Ipê (pronounced E-pay) originates from countries in Central and South America. Ipe decking has natural properties that make it the strong and tough to last for years as a decking material. Ipe decks provide a touch of class, style and elegance to any outdoor space.
Our company whole heartedly sells products perfect for outdoors in all weather so if you are looking at outdoor decking you cannot go wrong with IPE.
Ipe Decking attributes:
Ipe decking is world renowned for its superior characteristics and properties. Ipe wood decking has an extremely dense and tight grain. The grain of ipe wood can be both wavy and straight. The color of ipe heartwood is a rich brown with red and amber hues. Due to the wood's fine texture and interlocking grain, ipe offers superior slip resistance.
An ipe deck will be one of the strongest structures on your property. Its strength can be attributed to the natural oils and highly concentrated density levels contained in the wood. This combination is what will make your ipe wood deck stand the test of time. Your new ipe deck will be able to:
- Five times harder than pressure treated yellow southern pine
- Rotting/Termite/fungus resistant
- It doesn't retain heat hence it stays cool
- Wood rot & decay repellant
- Outlast composite materials
- Scratch free and anti slip resistant
- Ipe as a deck wood carries the highest rating for fire resistance
Ipe Deck Installation
Installation is a easy and smooth procedure if the correct and specific tools, hardware, and accessories are used. Thanks to its extreme density, both pre-drilling and carbide blades are highly recommended. Before installing, we'll make sure you have the perfect tools and accessories to build the perfect ipe deck.
Ipe Deck Maintenance
Ipe decking is not difficult to maintain, however, it needs a basic maintenance on a daily basis. Daily cleaning and occasional oiling will keep the wood shining and healthy for years to come.
Apart from incidental issues, ipe decking maintenance is generally easy. We always recommend that you apply a deck oil to finish the ipe decking. Using ipe wood decking oil will boost an ipe deck's capacity to repel water and UV rays. It will also help in keeping the reddish-brown color.