Canvas tarps are used for a wide variety of purposes. The heavy-duty canvas tarps available from Northern Tool are available in sizes from 10'x12' up to 16'x24'
Canvas tarps are a time-honored way to protect your valuables from sun and water. The word canvas derives from the word cannabis, because the cloth was made from hemp before cotton was a commercially viable product. The word tarpaulin was formed from a combination of "tar" and "palling" and referred to canvas that had been coated with tar to make it waterproof for use aboard ships. Hemp is no longer widely used in the textile industry, and we now have better (and less messy) products than tar for waterproofing canvas fabrics, which are now commonly made from cotton.
Measuring Canvas By Weight
Canvas that is measured by weight is sold based on the weight of one square yard of the cloth. Very lightweight canvas cloth can weigh as little as 7 oz. per square yard, while canvas cloth for everyday light use starts at around 12 oz. per square yard.
Finished canvas tarps can weigh more after they are treated with waterproofing material and/or UV light resistant coatings. The coatings can add several ounces per square yard to the weight of the cotton canvas tarp material.
Available sizes of F&J outdoors canvas tarps: Canvas tarp 6 x 8 feet Canvas tarp 8 x 10 feet Canvas tarp 10 x 12 feet During the rainy season, your outdoor products and tools need to be covered, such as the goods on the truck in transit, machines or building materials placed ... read more »
Canvas tarps heavy duty: 10oz heavy duty canvas material (the thickness is equivalent to 23.62 mils), water resistant, anti-UV.
The grommets are distributed every 2 feet on four sides of the tarp to allow you to reinforce the tarpaulin.
Canvas tarp 6x8: The size is finished size rather than cut size. The truck tarp does not become smaller because of the seams, so you can get the size you need.
Durable and rugged tarps: Triple Thick Hems process, it has good tear resistance.
Multiple Use: Cover trucks, machinery and equipment, building materials, firewood/woodpile, boats, patio area etc. It can also be used as a water-repellent cloth for outdoor tents during camping.
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Note: All sizes are cut sizes which means they will be 3-5% smaller than actual dimensions stated. We have mentioned the finished sizes along with the cut sizes which are the exact product dimensions.
TIGHT WOVEN FABRIC: Our canvas tarps are made from loomstate heavy duty 12 oz. numbered duck fabric which is Grade "A" Premium Double Filled or "Plied Yarn" of industrial grade which creates a tighter weave construction and smoother texture than single fill cotton ducks. The tight dense weave make the tarps stiffer and more durable for outdoor applications. The waxed treated tarps make them waterproof, Mold & Mildew Resistant.
HEAVY DUTY: Our four season premium quality canvas tarpaulins are sturdy designed and constructed to perform in all weather conditions. The cotton canvas tarps will not self-destruct and rot away as all seams and hems are double stitched with heavy duty, rot resistant thread and are going to last a long time. Prevent water to seep in, evaporate moisture preventing Rot/Rust on objects, keep your valuables dry and allows a little airflow for drying out the dampness and humidity.
MULTIPLE SIZES: Our Tarps come in several sizes: 6x8 7x9 8x10 10x12 12x16 16x20 20x20 and more. We use stainless steel rustproof grommets spaced approximately 2.5-3 feet apart all around and in each corner allowing the tarps to be tied down and secured in a robust manner no matter how big a size. They are reinforced with extremely durable patches at every grommet placement and corners using poly-vinyl triangles for greater durability.
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FEATURES: There are polypropylene loops on every grommet to insert rope for All Round Tensioning, also, for quick easy tie-down. These loops reduces wear on tarp, will prevent grommet pull-out due to high winds or extreme strapping conditions and extend the life of your tarp. Also, there are reflective tape at corners that will provide a high visibility warning especially during night time that will help mark out potentially dangerous or hazardous areas.
MULTI-PURPOSE USE: These are four season heavy duty tarps for everyday use as it provides protection against heavy rain and UV rays or wherever you need to keep valuables covered, can withstand the elements outdoors. These canvas tarps are heavy-duty and perfect for Agriculture, Machinery, Industrial, Commercial, Construction, Home, Outdoor Applications and endless uses. These tarps are not intended for cars (autos), boats or highway use.
The HydraTarp family of Olive Drab Canvas Tarps are designed for general purpose use and are manufactured with industrial grade materials and built to last. By using high grade material, double re-enforcing all corners, and using the highest quality brass grommets, Watershed ... read more »
Industrial Strength - Breathable, Water/ Mildew Resistant Canvas Tarp - Olive Drab Color
Double re-enforced corners with Triple Thick Hems and 10oz/yard weight. Grommets spaced every 24"
These are full length tarps and measure within +/- a few inches of the full listed size.
Canvas Tarps are typically considered the best multi-purpose tarp. Durable but soft, canvas folds up smaller than other materials for easy transport
HydraTarps come with a No questions asked 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and a One Year Warranty
Canvas duck tarp material may also be sold under a numbering system, in which the lower numbers indicate heavier, more dense cloth. Number one canvas duck cloth is very heavy duty canvas, while number ten canvas cloth is fairly light. It may also be single fill or double fill canvas, another measure of the thread density of the canvas cloth.
Lower Numbers Mean Heavier Canvas Tarp
Canvas tarps can be purchased with grommets for support or secure tie-down.
Why is it that a lower number means a heavier canvas tarp cloth? The
explanation has to do with the weight of a square yard of cloth and the
number 19. If a yard of cloth weighs 11 ounces, it is #8 canvas cloth (19
minus 11 equals 8). If a yard of cloth weighs 18 ounces, it is #1 canvas
cloth. #8 is a fairly lightweight canvas, and #1 is heavy canvas.
Why 19? Your guess is as good as mine.
What happens if a square yard weighs 19 ounces or more? There's an
extended system for measuring the extra heavy duty canvas tarp material,
called "naught duck" measurement. At 19 ounces per yard, it is 1/0 naught
duck cloth, at 20 ounces, it is 2/0 naught duck, etc.
I have also seen reference to measuring the weight of a 36" by 22" square of
cloth when calculating numbered duck or naught duck canvas cloth weight. It
seems that duck canvas is more densely woven than ordinary canvas, or maybe
the information was incomplete.
And then there is army duck canvas, which is measured in ounces with numbers
like 10.10 army duck or 12.29 army duck canvas.
Are you sorry you asked about canvas cloth weight measurement yet? Canvas cloth may or may not be canvas duck cloth. It might be single fill or double fill canvas duck, and it might be measured by the weight of
a square yard, or the weight of almost a square yard. That weight might
be used directly as the unit of measurement, or it might be subtracted from
the number 19, or it might go into a whole different measurement system if
the weight of a square yard (or almost a square yard) is greater than or
equal to 19 ounces.