Fabrics Information

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Markilux use high quality fabrics for their awnings, built to withstand the extremes of Australian weather, with the aim for creating low maintenance and long lasting awnings. With various colours and materials, there will be something to suit everyone’s style when it comes to choosing your awning fabrics.

Choice of fabric is very important, you want to colour and design to be aesthetically pleasing and suit the style of your home, but function of the fabric is crucial. You want to choose the right blind fabric to ensure it performs well outdoors. There are three main types of awning material on the market:

  • Polyester is the most recent development and is high-tech in its composition. Produced through environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, the chemical composition of polyester awnings fabrics allows for treatment with stronger, more effective ultraviolet blockers.

  • Acrylic was the synthetic replacement of canvas, it has been around for a while and has not changed much over the years. It is not as easily available in as many colours and patterns.

  • Canvas started as the only available awning fabric but is now considered to be outdated. It does not hold out as well against extreme weather conditions and is not as long lasting as its newer fabric counterparts.

Through the development of high tech polyester, Markilux has been able to create a fabric that was high performing and more advanced than canvas or acrylic.

Markilux offers a wide range of awning fabrics that have been designed in-house by their design team in Germany.