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Archive for the ‘Bamboo’ Category

Natural Bamboo Slats

5 Ways Natural Bamboo Slats are Used as Decorative Construction Material

Natural bamboo slats are made by slicing a bamboo pole and sanding and shaping it to produce one flat side. This decorative construction material is easy to install, remarkably durable and amazingly versatile. Natural bamboo slats are ideal for indoor applications that need a tropical theme.  They are available in a natural or stained mahogany […]

Mobile Tiki Shack

Herb’s Mobile Tiki Shack – A Creative And Fun Way To Use amaZulu Products

amaZulu is a leading global supplier of thatch and bamboo materials for theme parks, zoos, resorts, water parks and so many other types of businesses.  We love working with businesses to add a tropical element to their property.  And then there’s Herb.  Herb had a dream of having an office on the beach so he […]

Tropical Themed Products

amaZulu is Now Completely Stocked for Season on Thatch, Bamboo and Eucalyptus Tropical Themed Products

Since 2002, amaZulu has built a business providing tropical themed products such as bamboo, thatch and eucalyptus to architects, general contractors and project managers.  We also strive to listen to the needs of our customers.  What we’ve heard lately is you love the quality of our tropical themed products, but you need inventory NOW.  Okay, […]

Sustainable Building Materials

Choosing the Right Sustainable Building Materials for Your Next Project

Are you ready to incorporate sustainable building materials into your next project? Choosing construction materials that are derived from readily renewable resources like bamboo, thatch, reeds, eucalyptus, and cork allows you to add environmentally friendly flair to your project without sacrificing quality, style or value. However, to get the most out of sustainable construction materials, […]

Bamboo Poles Comparison

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

Diversity is a beautiful thing, comparison 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 bamboo poles. Others produce poles that are best […]

bamboo supplier

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. […]

architectural theming materials

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 […]

synthetic bamboo poles

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 […]

sourcing natural thatch

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 […]