What Is The Best Inflatable Material?

Inflatable materialBuying an inflatable product can either be a great success or a misbuy. Therefore, it is important to know what you are buying and what the product is made of before buying it. The question is, what material is the best? And what types of inflatables are there to choose from? This blog will describe the different fabrics we use at Weflatables for our inflatable products.

The different inflatable fabrics

Fabrics used for inflatables are usually coated or laminated with synthetic materials to increase their strength and durability. Among the most commonly used materials are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated vinyl or nylon, and oxford woven fabric.

The type of material suitable for a particular product is determined by several factors. A key requirement for inflatable fabrics is that they are water and oil-proof. In addition, the material must also be durable.

As well as different kinds of fabrics, there are also different kinds of coatings. For instance, Oxford can be coated with PVC to make it waterproof. Since nylon oxford is not waterproof by itself, this fabric is lightly coated for some products.

What is Oxford material?

Oxford fabric is a very popular material that can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used for clothing because of its lightweight, and it is very often used for inflatables. By weaving several yarns together in vertical and horizontal directions, this fabric has a basket weave structure.

Thin yarns are woven over a thicker filler yarn. In the creation of colored Oxford shirts and patterned shirts, the threads running in one direction are dyed, while the other threads remain white.

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The result is a slightly thicker fabric, with a fine texture and a checkerboard pattern.


– Durable and breathable

– Fabric gets softer with each use

– Naturally resistant to wrinkles

– Dry easily after washing

– Easy to maintain

– Lightweight

Oxford material is often used with an additional coating. A coating prevents dirt from accumulating among the fibers and makes the material water- and wind-resistant.

What is PVC Tarpaulin material?

I probably don’t have to explain what PVC is, because everyone knows it. But for those who don’t know exactly, PVC is short for Polyvinyl Chloride. It is one of the most widely used thermoplastic polymers in the world (alongside only a few more commonly used plastics such as PET and PP). The plastic is naturally white and brittle (before adding plasticizers).


– PVC Tarpaulin is easy to patch

– Cheap compared to other materials

– Lasts long (with reasonable care)

– Maximizes portability

– PVC Tarpaulin is a very durable fabric

– Resistant to weathering, chemical rotting, corrosion, shock, and abrasion

– Strong and safe

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PVC Tarpaulin has many advantages because it has many benefits, as well as the fact that it is very easy to work with. Unlike oxford fabric, polyvinyl chloride is tough and has good power strength, but is also not too heavy. It is used for many inflatable products because of its benefits. Moreover, you can create almost anything with PVC Tarpaulin, because the fabric can easily be joined together.

So what inflatable fabric is better?

Both oxford material and PVC Tarpaulin both have many types under them. Oxford material can be coated in a variety of ways, and so can PVC Tarpaulin. Still, it’s hard to say which material is really better because they are both different. PVC Tarpaulinis very strong, durable, easy to put together, multifunctional, and can withstand many factors. In addition, oxford material is very light, easy to use and wash, breathable, and easy to maintain.

Both materials have positive features that can be used for inflatable products. For bigger inflatables, PVC Tarpaulin will probably be the better option. Think of bounce houses or inflatable castles. Oxford material on the other hand is better for movable inflatables, like sky dancers, or beanbags.

Both fabrics have their own specific benefits that can be used on different types of inflatables.

You can find the most incredible and high-quality inflatables at Weflatables.com.

Check out this link if you want a unique inflatable product: https://weflatables.com/custom-product-request/

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