Commercial Rectangular Umbrellas
Outdoor patio umbrellas add shade and beauty to any outdoor space. Homeowners enjoy using them on patios, verandas or swimming pool decks. A colorful canopy creates an attractive, cozy shelter in your garden. Several umbrellas grouped together in a business setting create an attractive addition to the landscape and provide outdoor shelter for employees and customers. A rectangular patio umbrella with lights adds atmosphere to the outdoor experience in restaurants, clubs, hotels and entertainment venues. Your business name or company logo imprinted on the canopy is a low-key, effective way to advertise.
MDT-tex offers several styles and sizes of rectangular outdoor parasols, including our exclusive, fully customizable tulip rectangular umbrella. Other styles include space-saving cantilevers and sleek telescopic designs. Our new Home Collection, made specifically for residential use, presents lighter versions of our classic industrial designs. Our award-winning, all-aluminum rectangle patio umbrella offers a sturdy yet lightweight frame and several premium features that add elegance, sophistication and enhanced functionality.
Standard features incorporate innovations we developed over the years for customized parasols that are now built into all our sunshades. The gearbox for raising and lowering the canopy is built into the central pole, which protects it from the elements and makes it virtually maintenance-free. The standard operating mechanism is an easy-to-operate hand crank positioned on the pole. We have also developed a motorized version, an option often preferred for larger umbrellas. Air vents in the canopy improve wind resistance and increase airflow, reducing temperatures below.
Telescopic Umbrellas: Outdoor Classics
The telescopic umbrella, an outdoor sunshade with a central pole, embodies most people's concept of a classic outdoor parasol. At MDT-tex, we have enhanced this design to make a sturdier, highly functional and exceptionally attractive rectangular market umbrella. We added energy-efficient, environmentally friendly features to repel UV light, channel rainwater and increase air circulation to cool the area below the canopy.
Choose from three standard sizes of telescopic patio umbrellas: 13 by 13 feet, 16 by 16 feet and 19.5 by 19.5 feet. You can also order a customized rectangular outdoor umbrella with spans up to 52 feet. Lightweight materials, precise engineering and detailed design make this possible. Although sizes vary, each umbrella is made with the same attention to strength, durability and ease of operation.
The mechanism that raises and lowers the canopy on our Type T umbrella is made of aluminum, a lightweight, durable material. This allows a slimmer central pole and refined telescoping and expansion system. The struts are crafted in aluminum and sized in proportion to other support elements, resulting in an elegant frame. The frame is powder-coated in standard colors of white and anthracite. Custom colors can be ordered.
There are several anchor options for our rectangular market umbrella. A steel plate stand lets you move the umbrella to different locations, suitable for smaller umbrellas. In-ground tubing permanently anchors an umbrella in the ground, providing more stability. We manufacture frame bases and several types of anchoring sets for the Type T series. Our staff can help you decide which will work best with your site or project.
You can also select optional features that improve comfort and operation. Heaters under the canopy add warmth when needed. Our attention to sustainability is built in as well. Rain gutters channel moisture to the ground and provide a way to join several canopies together, creating a flexible roof sized to your specifications. Add solar-powered LED lighting for a stunning rectangular patio umbrella with lights. Wiring is routed through the mast to the struts, creating a sleek, uncluttered look. Other options include speakers, protective canopy sleeves and membrane sidewalls. You can tailor features to create a functional, unique and aesthetically pleasing umbrella that will enhance any home or commercial venue.
Award-Winning Rectangular Outdoor Umbrella
Our all-aluminum tension umbrella received the acclaimed Red Dot Award for innovative design in 2018. The jury described it as sophisticated and functional with a highly aesthetic appearance. It is very stable thanks to precision balancing of struts, membrane and structure. The harmonious design creates a stylish parasol appropriate for both home and commercial use. Several anchoring systems are available, including in-ground and portable bases.
The all-aluminum Type S16 parasol is part of our Home Collection. The powder-coated aluminum frame is available in anthracite and white. Canopy colors include white, grey, black, two shades of red, yellow, green, blue and two shades of beige. It is fully customizable, offering subtle touches that contribute to the balanced aesthetics.
Choose one of the special colors for end caps and handles to accentuate tones in the décor, or select several colors to create a multi-tone effect that contrasts with canopy colors. You can also opt for rain guttering that channels water to the ground and can join several canopies together.
