Synthetic ViroThatch Java

ViroThatch: Java, just as ViroThatch: Bali style represents the traditional Balinese alang-alang thatch. Java perfectly represents the same aesthetic, but with a more grey coloring, so that the thatch looks like it has existed for many years, rather than the “new” color that the Bali style carries. It is available with both a non-fire retarded, Class-B, as well as Class-A fire rating! Finally an alternative to PVC with a comparable fire rating, and none of the toxic or UV/fading PVC drawbacks. Safari is proud to launch this new line of synthetic materials. HDPE (high-density polyethylene) material is 100% recyclable, non-toxic, safe, U/V stable and color-fast, it’s maintenance and pest free, and is visually stunning!


  • Appearance:  Balinese-style alang alang highly realistic synthetic grass thatch, deliberately colored to appear “lived in,” or as if the thatch has existed for several years.
  • Grade (Int. vs. Ext.):   Perfectly suitable for both interior and exterior applications
  • Comm. vs. Res:   Both
  • Fire Protection:   We offer a full range of fire rated options.
  • Durability:   Manufacturer-backed 20-year limited warranty
  • Size:   standard panel: 31″ x 24.5″
  • Ease of Installation:   Simply fire a SS staple or roofing nail through the binding strip into your dried-in roof deck. Minimally, panels are installed at 9″ O.C. (The closer together the rows of thatch, the more full the roof will appear)
  • Color:   HDPE is completely U/V-stable. As such, there are absolutely no fading issues in sunlight unlike PVC and other plastics
  • Materials:   100% HDPE (high density polyethylene), which means this product is 100% recyclable without any toxic by-products – the greenest of all synthetic thatches on the market today

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