Professional Restaurant Umbrellas
Installing high-quality, commercial-grade outdoor umbrellas in your restaurant, bistro, bar or café gives customers an aesthetically pleasing, safe place to dine and socialize. Large deck umbrellas add valuable space, creating an attractive, alfresco extension of your establishment.
MDT-tex manufactures several styles of large commercial umbrellas for the hospitality industry. Our large restaurant umbrellas create a cohesive façade that extends the architecture of your site. These outdoor parasols may be the first feature that your patrons view from the street. Whether you install a single umbrella or a group, you want the presentation to be inviting and enhance the natural ambience of your location. We build in components that add comfort and beauty, incorporating functional features that attract clients and beckon them to return.
During our more than 20 years in the industry, we have worked with architects, business owners, engineers, designers and event planners who require precise standards for their projects. We are constantly expanding the technical aspects of our products, enhancing durability, safety and comfort in all the styles of quality deck umbrellas we make. An artistically based design enhances the aesthetic qualities of our products.
As a business owner, you want value for your money and assurance that the products you install will perform well and last. Our large commercial umbrellas offer superior weather protection, ease of operation, environmentally friendly features and customizable components that make a statement about your brand.
Styles of Professional Restaurant Umbrellas
MDT-tex manufactures several styles of giant restaurant umbrellas. Our experienced design staff can help you choose one that defines your brand, enhances individuality and complements the decorative elements of your establishment. Each style comes in several standard sizes ranging from 10 feet by 10 feet to 20 feet by 20 feet. If you require larger formats, we can custom-make sizes to your specifications.
Standard styles of professional restaurant umbrellas include:
- Classic, market-style central pole umbrellas.
- Cantilever deck umbrellas.
- Our unique tulip design with an inverted canopy in an organic shape.
Technological features that ensure strength, longevity and durability include masts, spokes and hand-cranks made of heavy-duty anodized aluminum. Canopies are constructed in segments, making installation and replacement easy. Stainless steel hooks and rust-proof screws secure the canopy segments to struts. Velcro coverings conceal zippers that connect joins. Steel base plates ensure high performance in all kinds of weather, including wind and rain. Each model is fitted with a removable, hand-operated crank that raises the telescope. The maintenance-free gear mechanism is enclosed in the mast.
You can customize these styles of large restaurant umbrellas with our standard accessories, including:
- Choice of fabrics, coatings and colors for canopy membranes.
- Sound systems.
- Rain guttering and water harvesting.
- Solar-powered LED lighting with concealed wiring.
- Storm-safe wind protection up to 60 miles per hour.
- High-quality, large-format printing visible from two sides.
- Scented elements.
- Misting for dry environments.
- Motorized opening mechanism.
- Choice of anchoring systems.
- Protective covers.
Customizing large deck umbrellas enables you to increase your brand presence while enhancing the charm of your establishment. Choose from round, octagonal, square and rectangular shapes in a variety of sizes. Covering membranes made in modular segments ensure a perfect, smooth fit over each strut. Some models include a choice of end cap colors to further refine the look. The result is an individualized sunshade that complements the style and atmosphere of your establishment.
Cantilever Deck Umbrellas, Elegant and Unencumbered Design
Cantilever deck umbrellas, also called side-arm parasols, are popular in the hospitality industry. They have a clean, unencumbered look because the mast is positioned on the side. This design offers the advantage of more space and freedom of movement under the canopy because there is no central pole. We make two styles of cantilever umbrellas: Type SAH, a lightweight version that is part of our Home Collection, and Type SA, a commercial-grade version. Both are constructed of superior-strength aluminum with components manufactured to stringent engineering standards. The mast comes in two standard colors of anthracite and white.
Type SA comes with a choice of square or rectangular canopies with spans ranging from 10 feet by 10 feet to 16.5 feet by 16.5 feet. These commercial-grade parasols are manufactured with robust fittings to withstand heavy, repeated use, wind and rain. Choose from acrylic and polyester canopy membranes in neutral colors of black, white, beige and grey or vibrant greens, reds, blues and yellows. Custom colors using the RAL color system are available on request.
Type SAH is available in a standard size of 10 feet by 10 feet with a square canopy made of acrylic fabric. Choose from 10 brilliant colors to enliven your outdoor space and attract passersby to your establishment. The canopy membrane and support components withstand thousands of openings and closings. The acrylic fabric is recommended if you want superb richness of color.
Both styles include standard features that accentuate comfort, including a tilt mechanism that angles the canopy to protect from the sun throughout the day. The mast rotates, which allows precise adjustment to optimize shade and space. Vents at the top of the canopy enhance airflow, cooling the area below and stabilizing the structure from gusts of wind. Canopies can be joined to form modular units to create walkways and colonnades or enlarge the protected area of your open-air space.
Giant Deck Umbrellas With Telescoping Central Pole, Classic and Balanced
Classic in format, aesthetically balanced and precisely engineered, our market-style telescoping parasols are the preferred format of professional restaurant umbrellas in the hospitality industry. Type T is both elegant and functional. The precisely designed, solid aluminum pole supports canopies spanning 20 feet by 20 feet or more. Choose from round, square and rectangular shapes in a variety of standard spans. We also make giant deck umbrellas in sizes as large as 50 feet by 50 feet.
If your establishment is in an area with high winds, such as the mountains or the beach, Type TS withstands winds up to 50 miles per hour. Type TK performs in winds up to approximately 80 miles per hour with proper anchoring. In these high-wind models, the mast and spokes are constructed of stainless steel to optimize strength. Several anchoring systems are available. If you require high-performance specifications, contact us to determine the format that provides the strength and durability required for the conditions on your site.
