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Ipe Hardwood Decking - Beautiful and Durable

Ipe Decking - The Hardest Brazilian Wood

Ipe Decking (pronounced “ee-pay”)

Also Known As: Tabebulia Serratifolia, Ipe Tabaco, Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho Negro, Tahuari, Madera Negra, Greenheart, Amapa, Brazilian Ironwood

Origin: South America (primarily Brazil)

Janka Hardness Rating: 3,680 lbs.

Color: Rich dark brown color. As with other natural hardwoods, if left untreated the deck will naturally turn a silvery-grey over time. You can oil or stain your deck to keep the beautiful rich color of the Ipe.

Ipe is the hardest of the Brazilian hardwoods. It is regarded as the most sought after and best exterior decking material available because:

  • Ipe decking is extremely durableIpe Hardwood Decking
  • Long life expectancy of 50+ years
  • Termite resistant wood
  • Stands up to harsh climates
  • Ipe requires very little maintenance
  • Mold and fungus resistant
  • Resistant to cracks and checking
  • Slip resistant surface
  • Ipe hardwood is twice as hard as Redwood
  • Ipe is three times stronger than Cedar
  • Gorgeous Brazilian Walnut tone

Available Sizes: 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 5/4x4, 5/4x6, 2x4, 2x6 4x4

Ipe Hardwood Is Perfect For:

• Decks • Docks
• Siding • Fences
• Arbors • Gates
• Privacy Screens • Pergolas
• Patios • Patio Covers


The Atlantic City Boardwalk is a famous example of the use of this Brazilian Ipe hardwood.