DIN Standards Committee Timber and Furniture
DIN EN 1957
Furniture - Beds and mattresses - Test methods for the determination of functional characteristics and assessment criteria; German version EN 1957:2012
Möbel - Betten und Matratzen - Prüfverfahren zur Bestimmung der funktionellen Eigenschaften und Leistungskriterien; Deutsche Fassung EN 1957:2012
This document (EN 1957:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 "Furniture", (secretariat: UNI, Italy). This document supersedes EN 1957:2000. This European Standard specifies test methods for the determination of the durability and hardness of mattresses and all types of fully erected beds with mattresses (and mattress pads when they form a unit with the mattress). This standard does not apply to water beds, air beds and children cots. This standard includes a method for the determination of the firmness rating of a mattress or a bed correlating to the subjective assessment made by people. The firmness rating cannot is not related to comfort and/or quality of a mattress or a complete bed. Ageing and degradation caused by air, light, humidity and temperature is not included. The test results are only valid for the article tested. When test results are intended to be applied to other similar articles, the test specimen shall be representative of them. The committee responsible for this standard is NA 042-05-14 AA "Betten und Matratzen" ("Beds and mattresses") at DIN.