Choosing the Right Patio Umbrella

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The easiest way to make your outdoor space enjoyable during the hottest months is with shade. Blocking the sun’s rays with an umbrella can dramatically reduce the effects of the sun. In fact, a sweltering 95 degrees can become a comfortable 80 degrees under the right umbrella.

Learn how to pick the perfect umbrella for your outdoor space in our guide, below.

choosing the right patio umbrella

What Type of Umbrella

The first step to choosing an umbrella is determining what type will best fit your needs.

Market or Patio Umbrellas

woodumbrellaIf you are looking to cover an outdoor dining table, a market or patio umbrella is a good, cost efficient choice. These umbrellas will fit through the hole in an outdoor dining table, and can also stand alone to cover a seating area. They are commonly used to provide shade between chaise lounges or over seating on a pool deck or patio.

Choosing a tilting patio umbrella is a great upgrade which will allow you to adjust the angle of the umbrella depending on the sun’s position, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without continually moving to avoid the sun’s rays.

Whatever your intended use, make sure you purchase an appropriate base for your patio umbrella. Simply setting it into the center hole of your dining table is not sufficient to keep it upright and can cause eventual damage to your table if not properly secured into a base. When using a patio umbrella without a table you will need to use a heavier base. Refer to our product details pages to find the appropriate base for your selected umbrella and usage.

Cantilever Umbrellas

If you want to shade a dining tacantilever umbrellable without the center pole getting in the way, or you wish to cover a large outdoor seating area, hot tub or children’s play area, a cantilever umbrella is the perfect choice.

These adjustable umbrellas can cover large areas without the obstruction of a center poll. Many cantilever umbrellas rotate so t
hat you can easily switch it from your dining area to seating area depending on your activities or the sun’s position. They are also popular for creating a shaded area over a pool.  Remember, a large cantilever requires a large base, so be sure to purchase an adequate cantilever base and so you can enjoy your umbrella for many years to come.

What Size Umbrella

For market or patio umbrellas being used with a table, 8-10 feet is the standard height.

If you plan to use your umbrella with a bar-height table, you can purchase a longer bottom pole which raises the umbrella crank above the table top, making it far easier to open and close your umbrella.

When it comes to choosing the umbrella diameter, here are a few rules of thumb.

  • For use with a table, select an umbrella with a diameter 2 feet greater than that of the table. This will ensure that all guests are covered.
  • For use with a seating area, chose an umbrella slightly larger than your seating configuration to create a space that is comfortable for all.
  • Choose an octagon or round umbrellas with round tables and a rectangular umbrella for use with oval or rectangular tables. And of course, there are square umbrellas for use with square tables.

Refer to the document below to determine the proper size for your seating arrangement.

Treasure Garden Science of Shade 

Umbrella Fabric Grades

We offer umbrellas in a range of fabrics including Sunbrella, Outdura and O’Bravia. Refer to the guide below for an explanation of these choices.

Our umbrellas and replacement canopies are available in a myriad of fabric colors and styles. You can also order free fabric swatches directly from the product page of the item you are looking at to ensure your umbrella complements your outdoor space. Should you require an umbrella or canopy in a fabric color or pattern you do not see listed on our website please contact us to inquire about special orders.


Umbrella Fabrics at a Glance


Good Better Best
Solefin O’Bravia Sunbrella & Outdura
Grade D Grade C Grade A/A+
Grade D Fabrics are made of 100% Solution-Dyed Soft Olefin. These fabrics offers a great value with a wide assortment of colors. These all-weather fabrics offers a two (2) year warranty covering loss of color or strength from normal exposure including sunlight, mildew or rot. Treasure Garden’s best performing, 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester 4800 series fabric. These durable all-weather fabrics offer a four (4) year warranty covering loss of color or strength from normal exposure including sunlight, mildew or rot. This 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester offers the outdoor casual furniture industry an ideal earth friendly solution and is truly the 100% recyclable “GREEN” choice. Grade A/A+ fabrics include 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic fabrics from the top U.S. mills including Sunbrella and Outdura. These all-weather fabrics offer a five (5) year warranty covering loss of color or strength from normal exposure including sunlight, mildew or rot.

Add a Backyard Patio Umbrella to your Outdoor Space

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Umbrellas add a great pop of color and bring life to your outdoor patio furniture sets.

Umbrellas add a great pop of color and bring life to your outdoor patio furniture sets.

After a long day playing in the sun or gardening, it’s important to take some time to cool off. Other times, it’s just nice to be able to sit down and read a book without the glare of the sun in your eyes. When you need it, a backyard patio umbrella is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding blazing sun during the heat of the day.

Treasure Garden 9' Octagonal Auto Tilt Umbrella - 24 hr. QUICK SHIP

Cool off in your shade with our Quick Ship Treasure Garden 9′ Octagonal Auto Tilt Umbrella.

