Bamboo Poles Comparison

Bamboo Poles Comparison – Tre-Gai | Solid Bamboo | Guadua | Tonkin

Diversity is a beautiful thing, and it’s something that you need to be aware of when selecting bamboo poles for your next project. Just as there are various kinds of flowers, grasses and trees, there are different types of bamboo. Some species can provide sturdy, construction-grade poles. Others produce poles that are best utilized for […]

Pandora - World of Avatar

A Task That is Out of This World! Pandora – World of Avatar

How amaZulu Helped Create Pandora – World of Avatar Giving form to fantasy takes more than fairy dust and magic. It requires skill, creativity, innovation and a whole lot of hard work.  When Disney designers began working on Disney World’s new Pandora – World of Avatar attraction, they enlisted the services of amaZulu, Inc. to […]

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Bamboo Sourcing: The Art of Choosing a Trusted Bamboo Supplier

Not all Bamboo Suppliers are Created Equal When you shop for wooden furniture, flooring or outbuildings, you generally ask about the type of wood used in the construction. After all, cedar, oak, maple, pine, pressure-treated lumber and plywood all possess different qualities that make them ideal for certain circumstances and less than suitable for others. […]

Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch

Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch?

It was 4 years ago that we first posted a blog comparing natural thatch to synthetic thatch.  Durability, construction rating, and your budget are factors requiring serious consideration when choosing to install Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch. And 4 years ago, seeing the difference between synthetic thatch or natural thatch was easy. Great strides and progress […]

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Trending architectural theming materials for 2017

We recently attended – and exhibited at – the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) annual trade show. It was interesting to see what is trending for architectural theming materials. This is an important event for us as the amusement park segment is one of the keystones for our business, as well as the […]

3 New Architectural Materials Solutions

Creativity and customer focus help drive amaZulu’s innovation with our architectural materials solutions. That means that one of our very best sources of ideas comes from our customers. And it is those ideas that drive much of our innovation. What do we mean by this? Here are 3 examples of new amaZulu, Inc. thatch and […]

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Synthetic Bamboo Poles: Elegant, Resilient, and Cost Effective

Natural bamboo is an incredibly strong material that provides a pleasing aesthetic touch to any outdoor project, such as a tiki hut or cabana. Natural bamboo does not, however, weather the elements without showing it. It also naturally tapers rendering it impractical for designs that require uniform sizing.  amaZulu, Inc. has always offered a faux […]

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Sourcing natural thatch in Indonesia delivers a delightful surprise

What I love most about my job is that I get to travel the world, sourcing natural thatch and other materials, from some of the most talented Artisans around the globe. It’s always an adventure as I am never sure what exactly I will find! No two pieces that are carved or weaved are ever the […]

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Natural thatch: It’s the natural choice

Are you considering natural thatch for your new resort, a zoo, a tropical hideaway, or even a tiki hut?  Here are our favorite natural thatch products that we offer.  You’ll see that natural thatch is a versatile, elegant solution. There are 3 basic kinds of natural thatch that we offer. 1. Mexican Rain Cape This […]

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Strong and Sustainable – What You Need to Know About Bamboo Materials

Ancient yet versatile – Bamboo materials are still useful First used in China over 5,000 years ago, there are hundreds of innovative uses of bamboo materials.  For millennia, humans used bamboo as a construction material and for practical products like bows, arrows, paper, and bedding. Writing tablets, building materials, and books have been produced from bamboo […]