If you need the tarp to cover for instance 1 metre on all sides then just add 2 metres to your length and width measurement so that the tarp will drape down 1 metre on all four sides. If you need to cover the entire object then measure from the top of the object to the ground, times that by 2 and add to the length and width measurements.
Now you have it covered. Factor in the Cut Size: Another important thing to consider is that tarpaulins are provided in what's known as a'cut size.
Cut size is an industry standard term which indicates the size of the tarp before it's seamed, hemmed and eyeleted. This means that the final size of any tarp can be as much as 30cms shorter than the size stated. You need to factor this in when ordering your tarp. It's of course best to err on the side of caution, so if you think things might be tight it's best to order a slightly larger tarp size to avoid dealing with a shortfall.
What Grade of Tarpaulin Do I Need? Tarpaulins are graded and measured by GSM (Grams per Square Metre). This is basically a measure of the weight and thickness of the material from which the tarp is constructed. The higher the GSM number, the heavier, thicker and more robust the tarpaulin. All our tarpaulins are 80 GSM (Grams per Square Metre) waterproof, rot proof, UV protected with eyelets every metre and double edged, rope reinforced hems.
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