The umbrella cover is an acrylic membrane developed by MDT-tex. The dyeing and manufacturing process of the MDT-tex 300 fabric sets color into the yarns as they are spun. The result is vibrant, long-lasting colors that are fade-resistant, tear-resistant, highly UV-resistant and wind-resistant up to 37 miles per hour with proper anchoring. This material is very flexible, suitable for frequent folding and unfolding.
Tulip Rectangular Umbrella
The most innovative and graceful of our designs, the tulip outdoor umbrella plays on the forms of nature with canopy sections uplifted like the petals of a tulip. The tulip rectangle patio umbrella comes in four standard sizes: 10 by 10 feet, 13 by 13 feet, 16.5 by 16.5 feet and 19.5 by 19.5 feet. We also offer round versions with the same dimensions. The smaller designs are suitable for home use, offering the same robust features as our classic industrial models.
The eye-catching tulip design, called Type E, is a favorite for both indoor and outdoor use. It adds to the beauty of residential patios, hotel poolsides, art fairs, outdoor dining, walkways and parks. Use it as a stand-alone umbrella or as part of a group for large venues. It is completely customizable, with a choice of smart membranes, canopy colors, sizes and anchoring systems. Three mast colors let you select tones that complement your décor. It can also be fitted with LED lighting, rain guttering and aroma diffusers. We can custom-print lettering, photographs and other graphics on the canopy.
Our maintenance-free hand crank is a standard feature. However, an optional electric drive raises and lowers the canopy quickly and effortlessly. The standard tulip umbrella is wind-resistant up to 37 miles per hour but can be customized to withstand higher winds. Like all our exquisitely designed umbrellas, it is UV-resistant, water repellent, colorfast and sturdy.
Rectangular Cantilever Umbrella: Elegant Design Optimizes Space
The cantilever outdoor parasol provides maximum shade because the mast is on the side. It is ideal for dining areas, entryways, walkways and gardens. We manufacture two versions of the rectangular cantilever umbrella: Type SAH from our Home Collection, designed for residential use and smaller projects, and Type SA, our classic industrial design. Type SAH measures 10 by 10 feet square. Type SA outdoor parasols come in three square sizes and two rectangular sizes: 10 by 10 feet, 10 by 13 feet, 13 by 13 feet, 13 by 16.4 feet and 16.4 by 16.4 feet.
Both versions of our side-arm umbrella are made with the same attention to strength, durability and aesthetics. The support structure and struts are crafted of aluminum and available in white and anthracite. The canopy on the home model is MDT-tex 300, our acrylic membrane. Customers can choose between three canopy membranes for the SA model. Each provides excellent UV protection, repels dirt and is moisture-retardant, colorfast and tear-resistant. Special coatings make the polyester fabrics fire-retardant, breathable and more durable.
Custom Membranes for UV, Moisture and Wind Protection
MDT-tex has partnered with BASF to develop durable, lightweight, colorfast materials for all our umbrella canopies, each offering special coatings and protection from wind, moisture and light. You can select from three materials for cantilever, telescopic and tulip umbrellas.
MDT-tex® 260 FR is a durable, 100% polyester fabric with acrylate coating on two sides. We call it the "all-rounder" because of its resistance to water, fire-retardant properties and enhanced elasticity. Membranes can be unfolded and folded thousands of times without damaging fibers. The polyurethane coating is applied to the polyester fibers, giving strength, durability and UV resistance. The process also makes the fabric translucent. It is colorfast, tear-resistant and self-cleaning. The fabric has high breathability, which enhances comfort. The translucence allows printing to be visible on both sides.
The MDT-tex® 300 solution-dyed, 100% acrylic fabric is lightweight, highly colorfast and long-lasting. The dyeing process injects color into the yarns as they are spun, resulting in vibrant, intense colors. The material is UV-resistant, which increases longevity and durability. It is coated to enhance resistance to moisture, mold and dirt. It is tear-resistant and flexible, suitable for thousands of opening and closing cycles.
MDT-tex® 480/680 is our toughest fabric, made of 100% polyester with two-sided PVC coatings that create a high-gloss finish. The manufacturing process balances the coatings and fibers to achieve a strong, long-lasting membrane. The thick coating is highly UV-resistant, water-repellent and weather-resistant. It highly breathable, fire-retardant and withstands temperatures as high as 158 degrees F. This smart membrane is less flexible than our others, which makes it less able to withstand frequent opening and closing. Instead, it is suitable for use as a permanent outdoor canopy.
To select a rectangular outdoor patio umbrella that meets your needs and specifications, please browse our catalog. For more information, feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff.