Thatch Reed

This natural thatch is one of Safari’s most popular products, and has an overall┬árich golden hue, with green and brown hints throughout. Once installed provides a distinct “stepped” appearance. This long lasting and rugged thatching material provides significantly cooler shade than other alternatives, and is ideal for anything from garden umbrellas and bars,┬áto theme park pagodas and attractions.
Appearance Made from Southern African Cape Reed, or Dekriet (Thamnochortus family of reeds). This natural thatch has a rich golden hue, with green and brown hints throughout. Once installed provides a distinct “stepped” appearance.
Grade (Int. vs. Ext.) Perfect for exterior applications, this product can easily be used indoors as well.
Fire Protection Yes, achieves a class A rating.
Durability Quite durable, expect 5-6 years of life. Drier climates may experience longer life spans.
Size Each panel is 31″ x 18″ x 1″
Ease of Installation Easy to install. Panels can be nailed or stapled onto batons for a custom roof, or can be supplied with clips and simply “clipped” onto Safari’s range of umbrellas. Minimum suggested pitch is 30deg. The steeper the pitch, the longer the lifespan.
Materials Southern African Cape Reed, also called Dekriet or Albertinia thatch reed, and a polyurethane binding strip.