Explanatory Sheet Of Our Fabrics And Frames: Floor Mat Fabrics

The tents such as custom party tents for example are equipped with a groundsheet, sometimes sewn directly to the outer fabric, sometimes not. Here are the different materials for these floor mats:

Polyethylene: This material resembles the tarps sold in DIY stores. Polyethylene floor mats are rather noisy and can sometimes lack strength.

Monolayer PVC: This material is mainly used to manufacture old Canadian-type tents. It is a plastic sheet without structure. The disadvantage of this type of tarpaulin is its high weight.

Double PU-coated polyester: This polyester weave receives a front/back coating of PU (polyurethane). It is the most resistant material and the easiest to maintain.

The Reinforcements

The last point to see is the material of the poles. Good quality poles and fabrics will ensure a great holiday for many years.

Fiberglass poles: Fiberglass poles offer the best value for money for making dome tents. The tubes receive a metal sleeve for interlocking, connected by an elastic cable. These tubes are coated with an inner and outer protective layer. It is possible to repair a broken element easily on this type of frame.

Steel tube poles: Steel is mainly used for family tents such as Renegade Plastics for example. This material, by its resistance, makes it possible to obtain very large volume tents with good weather resistance. The steel tube receives a dichromate treatment to protect it from corrosion.

7001 T6 aluminum poles: This material is mainly used for high mountain tents because it has a high resistance to bending and corrosion. The alloy composing these poles makes them lighter than fiberglass and more expensive.

DAC aluminum poles are reinforced, stronger, and lighter than conventional ones.

The Stakes

The last point to address is that of the stakes. This point is less important than the previous points, but having pegs adapted to your tent and your needs allows you to improve the comfort of your holidays! Here are the different stake materials you can find.

Plastic stakes: Their main advantage is their lightness, but they are rather fragile. However, some are designed to be very resistant. At some companies, we do not offer them with our tents, but we do offer them over the counter.

Steel pegs: They are rather heavy and often accompany family tents to keep them firmly on the ground. They are often more suitable for hard ground.

Aluminum stakes are lighter than steel stakes but potentially more fragile. They are widely used to have a good quality/weight ratio and often accompany tents for hiking. The larger the diameter, the stronger the stake.

Dural pegs: These pegs are made of duraluminium, a lighter version of aluminum pegs. They are sometimes even lighter than plastic pegs!

DAC aluminum pegs are even lighter and stronger than conventional aluminum pegs.