Three things determine the quality of a moving blanket: weight, blanket material, binding material.
Our Best moving blankets are manufactured using cotton/poly blends and offer ultimate protection and durability. The cotton fiber blend provides a softer touch and its thickness provides superior padding. Our "Best" blankets are the most durable moving blanket we offer and "hug" the item you are protecting better than polyester alone. The woven binding allows these blankets to be washed if they become soiled. We recommend using these premium quality blankets for the most precious cargo such as antiques, heirlooms or high value items.
Our Better quality blankets are made from a combination of non-woven or woven polyester fibers. Woven Polyester is formed from long poly fibers that are woven (intertwined) with each other to form a much stronger fabric that provides a very durable moving blanket that is resistant to tears.
Our "Good", or economy moving blankets are made of non-woven polyester. Non-woven polyester is formed of long synthetic fibers that are NOT woven or knitted together, but rather are bonded together by pressure, heat, chemical, or solvent processes. Non-woven shipping blankets are the least resistant to snags and tears and are the most economical blanket. Cheap moving blankets are especially good for one-time moves.
Valuables can be easily scratched or dented in the back of a moving truck. Moving blankets prevent damage by wrapping your valuables with a thick protective covering. Blankets also make great moving pads as well and can help protect larger objects from scuffs, scrapes, dents and abrasions. Moving blankets are typically made of strong, woven synthetic fabric or with non-woven fabrics and filled with cotton batting.
The two main ways to compare a moving blanket are by comparing weight and by fabric type. Woven fabric is more durable, but costs more than non-woven fabric. When blankets need to be reused a woven fabric is best. Higher quality fabrics make heavier moving blanket bundles. Moving blankets come in many different weights; however the most commonly available size for a moving blanket is 72" x 80". Some blankets are constructed using thicker, battier cotton to make them more protective against shocks and bumps.
Moving blankets provide much greater protection and durability than cheap paper moving pads. Unlike paper pads, moving blankets do not easily tear during the move. Blankets can also be used over and over, making them more economical than paper pads. This is essential for any moving business, including shipping companies, moving companies, and for delivery services such as furniture and electronics stores. Moving blankets can be used for more than moving. Moving blankets can also be used for long term storage of larger objects, like furniture.
Moving blankets (moving pads) usually produce better results when used in conjunction with ratchet straps and rubber bands rather than tape. Moving straps and mover bands often give a much better hold on large objects than box tape. Additionally, tape can leave a sticky residue on your blanket or your furniture. Also, packaging tape cannot be reused, while straps can.
Moving blankets and moving pads are very important in the cargo business. Moving blankets are an invaluable tool used when transporting furniture or any other manufactured goods in need of quality protection. When using cargo control straps - such as ratchet straps, tie downs and/or winch straps - it is important to also use a moving blanket to protect the furniture from scratching or breaking.
Moving blankets are commonly referred to as moving pads, van pads, warehouse pads, quilted moving blankets or furniture moving blankets. When purchasing moving blankets, three things should be considered to help you make the right decision. The first choice is deciding on the weight of the blankets. Moving blankets are typically sold in bundles of 12. For example, a dozen moving blankets advertised at "75 pounds per dozen" would mean that each blanket weighs 6.25 pounds. Heavier moving blankets protect furniture better than lighter moving blankets because the pad between the quilted fabric is thicker.
The second thing to consider is whether or not the fabric is woven or non-woven. Woven fabric is used on higher quality moving blankets and is more durable than non-woven fabric. Woven fabric can be made from polyester, polyester/cotton mix or even 100% cotton for maximum protection. Woven fabric is softer and offers the best "feel" for the most precious cargo. More economical furniture moving blankets are made from non-woven quilted fabric and work great as warehouse pads and storage blankets as well as for the occasional move.
The third thing to consider is the quality of the binding. The binding is the fabric around the outside edge of the moving blanket that ties everything together. Binding can be made from woven or non-woven fabric as well. Binding prevents the edges of a moving blanket from fraying, thus increasing the life expectancy of the blanket.
A licensed mover is required to use some type of moving pad, paper, or moving blanket when moving quality furniture or anything breakable during transit. Moving blankets and moving pads are important especially if you are a service provider in the cargo business. A service provider's main purpose is to provide quality workers that are highly trained in using tie downs, ratchet straps, winch straps, and many other tools used by the moving industry. A sound reputation will be built by using these devices along side moving blankets and movers pads to prevent damage to cargo.
U.S. Cargo Control offers everything from cheap moving pads to high quality moving blankets. Our blankets protect your large valuables, furniture, appliances, tv's and other cargo from damage during a move. We can supply you or your business with the best quality moving blankets on the market. Most of our blankets are sold by the dozen to save you money, however, they are also available in individual counts. Call us today toll free at 800-867-1210 to find out which moving blanket is right for you.