In France, 9 out of 10 awning fabrics are DICKSON brand.
They are made in France by the company DICKSON CONSTANT, with careful care and are designed specifically for use in external blinds. The finished product is simply flawless.
A DICKSON awning fabric is guaranteed for 10 years! This makes it possible to attest to a very high degree of quality and performance. They perfectly support winding thanks to their mechanical properties. (In particular, the tensile and tear strength.) A modern acrylic canvas will perfectly support being tight. There is no fear of tearing to have.
DICKSON fabrics are 100% acrylic. They are made from an acrylic yarn dyed in the mass. For these paintings, it is a guarantee of colour stability over time. The UV rays are stopped. They are therefore not afraid of discolouration.
They receive an antifungal coating, and an anti-fouling and water-repellent treatment.
Whether you have a manual blind, a vertical model, a box awning also simply called "chest" or "chest", a monobloc, a sheath, a retractable, articulated, projection, a banner, a veranda blind, a double-sloped blind, a shutter blind, an awning, a pergola, an arbour, a velum, an attached pergola, a roller blind, a solar shading, a screen... Whether the blind is operated by crank or electric.
Let us note in passing that the company SOMFY particularly renowned in terms of motorisation, motorisation door, wireless alarm, and of course motorisation of blinds, recommends DICKSON awning fabrics for the terrace.
Acrylic tarpaulins are also suitable for use in pergola canvas, shade sail, stretched canvas, but other more suitable alternatives exist in the field of technical fabrics.
Conversely, they are not suitable for an indoor model (pleated, rollable, Venetian, boat) or a mosquito net, because they are much too thick. By nature, an organic climatic pergola does not require a canvas.
The most requested references are: hardelot, white blue, dubonnet, charcoal, ecru, hesperide, thistle, aquamarine, Zaragoza, woodstock, vermilion, and of course any classic neo stripe.
The Dickson company also manufactures furnishing fabrics, and accessories, which are gathered in another range, which is not on sale on this site.
With almost 300 colours, the DICKSON brand should suit the majority of you to equip the awning of their terrace. The most demanding will naturally turn to the SATTLER brand, in particular the Elements Reflect® collection. At DICKSON, it is the symphony range, which with thicker fabrics, allows to obtain the greatest thermal efficiency. Choose a colour that will allow you to keep natural light under the blind. And, of course, think of the accessories.
It is the top of the range.
They are made in Austria with careful care and are designed specifically for outdoor use.
They are guaranteed for 5 years.
They are 100% acrylic. They are made from an acrylic thread, dyed in the mass. It is a guarantee of colour stability over time.
A SATTLER awning fabric receives an anti-fungal, anti-soiling and water-repellent coating.
The manufacturers are anonymous to say that these are the best fabrics for use in an outdoor blind. The difference lies in the selection of the acrylic thread used: The tolerance is for a defect only for 17 kilometres of thread. the attention paid to weaving is impeccable, rigorous selection of threads, and innovation, make the difference with other manufacturers.
In our opinion, supported by technical evidence, the ultimate in sun protection is found in the REFLECT range, where the fabrics contain aluminium particles. They are also waterproof with 1000mm in the Schmerber water column test. The thermal comfort is incomparable. Indeed, a good part of the solar radiation is reflected, which makes it possible to limit what is called the "solar factor".
GIOVANARDI fabrics are made in Italy.
They are made in Italy and are designed specifically for outdoor use.
They are guaranteed for 8 years.
They are 100% acrylic. They are made from an acrylic yarn dyed in the mass. It is a guarantee of colour stability over time.
They receive an anti-fungal, anti-soiling and water-repellent coating.
The GIOVANARDI brand is mainly encountered in the south of France. Many condominiums have been equipped with GIOVANARDI since their construction and thus renew their window coverings very logically identical. With this exception, choose a French manufacturer much better distributed and represented: DICKSON.
SAULEDA fabrics are made in Spain.
They are designed specifically for custom outdoor use (blinds or awning).
They are guaranteed for 10 years.
They are 100% acrylic. They are made from an acrylic yarn dyed in the mass. For blinds, it is a guarantee of colour stability over time.
They receive an anti-fungal, anti-fouling and water-repellent coating.
SAULEDA fabrics are a credible alternative to DICKSON for your blinds. Often less expensive, the quality is there, the choice of colours too. Made in Spain of course, but these custom fabrics have strictly equivalent performance.
You may be looking for the LATIM brand for your awning. You certainly live in a dwelling that is part of a condominium, and you must replace your awning tarp identically (custom-made). Call us at 09-77-21-76-77, we will certainly find the reference you are looking for. Same thing, if you are wondering how to fix your awning.
If you hesitate, fall back on fabrics from Dickson, which are easier to find and much cheaper.
You may have heard of the SUNBRELLA brand. They are marketed abroad, in the United States in particular. The parent company GLEN RAVEN CUSTOM FABRICS, manages the Sunbrella and Dickson brands. These are strictly equivalent products.
If you live in France, choose Dickson products, which are easier to find for your awning or awning. Also think about accessories.
Technical fabrics of the soltis or sunworker type are, against all odds, perfectly suitable for use as a blind fabric. It is perfectly conceivable to mount them on an awning and a fortiori on a blind. They offer excellent protection. Even if they are usually reserved for use in a pergola, arbour, or shade sail.
The process for manufacturing technical fabric of the 'soltis' type is fundamentally different. It is, in particular, the PVC coating on the two faces which distinguishes it from acrylic fabrics and which allows to explain its price, much higher for equal performances.
Those who have already seen a blind fabric made of technical fabric in situation on a blind awning, will take the step. The others will stick to acrylic tarpaulins, which are much more economical. The technical fabrics, thinner, are ideal for a box blind or a rollable lambrequin. They occupy rolled up, less space in the aluminium tube.