Which Material Should You Opt For When Buying the American Flag?

May 30, 2019 2 min read


Since Independence Day is just around the corner, it’s time to buy a flag! You want this Fourth of July to be unforgettable, after all, and show your love for this great nation to everyone.

But when it comes to choosing a flag, there’s more to it than just ordering one online. It’s all about the size and material of the flag. You want it to last for years so you don’t have to buy a new one every time.

But the million dollar question is, which material should you opt for when purchasing the beautiful stars and stripes banner?


Polyester is the most common fabric used to make flags. It’s popular because it doesn’t wear and tear as fast as other materials. It also absorbs moisture so you won’t need to worry about humid weather conditions causing damage.

And for the environmentally conscious, polyester is eco-friendly because it’s made from recycled materials. In addition, when it comes to aesthetics, polyester is a popular choice because it makes the American flag’s colors “pop out.”

Polyester flags are a popular choice for commercial properties. They’re great for auditoriums, embassies, offices, and even school buildings. Polyester is also great for military flags.



Just like polyester, nylon is long-lasting and durable. Nylon is perfect for residential areas. You can use nylon flags indoors as well. Nylon ensures that the colors of the flag stand out and that the print is high-quality.

It offers the perfect balance of deep colors and strength. This also makes it popular for state flags.

In addition, nylon is a lightweight material. And if you live in an area where it rains heavily, going with nylon flags is perfect. Nylon, like polyester, can absorb moisture without wearing and tearing.


Cotton flags are good for ceremonies. They can only be used indoors, though, because cotton easily tears at the seams when exposed to harsh weather conditions.

Cotton flags don’t offer the best colors and print, but they’re an affordable choice for classrooms and schools.

The Conclusion

If you want to display your flag outdoors, we highly recommend going with nylon or polyester.

If you’re looking for exceptional-quality American flags, we’ve got everything you’re looking for!

We offer free shipping for orders over $75! Our flags are fray-resistant, durable, and made from the highest-quality materials.

Browse through our stars and stripes collection and pick the one that best fits your needs.



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