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Artificial Thatch

Forever Bamboo’s Synthetic Thatch products are a cost-effective and smart alternative to natural thatch materials. Unlike natural thatch, synthetic thatch does not mold, rot, shed, or decay and is specially designed to last up to 4 times as long. Additionally, all of our synthetic products are pest resistant. Synthetic thatch requires no maintenance and is very natural in appearance. Enhance your living space with this eco-friendly, recyclable thatch that will last for years to come.

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Our Artificial Thatch Products

We source all Forever Bamboo products from manufacturers we know and trust. As the country’s leading supplier of natural thatch products, we know what to look for when choosing a synthetic alternative. This ensures that all our artificial thatch rolls and roof panels meet a standard of quality and authenticity you can’t find elsewhere.

Read on to learn more about our current selection of faux thatch rolls and panels or visit individual product pages for detailed specifications, installation instructions and other useful information.

Baja Palm Artificial Thatch

Artificial Baja Palm is made from recyclable polypropylene, a non-toxic plastic that is safe for humans, animals, gardens, and marine environments. Once installed, runoff from thatch roofing will not cause harm to your living environment.

This synthetic Baja material is styled to look just like our natural Mexican palm thatch. The warm color tones of browns, tans, and yellows are replicated in each synthetic palm leaf to capture the classic look of natural thatch. Unlike natural Mexican palm leaves, synthetic requires no maintenance or replacement, making it a highly cost-effective product for long-term use.

Viro Synthetic African and Java Thatch

At Forever Bamboo, we also offer another modern, eco-friendly product that replicates the detailed artistry of African and Java thatch styles. Our Viro synthetic thatch is made from High-Density Polyethylene often referred to as HDPE. This synthetic material does not pose a threat to the environment and carries a 20 year manufacturer's warranty.

We sell two different types of Viro synthetic thatch: African and Java. Our Viro synthetic Java Palm and African Reed thatch can be used to cover Tiki huts, umbrellas, palapas, and other sturdy building structures. Viro Java simulates the popular Mexican/South Pacific Javanese styled thatch found in Indonesia and provides texture and definition to your project. Viro African is modeled after our natural cape reed thatch which gives a more rustic look to your outdoor setting.

Benefits of Artificial Thatch

Why should you choose faux thatch over a natural product? The answer to this question depends on your unique needs. For many applications and many customers, natural thatch is still the way to go. However, there are several compelling reasons why you might want to consider a synthetic alternative. Our fake thatch products are:

  • Attractive and Versatile: Building structures with artificial thatch roofing mimic the same luxurious palapa structures that are made from natural thatch products. To the untrained eye, our faux thatch products are virtually indistinguishable from natural. Use our products in homes, businesses and any other space that can be improved with a Palapa or Tiki hut style of roofing.
  • Affordable and Long-Lasting: All of Forever Bamboo’s synthetic thatch is built to last and withstand many different climates. Artificial thatch is a cost-effective and smart alternative to natural thatch products that generally need to be replaced every five years. Fake thatch products resist weather-related wear and tear, giving you more value for your money with less maintenance and replacement on an ongoing basis. They’re a smart choice for anyone who wants that topical, Tiki-inspired look without having to worry about day-to-day care.
  • Good for the Environment: We take great care to ensure that our natural thatch is sustainably harvested from renewable sources. Staying true to this commitment, our synthetic products are made from high-quality, commercial-grade artificial palm and reed thatch that does not harm the environment. With Forever Bamboo, you’re taking steps to towards being more sustainable for the environment, regardless of whether you choose a natural or synthetic product.

There is no shortage of reasons to buy artificial thatch for your home or business. However, not all products are created equal. It’s important to work with a reputable supplier who can recommend the right products for the task, which is where Forever Bamboo comes in. Not only do we carry a large inventory of products from some of the best manufacturers in the business, but we also offer expert advice based on our long history in the industry.

Synthetic Thatch Applications

Imitation reed and faux palm thatch products can be used in any indoor or outdoor setting to create a stunning tropical atmosphere in your very own living space. Cover cabanas, palapas, tiki bars, gazebos, and umbrellas that same way you would with natural thatch.

Our fake thatch products are also ideal for indoor installation in both residential and commercial spaces. Give your business or home a fresh new look by decorating wall space, privacy panels, and bar areas with our synthetic thatch panels.

Get inspired with potential applications for our artificial thatch products by visiting the Forever Bamboo Gallery. There, you’ll find in-depth case studies and detailed examples of some of the many ways our customers are using thatch and reed products in their homes and businesses.


Thatch panels can easily be installed with staples, nails, or screws on any solid roofing surface. All synthetic thatch products can be cut with a sharp scissor or looping shear just like our natural thatch products. Use any synthetic thatch panel to enhance your building structure for an authentic tropical theme in your very own backyard.

Quality Control

Forever Bamboo works with different suppliers and distributors to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality product. We are constantly searching for new eco-friendly thatching products to add to our inventory. Customer service is very important to us; we only supply the highest quality products to our valued customers.

Commercial Use

Forever Bamboo is proud to partner with restaurants, bars, resorts, amusement parks and any other businesses requiring bulk or wholesale orders of a faux thatch product. We offer personalized attention for your organization and will work to find solutions that are right for your budget. All products ship from our warehouse in Southern California, which helps keep delivery times to a minimum whether you are ordering just a few artificial thatch panels or placing a large commercial order.

For commercial applications and resale of any Xcel Distribution product offerings, please contact us or call us M-F 7:30A.M.-4:00 P.M. PST at 877-912-2244 or submit your company’s information on the application found on our commercial and wholesale pages.

Your Source for Artificial Thatch Products

Forever Bamboo specializes in natural and synthetic bamboo and thatch for homes, businesses and any application. To offer options to all customers, we are proud to sell a variety of artificial thatch products.

Our office is open Monday through Friday and our representatives can provide advice and assistance on any matter related to product selection and ordering. Give us a call at 877-912-2244 or contact us online to get in touch today. Ready to place an order? Shopping online is safe and secure at Forever Bamboo. Explore our artificial thatch product pages to get started.

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