Hard surface

Soft or hard surface

The SunnyTent should be firmly fixed (in the ground), so that the tent stays upright even in windy weather. The standard ‘fixing components’ are intended for use on a soft surface such as grass, artificial turf, sand, wood, bark, etc. That does not mean that the Sunny cannot be placed on hard surfaces.

Below you can find information per type of hard surface.

Please note: for all types of hard surfaces, the following applies: In windy weather, the SunnyTent will move slightly. Because a paved surface is always somewhat rough, the bottom edge of the tent can wear out slowly (because it rubs against the ground), if the ground is uneven. To protect the bottom edge, there are several options (not included):

  • Cut a thin rigid hose entirely open lengthwise and ‘click’ it over the bottom edge of the SunnyTent. This is the most simple, good-looking and clean solution.
  • As an alternative to the garden hose, use foam pipe insulation material. A small disadvantage of this is that this material absorbs water and dirt, which is not the case with a garden hose.
  • A third option: put artificial grass (carpet), a thick tarpaulin or other soft material between the hard floor and the bottom edge of the SunnyTent.

 

Surface of brick / tiles / stone that are (partially) removable:

The two hinge anchors are the main fastening points. The anchors are approximately 40 cm long and must be firmly placed in the ground. For this, remove a brick / tile / stone from the terrace in the correct places, and hit the hinge anchors in the ground here, see manual or instruction video for further instructions.

On the side of the tent which is rarely open (we call this the back), the tent needs to be attached to (or in) the ground in at least three places. The included turn herrings can be used for this purpose. Remove one brick / tile / stone from terrace and attach it the herrings here into the ground.

On the side of the tent which opens the most (the front side, or “’entrance’), the tent must also be attached in at least three places on / in the ground. The included turn herrings can be used for this purpose. Remove in the right three places a brick / tile / stone from the terrace and twist the turn herrings in the ground here.

After placing the turning herrings, of course you can fill the gap, for example, with a half-brick / tile / stone, gravel or sand.

Note: If you have thick or high bricks, tiles or stones, then maybe the turn herrings do not have enough grip in the ground because the lower edge of the tent on top lies above surface level. Check this carefully, and test this well. If they do not have enough grip, you can replace these herrings with, for example, a metal rod or bar that you hammer into the ground (diagonally to have enough power). Round up the end of such rod or bar into a curve to hook around the tent pole so that this does not become a sharp object where you can hurt yourself on (feet or shins).

Note: Never stick the SunnyTent to bricks / tiles / stones that can be lifted from the terrace by the tent in the event of strong winds. If the bricks / tiles / stones are placed very deep or if they are very heavy, you can also secure the SunnyTent with the special ‘hard-surface installation set’  which is for sale in our shop. The securing of the SunnyTent is easy with these materials.

Note: If the SunnyTent is not secured with our securing materials, the warranty may become null and void.

Any questions? Please contact us.

 

Surface of wood, concrete or tiles/bricks that cannot be removed:

The two hinge anchors are the main fastening points. If you do not want to or cannot create an opening in the surface, you cannot use the hinge anchors. But, in our shop you can buy the special ‘hard-surface installation set’. The securing of the SunnyTent is easy with these materials.

Note: If the SunnyTent is not secured with our securing materials, the warranty may become null and void.

Any questions? Please contact us.