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Ethan Allen sells their own brand of hybrid and foam mattresses at their retail and online locations. At well over $1,000 for a queen, their prices are only competitive against high end name brands. They have multiple firmness options in their lineup and most customers have described their mattresses as comfortable. Some customers had issues with the durability of some of the mattresses.
Nora is a Wayfair exclusive mattress in a box company. They have two mattresses, including a memory foam and a pocketed coil mattress, both designed to serve sleepers who are on a budget. It is another example of a major retailer making big moves in the disruptive industry of on-demand mattresses. As far as comfort, most customers like their Nora mattresses at first, but there are some complaints about heat retention, firmness, and durability for some customers.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Nora in this match up!
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If you are thinking about buying one of these mattresses, read more below for added specifics. Unfortunately, not all customers give them good ratings. Some spoke high praise about their experience, but many others had issues with the feel.
In terms of having lasting supportiveness, these mattresses have mixed signals from customers. Some customers feel comfortable and well supported, but others didn't feel comfortable while they slept. If you are larger than average, these mattresses may not work 100% for your body.
Edge support is an essential attribute for those that like to sit on the side of the mattress. Some customers may find that the edge support is not as capable as they would hope.
These mattresses may not give the lasting comfort that you are striving to find. Some sleepers have had complaints about the feel and durability over a short time. If you are have a larger body type and are looking for something with lasting support, these may provide initial comfort, but take a look at the mattress specifications and reviews before buying.
Customers are highly satisfied with these mattresses over others, which means that based off of recent and overall customer sentiment these mattresses have great percentages of positive feedback. This is a good starting place for figuring out if a brand will work for you.
Mattress support is one of the most important attributes for just about everyone. Even if you like mattresses in non-firm varieties, a bed that keeps your back feeling good for longer is what's important. These mattresses do a good job with support over much of the competition.
Most mattress experts agree that edge support is an important attribute in a mattress search. These mattresses have a good amount of edge support, which means sleepers feel propped up on the sides of their mattress as well as the center.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
The bowling ball test is popular in measuring mattress firmness and it is a great way to measure even support too. Customers and reviewers report that these mattresses offer good support across the mattress.
All of us want a highly durable mattress that lasts forever, but that is sometimes easier said than done. That said, customer feedback is clear on things when you can get at all of the reviews. These mattreses have good durability and should last longer than average, but some heavier folks may find that they lose some of their durability.
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Like many people, a back ache prompted me to buy a new mattress. After much research, I selected a bed offered by Ethan Allen and was willing to drive a long distance to purchase it. When the bed arrived at the local warehouse, I was told there would be approximately 7-10 days for delivery to my home. My back ache and sleep were worsening so I called the store and asked if there was any way to expedite the delivery; I didn't expect this special service but tried anyway. To my surprise, the store manager cut some red tape and had my bed delivered in two days. The bed is great, sleep is great, back ache gone. Thank you, Ethan Allen.View More Reviews
On 4/29/06, I ordered a mattress and box spring from Ethan Allen for $2,500. It was to last a lifetime. On 9/15/08, Ethan Allen replaced the set with the same item. Here it is, 1/2012, and the mattress sags so badly, I am forced to replace it again. What is my recourse with Ethan Allen for a partial rebate?
My husband and I purchased an Ethan Allen Bella Queen Mattress Set about one year ago. The disappointment is almost unbelievable! It is as though this is NOT the same bed we tested in the store. My husband, in particular, wanted this style of bed - not too much padding, but still enough padding to be comfortable. I actually wanted a big pillow top. However, I did try the bed in the store and thought it was comfortable. Once it was delivered, WOW! We were BOTH disappointed immensely. The mattress is the comfort and quality of a mattress set priced at $500 to $600. We have a very old Ethan Allen mattress (20+ years) and it never caved in, but had very little padding as they were made then. We have rooms of furniture bought from them at that same time, and recently bought a 2nd bedroom set and are happy with the furniture that we bought then and now.
Worst Mattresses Ever! My wife and I used to love Ethan Allen. They had awesome designs that we loved. We decided to fully furnish our new house from them. Overall, we were happy with the result except for some issues that varied between annoying (minor) to outright unacceptable (major).
