You want your commercial establishment to stand out, offering customers, employees and passersby a positive experience in all aspects of your business. Street appeal brings in new customers, and attractive grounds provide a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for employees and clients. Whether you operate an outdoor restaurant, a beachside hotel or a formal office building, a commercial-grade, wind-resistant patio umbrella beckons guests with the promise of shade, shelter and a space to relax.
MDT-tex has been making high-quality commercial outdoor umbrellas for more than 30 years. We offer several styles of standard commercial patio umbrellas, including spacious cantilevers, classic telescopic parasols and our innovative, fully customizable tulip design. We also work with architects, designers, artists and event planners to design and produce custom-made outdoor parasols that meet specific needs.
Our talented staff can help you select a style, material and size that suits the environmental conditions, landscaping theme and cultural features of your property. We also create designs that join several umbrellas together into an extended shaded area. The size and configuration are scaled to complement your site. As an owner or manager of a commercial property, you want assurance of not only beauty but of safety. Our commercial outdoor umbrellas are precisely engineered for durability, strength and safety.
Our made-to-order products have inspired us to develop innovative designs, accessories and features that seamlessly blend function, beauty and safety. You can install a sturdy, dependable commercial outdoor umbrella on your property with the confidence that it will enhance the aesthetics and please customers and employees. Standard energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable features on our commercial umbrellas for restaurants, gardens, malls and other outdoor venues protect from the sun's heat, UV light, rain and wind.
Standard Features: UV Protection, Shade, Durability and Wind Resistance
The standard features on all our umbrellas enhance durability, strength and longevity, including 99% UV protection, moisture- and dirt-repellent coatings and tear-resistant fabrics.
• Canopies are constructed with air vents that add stability during windy weather and help cool the area below.
• The gearbox to raise the canopy is built into the mast to protect it from moisture, dirt and sun. This innovation makes the mechanism maintenance-free. The hand crank to raise and lower the canopy is conveniently situated on the mast and is easy to operate. We also offer an optional electronic opener that enhances ease of operation and safety.
• Canopies can be tilted up to 30 degrees to protect against heat and light as the sun changes position throughout the day.
• Masts, struts, telescoping poles and top and bottom plates are made of heavy-duty aluminum in two standard colors of white and anthracite. Movable parts are made of steel.
• UV protection is built into the fibers during weaving, preventing transfer of heat, fading and deterioration of the membrane.
Optional features include commercial parasols with heaters, solar LED lighting, sound systems, aroma infusers and rain guttering for water conservation. We can also upgrade structural components to enhance wind resistance up to 80 miles per hour. Additional accessories include interchangeable membranes in a rainbow of colors, several anchoring systems and canopy covers to protect membranes when they are not being used.
Smart Membranes for a Smart Look
MDT-tex has developed several types of smart canopy membranes that are used industry-wide. Several of our materials are fire-retardant and withstand high temperatures. You can select one of three standard canopy membranes for each type of commercial cantilever umbrella, tulip parasol and telescoping sunshade we make, customizing features to suit the environmental, aesthetic and social requirements of your venue.
Choose from MDT-tex® 300, an acrylic membrane, or two polyester membranes, MDT-tex® 260 FR and MDT-tex® 480/680.
We call our acrylic membrane "the brilliant one" because of its ability to hold vibrant colors. The weaving process enhances its fade- and tear-resistant properties. Its special coating gives excellent UV protection and is mold-, dirt- and water-resistant. It is lightweight, suitable for smaller settings and situations where brilliant color and longevity are most important. The MDT-tex® 300 is often selected for our commercial cantilever outdoor umbrella style.
The MDT-Tex® 260 FR polyester membrane has protective substances woven into the fibers as well as a polyurethane coating. The result is fire-retardant protection, enhanced UV resistance, excellent color stability and superior water repellent properties. The material is breathable, which helps keep temperatures comfortable below the canopy by increasing airflow. These features make this versatile membrane suitable for an array of outdoor settings. Both the MDT-tex® 300 and MDT-tex® 260 FR have superb flexibility, continuing to perform after thousands of folding and unfolding cycles.
The MDT-tex® 480/680, a polyester membrane, has a double-sided PVC coating, giving it a shiny, glossy appearance. An optional matte finish is also available. The fabric performs well in temperatures up to 158 degrees F. It repels rain and does not fade in direct sunlight. It has advanced tear-resistant properties, is the most breathable of our fabrics and is flame-retardant. Because the coatings on the MDT-tex® 480/680 make this smart membrane less flexible, we recommend this material for permanent canopies. It is a popular choice for commercial umbrellas for restaurants, providing comfortable shelter in all types of weather.
The Commercial Beach Umbrella: Aesthetically Pleasing, Versatile and Fully Functional
A beach umbrella is not just for the beach. Hotels, resorts, swimming pools, amusement parks and gardens are among the many places where beach umbrellas create a pleasant outdoor shelter. MDT-tex offers several styles and sizes of outdoor sunshades. Whether you need a small parasol or a commercial beach umbrella that can span 20 feet, our designs include rectangular, tulip, oval and square canopies, all with strong masts, colorful membranes and an array of options and accessories.
Our commercial cantilever outdoor umbrella is one of the most popular because the support pole is on the side, maximizing usable space. Advanced engineering builds in high stability and an attractive appearance. Standard sizes range from 10 by 10 feet to 16 by 16 feet, suitable for intimate restaurant settings, outdoor office malls and festivals. Larger sizes can be custom ordered.
Our standard commercial umbrellas resist winds of up to 37 miles per hour, including the tulip Type E umbrellas and the Type T telescopic parasols. If you are located in an area that gets high winds, talk to our designers about upgrading to a commercial-grade, wind-resistant patio umbrella that withstands winds up to 80 miles per hour.
We offer custom printing that will showcase your company logo, corporate name, event, venue or images. Several of our canopy membranes are transparent so that the printing can be seen on both sides.
Commercial Patio Umbrellas: Shaded Sanctuaries for Offices, Schools, Restaurants, Condos and More
Sometimes a simple addition to the landscape can change the appearance, feel and dynamics of a site. Installing a commercial umbrella creates a shaded sanctuary for gatherings and activities. Join several together to create an extended outdoor shelter for picnics, bistros or study kiosks. An attractive parasol will transform a dull office patio, outdoor concourse or beachside restaurant into a vibrant space. For cool weather, opt for commercial parasols with heaters to keep the space warm. In hot weather, the canopy protects from UV rays and heat. Other innovative accessories include solar-powered LED lighting that extends activities from day into night. Choose from neutral canopy colors that complement a design palette, or select one of our vibrant shades for a pop of color in the landscape.
MDT-tex: Innovation, Engineered Precision and Sustainability
With more than 30 years of experience in developing and manufacturing high-quality outdoor parasols, MDT-tex offers homeowners and commercial enterprises attractive, sturdy products. Our smart membranes for canopies are used by other manufacturers in the industry. Our innovative designs, including our commercial cantilever umbrella and exclusive tulip parasol, are showcased in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and throughout the Americas. We continue to explore ways to improve the durability and appearance of our sunshades, building in environmentally sustainable features that reflect the needs of local climates.
We manufacture and sell our products throughout the world. Our main production center is in Germany. We also have facilities in six other countries, including a manufacturing and distribution center in the United States in Tyrone, Georgia. If you need help in selecting a commercial outdoor umbrella for your office, restaurant or special project, please feel free to contact our staff for assistance.