Residential And Commercial Inflatables DifferenceDavid Hansen
Most parents who buy or rent a bounce house the very first time for their kids birthday party may encounter a question. Namely what is the difference between residential vs commercial bounce house. They have every rights to know the crucial difference between those two. In order to answer that, let’s first define the whats.
What is residential inflatables
Residential inflatables, including inflatable bouncer and backyard water slide with pool, are often for home use. The users must be little kids and toddlers. They are made of nylon material, which is much less quality, so they don’t last long.
What is commercial inflatables
Commercial inflatables are high quality inflatable products and manufactured for commercial use. It’s lifespan is at least a couple of years, much longer than home use inflatables. The reason is the material been used to make them is heavy duty lead free fire resistance PVC. Commercial grade inflatable products, such as commercial bounce houses and inflatable obstacle courses, are capable for both adults and kids to jump and play.
To sum up, commercial inflatable is more durable and safe than residential inflatable, but cost much higher. Due to the strength of PVC material, various types of commercial inflatable products have been made in the industry. For example, inflatable park and water slide.
The detailed differences between residential inflatables and commercial inflatables are as below:
|Residential Inflatables||Commercial Inflatables|
|Purpose||Home use||Commercial use|
|Who can play||Kids, toddlers, babies||Kids and adults|
|Materials||420D Coated Vinyl
800D Coated Vinyl
10 oz /0.4 mm Vinyl
Nylon baffle inside
|15 oz & 18 oz Vinyl (PVC)
10 oz Vinyl Baffle inside
|Size||Small ones, not larger than 20m²/215ft²||Large ones, normally large than 10m²/108ft²|
|Weight||8 KG – 40 KG||>= 40 KG|
|Price||USD 90 – USD 300||>= USD 300|
|Service life||last for 6 months to 1 year||last more than at least 2 years|
|Order and Manufacture||Bulk order and flow production||Customization|
|Customers||Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, parents, etc.||Inflatable rental companies, amusement parks, events, other manufacturers and importer, etc.|
|Sale Channel||Supermarkets(such as Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Target), retail chains, online retailers(Amazon, eBay)||Inflatable manufacturer websites and other direct contacts|