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The Difference Between Vinyl Tarps and Canvas Tarps

2020-06-11

Tarpaulins can be exposed to a number of environmental factors, including heat, water and wind. For this reason, it is important to know how well TARP holds up when it is exposed to these factors.


All vinyl is waterproof while treated Canvas Tarps are waterproof. The two terms look similar, but in fact they are very different. Waterproof means that the material is not affected or damaged when it comes into contact with water. This means there is no need to panic if Vinyl Tarps are accidentally exposed to water. However, the term waterproofing refers to the extent to which a material prevents the penetration of water. A little rain or a splash of water may not damage the canvas, but if the water stays on the canvas, it will eventually seep in and cause damage. Therefore, if it will be exposed to water, it is best to choose a vinyl tarpaulin.


Vinyl is also more resistant to mold growth than canvas. Mould grows in a warm and humid environment. Once they start growing, it's hard to get rid of mold and mildew, so it's best to stop them from growing at all. But prevention is difficult when you're working with tarpaulins. This is true whether canvas tarps are treated to slow or prevent the growth of mold and mold. For this reason, vinyl tarps are the best option for those planning to work in an environment where mold grows.


Canvas is breathable fabric, but vinyl is not. As a result, canvas tarps don't absorb heat from the sun the way vinyl tarps do. However, vinyl tarps are often used as a solution to protect the material from uv damage. High temperatures won't negatively affect any tarps, but if you want extra protection from uv rays, vinyl is your best bet. Vinyl can also withstand extremely low temperatures, making it ideal for all environments.

Vinyl tarps are commonly used as coverings for trucks and trailers because of their high wind resistance. This material is also a flame retardant, so it is highly resistant to fire. These are two other examples of environmental factors that do not seriously damage vinyl tarps.

Shandong Lufan Technical Textiles Co.,LTD
Business Type:Distributor/Wholesaler , Manufacturer
Product Range:Tents , Other Textiles & Leather Products , 100% Polyester Fabric
Products/Service:Canvas Tarps , Vinyl Tarps , Poly Tarps , Mesh Tarps , Awning Tents , Tarps Fabrics
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Company Address:No. 502, Block A, Longquan International Plaza, Shuangshan Street, Zhangqiu District,Jinan,China , Jinan, Shandong, China

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