Choosing the Best Commercial, Café, or MakMax Umbrellas for Your Gold Coast Business

If you’re in the market for commercial umbrellas on the Gold Coast, then you are aware of their many benefits: they look fantastic, provide shade and shelter, and they’re a great way to tie together dedicated spaces for eating, sitting, meeting, or another activity. However, there are so many styles available that narrowing down your choices can be tricky. To help you make the right decision, consider the following factors.


For what purpose will you use your commercial or cafe umbrellas on the Gold Coast? Think about whether you need them to provide shade, whether you will need to move them around, and how large an area they will need to cover. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you determine the best size, shape, and other options as well as whether one larger or several smaller umbrellas might be the best choice.

Type of umbrella

There is a wide range of café umbrellas on the market, but there are two main types: cantilever and centre post. Cantilever umbrellas are adjustable and can extend outward or retract at different times. Centre post umbrellas are traditional umbrellas with one centre post that holds the canopy up. Which type is the best choice for your business depends on several factors such as your business needs and whether you might need to rotate or otherwise adjust the umbrellas to cover different areas.


It’s important to select the right size umbrellas to ensure that they provide plenty of shade. Measure the area to be covered and discuss your needs with your manufacturer; this will help you determine the size of the umbrellas you need and whether you need one or multiple units. You’ll also want to make sure to comply with any local guidelines and make sure there won’t be any issues with the size you want.


Something else to consider when buying MakMax umbrellas is how durable the unit you’re considering is. These commercial umbrellas are a valuable investment, and you’ll want to make sure they last. Make sure to choose quality products that will withstand the harsh Australian sun, wind, and rain. Also, learn about the different types of fabric available; some are waterproof, while some are designed for shade only.

Care and maintenance

Be sure to ask about the care and maintenance required as well as what kind of warranty your umbrellas have. Ending up with umbrellas that are difficult to clean or maintain will be a hardship for years to come. Make sure to choose products that are simple and cost-effective to keep in top shape.

Buying MakMax umbrellas on the Gold Coast from Versatile Structures

For help deciding which commercial umbrellas are the best choice for your business, contact Versatile Structures. With a combined 40+ years’ experience and extensive knowledge about our full range of shade solutions, we can help you make the right selection and install commercial umbrellas you and your patrons will enjoy for a very long time.


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Are similar to shade sails with the addition of supporting framework. This makes them less susceptible to fabric sag from heavy wind and hail.


Provide a waterproof shade solution by utilising PVC membrane fabrics, these range in warranty from 10 years to 30 years.


Shade Sails, are a cost-effective option to provide shade to an existing area.


Polycarbonate products are an ever developing area of Versatile Structures, we pride ourselves on being highly adaptable when it comes to unique design challenges that are only applicable to this type of structure.


Aluminium Screens and Sunhoods can be custom made to suit individual requirements, or prefabricated for tight construction timeframes.


Umbrellas are available in numerous shapes and sizes, they can be linked together to create a larger area of coverage.