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Palmex® Rio Thatch


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Estimated Shipping Date: Oct 26 to Oct 29.

NOTE: We ONLY ship to the Contiguous United States, and Standard shipping is FREE*. If you wish to place an order from another region, please contact us. (*See Shipping & Returns for further details)

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Rio style synthetic thatch
is designed as a shingle to be layed on wood panel, plywood, metal or an existing roof. This ideal material for construction which required an external thatch aesthetic with false ceiling. This model offers new solutions on different support, as, old roof to renovate, metal sheet, or very particular frame. Versatile and easy-to-lay, these products are the ideal aesthetically-pleasing solution for any roofing renovation projects.

In freezing cold and tropical climates alike, thatched roofs are used for all kinds of structures. From simple shelters or impressive mansions to most unusual modern-day facilities, thatching is synonymous with protection, comfort and pleasure, but also of convenience, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

A fire-retardant option is also available for these synthetic leaf products.

Palmex® Thatch is a synthetic palm thatch that is used as an alternative to natural thatch. It is the perfect solution for covering your home, resort, restaurant, bar, club or any building or structure that you would like to give a tropical or natural look and feel to. Palmex® Palapa Thatch is a Synthetic, Eco-Friendly 100% Waterproof industrial-strength product that is certified Wind-Resistant, UV-Resistant and comes with a 20-Year Warranty that provides added-value on the investment.

  • Polyethylene high density.
  • UV­protection treated structure.
  • Tinted structure.
  • Highly resistant.
  • Thermo­formed.
  • 100 % recyclable.



  • To be nailed or screwed, leaves only (no rails).
  • Minimum of 8 leaves per square meter.
  • 12,5 cm 5" spacing between rows.
  • Installation in quincunx 2/1.
  • First 2 rows must be stacked to give appearance of thickness along the roof´s edge.



  • Pack of 72 leaves
    43" x 26" x 4" ­ 52 lbs
    98 cm x 64 cm x 15 cm ­ 23 kg
  • Pallet of 14 packs of leaves
    55" x 43" x 36" ­ 750 lbs
    104 cm x 130 cm x 125 cm


Rio style synthetic palapa thatch is sold by the bundle.
A bundle covers approximately 97 sq ft.

For estimating purposes, calculate surface area of structure and add 10%. 

Palmex® accessories for artificial thatch roofs are available at checkout. These include the following:

PVC Wind Clips (package of 100)

Top Ridge Cap

Round Top Cap

Accessories for Palmex Thatch