Help and FAQs


What are my umbrella size and shape options?
Umbrella size and shape allows you to determine the look and coverage area for your umbrella. Size and shape options will vary per manufacturer.
What is umbrella base configuration?
Umbrella base configuration allows you to choose the configuration specific to your particular umbrella model. The base unit is often available as well, but your particular model may have additional requirements.
What is the difference between valance and market edge umbrellas?

The Valance features a skirted trim whereas the Market features a sleek double folded and stitched edge without the skirt. Regardless which you prefer, both provide ample shade for your FIM Umbrella.





What size patio umbrella should I buy?

The size of your umbrella depends on several factors. How much space do you need? What’s your budget? How much space do you have available? These are all things that must be taken into consideration before purchasing an outdoor umbrella. Choosing an oversized umbrella will be overwhelming, and can throw off the balance of your outdoor arrangement. Your umbrella should typically extend over your dining table by 2 feet on each side. If you have a 4-foot rounded table, this means you need an umbrella that measures 8 feet in diameter.

Here is an example:

Table = 30 to 36 inches — Umbrella = 6 to 8 feet

Table = 38 to 48 inches — Umbrella = 9 to 11 feet

Table = 54 to 60 inches — Umbrella = 11 feet or larger

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