Tents: different types

There are various reasons why people rely on renting or purchasing a tent. Event and party tents are often used by companies or at family gatherings. Storage tents are also often used. Well-known and commonly used types of tents are: the halt tent, the pagoda tent, folding tent and the halt tent. The tent canvas is made of PVC or PE. When relying on a tent there are some important elements that one should also take into account, such as lighting, furnishing, heating and cooling.


Circus tent
When we think of a large tent that guarantees an event, many people will no doubt think of the circus tent. A tent that guarantees an atmospheric event in terms of interior and beautiful lighting.


With a smaller tent, we soon think of camping again.

Party, event and storage tents

Yet there are many other types of tents that are used for:
  • Celebrate
  • Business receptions
  • Scholarships
  • Meetings
  • Sporting events
  • Storage area

Tents come in all shapes and sizes; and are both rented and sold. They differ in price per size, type and accommodation. Below you will find an overview of different types of tents.

Folding tent

  • Very easy to use, often set up in less than 5 minutes
  • Is mainly used for a reception or an exhibition stand
  • The standard sizes are: 3 x 3 meters, 3 x 4.5 meters, 3 x 6 meters and 4 x 4 meters

Pagoda tent

  • Eyes a bit more chic and are therefore ideal for a company reception / party
  • Here are the standard sizes: 4 x 4 meters, 5 x 5 meters, 6 x 6 meters


  • Very suitable for a nice dinner with a large group of people.
  • A frequently used haltent is that with a size of 10 x 10 meters

Party tent

  • Interesting if, for example, you want to organize a wedding party, family celebration or a party
  • The standard sizes are 3 x 4 meters, 3 x 6 meters, 4 x 4 meters, 4 x 6 meters, 4 x 8 meters, 5 x 8 meters, 5 x 6.8 meters, 5 x 10 meters

Storage tent

  • If you need a storage place for material quickly, such a tent can offer a solution
  • The standard dimensions of the tent are: 3.3 x 6 meters, 6 x 6 x 3 m, 6 x 6 x 3.70 m and 6 x 12 x 3.70 m.

The tent canvas

The tent sails are developed from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or PE (polyethylene).

Polyvin chloride (PVC)

  • The raw materials of this plastic are petroleum and salt
  • PVC is very durable and is therefore widely used

Polyethylene (PE)

  • Better understood under the name 'plastic'
  • Often less durable than PVC tents, and therefore also cheaper.

Interior of the tent

The specialized suppliers of event and party tents will ensure that there is sufficient attention for a good:
  • lighting: very important for the atmosphere in and around the tent.
  • heating: Even though the weather seems to be good, it can always change and that's why a tent heater (especially in the late hours of a party, for example) is certainly not an unnecessary luxury.
  • device: how many tables and chairs should be (and where), how the lighting should be placed, the floor ...
  • cooling: when it is already warm you can enjoy fresh air through an appropriate cooling system, so you can stay calm and comfortable at the place of the event

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