Shop By Thickness (mils) of Plastic Sheeting

Plastic Sheeting-Thickness In Mils

Plastic Sheeting comes in a wide range of thicknesses.  It is rated with the term, "mil". A mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inch. Most human hair is  One-thousandth of inch, or 0.001 inch.  The most common size in the thickness rating for plastic sheeting is 6 mil. This is 6-thousandths of an inch, or 0.006 inch. Generally, the thicker the plastic, the stronger it is.  If it has string/scrim reinforcement, then the string within the plastic will give it added strength. Depending on the application, the composition of the plastic can play a big role regardless of the width.  For example, additives added to the plastic such as the fire retardant additive may play a more significant role than the thickness of the plastic if the job requires FR/ flame retardant plastic.

Click on the links below to select the thickness that will best serve your project.

1-2 Mil Clear and Black "Visqueen/ Construction Plastic"

3 Mil Plastic Sheeting

6 Mil Plastic Sheeting

10 Mil Plastic Sheeting

12 Mil to 80 Mil Thick Liners

14 Mil Heavy Duty Liner

15 Mil Plastic Sheeting

20 Mil Plastic Sheeting

24 mil Tarps/ Covers/ Liners

30 Mil Heavy Duty Plastic Sheeting

80 - 100 Mil Thick Heavy Duty Liners

Not sure which thickness you should use for which application?  Click here to see a chart.

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Thickness of Plastic Sheeting              Common item for comparison

75 mil                                                                 Nickel

60 mil                                                                 Penny

50 mil                                                                 Dime

10 mil                                                                 Business card

6 mil                                                      white trash bag used in kitchens

4 mil                                                             standard piece of paper


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