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  • How to Choose the Best Thatch for Your Lifestyle

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    Adding thatch to your home or business is a great way to create a relaxed and tropical beach atmosphere. This beautiful and eco-friendly product has been used for thousands of years and is still one of the best ways to protect and decorate homes. Its natural beauty of makes it an attractive choice when it comes to designing your outdoor space. There are several different types to choose from. All come in different colors and textures which gives them its unique names. The Mexican, African, and Tahitian are the most popular type of natural thatch used around the world. For a longer lasting variety, synthetic is another great choice.

    When comparing thatching material, you might find it difficult to choose between natural and artificial thatch. If purchased from a reputable dealer known for carrying quality products, natural thatch can hold its own against synthetic, while at the same time a good artificial thatch will rival its natural counterpart in appearance and performance. In the end, making a choice will likely come down to personal preference, but it is still valuable to examine the benefits that natural and synthetic thatch has to offer. As you go through the list of advantages of each, the one that has the elements that resonate with you the most will be the thatch product that you'll be happiest with.

     

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  • Bamboo Poles Part 2: Great Decor for Indoors

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    Bamboo poles are great building materials and extremely versatile. It's beauty and unique looks make it a wonderful addition for your indoor design needs as well. Use bamboo poles as a decorative backdrop on your walls, as art, or even as functional furniture such as curtain rods.

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  • How to Maintain Your Beautiful Bamboo Fencing!

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    Bamboo fencing is a naturally strong material. Despite its durability, like all outdoor materials, fencing needs to be taken care of to increase its life-span. Harsh elements such as UV rays can strip down the outer bamboo layer. Other elements such as the snow and rain can erode the fencing eventually. It will take these harsh natural elements longer to deteriorate bamboo fencing but why not protect it from the beginning?

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  • Bamboo Fencing Installation Guide on Existing Fencing

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    Versatile Bamboo Fencing

    One great thing about bamboo fencing is that it can be easily attached to pre-existing fencing! Bamboo fencing can be attached to existing chain fence, existing wooden fence, and even block/brick walls. Bamboo fencing is a great way to freshen up old fencing and add a new look to your backyard or any perimeter. New fencing can easily spruce up your home or business and covers unsightly holes or tears in the old fencing. Holes or any spaces in fencing can compromise privacy so adding bamboo fencing will help with that.

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  • DIY Tropical Decor Signs

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    Welcome to our first DIY of the year! We'll start off with a very simple yet fun project that is easily customizable! Many of our tropical decor signs come with sayings painted onto them, but did you know we offer blank ones as well?

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  • Bringing Hawaii to Your Backyard

    Have you ever wished to walk into your backyard and feel like you were living in a Hawaiian paradise? Tiki thatch, along with other bamboo materials, can give your home a beautiful tropical touch. Not only are bamboo products affordable, but they’re also environmentally friendly.

    Creating your own personal tropical paradise is not a dream too big to come true. With a little effort and a few helpful hints, redoing your backyard, or other space, doesn’t have to be an endless, intimidating project.

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    Pick a Space

    First off, measure and evaluate the space you have to work with. It would be a shame to buy furniture and accessories that either doesn’t fit or clutter a space. Once you know what you’re working with, establish a focal point or centerpiece. This can be inside or outside where you can add a pool, a table, and chairs for family dining, a tiki hut for cocktail hour, or a palapa to escape the sun.

    Furnish Your Space

    Within the focal area determined, decide exactly how much and what type of furniture and material you need. Feel like making your own furniture? Go for it! We have many helpful instructions on building anything from a tiki hut to a palapa (insert internal linking here to instructions). Once this is done, you can furnish your backyard appropriately.

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  • How to Care for Bamboo Products

    While we primarily think of bamboo's uses outdoors, as in fencing and construction, oftentimes we forget that bamboo can just as easily transform the indoors into a tropical paradise as well.  However, as with anything else, bamboo products must be cared for and maintained.  Here are some simple tips to care for just about anything made of bamboo:

    **Note: The word "furniture" is used to denote any bamboo construction.  This can include bamboo rugsbamboo signs and tiki masks.**

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  • Quickly Create a Tropical Backyard Paradise

    Not only is bamboo an environmentally friendly building material and sustainable resource, but it can also be used to quickly, easily and economically decorate your yard into an endless tropical vacation. This can be done by adding fences, rugs, walls or even a festive “Aloha” sign. Whatever you may choose to do, Forever Bamboo has a plethora of ideas to transform your backyard into a tropical paradise.

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  • Bamboo Decor

     

    You’ve started researching a growing market. Bamboo transcends design style guidelines because it suits many decorating projects.
    Whether you are looking for an elegant theme, looking to match shades, or simply want to add texture to a room or design project, bamboo pieces have characteristics to suit a variety of choices.

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  • Bamboo Slats on The Ceiling!

    The ceiling is ironically one of the most overlooked pieces of the overall aesthetic of a room. The difference between a room that does not thoughtful ceiling decor and style and one that does is immediately striking. One material you can use to decorate your ceiling is bamboo slats. While bamboo slats are generally thought of as a wall or fence material, they actually are a wonderful and unique addition to a ceiling. Having bamboo slats on your ceiling will give your room a unique “hut” style.

    How to Install Bamboo Slats on the Ceiling

    The first step in installing bamboo slats on the ceiling is to measure the surface area. As the old adage goes, “measure twice, cut once.” When measuring the ceilings surface area, also keep in mind the direction you would like the slats to lay as this is an important factor in the next step, which is to calculate how many slats will be needed to cover the area.

    Once you know how many slats you need, mark the measurements you recorded on the slats for cutting. Using high regard for safety, carefully cut the bamboo slat to the size of your surface area. Don’t forget to account for any fixtures that might be on your ceiling. You’ll want to custom cut holes for any ceiling fans or lights that you may have along your surface area.

    After cutting the slats and customizing the necessary areas to account for ceiling fixtures, it’s time to adhere the slats to the ceiling. There are a variety of ways to do this - you can use nails, staples, or glue. Epoxy and finishing nails are a popular and sound option. To use this method, run a small bead of epoxy on the backside of the slat and place it against the ceiling. Once in place, drive a finishing nail in the center of the slat and one nail on each of the trailing ends of the slat, or every two feet. Continue the process for each slat. Keep in mind that the process will be easier if you’ve pre-cut the slats to fit the ceiling space exactly!

    Finishing

    To finish the installation and tie in the look of the room, you could add a custom stain to match the colors that already exist in the room if you weren’t planning on painting. Bamboo is naturally a neutral color, so you’ll find that it will be easy to stain the bamboo in a color that will complement what you already have. In addition, you can add bamboo molding to create a tasteful transition from the ceiling to the wall. Now, you can sit back and enjoy the incredible look of the ceiling that has completely transformed the look of your room!

    Need Help?

    If you have questions about installing bamboo slats on your ceiling, don't worry! You can contact our customer care team and they will be happy to assist you in the proper installation of bamboo slats for a completely transformative look!

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