Mexican Palm Thatch
Mexican Thatch is our most popular and preferred commercial-grade product that is both eco-friendly and economically priced. The dried palm leaves used to make thatch are 100% renewable; the tree is not harmed during the harvesting process. Thatch is easy to install, versatile, durable, and attractive. Use thatch indoors and outdoors to achieve a tropical theme in your living space.
About Mexican Thatch
Our Mexican thatch is made from the highest quality commercial-grade palm leaves imported from Mexico. Each panel is hand crafted and woven together with dried palm leaves for lasting durability. Originally, Mexican thatch panels were called “rain capes”, a waterproof garment that was worn during the rainy season. The multiple layers of palm leaves allowed for rain to roll off immediately upon impact. Today, rain capes are seldom used in Mexican culture; however, thatch is still used on building structures for the same purpose. Mexican thatch is a heavily exported item that is used on all different tropical shade structures.
At Forever Bamboo, we only purchase the highest quality thatch products for our inventory. Our thatch is already pre-assembled and hand-woven to make installation quick and easy. Since thatch is a natural product that is hand-woven, each piece will vary in color and character. Mexican thatch can last 3-5 years depending on the climate conditions in your area. If properly cared for, thatch can last up to 5 years with consistent maintenance.
Applications for Mexican Thatch
Mexican thatch has a wide range of applications that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Typically, Mexican thatch is used as roofing to beautify outdoor surroundings. Palapas, tiki bars, cabanas, gazebos, sheds, umbrellas, and other structures can be covered with layers of Mexican thatch to make a waterproof roof.
If you are looking to use thatch indoors, table skirting is a great way to cover boring desks and tables in your home or office. Mexican thatch is a versatile product that can be used to repurpose any room in your home.
Quality is a very important factor when it comes to providing our customers with the best products available on the market. We have a very specific quality control program in which we inspect all thatch products before placing in our inventory. Thatch that does not meet our high quality standards is not selected or sold by our company. Our exclusive supplier also rejects any damaged thatch products before sending it to us for further inspection.
Mexican 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. The palm leaves harvested to make thatch products are skillfully hand-woven into an attractive aesthetic piece perfect for enhancing your living space.
Does Thatch Require a Sealer?
We do not recommend using any type of sealer on your thatch products. Sealers for thatch are not a proven product and may even cause unnecessary damage to your thatch.
Before thatch application, we recommend spraying your thatch product with a hose to wash away any unwanted residue. Mix water and bleach to make a cleaning solution and pour on the concrete once you have washed off the residue.
Fire Retardant Safety
Some of our thatch products are not fire rated. We recommend applying a flame retardant spray to ensure thatch products do not catch on fire. Consult your local fire marshal before using flame retardant. For more information on thatch safety and fire retardant applications, visit www.thatchsafe.info.
For commercial applications and re-sale of any Xcel Distributions product offerings, please contact us at www.foreverbamboo.com or call us M-F 8:00A.M.-4:30 P.M. PST at (877) 912-2244 or submit your company’s information on the application found on our websites homepage.