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cheapest lauhala mats?????

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KAHAKA posted on Mon, Mar 3, 2003 9:00 PM

Just wondering where you folks have found lauhala mats for the cheapest price. I hope I'm not gonna hear "from the tikitrader" .... that guy is somethin' else with his prices. He doesn't take the "teacher discount."


Avoid TikiTrader like the plauge. There's a message thread on this board that is pages long of people complaining about him. Lauhala matting isn't cheap, I get mine at Franks Cane and Rush Supply
7252 Heil Ave
Hunington Beach CA

KAHAKA posted on Mon, Mar 3, 2003 9:14 PM

Thanks a lot..... I'm done with the tikitrader. I've ordered mats from him in the past, but would rather work through someone else. Thanks for the suggestion.

Luki posted on Mon, Mar 3, 2003 9:27 PM

Hi all...

Just thought I'd post the link to Frank's:




Bob from Oceanic art wrote to remind me they have the best price on lauhala matting.

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm weekdays. 10 am - 1 pm Saturdays. Closed Holidays.
12414 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, California USA 90602-1017
Phone: 562-698-6960 Fax: 562-945-0868


Kahaka, I don't know what city your in, but, if you're close to Southern California you'd like a visit to OA.

KAHAKA posted on Tue, Mar 4, 2003 8:02 PM

yeah, i'm planning to stop by there on my next visit to the southern california area (from san jose). i've heard/read so much about the darn place and have seen all the pics... sounds like a disneyland for tiki addicted adults all nearby a googie carwash! fun!

[ Edited by: KAHAKA on 2003-03-04 20:05 ]


Oceanic Arts also ships lauhala matting - I got mine from OA and they shipped it all the way out here to freezing ass cold Maryland...
they are a pleasure to do business with!


You can also buy the cheapest price here http://missmnativecrafts.com/pandan-banig-lauhala-mat-roll/

but shipping fee usually cost higher..


LOL, you gotta love it when a 1 post member bumps up an 11 year old thread to increase their SEO links. Oh well. This forum is very kind to merchants, I guess. Although honestly, most people who are building tiki bars are not looking to get a 40ft roll of the stuff shipped from the Philippines to the US. Most of us are looking for 4ft x 8ft panels for wall covering. I don't know what the cheapest price is, but Oceanic Arts and Benson's Imports are two places that I've purchased from. http://www.bambooandthatchetc.com

Hello Greg.

LOL... Sorry I just read ur reply here..

I was just reading some thread and didn't notice the date of it. But it would be a perfect info too those who are looking to buy lauhala mats. I happened to be looking at where would people discuss about eco-friendly products.

Anyway, yes the 40 feet long mat is really too long. Sorry but I am not actually selling our items here (sort of coz I've already mentioned it here. please excuse me for this) But we can actually customize with the lauhala mat size including with the strip sizes. If you notice that there are fine weave mats and 1 inch, 3/4 inch or 1/5 inch strip size. We can actually make 10 whatever sizes you need :)

Also, I agree that shipping from the Philippines to the US really cost too much.. Shipping cost are higher than the product cost.

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