Tropical Shade Imports: San Diego

About Us

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Tropical Shade Imports, established in 1986, quickly became the center for tropical decor and palapa kits and installations.  We specialize in installations in the greater San Diego, Las Vegas, and Palm Desert areas and have been the southwestern centers for thatching materials and palapas for nearly 30 years now.

We are the first commercial builders of palapas in the industry in the United States, and have been in business continuously since 1986, which is a nod to our quality and reliability.  We’ve pioneered many of the innovations to create not only a beautiful product, but a durable and reliable product.  Our Master Wood Craftsmen have been with the company for over 18 years.  With their help, we have been able to specialize in hand-carved faux-bamboo wooden poles for our custom jobs, a skill and product that no other company has been able to replicate.  We believe in quality products. We know what it takes to last.

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Tropical Shade Imports, established in 1986, family-owned and -operated, quickly became the center for Tropical Décor, Palapa Kits, & Installations.
Palapas are known for their beauty and durability – all of our fabrications are hand-made wooden structures with a palm thatched roof.  The palm allows heat to escape in the summer, and air to circulate, unlike traditional canvas or aluminum canopies, thus creating a cooler environment, up to 20 percent cooler!
Our most durable palm is Fiji thatch. This palm is so dense, no sun or rain gets through – it’s practically waterproof! Our Master Wood Craftsmen have been with the company for over 18 years. With their help, we have been able to specialize in hand-carved faux-bamboo wooden poles creating a more unique design to all of our palapas and custom jobs.

Tropical Shade Imports, established in 1986, family-owned and -operated, quickly became the center for Tropical Décor, Palapa Kits, & Installations.

We specialize in installations in the greater San Diego, Las Vegas, and Palm Desert areas.  We have been the southwestern center for thatching materials and palapas for nearly 30 years.