When it comes to choosing the perfect style of umbrella, there are many factors to take into consideration. Establishing a strong color theme for the canopy is important, but there are other factors like ease of setup and the shade’s durability as well.

Patio umbrellas come in many different sizes and shapes, so the options are available to get the perfect solution that fits your backyard or patio.

Here are just a few of the different options out there.

Treasure Garden AKZ 10' x 13' Rectangular Cantilever - 24 hr. QUICK SHIPTreasure Garden AKZ 10′ x 13′ Rectangular Cantilever

An excellent choice for covering a large space, is the Treasure Garden 10′ x 13′ Cantilever Umbrella. This massive rectangular umbrella rotates 360 degrees and allows tilting up to 54 degrees so you can provide shade to all the important areas. Treasure Garden AKZ umbrellas are also available in square and octagonal shapes.

Bambrella Levante Round Bamboo UmbrellaBambrella Levante Round Bamboo Umbrella

Patio parasols like Bambrella Levante’s Round Bamboo Umbrella from AuthenTEAK use finely finished wood as their main supporting structure. This strong and environmentally friendly bamboo frame is highly wind resistant and uses a double pulley system to smoothly open and close. When fully open, this durable round umbrella ranges in size from 8.5 ft. to 13 ft. in diameter with a pole thickness ranging from 1.5 in. to 2.25 in.

Treasure Garden 9' Octagonal Commercial Umbrella - 24 hr. QUICK SHIPTreasure Garden 9′ Octagonal Commercial Umbrella

For those interested in purchasing a strong, simple and efficient aluminum frame market umbrella, look at the cost effective Treasure Garden 9′ Octagonal Commercial Umbrella.This commercial patio umbrella operates using a simple push-up and pin lift system and has dozens of umbrella canopy color options available in Sunbrella fabrics. When set up, this aluminum umbrella has a 76” ground clearance at it’s edges, while the top center-point reaches up to 96”. When purchased from Authenteak, this quick ship umbrella ships within 24 hours.

Treasure Garden 9 ft. Wood Hexagon Umbrella – 24 hr. QUICK SHIP

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UMW609-repIntroducing our Treasure Garden 9′ Wood Double-Pulley Lift Hexagon Umbrella! Great for a low-cost shade solution! This wood umbrella is made to withstand the elements and comes in a Forest Green Polyester canopy with a single wind vent. This durable umbrella utilizes a double-pulley lift system that is easy to operate and has few moving parts. Umbrella base is sold separately.

Shop online at authenteak for the Treasure Garden 9 ft. Wood Hexagon Umbrella. In-stock and ready to ship next business day! Sale: $79 + FREE SHIPPING

Treasure Garden Sale

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10% Off Treasure Garden Bases, Accessories and Replacement Canopies!

Treasure-Garden-Furniture-Covers-2Save on umbrella covers, bar chair covers, chaise lounge covers and deep seating covers. We have water-resistant, crack-proof and fade-resistant protective furniture covers that lock out moisture, snow, sand and other undesirables. 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor a seamless look for your outdoor dining table, choose one of these flat umbrella bases from AuthenTEAK. It’s never been easier to find a solid, sturdy base that won’t let your umbrella tip over, even in the windiest conditions. Whether you like ornate art deco pieces or a simple, plain design, we have just the flat umbrella base you’re looking for right here at AuthenTEAK. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch customer service. When you order your outdoor umbrella base from AuthenTEAK, you’ll get a competitive price along with fast, efficient shipping. Shop now for 10% off all Treasure Garden umbrella bases.

Whether you want to brighten your space with Treasure Garden Vega umbrella lights or set the mood with an AM/FM stereo system, AuthenTEAK is here to provide all the top-quality umbrella accessories you need. We even offer replacement parts for your favorite products, like our Treasure Garden replacement umbrella frames and umbrella bottom poles. Shop now for 10% off all Treasure Garden umbrella frames and umbrella poles.

Solair Awnings

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Summer is finally on its way and has many homeowners scrambling to maximize the shade for our outdoor living spaces.  Solair Awnings offer homeowners the perfect solutions for protecting their patios from the hot, harsh rays of the sun.  In fact, Solair Awnings provide enough shade to keep patio spaces up to 20 degrees cooler and interior spaces up to 15 degrees cooler.   That can seriously reduce those often painful summer time electric bills!

In addition to their amazing ability to provide shade and cooler temperatures, Solair Awnings are designed to perform and are built to last.  Solair offers three models ranging from the basic 8’ x 10’ PS1000 to the nearly completely customizable PS5000.  All models feature durable Sunbrella fabric over a corrosion-resistant, electrostatic powder coated aluminum frame.  All models are motorized which makes opening and closing them as easy as pressing a button.  In addition Solair Awnings come with an outstanding 5-10 year warranty.



Umbrella Sale

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We are kicking off the hot summer with our Umbrella SALE! Shop our showroom for shade solutions from top brands like Treasure Garden, Barlow Tyrie and Sun Garden!


