This document specifies test methods for the determination of the durability, height loss and hardness of mattresses (and mattress pads when they form a unit with the mattress). This document applies to mattresses for domestic and non-domestic use. It does not apply to water mattresses, air mattresses, mattresses for cots and cribs or mattresses which cannot be separated from the bed bases. Test methods for the assessment of aging, degradation, fire resistance and electrical functions are not included. This document does not give any product requirements. Where no requirements document is available the desired functional characteristics should be determined by the specifier.