Most of this hardwood grows in South America and it is noted for extreme density and hardness (actually sinks in water).
Ipe as a deck wood is:
Five times harder than pressure treated southern yellow pine.
Ipe decking carries the highest rating against rot and insects (termites).
Ipe deck wood exceeds the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for slip resistance when wet.
Ipe deck wood carries the highest rating for fire resistance.
Ipe deck wood is so durable that, left untreated, it will last for 40 years, and up to 100 years if deck oil is applied.
Ipe hardwood decks typically have a deep, rich brown luster with some pieces displaying a golden hue giving the wood beauty and character.
When you buy Ipe decking you are getting a wonderful exotic hardwood deck that gives lasting beauty year after year.
There is no other natural material that will outlast or look as beautiful as Ipe deck wood.
Ipe hardwood decks will remain smooth and splinter free as long as you own your deck!
Ipe deck wood provides the beauty of wood without the hassles of the high maintenance pressure treated decking. Ipe decking is beauty in wood with low maintenance if you leave it unfinished.
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