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Tent footprint use guide



A tent footprint is a piece of protective fabric or material that you lay under your tent that provides a moisture barrier and protects your tent floor from abrasion and punctures. Every time you pitch a tent, the floor experiences some abrasion from the grit, tiny rocks, sand, and twigs that accumulate on preexisting tent sites. This weakens the fabric and can lead to a hole or puncture that can soak through the waterproof barrier of your tent floor. A tent footprint acts as a protective barrier under your tent, so it absorbs the damage and preserves your tent floor.


Most tent footprints are matched to a specific tent’s floor dimensions. For example, when you use a footprint, you don’t want it to be larger than your tent floor and reach out past the tent rainfly, because rain will accumulate and puddle along the edges. The puddle can soak through the tent floor fabric or leak in if your tent floor has a hole or deteriorating seam tape. If you’re using a tent footprint that is too large, it’s best to tuck the footprint edges under the edges of your tent, so rainwater draining off your tent’s rainfly can soak into the surrounding soil.

Model and size of Tent footprint


Diameter(m/feet)  Top Height(m) Struts(mm) Floor Area(㎡) Suggested Capacity(people sleeping)
5m 2.5 Φ26*1.5 5 1-2
6m 3 Φ26*1.5 6 1-2
7m 3.5 Φ26*1.5 7 1-2
8m 3.7 Φ26*1.5 8 2-4
9v 4 Φ26*1.5/Φ32*2 9 2-4



What size should a tent footprint be?


A tent footprint is a groundsheet that is placed under your tent to protect it from abrasion and wear. The size of the footprint should be slightly smaller than the floor of your tent so that it does not extend beyond the sides of the tent. The size of the footprint will also affect how well your tent performs in different weather conditions. A smaller footprint will help to keep your tent warmer in cold weather, while a larger footprint will provide better ventilation in hot weather.



Where do you put the tent footprint?


When you’re setting up your campsite, one of the first things you have to do is choose where to put your tent. If you have a tent footprint, this decision becomes a little easier. But what is a tent footprint, and where do you put it?


A tent footprint is a groundsheet that goes underneath your tent. It helps protect the bottom of your tent from abrasion and wear, and also keeps it clean. Many tents come with a footprint included, but if yours doesn’t, they’re easy to find and purchase separately.


When you’re choosing a spot for your tent, make sure that the area is level and free of sharp objects that could puncture the bottom of your tent. Once you’ve found a good spot, lay out the footprint and peg it down at the corners.



How do you clean a tent footprint?


Assuming you mean a ground cloth or tarp:    
If your ground cloth or tarp is starting to look a little worse for wear, it's probably time to give it a good cleaning. But how do you clean a tent footprint without damaging it?

Here are a few tips:

- Use mild soap and warm water. Avoid using harsh chemicals, which can damage the fabric.
- scrub gently with a soft brush. Don't use anything too abrasive, which could also damage the fabric.
- rinse well and allow the ground cloth or tarp to air dry completely before storing it away.



Best Chinese manufacturer/supplier/factory of Tent footprint


Here at LESHADE Manufacturing, we specialize in tents and footprints, and we're proud to be one of the best Chinese manufacturers in the business. We've been in operation for over 10 years, and our team of experienced engineers and quality control experts ensures that every product we produce is of the highest standard.


When it comes to finding a tent footprint manufacturer in China, there are a few things you should look for: experience, quality control, and competitive pricing. LESHADE Manufacturing ticks all of those boxes, so if you're looking for a partner you can trust, we're your best option.





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