A thatch runner is a roll of thatch, typically 30 inch by 10, 20, 30, 60 feet. You can use the runner of thatch for decoration, especially if you have an island theme in mind. The most popular thatch runner is made from hand woven palm leaves. The life span of palm thatch is approximately 3-5 years, doing best in warm or dry climates. When using a thatch runner or roll of thatch, you will unroll and cut it to the size that will fit the area you are covering.
It’s best to start from the lower edge of the work area and staple over the nylon webbing, typically found at the top of your thatch runner.
It helps if you screw a strip of furring (wood works best – at least 1”) over the nylon webbing.
Install the remainder thatch by overlapping your sections. The bottom edge of thatch will cover only 6 inches or so, into the subsequent layer.
Have fun and don’t forget your sunscreen while working outside!