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Archive for the ‘Synthetic Thatch’ Category

Synthetic Thatch Roofing Materials

Top 7 Reasons to Buy Synthetic Thatch Roofing Materials

Thatch roofing easily transforms any building into a tropical oasis. It is a time-tested construction material, but when using natural thatch, longevity can be a concern. Instead, consider synthetic thatch roofing materials.  There are plenty of reasons to opt for a top-quality synthetic for your next project. They have an undeniable appeal thanks to their […]

Mexican Rain Capes

Top 5 Uses for Mexican Rain Capes and Mexican Thatch

Have you ever wondered how Mexican Rain Capes got their name? Once upon a time, this versatile form of thatch was actually worn as clothing. Cultures around the globe knotted together palm leaves to form capes that offered protection from the elements. Today, you’re unlikely to spot someone wearing Mexican thatch. However, there are plenty […]

Synthetic Palm Thatch Roof Materials

4 Types of Synthetic Palm Thatch Roof Materials to Fit Any Budget

An artificial or synthetic palm thatch roof offers the ideal mix of beauty and practicality. You get the lush look of natural thatch with material advantages like increased durability, pest-resistance and longevity. However, it’s a mistake to assume that if you’ve seen one synthetic thatch, you’ve seen them all. At amaZulu Inc., we offer four […]

thatch umbrella capes

Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Thatch Umbrella Capes

What makes a hot, sunny day even better? For many people, the answer involves having a shady spot to enjoy it from. That’s why natural or synthetic thatch umbrella capes are a fantastic addition to any outdoor living space. Unlike a traditional thatch umbrella, which consists of multiple layered panels, a thatch cape is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

artificial thatch roofing

Versatile Thatch Roofing – What You Need to Know

Thatch roofing has a long history that began with temporary shelters for nomadic peoples. Between 5000 and 1800 B.C., the first hunter-gatherers colonized the areas between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. As they built structures to live in,  a thatched roof covering was a premium choice for homeowners. This choice was due to readily […]

Thatch umbrellas

Grab Some Shade Under Our Thatch Umbrellas

Thatch Umbrellas Come In So Many Varieties The sight of a thatch umbrella immediately transports you to a white, sandy beach highlighted by crystal-clear ocean water. Synonymous with island getaways, thatch umbrellas add the perfect amount of tropical flair to any project in need of some shade. Thatch is a great alternative to traditional canvas […]

Palapa Thatch

How It’s Made: Palapa Thatch Umbrellas

Ever wonder what those tropical umbrellas are called? They are palapa thatch umbrellas, a style of thatch that originates from the Philippines that made its way to Central America in the 16th century. amaZulu, Inc. offers authentic-looking synthetic palapa thatch umbrellas that can add the perfect finish to your restaurant, tiki huts or beach resort. […]