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Home / Thatching for DIY build your own Tiki Huts and Tiki Bars

Thatching for DIY build your own Tiki Huts and Tiki Bars

 

 Thatching for DIY build your own Tiki Huts and Tiki Bars

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 Suncoast Tiki Huts sells thatching for every type of use. DIY build your own  tiki hut , chickee hut or tiki bar projects , decorations for  a luau party , commercial roofing for tropical themed building.
Indoors , or outdoors thatches. some of our thatches will last 20+ years warrantied against fading and rot.  Shipped nationwide


Palm Thatch

Used extensively in the united states. Half the cost of other thatches. Authentic palm leaves from the deep woods sable palms. Can be used on any roof in place of regular roofing shingles, as well as on frame structures.

 
Materials: Replenishable, renewable resource. Durability: Interior - Indefinite. Exterior - from 5-7 years in wet, humid climates, twice as long in hot, dry climates.
 
Installation: Simple DIY, no special skills reqd., faster than cedar shingles. Minimum suggested pitch is 30 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity. Installed in layered courses, 2-3 inches apart, approx 16" on center. Sugessted fastening 1 3/4" roofing nail
 
To figure out how many leaves you need multiply your sq foot area by 1.206 which equals your total sq footage. (L x W x 1.206)
Sq footage multiplied by 3 equals total leaves plus 10% wastage. (sqft x 3 x 10%)

 



 

 

Tahiti Thatch 

 
 

Specifications:

 

- Dimensions: 36 in wide x 23 in long x 2 in thick
- Weight: 9 lbs
- Can be Fire Retarded
- Each panel gives 3 1/2 sq ft of coverage
- nailed or stapled direct to wood frames


Installation: The installation is very simple and doesn't require any special skills.  installed in neat straight lines . Minimum suggested pitch is 33 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity and waterproofability. Installed in layered courses, at 12-15 inches on center, overlapping the previous course by 8-11 inches. The panels can be stapled or nailed to battens . Each panels gives 3 -  3.5 sqft of coverage. Divide roof surface area by either 3 , or  3.5 to get quantity required. Depending on your spacing.





 

Mexican Rain Cape

Application: simple inexpensive approach to create that authentic palm thatch look. Can be used on any roof in place of regular roofing shingles, as well as on frame structures and umbrella frames. Not waterproof - purely shade covering. For applications requiring waterproofing, we recommend installing a regular subroof using regular 3/4" plywood substrate covered with felt or ice and water sheild

 Specifications:

Hand woven Palm leaf mat 48in x 48 in x 1/2 in thick
rolls come 30in x 17 ft - 57 ft, other sizes available
- Weight: varies
- Umbrella Cape diameters: , 9 ft, 12 ft , 14 ft
- Mexican Rain Cape Sheets sold in bales or 12 sheets
- Mexican Rain Cape  Umbrella Capes are sold individually

 


Installation: Installation is is very simple and doesnt require any special skills heavy duty staples , or zip ties work well. Minimum suggested pitch is 27 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity. Installed by stapled to battens or a plywood subroof. For subsequent courses, allow the fringe of the next panel to overhang the panel in the preceding course. Panels are butted side to side. Each panel gives 12 sqft of roof surface coverage. Divide roof surface area by 12 to get quantity required. Umbrella capes simply fit over existing frames or canopies.

 

Materials: these premium quality rain capes are hand woven from palm leaf strips in Mexico. Replenishable, renewable resource.

Durability: Interior - Indefinate. Exterior - >From 1-2 years in wet, humid climates. Twice as long in hot, dry climates. This product is not recommended for exterior permanent structues because of its very short life expectancy in southern climates , and all northern climates.
Exceptions: umbrellas tht are used seasonally , or extremely dry climates.

 

Thatch Reed Panels

Attractive natural roofing material. Multiple uses - create authentic thatch look, use in place of regular shingles, on umbrella frames, gazebos, bars and regular roofs. Thatch reed panels are 5-10 degrees cooler than other shade materials. 99% waterproof. No mildew, no cleaning or maintenance required.


Materials:The reed is Southern African Cape Reed known as Dekriet. The binding strip is a two part polyurethane mix, reinforced with a woven mesh. Binding strip is flexible, allowing the panels to bend and curve to conform to unusual roof lines.


Durability: From 5-7 years in wet, humid climates, twice as long in hot, dry climates.

Specifications:

 

- Dimensions: 30" wide x 17in long x 1in thick
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Sold in boxes of 6
- Can be Fire Retarded
- Each panel gives 2 1/2 sq ft of coverage
- Clips onto rebar subframe or can be stapled direct to wood frames


Installation: The installation is very simple and doesn't require any special skills. Can be installed in neat straight lines or soft wavy irregular lines. Minimum suggested pitch is 30 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity and waterproofability. Installed in layered courses, at 12 inches on center, overlapping the previous course by 5 inches. The panels can be stapled or nailed to battens or a plywood subroof. Each panels gives 2.5 sqft of coverage. Divide roof surface area by 2.5 to get quantity required.
 


 



 

Elephant Grass - Laguna Grass
Simple inexpensive approach to create that authentic palm thatch look. Can be used on any roof in place of regular roofing shingles, as well as on frame structures and umbrella frames. Not waterproof - purely shade covering.

Materials: Replenishable, renewable resource. Durability: Interior - Indefinite. Exterior - from 5-7 years in wet, humid climates, twice as long in hot, dry climates.

Installation: Simple DIY, no special skills reqd., faster than cedar shingles. Minimum suggested pitch is 30 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity. Installed in layered courses, at 6 inches on center, stapled to battens or a plywood subroof. For subsequent courses, allow the fringe of the nest panel to overhang the panel in the preceding course.
Specifications:

- Hand bound grass stem doubled over a nylon webbing
- Dimensions : 20 ft long x 42in wide
- Weight: 22 lbs
- Sold in single rolls
- Waterproof when installed 6in on center

To figure out how many rolls you need multiply your sq foot area by 1.206 which equals your total sq footage. (L x W x 1.206)= total sq. ft.
Sq footage divided by 10 equals total rolls needed.




Synthetic Thatch  

Synthetic Palm thatch           Synthetic Faux Palm Thatch         Synthetic Faux Reed Thatch

Synthetic thatch has Great use for any roofing structure., any type of building , gazebo , shed , etc.. Almost any type of synthetic thatch , or faux thatch is now available for your project.
 Will not break down like natural thatch. 20 year limited warrenty. Made from a high grade PVC compound, designed to resist color fading, rot, mildew and UV weather damage. Exceptionally fire/flame resistant. Simulated thatch has excellent wind uplift resistance and can be used on housing structures.

Some of the faux synthetic thatches available now are :
Viro thatch- available in a Palm style thatch , and an African reed thatch
Art Thatch - available in a Palm style thatch , and a reed style thatch
Endureed Thatches - available in an  african Cape Reed  style thatch  , African Kilimanjaro cane reed thatch, japanese style faux grass thatch , Somerset old english cottage style thatch , Kona Hawaiian Pili grass thatch , Bali asian long grass , and Dominica Palm Leaf thatch
Natureed - Palm style Thatch
Palmex - Palm style Thatch

 


 

   Large quantities , and Wholesale Pricing available call for pricing 1-800-984-5448