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One of the simplest ways to lengthen the life of your tarp is by making sure it’s secure when you use it. If it’s allowed to blow around in the wind or into other objects, rips and tears are possible. A tarp could also blow away on a windy day if it’s not tied down […]

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Why would a school or event center want to cover their gym floors? The reasons are endless. Gym floor coverings prevent scuffs and damage to a polished gym floor during an event like a dance or graduation. You can’t demand guests take off their shoes, but you can protect your investment with a heavy-duty, non-slip […]

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Tarps serve so many purposes, but they can only do their job correctly if you have the right size. Buying a heavy-duty tarp in standard sizes may not meet your needs, so why spend money on something that won’t last? Tarps come in several sizes when you buy them in stores. If you need a […]

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Have you ever wondered “What is the difference between water-resistant and waterproof tarp material?” This is a very common question, and it’s worth exploring closely. If you choose the wrong one, it may not be as useful as you’d hope. Waterproof tarps offer complete protection from water or moisture. You can submerge them in a […]

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To understand the best tarps to pick for industrial use, it helps to know what industrial settings are. It’s the sector that creates products for others. An industry can also be a service that helps an industry within the economy. Aerospace, agriculture, computers/IT, construction, manufacturing, telecommunication, and transportation are all examples of industries. Some of […]

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When you purchase a cheap tarp at a discount retailer, you’re getting a low-quality tarp that breaks down in a year or two. Even with the utmost care, it’s unlikely you’ll get more than five years of life out of the tarp. Exposure to UV rays, wind, ice, and abrasion all break down the material […]

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Please Note: Chicago Canvas is in no way suggesting a homemade mask is better than a FDA approved N-95 mask or better.  Initial suggestions from the CDC suggestions any mask is better than none.  This information is meant to be used in cases where traditional masks are unavailable.   Around the country, people who can sew are […]

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Worldwide, more than 2.2 million people have become infected with COVID-19 as of April 4th. More than 310,000 people in the U.S. alone have the virus. There have also been more than 66,500 deaths in the world and close to 8,500 in the U.S. Hospitals in many regions are full. Makeshift medical centers are going […]

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You took measurements. You checked your measurements three times. You’re certain you got the right dimensions. But, the tarp’s arrived and it’s too small. It doesn’t cover the entire roof or patio you’re trying to protect. It’s too short to completely seal a door or wall opening and allows cold air or construction dust to […]

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Temporary fencing provides a level of privacy in residential and commercial settings. Whether you are trying to create a temporary fence from neighbors for a gathering or block off a construction site, Chicago Canvas & Supply has a range of tarps that will suit your needs. Many of the tarp fabrics come in colors ranging […]

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