Guide to Purchasing Patio Umbrellas

Posted by Ryan Owens on Sep 16th 2014

As many of you already know, when it comes to well-designed church chairs, versatile banquet tables and durable preschool furniture, you can count on us to deliver. If you’re looking for outdoor patio umbrellas for your home or business, you can now depend on us for these products as well. Continue reading below for helpful tips in selecting the right outdoor patio umbrella for your home or commercial establishment.

Umbrella Size

Your umbrella should not only fit in the space you have, but also provide ample shade to the occupants of your table. A typical 36-inch café table needs a seven- to eight-foot patio umbrella. An 11-foot patio umbrella can provide adequate shade for a 60-inch round table or a 72-inch rectangular or oval table that seats six people. Make sure you choose an umbrella size that will keep your guests in the shade and comfortable.

Umbrella Stands

To give you added protection against sudden gusts of wind, get a sturdy umbrella stand for your patio umbrella. Do this even if your table already comes with some type of umbrella support. The last thing you want as you and your guests are enjoying a nice outdoor meal is to have your umbrella suddenly windborne, or worse, collapsing on top of you. For safety and comfort, get a heavy-duty quality umbrella base for your patio umbrella.

Table or Free-Standing Umbrella

There are plenty of table and free-standing umbrellas to choose from today. The choice comes down to the space that you have, your budget and personal preference. Choose the type of patio umbrella that best fits your requirements and constraints.


Choose fabrics that are UV-resistant to withstand sun damage. Breathable fabrics will help keep your guests cool and comfortable longer. Be sure to choose umbrellas made from color-fast fabrics. These resist fading so your patio umbrellas will stay looking bright and new longer.

Our patio umbrellas come in a variety of styles and finishes to match the decor of your home or business establishment. They are durable and designed to give you many years of outdoor enjoyment.

For a wide assortment of umbrellas,Chiavari chairs and plastic or wood folding tables, come to us. Our selection of fine indoor or outdoor residential or office furniture is second to none. Take advantage of our reasonable pricing and excellent customer care. Your satisfaction will always be our prime concern.