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Poly Tarps vs Canvas Tarps

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Many new tarp owners use tarps for the wrong application and find themselves with a defective piece of material.  The applications for poly tarps and canvas tarps range widely so here are the key points to remember for each type of tarp.











Below are the key points for each type of tarp.

Canvas Tarps:

Thick material Semi absorbentAbrasion resistant Not waterproofNot mildew resistant Not Flexible in freezing temperatures  Poly Tarps: Dense yet still lightUV Resistant 100% waterproofNot a abrasion resistant as the canvasMildew resistantStill flexible in freezing temperatures  The type of applications for each tarp:
Canvas Tarps: Dragging heavy debrisAbsorbing/catching paintDecorative  Poly Tarps: Canopy top Sun ProtectionRoof coverage rain protectionWater retention  The above are just a few application for canvas tarps and poly tarps but there are countless of uses.