An indoor American flag is a type that you see in offices, schools, on stages, or in a parade. It’s specially built to mount on a flagpole with flannel lined headings to prevent wear and let it hang naturally.
Nylon is the most popular indoor American flag material. It holds bright colors well and is often lighter than other materials. That helps it hang more naturally, fly in the breeze better, and be easier to carry. Nylon also has a natural gloss and holds its color well with age. It doesn’t stand up to wind wear well, though, so nylon should not be your choice for an everyday outdoor flag.
Polyester is the top choice for an indoor American flag. Polyester is stronger than nylon and stands up to wind and storms best. Its finish isn’t as glossy as nylon and although it holds it’s color well, with wear polyester may appear a bit duller than nylon.
Cotton is the traditional flag material. It shows colors better than nylon or polyester, and because of it’s bulk, cotton presents the traditional flag “look” as it drapes. On the downside, cotton is the most expensive material and the least long-lasting. Cotton also soaks up water, so carrying a cotton flag can get heavy, and cotton flags material requires more cleaning.
The best flag for the job is usually:
- Nylon for indoors or occasional parade use.
- Polyester for everyday outdoor use.
- Cotton for a traditional or formal presentation.
There are three common sizes:
- 3×5 foot is the most popular office flag. Display it on an 8-foot flagpole.
- 4×6 foot flags go on a 9-foot flagpole and is best in larger rooms or churches.
- 5×8 foot U.S. Flags fit only in large areas or auditoriums. Display these big flags with a 12-foot flagpole.
Indoor flags are often sold in sets. Here’re some ideas from Amazon:
- Indoor sized 3ft x 5ft fringed American flag
- Beautifully embroidered stars and sewn stripes
- Oak finish 7ft pole, 2-piece with brass screw joint
- 7in plastic eagle topper, gold cord & tassels, and gold weighted stand
This 7ft U.S. indoor flag set comes with a 3ft x 5ft gold fringed nylon flag that has sewn stripes and embroidered stars. It also comes with an oak finish 7ft 2 piece pole that has a brass screw joint and a weighted stand for easy display. Also included in this set is a 7in plastic eagle for the top and gold tassels, making this a complete set.
- 8′ Formal US Indoor Flag Set
- 3×5′ US Flag with Embroidered Stars and Golden Yellow Fringe
- 8′ x 1.25″ Oak Finished Wood Pole, Brass Joints, Brass Ferrule
- Gold Aluminum Eagle, Premium Cord & Tassel set
- Bright Gold Vacuum-Metalized 8lb plastic floor stand – weighted
- Made in the USA
A top-of-the-line indoor flag set at a moderate price. This formal set comes complete with an 8 foot high, 1 1/4 inch diameter solid oak pole, brass joints, 7″ eagle, cord & tassel, liberty stand and indoor formal fringed US Flag with pole sleeve. The entire kit comes ready to install with minimum assembly. This indoor American Flag set is perfect for corporate offices, churches, schools, and auditoriums.