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Our customers often ask what the difference is between pole tents versus frame tents. The following is a brief overview of the difference between a pole tent and a frame tent.

Pole Tents

A pole tent is generally designed to be used on ground or grassy areas. A pole tent uses stakes driven into the ground and ties attached to them in order to support the tent. It is usually not possible to put up a pole tent on a hard surface such as concrete. ( unless the stakes can be driven into the concrete surface.

Usually a pole tent has at least 1 pole in the center as the main support. Some people like to decorate the center pole in a tent as centerpiece, using flowers, vines, various plants or fabric. Yet other people find the center tent pole a nuisance, as it blocks the view or just gets in the way.

Many people enjoy the appearance of a pole tent, and like the way it looks from the outside. The overall shape of the tent has graceful curves, dips and peaks, without any metal pipes showing on the inside.

Frame Tents

A frame tent, on the other hand, is usually free standing, and can be located on any surface including; asphalt, a deck, concrete or grass as well. Since a frame tent does not have any poles inside of the tent, one does not have to worry about trying to work around the poles in the tent.

One drawback in regard to the frame tent is that it is usually a bit more pricey to rent than a pole tent, due to the labor involved in setting up the tent, as well as the cost of actually purchasing the tent.

If you are looking for a comfortable, yet affordable tent to rent in Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati Ohio, trust your friends at Advantage Tent & Party Rentals. We will be happy to help you find the right tent for your next wedding, party or event. We’ll be sure to take into consideration all of your requirements and help you choose the perfect tent for you!

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