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Home Net Installation Guide

Trendy and contemporary, the custom-made home net lets you create a relaxing suspended floor without compromising on daylight.

Light and airy, it also acts as a guardrail when installed vertically. Very affordable, it can be installed in a renovated dwelling or new construction.

The net is custom-made: all you need to do is provide us with the measurements of the void to fill, and your net will be ready in just a few weeks.

Simple to install, just about anyone can do it themselves. This Installation Guide outlines the main steps if the installation process.

Where to install the net

The home net can withstand the weight of one or several persons, so the supporting structure must be extremely solid.

We therefore strongly advise you to anchor your home net to a full material.

Indoors, it can be anchored to a wooden, concrete, or steel structure. However, it cannot be anchored to a plaster drywall that will not be sturdy enough.

It can be installed vertiically (as a guardrail) or horizontally, to create an area to relax in.

Fixation systems

The fixatiion system should be chosen based on the type of material the net will be installed on, and the way you plan on using it.

The choice may also be made according to aesthetic criteria: pad eye plates (used on catamaran trampolines), for example, would give your installation a nautical look.

We propose four fixation systems that may be adapted to a number of mediums:

  • The 80-mm (3 5/32'') galvanized steel eye screw for wood and dowels suited to concrete surfaces or full materials.
  • The 120-mm (4 3/4'') galvanized steel eye screw for wood and dowels suited to concrete surfaces or full materials.
  • The 80-mm (3 5/32'') 316 or A4 stainless steel eye screw is ideal for outdoor use or in a marine environment.
  • The 316 or A4 stainless steel pad eye plate, is ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

Once the hardware is installed every 150 mm (6'') around the void's frame, the tension rope is laced between the net and the hardware.

80-mm (3 5/32'') galvanized steel eye screw
120-mm (4 3/4'') galvanized steel eye screw
Steel piton
80-mm (3 5/32'') stainless steel eye screw
Steel eyebolts
Pad eye plate

The tension rope

The tension rope is used to lace the wall fixations to the net's bolt rope. As its name implies, the tension rope will give your net optimal tension.

We recommend a tension rope in polyester, available in several diameters. We recommend a 10-mm (13/32'') diameter rope for horizontally-positioned nets, and an 8-mm (5/16'') rope for vertically-positioned nets.

Installing the home net

  1. Install your fixations around the perimeter of your structure: we recommend that a fixation point be installed every 150 mm (6'') to evenly distribute the weight and tension of the net.
  2. Centre your net in the void to fill by hooking it up in the corners.
  3. Once the corners have been fastened, start lacing the sides with the tension rope. This rope will allow you to re-tension the net as needed so that it will always remain taut.

After a few weeks (or months, depending on how often it is used), your home net will start to show signs of slack. This slacking is normal, and you simply need to re-tension the net with the tension rope. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the re-tensioning of your net.

Maximal weight limit on the net

The net is very robust. The polyester mesh, for example, can withstand up to 210 kg/m² (43 lbs/sqft). This way, it can be used by several people at the same time, both adults and children, and can be walked or lied on it safely.

However, the home net is not a trampoline; it is not designed to stand up to jumps and figures. We strongly recommend that no one jumps on it for fear of loosening or damaging the fixation systems in place and endangering the user.