Enhanced breathability and strength make canvas tarps some of the most sought-after. Although one of the more specialized materials, canvas tarps are particularly helpful around the home. On the other hand, as one of the more durable tarps offered, this material is not restricted to personal uses and is apt for various industrial applications.
Made out of a natural fiber, canvas tarps are 100-percent military cotton. This material alone, however, does not hold up well to the elements, and as a result, canvas tarps are treated with Kanvak, a water-resistant paraffin. The tarps, then, are water and mildew resistant while still being environmentally friendly.
Breathability is crucial for certain applications. Otherwise, mold, mildew, and dry rot build up beneath the tarp. Canvas tarps are considered one of the more breathable options out there. The woven material, in protecting your investment, does not accumulate water underneath and traps far less heat.
The durability and long lifespan make canvas tarps ideal for various outdoor and home improvement applications. As a drop cloth, for instance, the canvas absorbs drops of paint, as opposed to turning them into slip hazards, all while protecting furniture. Outdoors, the material can be draped over projects, grounds, and woodpiles to keep out water.
On the other hand, canvas tarps do not possess the versatility of their polyethylene counterparts. Over time, the thick cotton tends to shrink, and if pulled too tightly over the bed of a truck, the material will tear. Water accumulation, as well, may rub off the paraffin treatment and cause the material's color to bleed onto any investment underneath.
Wholesale Tarp offers a variety of sizes for canvas tarps. Yet, our wide selection may not precisely fit your application. If you have a specific use in mind, contact us about custom canvas tarps. We additionally accept sketches or specific dimensions.