Comparing synthetic thatch and natural thatch might seem like a no-brainer at first – one is fake and one is real. Well, it’s actually not that simple. Many people believe that real is always better but not in this case. We’ll explain why.
When purchasing thatch it’s important to keep these 3 things in mind: budget, durability. and style. All of these can make a huge difference when constructing your tropical paradise.
At the start of the selection process, artificial thatch might seem expensive. But in the long run, you’ll see that synthetic thatch rolls are actually cheaper. The reason for this is because you won’t have to replace your thatch often. Synthetic thatch lasts up to 10 to 12 years. While natural thatch only lasts about 2-3 years (but it all depends on the environment it’s in). If you’re looking for a long-term installation then artificial thatch is the way to go, but if your project is temporary we would recommend choosing natural thatch.
Synthetic Thatch is long-lasting
As stated above synthetic palm thatch is the durable option. The lifespan for natural thatch will be longer if used indoors, as it won’t be exposed to drastic climate changes.
Style. Now this is where it gets tricky. Obviously, when installing any kind of thatch you want to get that oasis feel. Natural thatch will give you the closest thing to installing a vacation in your home. It’s real and feels real too… duh! Our high-quality faux thatch is almost identical to the natural thing, but it doesn’t feel as authentic to the real-deal. Nonetheless, a lot of our customers never know which one is real and which one is fake. This is because Backyard X-Scapes only provides high-quality products.
No matter your style choice you can always count on us to offer you the best recommendations on natural or synthetic thatch.