Synthetic Thatch Roofing

Synthetic Thatch Roofing

Synthetic Thatch Roofing is rapidly gaining popularity as a “set and forget” alternative to natural thatch for commercial projects, holiday resorts, and homeowners alike.

Here at Island Thatch, we are continually researching new products for quality and best value. As such, we are pleased to be able to offer two of the best natural thatching alternatives in the world, namely Virothatch Synthetic Bali Thatch Tiles, and Enduroreed’s Viva Palm Shingles.

Viro Thatch

Used throughout the world in resorts such as Disneyworld, USA, The Mulia, Bali and Adventure World, Perth, Virothatch synthetic thatching replicates the look of Bali Thatch, making it one of the best looking Bali Thatch alternatives in the world.

This easy to use, natural-looking, durable product has the following benefits:

  • Maintenance-free – will not mould, rot, or shed
  • Resists birds and other pests that may break down natural thatch
  • 100 % recyclable – made of HDPE, high-density polyurethane
  • UV and colour stabilised, Virothatch will not fade or discolour
  • Each strand varies in colour from brown to honey, giving Virothatch a long-lasting, authentic look
  • 15 years manufacturer’s warranty


Virothatch Synthetic Bali Thatch comes in two forms – the full Virothatch Bali Tile and the Virothatch Bali Sub Roof Tile.

Full Virothatch Bali Tile – this flexible 780 mm x 600 mm tile comes with clips attached, making it a perfect replacement for natural African (Cape Reed) thatching. It can easily be clipped to a rod, or nailed to batten.

Virothatch Bali Sub Roof Tile – want to transform an ugly tin roof, or give an immediate tropical lift to an existing roof? Then Virothatch Bali Sub Roof tiles could be the answer you are looking for. This inexpensive, 780 mm x 600 mm tile is designed to go on top of a sub-roof to add an authentic thatch look to many applications.

Used worldwide in tropical resorts, including the Grand Hyatt, Sanur, Bali during their extensive five-year renovation, this easy to use, flexible tile can be nailed to plywood, and is an excellent option for the DIY enthusiast, and commercial resort project manager alike.

Viva Palm

Viva Palm by Enduroreed is an excellent natural Bali Thatch alternative for those wanting the durability of synthetic thatching with the added advantage of 100% waterproofing and fire resistance.

This unique synthetic roofing thatch is formed into a textured shingle and then cut with a pattern to replicate the appearance of natural palm leaves.

Designed to withstand long- term UV exposure, fire, and the rigours of inclement weather, Viva Palm is tropical beauty made easy, with 20 years of guaranteed perfection!

This easy to use shingle thatch alternative is:

  • 100% Waterproof
  • Durable – 20 years manufacturer’s warranty
  • Fire-resistant – Class A Fire Rating (USA), and Australian Fire Test Certificate
  • 100% recyclable
  • Maintenance-free
  • Fast, easy installation

Used in resorts around the world including Four Seasons, Aussie World, Disneyworld Hong Kong, and Nashville Zoo, this quality synthetic thatching is surprisingly affordable and suited for use for commercial projects and backyard renovations alike.

Synthetic Thatch

View your Synthetic Viro & Viva Brochure right here.

Viro Surface Synthetic Matting

Ideal for creating a statement on ceilings, walls, and columns, the only limit with Virosurface is your imagination!

Resistant to mould, pests, and water damage, Virosurface is ideal for long term projects lasting twice as long as any natural matting product.

Use synthetic Virosurface as panelling for interior design projects, shopfitting concepts, gazebos, Bali huts and cabana matting, tiki bar linings – the list is endless.

This versatile product can easily be glued or nailed to a clean, smooth, stable surface area.

Wall & Ceiling Linings

View your Wall & Ceiling Linings Brochure right here.