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COMING SOON: New Thatch Products!

New products will be gracing the pages of Backyard X-Scapes in the near future. Be on the lookout for our newest addition to our ever-expanding eco-friendly product line: Viro thatch. Viro is the “environmentally friendly all-weather wicker.” The first synthetic thatch in the world made entirely from 100% recyclable plastic, Viro thatch has a longer lifespan than traditional thatch and will not mold, rot, decay or shed.


Viro thatch was conceptualized with an exit strategy in mind, meaning that the production process was meant to be entirely sustainable from the beginning. Not only can the thatch panels be tossed into any standard recycling bin, but all the waste created during the production process goes back into constructing additional Viro products. HDPE, or high density polyethylene, is the greenest plastic on earth and is often used for plastic bottles and other non-toxic plastic containers. Due to its unique and sustainable production process, Viro Thatch is the only non-toxic thatch product on the market.


Viro thatch comes in three varieties: Bali Thatch, Java Thatch and African Reed Thatch. All three textures are used for different sized panels, umbrellas, bundles and eaves. The Bali Thatch combines smooth honey and light brown “leaves” to create a natural-looking thatch panel that resists fading, shedding, rotting and unwanted pests like insects, birds and mold. The textured Java Thatch blends yellows, browns and greens for an organic feel while the African Reed utilized long brown, terra cotta and olive green straw to achieve the look for authentic African Reed without the maintenance and hassle.


Keep an eye on our Viro Thatch tab to see all our new Viro products including ViroThatch, ViroReed, ViroUmbrella and ViroSurface coming soon! Viro products are 100% recyclable, sustainable and fire resistant. The only non-toxic thatch product on the market today, Viro thatch lasts longer and is more weather resistant than natural thatch. Viro works equally well for commercial and residential projects, so keep it in mind when you are ready to install a safe, eco-friendly and natural-looking thatch structure.

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