Choose from either 100% polyester or 100% acrylic fabric for the canopy membranes, which are water-, fade- and UV-resistant. Many restaurant owners opt to join several large restaurant umbrellas together to form an extensive outdoor space, adding stability, comfort and charm to their establishments.
Tulip Umbrellas, Unique and Whimsical
The tulip umbrella, Type E, forms the shape of a tulip flower, a unique design created by MDT-tex. The segments of the canopy extend upward, forming an inverted shape resembling a tulip with petals reaching toward the sky. The organic form exudes whimsical elegance and practical functionality. This design, inspired by nature, gives a unique ambience to any establishment or venue.
The inverted format of the canopy creates a funnel that collects rainwater and channels it through the mast into a collection basin or onto the ground. A plexiglass covering surrounds the heavy-duty aluminum mast. Struts positioned above the canopy create a smooth, attractive surface below. These large deck umbrellas include highly customizable features, including:
- Mast color options of silver, white and black.
- Choice of colors of solar-powered LED lights that illuminate the canopy from above.
- Rainwater harvesting into a collection cistern or with ground dispersal.
- Standard sizes ranging from 10 feet by 10 feet to 20 feet by 20 feet.
- Round, rectangular and square shapes.
- Large-format sizes available on request.
- In-ground anchors or movable base.
- Custom printing to display logo, photographs or graphics that define your brand.
- Fragrance emitter.
- Choice of membrane fabrics and standard colors. Custom colors available on request.
- Corrosion-resistant components.
- Enhanced wind resistance up to 80 miles per hour.
Customizing our tulip-style giant deck umbrellas lets you make a strong statement about your brand through color, form and proportion.
Smart Textiles for Superior Performance
During our more than 20 years of manufacturing quality deck umbrellas, we have continuously developed and refined materials, components and designs to present an attractive, versatile product. Our smart membranes are used by other manufacturers of outdoor umbrellas who rely on the long-lasting, high-performance materials. Developed in conjunction with BASF, we build in features during spinning, weaving and manufacturing that ensure colorfastness and performance in all types of weather and temperatures when properly maintained. Our name, Membrane-Design-Technology, describes our goal of delivering high-quality, artistically designed products with leading-edge technology.
Our large commercial umbrellas stand out because of the care and attention we give throughout the manufacturing process. Dyes are injected during the production of fibers to ensure consistency of color. The result is brilliant, long-lasting pigments with a richness of color that does not fade. Special coatings embedded in the material as it is woven ensure a high degree of weather resistance. Our fabrics are self-cleaning, ensuring that dust, mold and other contaminants do not penetrate or stick to the fibers. Some materials include fire-retardant and self-extinguishing coatings, important safety features requested by many establishments.
Choose from our 100% acrylic fabric or two types of 100% polyester material. We test each fabric for colorfastness, water resistance, UV resistance and tear resistance of both warp and weft.
- The MDT-tex 300 100% acrylic membrane ensures long-lasting color. The lightweight, transparent material is designed to withstand thousands of cycles of collapsing and opening. This membrane exhibits brilliant color, recommended for applications where stability of color is desired. It is standard on Type SAH cantilever umbrellas and an option on all our large restaurant umbrellas.
- Our MDT-tex 260 FR 100% polyester membrane has special coatings diffused into the yarn that meet California guidelines for flame-retardancy. The low-density polyurethane coating enhances its environmental performance, including water-resistance, breathability and resistance to UV rays. It exhibits good performance for collapsibility.
- Our toughest membrane, the MDT-tex 480/680, is also 100% polyester. Special coatings on both sides give a glossy appearance to this well-sealed fabric, resulting in a smooth look. Matte finishes are available on request. It has the highest values for moisture resistance, breathability and tolerance of high temperatures. It is flame-retardant and 100% UV-resistant. This membrane performs in all types of weather and is suitable for year-round use. The coatings create a less flexible membrane that works well for permanent applications.
You can choose either of these two polyester membranes for the telescopic, commercial-grade cantilever and tulip styles of giant restaurant umbrellas.
Define Your Style With MDT-tex's Quality Deck Umbrellas
The industrial-quality components that we build into our giant restaurant umbrellas give the support and durability expected of high-grade commercial products. They also enhance versatility, allowing you to express individuality and define your brand. Each umbrella is crafted according to stringent engineering standards, resulting in an appearance and functionality that appeals to a broad consumer base.
Our experienced design staff can help you select a type of umbrella that complements your defined style. Whether you are developing a new brand or refining an existing one, we can help you create a unique look that performs well in the environment of your establishment. The optional accessories offer additional features that extend the functional capabilities of your outdoor space. Solar-powered LED lighting creates a soft glow and intimate ambience for nighttime dining and socializing. As weather turns cool, heaters give warmth under the canopy. If you offer entertainment, speakers provide sound to guests.
Joining several large deck umbrellas together forms a protected outdoor space that extends your service area. You can choose canopy colors that enhance the look you want. Vibrant reds and blues exude energy and create a joyful atmosphere. Black, greys and tans form a neutral backdrop for a sophisticated look. The possibilities are endless, ensuring an individualized look that draws customers and makes them want to return.
For more information about our professional restaurant umbrellas, contact us by phone, email or through our website. We serve communities throughout the U.S. from our facility in Tyrone, Georgia.