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Nugget Couch vs. Tarube

Considering a Nugget couch or a Tarube for your kids? Let’s compare them side by side to see which is best for your family.

My kids have and love 2 Nugget couches, but in the last year as demand has increased, so many knock offs have popped up!

Today I am talking about the Tarube, another play couch, and comparing it to the Nugget!

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Note: Tarube appears to have been discontinued. See my other recommended Nugget knock offs here!

nugget vs tarube comparison

What are the differences between a Nugget and a Tarube?

The Tarube base pieces are squares instead of rectangles, and the 2 squares can zip together to form a rectangle.

The pillows are rectangular instead of the Nugget’s triangles.

Finally, they have some add on pieces that are an additional cost but are cool for elaborate builds! This includes a ball pit, bridges, wedges, and “sticks and stones”.

Cover Material


The Nugget is made of microsuede that is soft and comfortable.


Tarube is microfiber also but includes a waterproof liner.



Nugget covers are machine washable, hang to dry.


The microfiber cover is machine washable, too.



Nugget comes in 3 permanent colors – black, gray, and navy – and a rotating slate of seasonal colors. There are currently 15 limited edition colors!


There are currently 9 colors available for the Tarube in a variety of shades.



Rectangular cushions are 33″ x 66″.


Square base is 33″ x 33″ (zip together to create 33″x66″)

Ease of purchase & delivery time


Nuggets are now available and ready to ship!


Tarube is no longer available.



Nugget sells for $249 with free shipping in the USA. Click here to shop for a Nugget!


The Tarube is $289 for the standard configuration.

Summary of differences

Here are all of the differences summarized in a handy table!

Cover MaterialMicro suedeMicro suede + waterproof liner
WashabilityMachine washableMachine washable
Colors18 colors9 colors
Size33″ x 66″33″x33″
Delivery TimeImmediateNot available

See my comparison of all of the Nugget knock offs here!

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