 189.2 x 25.4 cm); 54-57 lbs (24.5- 25.9 kg)
- Twin XL:
- 38″ x 79.5″ x 11″ (97 x 201.9 x 25.4cm); 57-61 lbs (25.9-27.7 kg)
- 52.5″ x 74.5″ x 11″ (133.4 x 189.2 x 25.4cm); 75-80 lbs (34.0-36.3 kg)
- 59.5″ x 79.5″ x 11″ (151.1 x 201.9 x 25.4cm); 92-98 lbs (41.7-44.5 kg)
- 75.5″ x 79.5″ x 11″ (191.8 x 201.9 x 25.4cm); 117-124 lbs (53.1-56.2 kg)
- Cal King:
- 71.5″ x 83.5″ x 11″ (181.6 x 212.1 x 25.4cm); 116-124 lbs (52.6-56.2kg)
Q: How does your 120 Night Trial work?
Our 120 night trial lets you try a Novosbed in the comfort of your own home, giving you a generous amount of time to make a decision on whether it's the right mattress for you. All we ask is that you try it for a minimum of 60 days as often there is an adjustment period when transitioning to a new mattress. After 30 days, you can request a Comfort+ package as part of our Perfect Firmness Guarantee. This allows you to make your Novosbed slightly firmer or softer depending on your needs. If at any time during nights 60 to 120 you decide Novosbed is not for you, contact us and we'lll initiate a return. You'll receive a full refund and we'll pick up your mattress for donation to a local charity.
Visit the Sleep Trial page
for more information.
Q: How do the mattress models differ?
Each Novosbed model is made with the same quality, ultra-dense foam in different combinations of layers to create three distinct firmness levels. All have the same airflow channels, removable top cover, and can be made slightly firmer or softer with Comfort+.
You don't have to choose between features, choose based on comfort.
- For those that prefer a plush mattress without that quicksand feel
- A fine balance between support and comfort
- Pressure relieving with minimal sink-in for a more supportive feel
Q: What is your most popular mattress?
A: The Novosbed Medium is our most popular mattress. It's a nice middle-ground firmness with balanced plushness and support.
Q: Are your mattresses in stock?
A: Usually, yes.
To maintain our high quality standard we do not allow our mattresses to sit in our warehouse for extended periods of time. During times of high demand, we have occasionally experienced manufacturing delays or stock shortages, but generally these aren't longer than 5-10 days.
Q: Can I get a discount? Do you have sales?
A: We clearly advertise any promotions on our site. That said, we keep our prices low year-round and don't offer substantial discounts unless ordering a high volume of mattresses. For these high-volume orders, please contact us to discuss any price breaks we may be able to offer.
Q: Do you offer a payment plan or financing?
A: We do not currrently offer financing or payment plans. We only accept full payment using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, and PayPal Express.
Q: Are the prices in Canada in Canadian dollars?
A: Yes, we have prices in both Canadian Dollars and US Dollars. To ensure you are seeing Canadian prices, make sure the Canadian flag is selected in the navigation bar.
Q: Does your cheaper price mean you use cheaper materials?
A: Our price is not an indication of our quality. We are able to offer lower prices because we run with low overhead and we cut out the middle-men.
Rest assured our mattresses are made of the highest quality, ultra-dense foams comparable to the expensive big name brands.
Q: Do Novosbed mattresses sleep warm?
A: All foam mattresses are generally warmer than spring mattresses. Memory foam can feel slightly warmer still because of the way it forms around your body. If you've never slept on a memory foam mattress before, it can take a few nights to get used to it.
We designed our third-generation vertical airflow to reduce the sleep temperature. As you move during the night, air moves in and out of the mattress to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Q: Are your mattresses made in China?
A: No, we only manufacture and source materials from the USA.
Not only is it more eco friendly, it allows us to have stricter quality control standards, ensuring you are buying the highest quality product. All Novosbed products pass Canadian and American governmental regulatory requirements and are Certi-PUR certified.
Q: Do your memory foam mattresses smell bad?
A: Aside from a very slight initial "new mattres smell" when you first unpackage your Novosbed, our mattresses do not produce any odors. This "new mattress smell" usually dissipates within a few days and is in no way harmful.
Q: How firm are your mattresses?
A: Firmness is difficult to define since firm to one person can feel different to someone else. We've designed the Novosbed Soft, Medium and Firm mattresses to best align with what people generally like in a soft, medium or firm mattresses. We're confident that when you choose a firmness, it will be right for you.
Q: How is your mattress for intimate moments?
A: It can take some getting used to not having the bounce of an innerspring, but the feedback we have from our customers is quite positive.
Q: Can I get a custom sized mattress?
A: We cannot accomodate those looking for custom-size mattresses at this time.
Q: Why aren’t there more layers in the mattress?
A: The fewer components there are the more streamline the manufacturing process is. By using 3 layers in our mattresses (with an optional 4th with Comfort +) we have reached a fine balance between comfort, transition, and support without additional layers and glue to complicate the process.
Q: Why isn’t the mattress thicker?
A: Bigger isn’t necessarily better, many mattresses that offer a higher profile do so by using more support foam rather than more comfort foam. By adding additional foam that does not change the feel of the bed, companies can increase their prices without enhancing the product.
