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Differences Between Parasol And Umbrella

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Going out in the morning is excellent for your mental health and to make sure you get enough vitamin D. However, getting exposed to the sun directly for long hours, especially during the afternoon will affect your skin, health and even immune system. It helps if you have a physical shade with you such as a parasol to protect you from the harsh UV rays. Research has also proven that excessive amounts of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun will have a negative impact on your health, such as severe sunburn or allergy. 

 

It is important to apply sunscreen every time you are exposed to the sun to protect your skin. However, if it is too hot say in the afternoon, you are advised to also use physical sunblocks such as a hat or an umbrella.

 You may have heard of a parasol, but you probably have no idea the difference between a parasol and an umbrella. They may look similar but it is two completely different item serving two different purposes. Unsure to get yourself a parasol or an umbrella? Let us help you! Here we will share some fun facts about these two life-saving inventions.


Material

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It’s a portable and lightweight device that is made up of plastic or fabric that is stretched over a series of hinges. They are all connected to the central body, which is usually curved at the end for you to carry it with ease. When not in use, you can collapse it and transport it with you.

 

It is typically used to protect one from rain and wet weather, as well as the sun. Therefore, the fabric or the plastic is made up of waterproof material that the water will not penetrate. Nowadays the umbrella comes with some creative functions and designs, such as an extendable umbrella which can be shrunk to the size of your water bottle, or a cooling system inside the umbrella – not only does it provide shade for you, but also a breeze, how cool is that?

 

Design

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If you look closely, the design of a parasol it a bit different compared to an umbrella. Umbrella is more concave looking while a parasol is straight. This is because it is mainly meant for providing shade as It is made up of thick fabric, it could be cotton or canopy fabric. Hence, it is only water-resistant and not waterproof.

 

If you like those ancient movie series, you must have seen Parasol before. It is usually used by loyal families or nobles and it is dedicated and pretty, especially in Europe. The origin of it goes back to ancient Egypt where the maids or bearers were holding parasols, which were made up of a big piece of palm leaf or feather, to shade their masters. You can hardly see anybody using it now though unless it is for wedding photography purposes.

 

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However, you do see, probably have used another type of parasol before, which is a patio parasol. It is made for outdoor environments, which means it is made up of weather and stretch-resistant material like Sunbrella – it is a high-quality outdoor fabric sling commonly found in all outdoor upholstery. 

 

You can find it mostly at the beach, swimming pool and garden. It is huge and larger than an umbrella and usually can cover and shade more than one person at once. In addition, it is not meant to be portable and therefore has no handle at the end; instead, it is used with a parasol stand which is made up of wrought iron for its strong stability and resistance to wind.

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If you are looking for some patio parasols with high-quality teakwood to complete your garden decoration, you can visit the largest outdoor furniture store.

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