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An Outdoor Umbrella Guide to Table Patio Umbrellas

When you are shading a dining table that doesn’t have an umbrella hole, or when you’d like to shade a large area without the obstruction of a center pole, a cantilever patio umbrella can be a terrific alternative. Cantilever umbrellas are a popular patio choice because of their flexibility. These umbrellas can allow for adjustment of the placement of the canopy with 360° rotation, tilt control, and height adjustment. They can be placed on the edge of the dining area in order to provide shade on it, without taking up any floor space, and then simply adjusted for comfort. Of course, choosing the size and shape is important. If a patio umbrella is too small, it won’t provide enough protection from the sun and weather. However, your area may be limited by overhanging branches, walls, or other obstacles that must be taken into consideration and some extra room will be needed above the umbrella as it rises slightly when closed. Measure the square footage of the space you are looking to cover. A good guideline to determine the canopy diameter is to first measure the area or table that you want to shade, taking into consideration the room needed for chairs and add two to three feet to each side to provide the right amount of shade. You might also consider anything else you may want to shelter, such as rugs, plants or other furnishings. Since these measurements are typically done in square footage, the way to calculate that is by measuring the length and width of your area then multiplying those two numbers together to get the square footage. You may benefit from multiple umbrellas instead of only one depending upon the size of the space that you wish to shelter, or if there is more than one area to consider. Choosing the shape of your patio umbrella canopy is determined by the shape of the table or space you want to cover, any physical constraints, and your aesthetic preference. Before deciding on a specific size and shape, ask the experts at Poggesi. Our patio umbrellas can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, designs, and colors. Choosing the right patio umbrella for you depends on your needs and the style you are considering. We’re the experts in patio design and shade and can help you select the best option for your outdoor space. We can also design customized patio umbrellas for your challenging or extremely unique space. An umbrella is not restricted to traditional shapes such as round, square or rectangular. We can design trapezoidal or asymmetric solutions based on the surface you wish to be covered. Our umbrellas are crafted in Italy by our engineers and artisans and created to your unique vision and aesthetics. Our finely crafted fabrics are beautiful, unique, and durable. Available in a variety of elegant colors, our high-quality TÜV certified umbrellas look great, withstand tough weather, and are easy to maintain, and our patented umbrella technology makes it easy to open and close your weather-resistant umbrellas with a mere touch and a push. Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.” For more information, please visit