About Tahitian Thatch
Our Tahitian thatch products have been designed to replicate and capture the authentic tropical style of the Tahitian Islands and South Pacific regions. Tahitian palm thatch is also known as Fiji, Fijian or Brazilian thatch and is very cost-effective. The dried palm leaves used in our paneling have been specially dried in the sun to ensure consistency in size, shape and quality. These panels are also woven with commercial-grade nylon string to secure the leaves in place.
Each panel measures 3 feet in length and 2 feet in height. Order three or more panels in one purchase to receive free shipping. We also offer economically-priced bundle quantities that come with four 3 feet by 2 feet pre-assembled panels ready for installation. To top off your project, we offer round top pieces that come in a diameter of 36 inches. For your convenience, we also sell Thatch Safe, a fire retardant and sealant made especially for your Fiji thatch.
Tahitian thatch is an eco-friendly and recyclable resource that is economically priced for the consumer. Like bamboo, this renewable resource can be repeatedly harvested without killing the tree from which the leaves grow. Palms grow in tropical regions all over the world and require less water and maintenance than other traditional wood-bearing resources.
Thatch products can be installed by hand without having to use harmful chemicals or heavy machinery. The palm leaves harvested to make thatch products are skillfully hand-woven into an attractive aesthetic piece perfect for enhancing your living space.
Tahitian thatch has a wide range of applications in both interior and exterior environments. Typically, customers use Fiji palm thatch as roofing to beautify exterior surroundings. Cover the following types of structures with layers of Tahitian thatch to make a water-resistant shade:
- Tiki bars
- Covered decks
- Pet houses
If you plan to use Tahitian palm thatch for an exterior application, remember to seal it to keep it in top condition. Certain businesses may have to use a sealant treatment to comply with fire codes. Remember to research any municipal or building standards before decorating with Fiji palm thatch.
However, don't let Fiji thatch's standard purposes limit your imagination. Tahitian thatch is a versatile product that can be used to repurpose any room in your home or business.
When you use Fiji palm thatch panels to cover flat surfaces, consider making it one-of-a-kind by attaching small accents. Intersperse faux tropical flowers of different colors throughout the panel. Or, add small figures or print-outs of surfboards, aquatic creatures and seashells for beachy vibes.
Commercial Use and Re-Sale
Did you know that we serve commercial customers? In addition to helping homeowners and renters create the home retreat they've always wanted, we assist companies with adding a tropical flair to their spaces. We have experience working with the following types of businesses:
- Theme parks
- Retail stores
- And more
Our Tahitian thatch products can enhance any commercial space, whether you need them for profit or morale. More often than not, our commercial customers need to buy in large quantities to meet their needs. So, we provide a convenient wholesale inquiry page where entrepreneurs can request a wholesale quote. These custom quotes will help you manage the logistics of your purchase and get everything promptly.
How to Care for Tahitian Thatch
You'll need to know how to protect your Tahitian thatch so it looks its best. Preventive maintenance for Tahitian thatch will allow you to extend its life span. A few simple measures will protect the thatch and keep it looking beautiful longer. Here are some tips for how to maintain Tahitian thatch.
Use Thatch Safe Sealant
The first thing you'll want to do is apply a special Thatch-Safe sealant to protect the dried palm leaves from the elements. Be sure to clean and dry the thatch before applying this sealant. A clean and dry surface will allow the product to provide a stronger protective layer. To apply, use a brush, roller or sprayer. In addition to preserving the thatch, Thatch Safe can act as a primer for latex paint or water-based stain.
Make Sure It Has Access to the Sun and Breeze
It's important to make sure your thatch has access to the sun and breeze, which will allow it to dry after it gets wet. Putting thatch under heavy shade or in a closed-off area may impede its ability to dry off on its own, which could lead to an unfavorable moisture buildup. When installing the thatch, make sure the conditions will allow it to dry when wet.
If you do need to remove the thatch due to harsh weather or for any other reason, handle it with care. Remove each layer individually and stack the layers in a safe, cleared-off area free of moisture and insects. Being mindful as you remove the thatch will help avoid any handling-related damage.
Hose It Down
Hosing down your thatch is an essential part of maintenance, especially immediately following installation. For the first 30 days or so after installing the thatch, hose it down once or twice per day. Doing so will help to avoid any stain-producing runoff when it rains. If you continue to see runoff, keep hosing it down each day until you no longer do. After hosing it, let it dry in the sun.
Clean It Often
Like any other decor, thatch requires regular cleaning. It's simple enough to keep thatch clean — all you need to do is gently sweep away any loose dirt or dust between the thatch layers, working from the top down. You can then wipe down the frame using warm water mixed with a small amount of detergent. Be sure to also check for pests that might hide between the panels.
Contact the Industry's Finest Supplier of Tropical Decor
At Forever Bamboo, we understand that creating a tropical-themed space requires a lot of planning and product choices. To offer everything you need in one place, we stock one of the island decor industry's largest selections. Our U.S.-based warehouses let us ship your order in a timely manner and increase product availability. When you shop with us, you don't have to deal with multiple transactions, checkouts and purchase emails.
In addition to our robust inventory, we also employ customer service representatives who can help you use our products. Tell them your project plans and they can recommend products and materials that will get the job done. Contact our team using our online form or call 877-912-2244. We can offer live assistance Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.
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