Minor issues: 1) The surface of the corner tables in the main living room were damaged because of the lamps that we put on them. The lamps were from Ethan Allen as well and they were equipped with some form of pads at the bottom to avoid scratching the surface. That pad actually stuck to the surface and when lifting up the lamp, the paint was pulled out from the surface! Needless to say, it was an expensive piece. It happened to both corner tables. 2) The main dresser and bedside small ones we bought for the master bedroom looked great. Except that after a while, the drawers won't open and close properly. When we contacted EA, they told us it must be because of the weather conditions of where we live (hot and humid, although the A/C is running all the time).
Major issue: The memory foam mattresses we bought (qty. 2) were the worst mattresses we ever slept on in our lives. And it wasn't only us; any guest who slept over in the guest room gave the same feedback. They are just horrible. They cause back pain and neck pain. They bulge and form valleys and mountains! Upon calling them, they advised us to give them some time to get used to them! We tried. We never got used to them - $4,000 down the drain. Do not buy mattresses from Ethan Allen.
Don't buy your mattresses from them, they do not honor their warranty!!!
Ethan Allen's furniture designs are beautiful and of great quality. However, I am really disappointed in your service and will not return to furnish the rest of our home with your designs. Having spent a rather significant amount of money on furniture for our daughter's room, this past May, I am surprised that we are still waiting for her bed to arrive this October. The initial delivery was set for June. I took the day off of work to wait for the delivery at the set appointment time. An hour prior to delivery my husband was contacted that the bed arriving was damaged and a new one would need to be made but the rest of the furniture would be delivered. Since we had a delivery appointment for June and a delivery set, we made room for the new furniture. The new dresser, end tables and mirror were dropped off and our daughter's mattress was now on the floor. What was a one night situation, has now been 4 months. Today, you finally arrived to install her bed. My husband took the day off of work to meet the delivery. Too bad your team didn't bring the screws needed to install the headboard or the frame...REALLY? To even add more insult- your team said it was at the warehouse and would probably NOT make it back again today. We have taken two days off of work, had our daughter without a bed for 4 months and making it happen today was not even considered. So sorry Ethan Allen, we were inconveniencing you.
We have been buyers of Ethan for a long time. Our entire apartment in NYC was furtnished by Ethan Allan. Our home in PA is mostly Ethan Allen as well. our last experience with KOP store was to buy a mattress for our Ethan Allen bed. The mattress turned out to be not of good quality. There are visible depressions on the mattress where we sleep. We called the store and their "technician" came by and opined that the depressions are not deep enough for the mattress to be covered under warranty. I will not buy anything from Ethan Allen any more, their warranty is worthless.
In November, I was on the hunt for a good quality, nice looking, durable & comfortable sofa bed that could withstand the wrath of two young kids and a heavy husband when the wife snored too load. I went to many, many furniture stores throughout the bay area, including an initial visit here w/ Leda Lindsay. With all the research and browsing I did, I still ended up returning to Ethan Allen. I based it on the quality of what i was getting, along w/ the price (it was the last day of their sales event). I purchased the Bennett Queen Sleeper and air mattress w/ the Maxwell Nutmeg fabric. The quality of the sofa frame, mattress frame and fabric were evident. And Leda was very patient and answered many questions during both visits, even made herself available in-between other customers. I've had the sofa 6 months now. I'm very pleased w/ it and the performance of the fabric thus far. I would definitely recommend this sleeper sofa and fabric combination for anyone looking for a quality sofa bed w/ kids. Leda was a great help w/ my purchase decision.
We went in to check out mattresses. The entrance is pretty formal so I checked in with reception. She to me to feel free to look around and that the sales lady would be right with us. It's set up like a bunch of rooms. You walk from one complete room to another. The sales lady showed me several mattresses and they had a lot of literature on each one. She seemed as though she wasn't very knowledgable about the beds but was more than willing to get the answers that she was unsure of. Unthinking he was just new. The produces are nice but it takes a month to get a new mattress.
Like many people, a back ache prompted me to buy a new mattress. After much research, I selected a bed offered by Ethan Allen and was willing to drive a long distance to purchase it. When the bed arrived at the local warehouse, I was told there would be approximately 7-10 days for delivery to my home. My back ache and sleep were worsening so I called the store and asked if there was any way to expedite the delivery; I didn't expect this special service but tried anyway. To my surprise, the store manager cut some red tape and had my bed delivered in two days. The bed is great, sleep is great, back ache gone. Thank you, Ethan Allen.
