Fiber Palm

Fiber Palm Is The Most Economical Synthetic Thatch Roof Covering Material In The World.

Requirement - Only 3.2 Tiles Per Square Meter

Building and adding to the unbelievable success of the Fiber Thatch Synthetic tiles worldwide that was achieved with Fiber Reed Synthetic, Fiber Roofing developed The Fiber Palm tiles. This range of synthetic thatch was developed to cater to the resort developers need, to be able to find a long-lasting top-quality synthetic thatch. That not only looks 100% natural but is of a superior quality and durability all wrapped in a super economic option. The backbone of the Ocean is the 25 years of experience and impeccable reputation associated with Fiber Roofing’s synthetic thatch. However, the new style and composition of the Fiber Palm had to be authentic in appearance, easy to install, durable, economic and trustworthy.

Value For Money Is Unbeatable And Unmatched.

We are extremely proud of the newest addition to the Fiber Roofing synthetic thatch family. The Fiber Palm has had a remarkable success story and numerous resorts have successfully been supplied and completed within the last five years, well in excess of 300 000 m² of roof area.

This unique synthetic thatch option is different to all other options worldwide and caters for the full spectrum of synthetic roofing. We have specialized edge, bushy and ridge tiles that in combination with the standard tiles provide and tick all the required boxes. Using various combinations all styles of thatch finish can be achieved.

Colour Options – We Can Match Any Colour!

Fiber Palm Tiles

Product Information

Container Information

Size: 800 mm (32”) x 650 mm (24”) x 6 mm (¼”) to 12 mm (½”)

Weight: +/-1.1 kg

Product Code: FPIO

Description: The Palm tiles are designed to be used over a sub-roof, such as Fiber MO Board, waterproofed ply wood or even spaced wooden battens. The Fiber Palm tiles will provide the most realistic thatch roof finish, and a major benefit ZERO maintenance.

Box Size: 670 mm x 810 mm x 210 mm

Weight per box: +/- 26.5 kg

Volume Per Box: 0.1153 m³

20 ft Container (33 m³): 286 boxes

40 ft Container (67 m³): 580 boxes

High Cube 40 ft Container (76 m³): 660 boxes

Technical Data

Testing Item





ASTM D638.98

Tensile Strength

21.7 N/mm²

ASTM D638:98

Tensile Modulus

1056.2 N/mm²

ASTM D638:98

Shore D Hardness (Median)


ASTM D2240:00

Izod Impact Strength

139.60 J/m

ASTM D256:97

Flexural Strength

23.0 N/mm²

ASTM D790:98

Flexural Modulus

796.8 N/mm²

ASTM D790:98


Average 1.01 g/cm³

ASTM D792:98

Water Absorption

0.019 %

ASTM D570:95

Compressive Strength

23.5 N/mm²

ASTM D695:96

Vicat Softening Point


ASTM D 1525:96

Materials Recycling

Polypropylene that we extrude to manufacture Fiber Reed and Fiber Palm is fully recyclable. We currently ad up to 20% of our own first generation recycled material to the virgin polymer used for the extrusion process.

Easy to Install

We constructed a sample frame. Note that the binding strips on the tiles can be spaced so far apart that the tile is only stapled onto every second batten. The spacing of the binding tiles can also be adjusted to accommodate branding spaces on exciting roofs.

The constructed  sample frame.

We stapled a Fiber Ocean (Fiber Palm) bushy tile at the bottom onto the frame

Following above the bushy tile we staple a Fiber Ocean (Fiber Palm) edge tile, to round off the ends.

Placement of the exterior tiles as see on the inside of the frame.

Above the edge tile we staple a standard Fiber Ocean (Fiber Palm) tile. 

We continue applying the Fiber Ocean (Fiber Palm) tiles to cover the rest of the roof surface up to the ridge of the frame.

FR-MO Board is then placed on top of the ceiling tiles. 

The waterproofed FR-MO Board is screwed onto the frame.

We repeat the process again. Starting off with  bushy tiles followed by edge tiles. 

We then continuing with the standard Fiber Ocean (Fiber Palm) tiles to the top of the frame, covering the rest of the roof.

See the sample board lifted up by Danie, Dawie and some members of our team to show the bottom and top.

Our goal to get the same “inside” and “outside” look has been achieved.

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