Q: Where are your offices located? Where are your mattresses manufactured? Where are you mattresses shipped from?
A: Our offices are located in Edmonton, AB, Canada. We manufacture our foam in Allentown, PA, USA and ship out of two distribution warehouses, one in Breinigsville, PA and one in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Q: I have existing aches and pains, will a Novosbed help?
A: While we don't make any medical claims, those with pressure point or circulation issues can experience some relief with memory foam. Making sure that you are sleeping on the correct firmness and support will be the best solution.
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Purchasing, Shipping & Delivery
Q: How do I unbox my Novosbed?
Setting up your Novosbed mattress is simple:
- Move your Novosbed to the desired room
- Gently tip the box over to its side and slide the compressed mattress out
- Carefully cut the outer plastic. Make sure not to cut the mattress.
- On your bed frame or foundation, unroll and carefully cut open the remaining plastic to begin the decompression. Keep this plastic in case of a return.
Your Novosbed is ready to enjoy after just 5 minutes, but it may take up to 48 hours to fully expand
For instructions on how to assemble your Novosbed Foundation, please refer to the instructions
Q: Where do you ship to? How long will it take to arrive?
A: We typically ship same day or next day depending on what time you order. The following are shipping time estimates only:
West: 4-6 business days
Mid-West: 3-5 business days
Mid-East: 2-4 business days
East: 1-3 business days
BC, AB, NS - 4-6 business days
SK, NB, PEI - 3-5 business days
MB, QC - 2-4 business days
ON - 1-2 business days
Q: What courier/service is used to ship the mattress?
A: We ship with FedEx Ground. They deliver Monday - Friday during business hours. If you purchase through PayPal, we are required to ship with a “Signature Required” at all times, otherwise we will ship as instructed.
Q: Can I have my order expedited?
A: Call us and we will certainly look into expedited shipping for your location. This option, however, is not included in our free shipping and may require you to cover the upgrade from FedEx Ground service.
Q: Do I have to pay taxes? Are they included in the price?
A: In the United States we are required to charge state tax only in PA, where our manufacturing is located. For Canadian orders, HST or GST does apply. Any applicable taxes will be reflected at checkout once your shipping address is filled out.
Q: If I buy several products, can I get a discount?
A: We do offer discounts on bulk mattress purchases, please inquire with a customer service representative for further details.
Q: Are there any hidden fees?
A: There are zero hidden fees. We pride ourselves on transparent, honest pricing. Other than applicable sales taxes, the price you see is the price you pay.
Q: Will you take my old mattress away or set up my new Novosbed?
A: Novosbed ships with FedEx Ground which does not provide a removal or set up service. Our customer service team is happy to offer recommendations for these services if you require them.
Q: Will I have to pay customs, duties, or brokerage fees?
A: Not at all. We ship from Pennsylvania for USA orders and Toronto for Canadian orders so your order never crosses the border.
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Q: How can I clean my mattress?
A: The covers on our current Novosbed models have a removable top cover that can be washed. If you’re unsure if your cover is removable or if you have an older generation Novosbed model, please refer to the tags sewn into the cover or contact Novosbed Customer Care: Toll free 1-877-496-3626
Instructions for washing the removable portion of your cover: Wash the cover in cold water with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or harsh stain removers. For optimal longevity, it’s best to hang the cover to dry. Do not dryclean.
Q: Do I need a mattress cover/protector?
A: If you’re concerned that your mattress could be exposed to fluids or spills, Novosbed recommends the use of an all natural mattress protector. While it won’t prevent accidents, it will protect your Novosbed from potential damage. If there is a high chance of a spill occurring (young children or pets), it may be worthwhile to invest in a waterproof protector with good breathability.
Q: If I do a return, do I have to get the mattress back in the box?
A: Not unless you have an industrial grade compression machine in your basement. For pickups, all we ask is that you wrap up the fully expanded mattress in protective plastic so that it does not get soiled in transit, and have it on the ground floor on pickup day.
Q: What happens to my returned mattress?
A: Whenever possible, returned mattresses are donated to local charities. Unfortunately we are somtimes required to dispose of returned mattresses because of regulatory requirements. We do not re-sell used products in any way.
Q: Do your mattresses require special sized sheets?
A: Novosbed mattresses are 11” deep and will fit most standard depth sheets. A Comfort+-adjusted Novosbed is 13" deep and may require "deep pocket" sheets that can fit thicker mattresses.
Q: Is there a break-in period? How long does it last?
A: Foam mattresses generally require a short break-in period in which the initial stiffness of the foam is lost and the mattress becomes more responsive. The timeframe can vary from person to person, and from mattress to mattress. Generally we suggest you allow 2 to 3 weeks.
Q: How can I request a return?
A: After 60 days have passed in your trial, simply contact our customer care team to initiate a return, they can be reached through live chat, email, or telephone.
Q: How long is your warranty?
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We have a 15 year warranty with the first 10 years non-prorated (total coverage), and the remaining 5 years pro-rated (declining coverage based on age). Please see our Warranty
page for additional information.