A Guide To Canvas Tarpaulins and Their Uses

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Canvas Tarpaulin

Canvas is an extremely Heavy Duty plain woven fabric. It's strong properties allow it to be used for making sails, tarpaulins, tents, marquees, awnings, as a painting surface, seating trampolines, auto covers, shoes and even canoes. Usually created from Cotton or Linen it's plain weave makes it stronger than fabrics such as denim which are twill weave. 

Our Wax Treated 540gsm 16oz Tan Coloured Canvas Tarpaulins are made from Duck canvas, this is the canvas with the tightest weave, aiding strength and water resistance. Canvas Tarpaulins are heavier, thicker and have better structural integrity compared to standard polyethylene manufactured tarpaulins. Canvas Tarpaulins are really worth the extra investment as they will last for years. Rust resistant brass eyelets are spaced every 90cm's ( 3ft) along all for sides. The seams are 1" double stitched and hems are 1.5" stitched strengthening the edges of the tarp for greater longevity. 

Our QVS 540gsm Cotton Canvas Tarpaulins are 100% water resistant and  100% rot proof and tear and stretch resistant. There are a lot of great uses around the home and garden such as a Boat Cover, Car or Truck Cover, Farm Equipment Cover, Machine Cover, Ground Sheet, Wind Protector, Privacy Wall, Picnic Mat, Roof Rack Cover,  Paint Shield, Haystack Cover, Pool Cover, Patio Furniture, Trailer Cover, Roofs and much more. 

Canvas Tarpaulins are pre-waxed at the time of manufacture. It is advisable, once a year, to re-treat the tarpaulin with a wax solution. Larger Canvas Tarpaulins may be made with more than one sheet of canvas, even though stitched hems are used, water penetration may be possible if water is left to pool. When used for a protective sheet or roofing a runoff is advised so rainwater does not collect as this may be detrimental to the tarp. All sizes are approximate industry standard 'cut sizes' of material before being made into a tarpaulin. Therefore expect the 'finished size' to be up to 9" (22cm) shorter both sides to allow for hems and seams in the finishing process.   

QVS also supply a large range of Polyethylene Tarpaulins in many sizes and colours.

If you require any other information then please feel free to contact us on 01580 754484
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