Tarps were discovered as the alternative to the flimsy plastic covers that are used to cover various merchandise and sometimes even athletic fields against the onslaught of the weather. Though they are commonly known as tarps, the name is actually tarpaulins and their name is derived from the world Tar and palling. Palling on the other hand historically refers to the large canvases that the sailors used in their ships to cover the equipment on board. Nowadays the tarps can be made from a number of materials including vinyl, plastic and polyester and canvas. The use of canvas and tarps is increasingly replacing the use of tarps made from other materials because they are more rugged and can last for a longer time. Apart from that, they are also eco-friendly, which is why most people tend to use this now. Many people might be confused as to what Canvas Tarpaulins are. They are similar to the other tarps except that the material that they are made from is generally a fabric which is non-slippery.
This makes it an excellent covering material for fields and other temporary shelters. Because they are biodegradable fibres, people have started using them in a large way. They are very rugged and durable and sometimes, they are also made to be resistant to the UV rays of the sun. There are certain plants which need to be grown in the shade, and for this, the use of mesh tarps and canvas tarps can augment the growth of the plant. They are also excellent materials which can be used to protect several items during moving. Since most of them are extremely resistant to the harsh rays of the sun and other vagaries of the climate; moving companies invest in these to transport and transfer materials from one place to another. Heavy Duty Canvas is the last type of tarps which are used by the military because of their durability.
They are the highest grade of tarps available and are mostly used by the army for transportation and even protection of the equipment and machinery. With the passage of time, the tarps have undergone several changes and science has now made it possible to be used for other activities as well. These covers are mostly used in the United States for camping purposes. Since, they can easily protect the inmates from sun and rain and even hail because of their rugged nature; they are a popular choice for those who go for camping. Since, they are one the cheapest types of tarps available, many people also use it for the purpose of painting. Practising painters find it easy to use them because they come cheap.