Horrible !! I'm Sorry for anyone who falls victim to these scammers . They sell used furniture as new . They tell you furniture Is new , But they sell you model of the show room floor . They sell used mattress . As new . If anyone has purchased a mattress from them and it is off white kind of yellow with a Malibu logo on it your mattress is used . Also the furniture they sell if partly defective or they by furniture from other manufactures show room floors that are used as sell as new the last thing I will say is this I witnessed them with my own eyes sell a couch and a mattress that somebody dropped off next to the store trash can to a customer that came in saying that they were in need of a couch and a mattress and then they had very little money and this is what they sold them. I refuse to deliver the couch and Mattress so how was fired two days later
Fantastic furniture store with high end products at a very reasonable price. The thing I like about Ethan Furniture is that it's not a huge chain like "Living Spaces" so you'll get much more personalized service. Employees are very helpful and can answer any questions you have on their furniture. Great assortment of couches, tables, bed frames and much more. I ordered a couch set, dining room table, bed frame and mattress from them. They took care of the delivery and the delivery guys were very professional and put together the furniture pieces perfectly. I love the couch and take naps regularly on it! If you're looking for a quality furniture, exceptional service and a "one-stop-shop" experience, look no further than Ethan Furniture!
My wife and I spent thousands of $$$ on our son's entire Ethan Allen bedroom set (Bed Frame, Headboard, Mattress, Night Table, Book Shelf Cabinet, Closet, and Desk w/ Shelves) from this location. Admittedly, that was several years ago but, considering the reason we bought it in the first place (name recognition) and what we actually got (poor quality), and the fact that I am continually reminded of the bad deal we got every time I look at it, try to fix the hardware (again and again), or see how easily the wood stains by anything put on it (it's painted white), I had to finally share my tale w/ the rest of those who spent a lot for subpar furniture. We certainly were misled by the brand name and gave up going back to the saleroom in trying to address our issues w/ the furniture.
So far so good. Love this mattress!View More Reviews
Mattress is VERY good and really comfortable. The odor that is in the mattress is VERY obnoxious. I have had it unboxed now since Friday and it is Monday and the odor is still VERY present. If it was NOT for the odor I would be giving this Mattress 5 STARS. It is an excellent buy, but the smell is TERRIBLE!
This mattress is EVERYTHING! Prior to purchasing this mattress I tried the Beauty Rest Black hybrid and it did not work. Then I tried the Mattress Firm memory foam mattress. Both were very costly . . .thousands of dollars. I have spinal stenosis and was beginning to experience problems sleeping, aching hip, back and shoulder problems. I had doubts about purchasing this mattress sight unseen and in a box no less. However, I read the reviews and decided to try it. I arrived home to find two large boxes at my door. I thought getting the mattresses out would be a real issue because they seemed to be packed pretty tight. My daughter and I turned the box upsideside down and let gravity help us get it out. It was much easier than I thought. I did not sleep on the bed for 24 hours to allow it to inflate. Last night was my first night sleeping on the mattress. I usually awake about 8:00 am in the morning. I went to sleep last night, did not wake up during the night, and when I woke up it was ll:22 am. I slept until almost NOON! I was shocked! It was the best sleep I have had in years. My bed linen was not badly rumpled which it use to be, which meant there was not a lot of tossing and turning. The cost was fantastic! Instead of spending over $3000 I spent around $800. Am I happy? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are considering this mattress get it!
As soon as I laid down, I fell asleep, and did not wake up until the morning! I have never fallen asleep that fast!
Mattress arrived within 2 business days and it's glorious. Very comfortable. Exceeded my expectations as far as comfort. It was a struggle getting our regular king size fitted sheet on, so will probably have to invest in deep pocket set, but totally worth it.
So cozy. Like sleeping on air.
I have had it for a week and I am not sure. Cooling layer is not as effective as it should be. Almost impossible to read a book or watch tv in this bed. Was hoping it would make my back and muscular issues a little better and it hasn't. Great price but I am not so happy. If it doesn't improve it will go back.
We were very pleased with the quality of the mattress and ease of delivery. It literally popped out of the box! Just what we needed.
