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Parasol FAQ


How do parasols work?

Parasols work in much the same manner as umbrellas, with a fabric cover that is supported around a central pole by extendible/collapsible arms. The fabric cover provides shelter from rain and the sun when extended, and is collapsed again for easy storage.

How can you stop a parasol tilting?

The Best way to prevent a parasol from tilting is to fit it into a parasol base of sufficient weight to balance the parasol and keep it upright. We recommend using a parasol of equivalent or greater weight than the recommended weight in the table below.


Base Weight

Parasol Size

9-kg12kg

2m

12kg-15kg

2m

2.1m

2.3m

15kg-20kg

2.5m

2.7m

20kg-30kg

3m

3mx2m

30kg-50kg

3mx4m

50kg+

4m+

 

 

What size of parasol do I need for my table?

This depends upon the size of your table. Gardens and Homes Direct stock parasols up to 3m in diameter, which are more than adequate for most purposes. Please see the table below for recommended Paraol sizes:

Furniture Set

Parasol Size

2 Seat

2m

2-4 Seats

2m

2.1m

2.3m

4-6 Seats

2.5m

2.7m

6-8 Seats

3m

3mx2m

8-10 Seats

3mx2m

3mx4m

10+ Seats

4m+

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