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What Are Tarpaulins Used for?

Feb. 16, 2023

Tarpaulins, the strong and lightweight tents that have been around for over a century, have many uses and are indispensable for many homes and institutions. People use tarps to protect themselves from hurricanes, tornadoes, torrential rains and flash floods, as well as for camping and travel. Tarpaulins can also be used as fire starters and decorations for gardens, yards and campsites. They can even enhance your home by preventing water damage and creating spaces between bricks or floors.


The uses of tarpaulins go far beyond their usual function as temporary shelters. For example, sports fields and recreational areas use tarpaulins for added protection against snowstorms and strong winds, while gyms, ice rinks and pool decks use tarpaulins as coverings during inclement weather. Recreational vehicles (RVs) can also use tarpaulins to keep campers and drivers dry and protect them from the elements.

Leno Clear Tarpaulin

 Leno Clear Tarpaulin

When assembled correctly, heavy-duty tarpaulins offer great protection against all types of weather conditions, especially in direct sunlight. They are great for families with children as they can be used to block out direct sunlight. At the same time, they can be used to prevent the sun from heating your caravan so you don't get hot either. Many campers prefer tarpaulins to tents when camping as they are easy to set up, lightweight and provide a comfortable shelter for hikers and travellers.


Another way waterproof tarpaulins can be used to boost production is at construction sites. As they are waterproof and mould resistant, they can protect the site from potentially harmful mould spores. As a bonus, tarpaulins can help keep campers and equipment dry. As tarpaulins are also flame retardant, they are suitable for areas where combustible materials may be used or stored. For example, fuel from an outdoor propane stove can easily leak onto the grass if there is no tarp nearby to block it.


Finally, tarpaulins are found in many industries and establishments, particularly in the food service industry. The food service industry often uses tarps to cover tables, countertops and other surfaces to protect them from spills and damage from cooking utensils and hot liquids. Some restaurants even cover their benches with plastic tarpaulins to serve as temporary seating in warm areas as food is being prepared. In these cases, plastic is useful because of its waterproofing properties and its role as a natural sunscreen. In fact, many restaurants prefer the white shade of plastic to the glare, which can cause discolouration of the surface.


 PE Tarpaulin

 PE Tarpaulin

From homes to restaurants, transparent tarpaulins are functional and versatile. They provide protection and shelter in many areas and can even be used as an additional form of decoration. The humble tarp can actually be used as a form of decoration as well. Most people would not think of using a simple item like a tarp to decorate their lawn and patio, but using a tarp as a cover for a flower bed or other structure can provide a beautiful contrast of colour and texture. In addition, the small and simple design of tarpaulins allows them to be used to cover many different surfaces, making them part of a more decorative outdoor space than would otherwise be possible.

Whether you are planning a camping trip or want a high-quality tarpaulin for your home, our team at Jincang Plastic can help. Contact us today for a free quote.