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Tarpaulins, commonly called tarps for short, have been around for many years. They are heavy pieces of material with small holes along the edges, reinforced by grommets. Customers use tarp to protect and cover an object from rain and sun damage. Whether you use a tarp as an awning for outdoor shelter or to cover tools in the back of your truck, tarps can have many uses and applications. There are many different types of tarps, and some of those are listed below.

  • Poly Tarps – Made from polyethylene, a plastic material, and nylon fiber, these tarps are synthetic. They are waterproof.
  • Canvas Tarps – Made from closely woven natural or synthetic fibers, canvas tarps are not waterproof but they do provide superior protection to the surfaces they protect. They can also be used as awnings.
  • Truck Tarps -Heavy duty poly tarps made for covering trucks that have to travel long distances. They usually have reinforced grommets.
  • Mesh Tarps – Nylon tarps that are loosely woven together to allow wind and water to go through, while protecting privacy.
  • Hay Tarps – Heavy duty tarps that are UV treated and waterproof.
  • Lumber Tarps – Like hay tarps, lumber tarps are also heavy duty tarps that need to be UV treated and waterproof.
  • Fire Retardant Tarps – These tarps have been treated with a fire retardant material. Keep in mind that fire retardant is not the same as fireproof, as these tarps will burn, just more slowly than others.
  • Baseball Tarp – Large waterproof tarps used to protect athletic fields that can be rolled up for storage when not in use.
  • Boat Tarps – As these tarps are exposed to strong elements, they need to be heavy duty and waterproof.
  • Pool Covers – These waterproof tarps keep debris out of swimming pools when they are not in use.
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    Oxman's Surplus
    14128 Rosecrans Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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    (562) 921-1106
     
    User Review: "Been going for years to buy from oxmans surplus all ways good service ...."
    Awnings Plus
    1531 Callens Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
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    (805) 339-0907
     
    User Review: "I don't recommend this company at all. The owner talks too much & is only interested in providing you what she wants and..."
    Ptm Inc
    7801 Somerset Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723
    (562) 408-1984
    Nathan Kimmel Company
    1213 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
    (213) 627-8556
    Kwang Sung America
    555 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA 92821
    (714) 674-0011
    Steven's Canvas
    383 N Cypress St, Orange, CA 92866
    (714) 538-4419
    Van Nuys Army & Navy Store
    6179 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
    (818) 781-3501
    Van Nuys Awning Co Inc
    5661 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411
    (818) 782-8607
    Protec Tarps
    11176 Penrose St Ste 10, Sun Valley, CA 91352
    (818) 771-1211
    American Rubber & Supply Co
    15849 Stagg St, Van Nuys, CA 91406
    (818) 782-8234
    Norman Supply Co
    18707 Napa St, Northridge, CA 91324
    (818) 349-3120
    S & E Services
    13932 Whittram Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 428-2921
    A & R Tarpaulins Inc
    16246 Valley Blvd, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 829-4444
    Top Tarp & Canvas
    14596 San Bernardino Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 356-5045
    Tarps & Tie Downs Inc
    17866 Valley Blvd, Bloomington, CA 92316
    (909) 746-4186


    A tarpaulin or tarp is a large sheet of waterproof cloth. Tarps are used for temporary shelter and to cover items being stored outdoors. They are also sometimes used to cover the back of a pick up truck and protect a load. Traditionally, tarps were made of cotton canvas, but modern tarps are often PVC or some kind of poly material. Canvas has the disadvantage of tending to rot, while plastic is often easier to tear. Some tarps are made of nylon mesh. These are used to provide shade rather than protection from the rain. Most modern tarps are designed to be fire retardant. Needless to say, the cloth or plastic used varies in weight. Heavy duty tarps may be used to cover vehicles. Other uses for heavy duty cloth include protecting construction sites. An awning is attached to a building and generally used to provide shade or protection for an outdoor room or area. Sidewalk cafes often have awnings. Tarps come in a variety of colors. Military tarps are made in appropriate camouflage, whilst traditional camo patterns are popular with hunters. Transparent materials are also sometimes used, particularly for painters tarps. Most tarp use is outdoors, providing protection from rain or sun. Campers may use one to make a simple, waterproof tent. Modern tarps are manufactured with grommets, rings that reinforce holes through which ropes can be secured. Grommets can be made of metal or plastic. Tarps can be purchased wholesale, direct from the manufacturers. However, most campers and hunters buy them retail. They can be bought from camping supply stores, garden centers and even discount stores. Tarps are hard to repair and are generally replaced if damaged. They are easy to store and roll up into a small area.
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