Preparing thatch for use as a building material is a craft that has been passed down from one generation to the next for centuries, eliminating the need to find thatch for sale. While reed and other types of dry grasses are used to build a thatched roof, palm thatch is what many people use to roof a tiki hut or other tropical-style structures. Hardcore DIY-ers might want to take on the project of thatching a roof from the very beginning, including harvesting palm leaves and drying them before weaving them into thatch, but that process is time consuming.
Another issue to consider is whether you want to use natural or synthetic thatch. Many people choose to roof structures with thatch because it is a natural, eco-friendly, and sustainable material, so opting for artificial thatch seems to defeat the purpose. The good news is that, thanks to advances in technology and widespread concern about the environment, it's possible to find natural thatch alternatives that look authentic and are safe. When shopping for an artificial alternative, be sure to make note of the synthetic materials used to create it. Synthetic substances such a HDPE (shorthand for High-Density Polyethylene) and Polypropylene are safe for use around animals, humans, and in gardens. They are 100 percent recyclable materials and you won't have to worry about runoff when it rains, because the water dripping from the roof won't be toxic and will not affect the environment.
When you're shopping for thatch for sale, Forever Bamboo has just what you're looking for. We have a selection of natural products including Mexican and Tahitian palm thatches as well as African reed thatch. Plus, we also carry a choice of different varieties of artificial thatch that look just as good as our natural products, and they last longer.