Superior Shade Color Options

Traditional Knitted Shade Fabric

American Playground & Recreation  fabric blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, depending upon the color you’ve chosen for your shade structure. Our UV stabilized fabric is created from high-density polyethylene and Raschel knitted to resist fading, abrading, rotting, shrinkage, and unraveling. We also have a unique thread that allows the fabric to “breathe” allowing the hot air to rise and escape. This selection of fabric colors is fire retardant and passes the NFPA 701 and ASTM E84 tests. Most of our traditional shade fabric color offering is California Fire Marshal certified, which is the highest standard for flame resistance. When ordering, please inquire about your color selection being certified and the associated lead time.

Dual Shade Fabric Colors

This selection of fabric colors is truly unique. Two different color yarns are combined to form a single dual colored fabric (with a top and bottom color) that produces a shimmery effect. Our Dual Shade Fabric is backed by a 10-year limited warranty. This selection of colors is only available on our Hypar Umbrellas and Hyperbolic Shade Sail designs.

New! RainGuard Waterproof Fabric

Our RainGuard Waterproof Fabric is highly durable and provides protection against bad weather and UV rays. What’s more, it offers exceptional resistance to dirt and mold.

Superdurable Powder Coat

Our Superdurable powder coat is one of the best in the industry. Our frames are coated with an Epoxy TGIC Powder Coating Zinc-Rich Primer. After the primer application, we apply Superdurable Polyester TGIC powder coating.

Powder Coat Process:

  1. Start with Original Raw Steel
  2. Blasted Nearly White
  3. Epoxy TGIC Zinc-Rich Primer
  4. Superdurable TGIC Powder Coat