Of all the shapes of garden parasols, octagonal and round umbrellas fit the classic ideal of outdoor sunshades. MDT-tex offers several types of round and octagonal parasols, including our award-winning, lightweight telescopic umbrella, several styles of commercial-grade telescopic sunshades and our exclusive tulip umbrella in a variety of sizes. Classic, functional, attractive and sturdy define our outdoor parasols.
Both the traditional telescopic umbrella and the unique tulip parasol are made in two styles: a lightweight, smaller version included in our Home Collection and a robust, heavy-duty version suitable for commercial use. They can be used as standalone units, arranged in a group or joined together to form an arcade of outdoor space. The same detailed attention to engineering, exceptional quality and stellar aesthetics goes into each umbrella we make.
High-End Design From the Outdoor Parasol Specialists
MDT-tex has more than 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of outdoor parasols. Our work with architects, designers, event sponsors and corporate heads has resulted in collaborative innovations in the development of membrane fabrics, structural components, interlocking mechanisms and anchoring systems. Choose from several sizes and styles of octagonal parasols, including permanent installations strong enough to weather all the seasons. Many of the upgrades and innovations developed for customized umbrellas are now standard features on all our sunshade products.
Standard features for octagonal and round parasols include:
• Heavy-duty, high-strength aluminum masts built to withstand winds up to approximately 37 miles per hour.
• Maintenance-free gearbox with lifting spindle to raise and lower the telescoping pole built into the mast.
• Heavy-duty aluminum struts, central pole, spokes, crown plate and top plate. • Rust-free screws and other joining components.
• Hand crank for opening the canopy located on the mast.
• Choice of anchors and bases designed to bear the weight of the entire structure even in windy weather.
• Vents in canopies for wind resistance and comfort.
• Tear-, stain- and UV-resistant canopies.
• Moisture-repellent smart membranes.
• Attractive, colorfast acrylic and polyester fabrics designed and manufactured by MDT-tex.
• Colors range from neutral tans and greys to vibrant reds, greens and blues depending on the type of fabric.
Our durable, attractive canopy fabrics were created in collaboration with BASF, resulting in superior binding properties, strength and coatings. These materials and coatings have been awarded special patents and are now used industry-wide because of their high-performing, long-lasting properties.
All of our canopy materials are colorfast, tear-resistant, water-repellent, dirt-resistant and translucent. In addition, each has specific properties. MDT-tex 260 FR is fire-retardant, tolerates high temperatures and has high breathability. Both the MDT-tex 300 and the MDT-tex 260 FR are highly flexible, suitable for thousands of canopy openings and closings. The MDT-tex 480/680 membrane has special PVC coatings on both sides that give a glossy appearance. This fabric is less flexible, suitable for permanent installations.
We have developed special printing techniques for these membranes that display photographs, images, lettering and logos on both sides of the canvas. You can advertise your company, event or location while providing guests and visitors a comfortable space to lounge, dine or socialize.
If you prefer to customize an octagonal parasol, we offer several options and accessories, including:
• Wooden masts to create a unique look.
• Steel structures and support components for high-wind areas.
• Electric motor to raise and lower mast.
• Solar-powered LED lights in warm and cool white colors.
• Choice of canopy membranes, including polyester and acrylic flexible fabrics for frequent opening and closing.
• PVC-coated polyester for permanent installations.
• Rain guttering for rainwater harvesting.
• Speakers and audio systems.
Choose an Octagonal Parasol to Suit Your Unique Needs
Whether you prefer a classic look or want to showcase a unique style, we offer several models of round umbrellas that are suitable for both home and commercial use. If you are looking for a well-balanced, attractive, lightweight patio umbrella, Type S16 won the 2018 Red Dot Award for the "best of the best" in product design. The jury commented on the ease of operation in raising and lowering the telescopic mast and canopy, the innovative features that increase its attractiveness and functionality and the stability and strength of the materials and overall design.