Sun Garden

9’ x 12’ Oval – Reg. $1,375. Sale Price $795

11.5’ Octagon – Reg. $1,395. Sale Price $795


Treasure Garden

50 lb. Art Deco (Firenze) – Reg. $210. Sale Price: $165

80 lb. Pentagon Base w/wheels (Firenze) – Reg. $350. Sale Price: $280

11’ Octagon Easy Track – #5453 Grade A Canvas Canopy w/black frame.  Reg. $595.  Sale Price $395

9’ Wood Pulley with Grade A #5408 Black Fabric – Reg. $265. Sale: $185

8’ x 11’ Rectangular Wood Pulley – Grade C Vanilla  – Reg. $255. Sale Price: $195


Barlow Tyrie

11.5’ Octagon Sorrento with Oyster Canopy (Canvas) Reg. $1,650. Sale. $995

57 lb. 4PBL Large Base – Reg. $460. Sale. $365




9’ Stainless Steel Umbrella with Sunbrella #5453 Canvas Fabric.  Reg. $885. Sale $395

Pollen Season is Here, Take Charge!

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Our patio furniture covers are an attractive champagne color and are made of an exclusively designed fabric that is both durable and breathable, water resistant, and will not crack or peel like vinyl. Each cover comes in its own built-in pouch for easy storage. Packaging is resealable. Protect your investment with our affordable year-round furniture covers.

With Spring in full swing and pollen count hitting record highs, its important to take the time to protect your outdoor furniture! AuthenTEAK offers an assortment of outdoor furniture, umbrella and grill covers. Pollen can create a fine layer of greenish-yellow residue on furniture and outdoor covers eliminate the need to continue to clean during the Spring season. Tree-pollen season generally lasts from March through May.

Outdoor entertaining is becoming more popular and research indicates that people are spending more on outdoor patio furniture. Many people only cover their furniture in the winter, but it is becoming more popular to cover outdoor furniture year round when not in use. While most of today’s patio furniture is constructed of waterproof materials, there are certain elements that can cause damage or at the very least create a mess that takes time to clean up.  Dust, dirt, bird droppings, etc are a major source of concern and create quite a mess to clean if patio furniture is not properly covered and protected.  In certain parts of the country, pollen can create a fine layer of greenish-yellow residue on furniture that needs to be wiped off.  Of course, the sun is also one of the most damaging elements and can create color fading and other damage to patio furniture and cushions with prolonged UV exposure.

AuthenTEAK carries Protective Covers Inc, which has been manufacturing high quality patio furniture covers for over 10 years and takes pride in bringing the very highest quality protective cover to the marketplace. PCI Inc. utilizes only rich, luxurious vinyl that has been UV treated for years of stability outdoors. Their Dura-Gard vinyl is unlike any in today’s market. These protective covers are 7mm thick, with a 4-ounce fleece polypropylene backing, which is first compressed into a flat sheet and then laminated onto the vinyl. This innovative process ensures the fleece won’t come off on the furniture like traditional, fuzzy backed vinyl, while adding an incredible amount of strength to the cover that fuzzy backed vinyl’s can’t match.

PCI protective outdoor furniture covers come standard with velcro ties to ensure a secure fit are are designed in a UV reflecting neutral grey (some covers available in black) with a 3-year prorated warranty. 

Check out all our protection covers online.

The Evolution Of Sunbrella

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Treasure Garden AG28 10" Umbrella

The AG28 is a 10ft cantilever European style umbrella that creates an inviting dining atmosphere. Over 135 different solution dyed Sunbrella fabrics are available for this umbrella.

For over 45 years, Sunbrella has led the way in performance fabrics. What started out as a fabric used primarily for awnings on luxury homes and boats has evolved into a leader in quality and innovation in the outdoor furnishings industry. Sunbrella has been instrumental in the development of upholstery for outdoor furniture. The fabrics stay strong and vibrant, even through intense sunlight exposure and cleaning with bleach. So STOP worrying about stains and fading on your patio furniture, go ahead and get that white sofa you’ve always wanted.

The most important fact that most people don’t know about Sunbrella is that it’s environmentally friendly. There are no waste water from dyes like the other typical competitor fabrics. Sunbrella is GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality if used in the home. A revolution is also occuring within the indoor furnishings industry. Several upper end furnishing boutiques have started offering Sunbrella fabrics for interior design projects due to it’s durability. Sunbrella furniture fabrics offer more patterns, colors and designs than any other performance fabric in the market. High profile fabric designers have been working with Sunbrella in recent years designing beautiful fabrics that are just as soft as cottons and smooth as silks. It’s amazing how Sunbrella has evolved. Come into AuthenTEAK’s showroom and look through all the great Sunbrella fabric samples or check us out on the web at Also check out to see and read about the latest developments in the performance fabric industry.