Are you looking for contract mattresses and beds for your hotel or establishment? If so, we’ve got a great array of mattresses lined up below from some of the biggest brands in the industry, however, there are a few rules and regulations surrounding these specific mattresses that justify their inclusion here. To start, all beds and mattresses that are used as contract furniture need to be brought into compliance with Source 5 (also known as Crib 5).
Source 5 is a test that is carried out under the BS7177 regulations which is a flame retardant test that requires a pass in order to qualify as source 5. This regulation requires a pass mark against existing BS EN 5971 and BS EN 5972 testing
When it comes to Source 5, an efficient way to prepare these products is to treat the outer cover in flame retardant treatments.
While Source 5 is suitable for hotels, there are plenty of other places in need of contract beds and mattresses and not all will fall under the same legislation. It is thereby legally required for mattresses that are used in Oil Rigs, Prisons and Mental Institutions adhere to this additional testing requirement as part of British Standards BS 7177 known as Source 7/Crib 7.
When it comes to choosing the right contract mattress for your business, it is important to take price into effect which comes naturally, however, it is also of paramount importance to consider longevity. If a mattress is going to be used every night within a hotel it needs to be rugged and hard wearing while appeasing the average user, in this case a medium tension mattress with a good set of pocket springs would be the most common choice. Mileage will vary as will personal preference so we’ve catalogued a few of the top performers in this segment below: