About Our Products
Most of our products can be customized to your needs,but may have extra charges depending on what your requirements are. We will be contacting you to confirm those requirements so please make sure your personal information is correct when ordering.
Here is a little insight into what the difference is between our residential and commercial bouncers/slides.
Residential bouncers are commonly made out of heavy-duty nylon or polyester oxford (sometimes called oxford cloth). Nylon is stronger than polyester, making it a good choice for larger home bouncers, outdoor bouncers and inflatable obstacle courses. You can tell the general strength of a nylon bouncer by its weight classification, such as 420D or 600D. The D in the name stands for “denier,” which is a unit of measurement for the density of a material. Greater fabric density makes for stronger, more durable bouncers.
The one catch with heavy-duty nylon is that it should be avoided for inflatable water parks and water slides. Nylon is mildew resistant and holds up against the extra shrinking and stretching of water, but it also absorbs more water than polyester oxford or vinyl. Because it holds more water, it is more difficult to determine if the bouncer is really dry before putting it away, which can result in mildew in any material.
Polyester oxford is not as strong as nylon, but it is a very sturdy material. The oxford cloth used in bouncers is typically 600D polyester; this fabric is just slightly less durable than 420D nylon. The advantages of oxford cloth include lighter weight, more water resistance (making it a good fit for home water parks), and less overall stretch, making it very resistant to sagging. The downside to oxford cloth is that it cannot be repaired; if it rips or tears, you would need to replace the entire bouncer.
While nylon and polyester oxford are good materials for home bounce houses, they’ll still need to be reinforced with 600D nylon or heavy PVC for extra durability.
Commercial bouncers are much heavier than residential bouncers, even when they’re the exact same size. This is because commercial bouncers shun nylon and polyester and use only heavy-duty PVC (vinyl) for their construction. This makes them extremely strong and resistant to tearing, but it also makes them much more difficult to set up and impractical for the typical home user. In order to keep these bouncers as light as possible (so they can still be moved with hand carts by rental companies), bounce house manufacturers use a mix of 7.5-ounce, 12-ounce and 18-ounce PVC for maximum durability without crushing weight.
Benefits to commercial-grade PVC include that it is easy to clean (a huge plus when you need to thoroughly disinfect between rentals), waterproof and tough enough to support massive designs, like giant slides and obstacle courses for adults. While it might not be practical for home users, it definitely serves a purpose for rental businesses.