PVC tarpaulins are sheets that you place over an area to make it more protected from the elements. You can use them for any sort of outdoor application because they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. However, there are a lot of people who don’t even know what kind of material they are getting when they purchase a tarp. This article is going to take a look at a few things that you need to know about this versatile sheet.
A PVC tarpaulin, also known as tarps, are a 3-layered heavy-duty fabric made from a high-density polyvinyl chloride sheet composed of one layer of vinyl (preferably vinyl coated polyvinyl chloride) and two layers of denier/weight fabrics. The vinyl coating helps keep the moisture out while the extra thick layer of fiber or nylon provides extra strength and structure. PVC is measured in pounds/yards by the pounds/yards of the actual material and the denier/weight ratio.
When shopping for a new vinyl tarpaulin, the material that you choose will depend largely on the intended application, the size of your shelter, and what you expect to be using it for. For example, if you’re looking for a good, inexpensive tarp for your backyard then you might want to consider buying a tarp that’s composed of polyethylene. Polyethylene is a popular choice for both large-scale retail product sale and household use because it’s easy to clean, durable, and holds up well in the elements. Since you want your tarp to hold up for years to come, it’s best to purchase the highest quality material that you can afford.