Umbrella Fabric Types & Info

  

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Patio Umbrella, Market Umbrella and Offset Umbrella Fabrics:  There are many outdoor umbrella fabric options available for today's Patio Umbrellas and Market Umbrellas including (in order indicating least quality to best quality) Plastic, Cotton, Vinyl, Polyester, Olefin and Solution-Dyed Acrylics. The decision you make about an umbrella fabric will establish the durability and lasting attractiveness of your new patio or market umbrella and will affect the cost as well. Consider how often you will be using the umbrella when deciding how much you would like to spend.

 

Here is some additional information about the better umbrella fabric offerings:

 

Sunbrella:

  • 100% 8 ounce (or more) solution-dyed acrylic fabric with locked-in colors.
  • Stands up to sun, wind, and rain without fading, retaining its original beauty for years.
  • Mildew does not grow on Sunbrella fabric as long as there is no food, dirt or other organic matter on the umbrella cover. Sunbrella umbrella fabrics have been tested and proven to give up to 98% UV protection in shade applications and have been awarded the "Seal of Recommendation" by The Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer.
  • Three-year warranty against fading.

Sunbrella Umbrellas:  There is general misunderstanding in the consumer world regarding umbrellas with Sunbrella fabrics.  Many people refer to and or call them Sunbrella Umbrellas, however, Sunbrella is merely a fabric that is made by a manufacturer, called Glen Raven Mills, who makes many types of fabrics including, furniture fabrics, marine fabrics, awning fabrics, and specialty fabrics with graphics. Sunbrella fabrics are highly regarded as the premier outdoor fabric in the world and are the recognized leader in the industry.  If you are looking to purchase a patio umbrella or outdoor cushion for your backyard, patio or pool area, we highly recommend considering Sunbrella fabrics.  With hundreds of outdoor fabric choices to choose from and a 3 year fade warrantee, you just can’t go wrong.

 

Suncrylic:
  • 100% 7 oz solution-dyed acrylic fabric provides colorfastness.
  • Cleans with ease.
  • Gives extra UV protection.
  • One-year warranty against fading.
SunDura:
  • 100% 10oz. yarn-dyed fabric provides colorfastness.
  • Easy to clean.
  • PU (polyurethane) coating provides extra water repellent features.
  • Quick drying, abrasion resistant fabric.
  • Extra UV protection.
  • 1 year warranty against fading.
 
Olefin:
  • 100% 7 oz solution-dyed acrylic fabric provides colorfastness.
  • High density, light weight woven fabric.
  • Holds bright colors well and resists fading
  • Durable, easy to clean, stain and abrasion resistant.  
  • Cleans with ease.
  • Gives extra UV protection.
  • One-year warranty against fading.
Coolaroo:
  • Unique High density Knitted Polyethylene fabric by Coolaroo®
  • Provides up to 90% UV block
  • Allows cover to ‘Breathe’ reducing temperatures underneath by up to a third
  • Resists mold and mildew
  • Easy to clean
  • Five year warranty against UV degradation
Texsilk:
  • High grade solution-dyed Olefin umbrella-grade outdoor fabric.
  • Excellent UV protection.
  • Mold, mildew, fade, and water resistant (machine washable).
  • One-year warranty.

Polyester:

  • 8 oz. 600 Thread Count Polyester
  • 3M Scotchgard Treated

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