Very comfortable; good price point.
pretty comfortable mattress, but there is a indentation in the mattress that runs from the top left to the bottom left. it seems like it was where it was secured when rolled up to ship. the indentation did not go away during the initial time for the mattress to expand after unrolling.
This mattress is amazing!!!! It is soft but with enough support. I no longer have back pain.
Perfect! Easy to set up and bring up stairs.
I have had this mattress for about a month now and I am so impressed. I was really worried about using a Memory Foam Mattress that I had never laid on, but I am not regretting taking the leap of faith at all! I no longer wake up with my arm falling asleep and I sleep so much better at night.
This bed is so comfortable. It feels firm when you first lay on it but then you sink in a little bit and pass out. I live in a house built in 1900 so the stairway and hallway are rather tight. I knew i had to get a bed in a box because a normal king size mattress would not make it. My wife is 6 months pregnant and she wanted a new bed asap. She likes firm beds while i do not. This one is perfect for both of us. The cool gel really makes me feel cool and I usually run hot. I am very impressed with the look and feel of the bed and I have recommended it to my mother and others. The price is fantastic.
It’s very hard to get up in the morning for work sleeping on this perfect mattress.
I really like this mattress. It's just as you see it here and is perfect for the bed. It seems to be good quality and just the right size for the bed. It takes a little time to get used to these kinds of mattresses, but so far they are working well for us.
We received the mattress today, taking it out of the packaging was easier than I expected. It is currently on the bed and looks very appealing. I can't wait to sleep on it we're going to have a hard time waiting for 24 hours. I only gave it four stars, because I haven't been able to sleep on it yet.
Arrived as expected. Mattress is definitely on the firmer side of things, and I'm a little disappointed in the cover for it. In the photos, it seems pretty taunt, however days after having opened my mattress, the cover still seems too large for the mattress itself, and doesn't seem very tight. Otherwise, the mattress is good!
Its a very comfortable mattress. I will be buying another one for my house
I like the mattress but my husband still hasn't gotten used to it yet. It's not as firm on the edges when you are sitting to put on shoes but overall I think it's a very comfortable bed especially for the price!
Fast delivery. Easy to unpack. Strong smell. After leaving unrolled for 2 full days (and not using) to expand and air out, it is still only 10" in height. Will be sleeping on for the first time on day 3. Excited to try out as it seems very comfortable.
Mattress hurt back, and is to soft for 280lb 6ft 5in person. I had not had any back problems until buying this mattress. Trying to return is a joke. Tried to take out return shipping from full refund price. If returning, remind of the full refund that is on the Nora description of item, or they will deduct the shipping costs.
Extremely comfortable mattress! It was VERY easily assembled once it came out of the box. We are pleased with the feel — the perfect firmnes
I love this mattress! I feel like I am floating on a cloud! I have fibromyalgia and usually toss and turn all night. I slept like a baby all night long and woke up without any pain!
I’ve been sleeping on this new mattress for a little over a week now, and I can say is it is the most comfortable mattress ever. Wonderful.
My husband loves the bed because it’s the memory foam but still firm enough for his liking. If you are looking for something squishier I wouldn’t recommend this bed.. but if you like firm it’s perfect!
I purchased this mattress when I moved into my new apartment this year and it was a HUGE mistake for me as since my back has been destroyed. From the onset the mattress felt hard and the longer I slept on it my back progressively got worse and worse. I realize that some people prefer a hard mattress. However, if you are 23 and want to retain your youth get another mattress
favorite mattress i have ever bought
Super comfortable and supportive.
Seriously the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. It’s absolutely amazing, and completely worth the money!! It does take almost the full 48 hours to expand, but it’s worth the wait! I also have been trying for years to find the right mattress that’s not too firm but not too plush. This mattress is both firm and plush, and I absolutely love it. I definitely feel as though this is the best of both worlds in the world of mattresses.
It is an amazing bed.
Once unwrapped - took its form quickly. Comfortable to sleep on.
Most comfortable mattress I have ever had
It sleeps cool and it’s the firmness I prefer.
Love it! Purchased this mantras for my 4 year old kid and it’s so comfortable! I highly recommend this for anyone.
It is firm and comfortable. I have a bad back and had a knee replacement 4 mo. ago. It gives me the added support I need!
Still waiting for it to expand all the way out
Best sleep of my life tbh
Firm mattress which is perfect for me! Love it