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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


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. Thatches can be used indoors or outdoors. Some of our thatches will last 20+ years, warrantied against fading and rot.
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Natural Thatching for DIY Build your own Tiki Huts and Tiki Bars



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Palm Thatch Leaves 


Used extensively in the United States. Authentic palm leaves from Sable palm trees deep in the woods. This is a replenishable, renewable and earth friendly resource.

Palm Thatch can be used on any roof in place of regular roof shingles as well as frame structures. They can be used indoors or outdoors to make any home or business look tropical. When installed as instructed, palm leaf structures are waterproof. You can install fans and tv/stereo systems in your structure. Used indoors, palm leaves will last indefinitly. Used outdoors, palm leaves will last 5-7 years in wet, humid climates and twice as long in hot, dry climates.

Installation is simple and can be done yourself. Palm leaves are easier and faster to put on than cedar shingles. Minimum suggested pitch is 30 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity of the palm leaves. Install the palm leaves in layered courses, 2-3 inches apart, approx 16" on center. Suggested fastening is 1 3/4" roofing nail.

To figure out how many palm leaves you will need for your project, 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. 



 African Reed Thatch


African reed is made from a Southern African Cape Reed known as Dekriet. Thatch reed panels are a heavy duty panel. The binding strip used on the african reed thatch is a two part polyurethane mix, reinforced with a woven mesh. The binding strip is flexible, allowing the thatch reed panels to bend and curve to conform to unusual roof lines. 

Thatch reed panels can be used on existing roofs or on wood or steel frames, such as umbrellas. They require no maintance or cleaning.

When installed as instructed, African reed thatch is 99% waterproof. The panels are used to enhance the authenticity of backyard tiki bars and other structures. Other then great authentic appearance, African reed panels offer an additional benefit such as allowing trapped heat to escape through the reeds. Thatch reed panels will keep your structure 5-10 degrees cooler then other covered structures

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 pitcher increases the longevity and waterproofability. African reed is to be installed in layered courses, at 12" on center, overlapping the previous course by 5 inches. The thatch reed panels can be stapled or nailed to battens or a plywood subroof.  

To get the quantity required for your project divide roof surface area by 2.5.

Fire retarding is available, please call for pricing.


Tahiti Thatch


Tahiti thatch is a rustic looking natural eco-friendly and sustanable material. It is a thick and full looking, flexible thatch. Tahiti thatch creates a wonderful palm atmosphere for any type of commercial or residential project. Tahiti thatch offers extreme durability in the harshest of weather conditions.

When installed as directed, tahiti thatch is 98% waterproof. Tahiti thatch will last 5-6 years in wet humid climates and longer in dryer climates.


Tahiti thatch installation is very simple. Installed in neat straight lines. Minimum suggested pitch is 33 degrees, steeper pitch increase longevity and waterproofability.  Tahiti thatch is installed in layered courses, at 12-15" on center, overlapping the previous course by 8-11". The thatch panels can be stapled or nailed to battens or zip tied to steel framing.  Nylon rope can be cut and retied if thatch needs to be sized. 

Fire retarding is available, please call for pricing.

To find out the amount of panels needed divide roof surface area either by 3 or 3.5 depending on your spacing.


Mexican Rain Cape


Mexican rain cape is a simple inexpensive approach to create an authentic palm thatch look. It adds decorative accent to your structure in your home or business. Mexican rain cape is often used in commercial industries as indoor decor as in hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, stores and much more.  Mexican rain cape is hand woven from palm leaf strips in Mexico. These are a replenishable, renewable, eco-friendly resource.  They are a very light material.

Mexican rain cape is not waterproof, it is purley for shade covering or decorative purposes.  For applications requiring waterproofing, we recommend installing a regular subroof using regular 3/4" plywood substrate covered with felt or ice and water sheild. When installed as directed Mexican rain cape will last indefinitly on indoor use and 1-2 years outdoors in wet, humid climates and approximately double that in hot dry climates.  This product is not recommended for exterior permenant structures because of its short life expentancy in southern climates and all northern climates. Exceptions being umbrellas that are used seasonally or extremly dry climates.

Mexican rain cape installation is very simple and doesnt require any special skills, heavy duty staples or zip ties work well. Minimum suggested pitch is 30 degrees, steeper pitch increases longevity. Installed by stapling to battens or a plywood subroof. For subsequent courses, allow the fringe of the next panel to overhang the panel in the proceding course. Panels are butted side to side.  Mexican rain cape is versitle and can be cut into any shape by simply cutting between the knots without unraveling. 

To find the quantiy required divide roof surface area by 12.  Mexican umbrella capes simply fit over existing frames or canopies.



Elephant Grass


Elephant grass is simple inexpensive approach to making a tropical oasis.  Can be used on any roof as well as frame structures. It is made of replenishable and renewable materials, so it is eco-friendly.

Elephant grass is not waterproof and is used purely for shade or decoration. 
When installed as directed Elephant grass will last indefinitly when used indoors and when used outdoors 5-7 years in wet, humid climates and twice as long in hot, dry climates. 

Installation of elephant grass is simple and requires no special skills. 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 next panel to overhang the panel in the preceding course. 

To figure out how many rolls are needed multiply your sq foot area by 1.206 which equals your total sq footage (L x W x 1.206) and then divide by 10.

For large quantities, or wholesale pricing please contact us at 1-800-984-5448





Synthetic Thatching for DIY build your own Tiki Huts and Tiki Bars

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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

 


 

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