Brazilian Ipe Hardwood is the Best for Outdoor Decks in Denver
Brazilian walnut (Ipe) is an extremely dense hardwood with a deep brown color. Considered one of the best options for an outdoor deck because it is resistant to rot, decay, insects, and snow. With a Janka Hardness Rating of 3,680 lbs, it is one of the hardest woods currently available to Denver homeowners.
Ipe is 8xs stronger than Redwood and 5xs harder than pressure-treated wood. An ipe deck will last over 50 years with little upkeep and it won’t rot from heavy snow sitting on it for days or months or crack from the hot dry summers.
Another benefit of this Brazilian walnut hardwood? Ipe has a fire rating equal to concrete and steel, which means it’s actually flame resistant.