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.
Heavy-duty, waterproof protection. The name says it all. If you need tougher-than-nails protection for your hunting gear and farm equipment, the Dize Weathermaster Waterproof Canvas Tarps are an excellent choice. They're constructed from heavy-duty cotton duck fabric, with ... read more »
10 & 12 Ounce Constructed of single filled cotton duck
Breathable, allows moisture to evaporate and helps prevent rot and rust
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Are you looking for a tarp that will stand up to those harsh outdoor conditions? You won't be disappointed with Stansport's Reinforced Brown Rip-Stop tarp! This tarp offers heavy duty construction with double reinforced corners, and strong grommets that will keep this tarp intact ... read more »
Multi-purpose for a variety of uses
Durable rip-stop polyethylene laminated on both sides, Double reinforced corners
Heavy duty rust resistant grommets, Rope reinforced edges, 3.5 ml thickness, 8 x 8 weave construction
Cut size: 16' x 20', Finished size: 15' 4" x 19' 8", Color: brown
Dimensions are approximate and may vary due to the manufacturing process
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CHAOJIN Heavy Duty Waterproof Multi-purposed Tarp, Brown/SilverCHAOJIN Waterproof Tarp made from a tight polyethylene weave which provides super durability and flexible solution to all of your covering needs.Multiple Uses: This waterproof canvas tarp can be used as protection for ... read more »
SIZE: Six sizing choices, including 8x10, 10x12, 12x16, 16x20, 20x30, 30x50 Feet. All full sizes, no "cut sizes". It has a 9 mil thickness. These waterproof tarps absolutely have the strength and durability you need.
HIGH PERFORMANCE: Rain or shine, snow or wind, this heavy duty tarp can handle it all! These heavy duty tarps with rope reinforced edges are water proof and weather proof, rust, rot, mildew & tear resistant. And these waterproof tarps can withstand storms and other outdoor elements.
OUTDOOR USE: The heavy duty tarp can be used as protection for boats, cars or motor vehicles, providing shelter from the elements, ie., wind, rain or sunlight for campers, as an emergency roof patch material for homeowners, as a temporary pickup truck bed cover, and for a ground or drop sheet.
INDOOR USE: These strong tarps can be used indoors too! Protect products in your store from dust, or cover your floors when painting or cleaning. The uses are endless!
TIE IT DOWN EASILY: Aluminum grommets which perfectly avoid rusting spaced every 3 to 4 Feet and at each corner allow the poly tarp to be tied down and secured simply. Create a "tent" for camping, fairs and more!
Heavy duty tarp. Useful for a variety of uses such as protecting outdoor items from weather wear and tear. High strength rust resistant grommets reinforce each corner.All edges are heat-sealed and reinforced with polyethylene rope.This kind of tarpaulin is not flame retardant, ... read more »
12-by-20-feet and ships at 8.85-pounds
Weather cover,Yard work & debris
Water, mildew, and tear resistant
Rustproof, aluminum grommets
Heavy duty polyethylene material is 4.1-ounces per square yard with 14-by-16 cross weave for maximum
The Tarp Nation Heavy Duty 18oz Canvas tarp with D-Rings is made of industrial grade 100% cotton. - We sew in industrial strength, rustproof D-Rings every 3' and reinforce them with extremely durable 4-layer canvas patches. -These patches will prevent the D-Rings from pulling out ... read more »
Water, Mold, and Mildew Resistant - Professional Treatment - It's Stinky, But It's The BEST! (Smell Dissipates Quickly)
Customers have trusted the DRY TOP brand for over 30 years. Pay close attention to actual spec information, as not all tarps are created equal. With our “Good, Better, Best” lineup along with our specialty tarps you are sure to find the right tarp for the job. DRY TOP tarps ... read more »
FULL SIZE - Our tarps are cut larger so they finish true to size (+/- 3%). For example, an 8x10 is really 8 feet by 10 feet!
MULTI-PURPOSE - Great for endless applications. Industrial, DIY, Homeowner, Agricultural, Landscaping, Hunting, Painting, Camping, Storage and so much more.
TIGHT WOVEN POLYETHYLENE FABRIC - 10x8 weave, dual lamination for water resistance, heat-sealed seams/hems, washable, lighter than canvas, naturally mold/mildew resistant.
BROWN/GREEN MEDIUM DUTY - Approximate 7 mil thickness, rust-resistant grommets on corners and approximately every 36", available in blue or brown/green reversible color choices, good option for light industrial, homeowners and general purpose.
TRUSTED BRAND - DRY TOP, a nationally trusted brand for over 30 years, offers a "Good, Better, Best" style lineup. We have over 30 sizes and 13 styles of products so you are sure to find the tarp you need.
Woven Poly Tarp, Waterproof, Mildewproof, Tear Resistant, Acid Resistant, 8 oz per square yard, 16 mil thick, 16x16 weave count, grommets approximately every 18", reinforced corner grommet, finished size approximately 2% or 6" shorter.
Tarp Is Lightweight Yet Durable, Manufactured From High-Density Polyethylene And Woven Into Fabric And Then Laminated Brown On Both Sides Then Finished By Hemming The Edges With Poly Twine Inserted In Hem
The Tarp Nation Heavy Duty 18oz Canvas tarp is Flame Resistant and made of 100% cotton. This tarp is CPAI84 certified! - We insert Rustproof #4 brass grommets every 2' that have an ID of 5/8". -Our panels are double chain stitched together with rot resistant thread. All hems are ... read more »
***LEAD TIME WILL BE THREE WEEKS THIS TIME OF YEAR*** Flame, Water, Mold and Mildew Resistant
#4(5/8" ID) Rustproof Brass Grommets every two feet. *Finish Size will be 3-5% smaller than dimensions stated.*
1-1/2" Flat Hem - Triple Thick - Lockstitched with rot proof thread.
100% Cotton Canvas Tarp - Treated with Canvak and Fire Retardant - CPAI84 Certified! - Shrinkage may occur over time.
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Tarp, Tarp Material Cotton Canvas, Cut Size 6 x 10 ft., Finished Size 5 ft. 6 In. x 9 ft. 6 In., Tarp Finished Length 9 ft. 6 In., Tarp Finished Width 5 ft. 6 In., Tarp Seam Finish Double Stitched, Tarp Resistant Features Mildew Resistant, UV Resistant, Tarp Strength Heavy Duty, ... read more »
Tarp Material: Cotton Canvas
Tarp Seam Finish: Double Stitched
Tarp Resistant Features: Mildew Resistant, UV Resistant
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.