IPE Decking

Bending strength: of 23,360 psi.

Janka Hardness: 3,510 lbf (15,620 N)

Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) also known as Brazilian walnut or Lapacho is one of the densest hardwoods available, with the same fire rating as concrete and steel. It is mildew and decay resistant, and is not deteriorated by insects, making it perfect for outdoor and seaside construction.

Benefits of IPE Decking

Many homeowners have invested in IPE decking for quality and beauty. IPE (pronounced “ee-pay”) is a gorgeous, durable wood, often used in decking, boardwalks, piers, and much more. Learn why IPE wood is one of the leading decking materials throughout the world and is a great option for homeowners! IPE lumber— also known as Brazilian Walnut— is one of the most prized lumber materials available! This is for a number of reasons.

IPE wood is highly durable— more durable than you can imagine. As one of the hardest woods out there, its strength is comparable to concrete, allowing it to withstand many types of extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, blasting winds, etc. Its naturally evolved hardness also makes it extremely resistant to insect attack and fires (without any further treatment). 

IPE wood is also highly prized for its appearance. The wood comes in a rich blend of hues, from deep, cozy browns, to flickering, flaming reds, to dazzling warm ambers. This variety of colors also makes it easy to discreetly replace a board. Normally, if you replace one board after a few years, the color has faded or changed, or is simply a different shade of wood than the replacement plank. The new plank therefore stands out, marring the aesthetic of your beautiful deck. IPE wood already varies from plank to plank, blending into a cohesive collection of colors, thus disguising the new board with ease.

IPE wood is one of the longest lasting decking materials. Not only is maintaining its rich colors and general upkeep relatively easy, it’s an incredibly hard lumber to damage. IPE decks last 45-70 years, meaning you can forgo worrying about eventual replacement costs. We have done many IPE decks throughout South Florida, as it is a great choice for our climate and weather. The wood is slip-resistant, making it ideal for spills, rain, or post-water-logged-activity-get-togethers. And, of course, it’s a great choice to withstand against hurricanes.

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