Brazilian Ipe Wood For Decks:
The ipe lumber we sell is sustainably harvested and certified by the FSC.
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.
Ipe hardwood 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:
The benefits of building a deck with ipe hardwood:
- Ipe wood is extremely durable
- Long life expectancy of 50+ years
- Termite resistant wood
- Stands up to harsh climates
- Ipe timber 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 lumber is three times stronger than cedar
- Gorgeous Brazilian walnut tone
Read “All about Ipe” in our blog.
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