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Home Net Buyer's Guide

The home net

Trendy, elegant, and excellent value for money, the home net is increasingly popular in both houses and flats. Whether installed vertically as an airy guardrail, or horizontally as a suspended floor net, there is no limit to how creative you can be with a home net.

Home nets allow you to create a seaside atmosphere, while letting daylight filter through into any room.

All our models can withstand weights of up to 200 kg/m2, while providiing you with a sensation of floating while on it. Still not sure what kind of net to choose? This Buyer's Guide is meant for you! We'll walk you through everything you need to know about home nets!

Why choose a France Trampoline home net?

After having started to design trampolines for catamarans in 2007, France Trampoline went on to apply its know-how to designing home nets. We had a fairly wide range of technical nets for sailing vessels, and realized that the ressemblance between a multi-hull net and a net used to cover a void on a mezzanine was very similar. The constraints and resistances must be the same to hold up the weight of people lying on a suspended net over a void at home, and others lying or manoeuvring on a catamaran net at sea.

So it was only natural that France Trampoline began designing custom-made home nets.

Home net uses

Our nets may be installed both indoors and outdoors because they are extremely robust. Below are some of the different ways to use a home net:


A net suspended horizontally over a mezzanine will create a new, functional space in your home. This space will rapidly become everyone's favorite place to recline and relax!


We design nets to install vertically to create protective barriers. Used as a guardrail, the net will protect family members against falls on balconies, staircases, and mezzanines.


The sunbed is a net installed outdoors that acts as a suspended bed. If a wide number of hoteliers provide these sunbeds as amenities for their guests, an increasingly large number of private residential owners are also installing them. Generally installed in a wooden frame above a swimming pool, in a forest, or in a garden, sunbeds offer unsurpassed moments of relaxation.

CONRAD (formerly Hilton) BORA BORA NUI RESORT & SPA designed by France Trampoline 2013

Where to install the net

The installation hardware we provide is meant to be used in installations on concrete or wooden walls. Wooden beams should be able to accommodate hardware such as 80-mm or 120-mm eye screws, or the 50-mm screws of the pad eye plates. Please note that the home net cannot be fastened to a plaster wall or drywall.

Maximal weight limit on the home net

The nets we provide are extremely robust. The mesh alone can withstand up to 210 kg/m², to which we add a tension rope that can withstand up to 2,500 kg, and fixation poiints positioned every 150 mm that, based on the type of fixation point chosen, can withstand between 60 kg and 300 kg. To sum up, if the installation instructions are strictly followed, your suspended net will be extremely resistant and able to hold the weight of several people.

Choosing the net

Our team is available to assist you through each step of your project in any way we can. And it all begins with the choice of your net's material. We offer several types of nets to provide you with the best choices in terms of quality, and in adequation with your project. However, all our nets meet the following demands:

  • A high resistance to tearing
  • An optimal tension
  • An extreme comfort
  • An adapted price
  • A modern aspect

In this Home Net Buyer's Guide, you will find the technical details of each of our products. These details will guide you in making the right choices, and of course our team remains available to assist you at any time. Please feel free to contact us by phone on +33 (0)5 56 36 04 62 or by e-mail

Braided and knotted nets

There are two main categories of nets, braided nets and knotted nets. If you wish to install a net over a void to relax on, we recommend that you choose a braided net. Braided nets are more comfortable and softer to the touch than a knotted net, which has little knots at every one of the net's intersections.

However, a knotted net is more aesthetic, and makes for an ideal guardrail or hand rail.

Plaited net
knotted net
plaited or knotted nets

The different types of nets

Below is a summary of our nets:

MaterialThread diameterBolt rope
50x50 knotted netPolyamide (white)4,75 mm10 mm
50x50 braided netPolypropylène (black or white)6 mm10 mm
30x30 braided netPolyester (white)4 mm10 mm
60x60 knotted nedPolyamide (black)4,75 mm12 mm
13x13 braided netPolyester (white)2,5 mm12 mm

The list above is not exhaustive; we are constantly researching new, improved net materials.

All our nets are UV-resistant, so they may be installed both indoors and outdoors. You may also choose your net with or without a bolt rope. A bolt rope is a reinforcement rope running along the net edges to give it added strength and a longer shelf life.

The braided nets

Plaited net 50x50 mm
50x50 mm braided net
30x30 mm plaited net
30x30 mm braided net
13x13 mm plaited net
13x13 mm braided net

the knotted nets

60x60 mm knotted net
60x60 mm knotted net
50x50 mm knotted net
50x50 mm knotted net

Installation and fixation systems

France Trampoline provides several fixation systems to install your home net to let you choose the system best-suited to your project. Installing a home net is an easy process that anyone can do. The important thing is to tighten the tension rope as much as possible for a taut net that is evenly distributed in the void. Three types of lacing are to choose from: simple, double, or point-by-point.

Detailed instructions will be emailed to you before you receive your net.

Among our fixation systems, you will find:

  • 80-mm stainless steel eye screw
  • Galvanized steel eye screw
  • Pad eye plate
  • Tension rope
  • Guardrail screw hooks

Below is a summary of the characteristics of each of the fixation systems:

80-mm stainless steel eye screw

Material : A4 stainless steel
Diameter : 50 mm
Thread: 60 mm
Weight : 50 gr
Length : 120 mm
Use : Position every 150 mm

Galvanized steel eye screw

Material : Galvanized steel
Diameter : 35 mm
Thread : 50 mm
Weight : 50 g
Length : 80 mm
Use : Position every 150 mm

Pad eye plate with screws

Material : A4 or 316 stainless steel
Diameter : 40 mm
Height : 17 mm
Screws : 2 stainless steel screws
Length : 120 mm
Use : Position every 150 mm - Ideal for outdoor installations

Tension rope

Material : Polyester
Diameter : 8 or 10 mm
Colour : Black or white
Quantity : Plan on 3.5 times the perimeter

Guardrail screw hook

Material: A2 or 304 stainless steel
Screw diameter : 3,3 mm
Hook length : 40 mm
Use : Wood - Ideal for outdoor use

Your project

Our team of home net specialists is available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have, or to draw up your personalized quote.

  • Step 1 : The quote

To begin with, contact our team (email, telephone, fax) with the following information we'll need to assist you: the exact measurements of the void to fill, the type of material (concrete, wood) the net will be installed on, and the type of fixations selected. With these parameters we can draw up a precise quote and email it to you, with photos and technical specifications so that you may be absolutely certain of your choice.

  • Step 2 - The measurements

Since our home nets are custom-made, it is important for us to get them right the first time. This is why we ask you to provide us with the exact measurements of the void to fill. We count on regular conversations with our customers to fulfull their requirements and design the product that best suits their needs.

  • Step 3 - The manufacturing

Once all the information has been validated by both parties, you will receive a customer sign-off and delivery to return to us. Then we will begin designing your home net. We will keep in touch with you to keep you abreast of the net's manufacturing progress, and may need you to approve of certain decisions during this process. Manufacturing times are generally between two and three weeks.

  • Step 4 - Shipping

You will recieve installation instructions by email 48 hours before your net is delivered. We carry out quality control checks on your net to ensure that its design, measurements, and finishings match your specifications before shipping. Your home net is then carefully packaged and shipped so that it is delivered to you in mint condition. And it goes without saying that we remain available to assist you in installing your brand new home net.

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