Measuring 10 feet around, the all-aluminum, Type S16 umbrella is a perfect size for home patios, swimming pools and other residential uses. It also works well in small commercial areas, such as rooftop cafés or sidewalk bistros.
This umbrella offers customizable details, such as a choice of solid colors or striped canopies and several color options for endcaps, handle and strut connectors. Tailoring colors and hardware details accentuates features that complement the palette and style of your décor. The cover material is MDT-tex 300, a lightweight, water-resistant acrylic that is colorfast and tear-resistant. Cover colors include brilliant reds, greens and blues as well as neutrals, white and black. Choose from six luminous colors for endcaps, handles and struts.
Our round telescopic Type T parasols are available in sizes of 13, 16.5 and 20 feet, each offering the same precisely engineered features and customizable options as our other designs. Choose from the MDT-tex 300 acrylic membrane or two polyester membranes, MDT-tex 260 FR and MDT-Tex 480/680. Several telescopic umbrellas can be joined together to create a covered expanse that can be used for a wide range of outdoor activities.
The graceful tulip octagonal parasol, Type E, is an original design that has evolved from a simple patio umbrella to an industrial-grade outdoor parasol available in several shapes and sizes. The canopy rises from the mast in an inverted, uplifted design that resembles the petals of a tulip rising from the stalk. Three standard sizes of round tulip parasols are available: 13, 16.5 and 20 feet. We also make square tulip parasols in the same sizes.
The tulip sunshade is fully customizable, with solar-powered LED lighting, a choice of canopy membranes, an electric motor to raise the canopy and rain channels to route moisture into the ground or a collection basin. Each section of the canopy is independent, adding convenience and ease when changing the cover.
MDT-tex manufactures a storm-safe version for the Type T and tulip octagonal parasols that can withstand winds up to 50 miles per hour when installed and anchored according to our recommendations. The frames of our storm-safe umbrellas are made from powder-coated aluminum, and we manufacture anchoring systems that add stability and strength.
An additional version is designed to withstand winds up to 80 miles per hour. This heavy-duty, wind-resistant umbrella can be used with confidence in areas prone to strong winds, such as mountainous regions and beaches. In this special design, all critical parts are made from or reinforced with stainless steel, including the mast and struts.
MDT-tex: Innovation and Dependability
As part of our collaboration with clients throughout the world, we have pioneered fabrics, structural materials, designs and sizes of umbrellas that meet environmental, aesthetic, structural and functional needs. Our outdoor umbrellas are lightweight, strong and long-lasting. Standard features have been adapted for use in extreme environmental conditions, including deserts, mountains, the seaside and areas with heavy moisture. We test them to see how well they perform to withstand wind, moisture, sun and repeated use.
Patio umbrellas extend usable space, bridging the expanse from buildings to the outdoors. Outdoor umbrellas serve as attractive shelters for social gatherings, art fairs, dining and entertainment. The classic look of our elegant octagonal umbrellas will enhance your home, business or special event. The shape complements all design styles from formal to casual, traditional to modern.
MDT-tex is committed to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. We build in features that harvest rainwater, operate with solar energy and make use of breezes to enhance comfort. Our unique innovations include a misting system for dry environments and a solar-powered heating system for cold areas. Our solar-powered carport, a popular style for clients interested in energy efficiency, includes LED lights and a charging station with enough power to recharge automobiles, electric bicycles and mobile phones.
We work closely with each client to ensure that the style of umbrella, size, canopy membrane, structural materials and accessories are tailored to suit specific needs. If you would like a round umbrella for a home garden, we can help you select options that suit your budget, work well in the environmental conditions in your area and complement your décor. If you need industrial-grade octagonal umbrellas, our experienced staff can help you select a functional and attractive design.
Browse our online catalog or call our office in Tyrone, Georgia, for more information about ordering outdoor umbrellas from the industry experts. We ship to locations in all the states.