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Why Ipe Wood

IPE WOOD IS THE BEST DECKING MATERIAL WORLDWIDE :

IPE Wood is an environmentally responsible choice which naturally resists rot, decay, insects, and mold without the use of toxic chemicals used in other decking products. It is naturally fire resistant and has been awarded an 'A1' rating, like metal.

Additionally, IPE is an incredibly strong, dense wood, harvested from naturally sustainable forests only. It has very high wear durability in daily use, and is resistant to splintering and checking. It's also beautiful!

IPE has been awarded the best decay resistance rating available - "HIGH 50 + years", however it has been known to last longer, there just isn't a higher rating! Weather has little to no effect upon the structural integrity of IPE wood.

The sun will eventually transform the wood from its original reddish-brown to a beautiful silver patina.

IPE is an economical natural alternative to other woods when the entire life cycle of the deck or other outdoor projects are considered. When viewed over the lifespan of the decking, the material/labor costs are in line with much less quality decking materials. It is competitively priced with other premium decking products such as redwood cedar, torrefied woods , and composite materials.

However, when the additional benefits of IPE (select grade wood, superior strength, extended lifespan, resistance to checking, splintering, fire, mold, and insect damage, etc.) are weighed, it is by far the superior product


This wood is 5 times stronger than cedar or treated woods.

COMMON NAME
IPE
CEDAR
RED WOOD
CCA / TREATED PINE
Grade Select grade, all heart, no sap varies, common grade has knots & sap varies, common grade has knots & sap available grade has many defects
Appearance no splinters, surface stays smooth & resists damage, sealer required, patinas to silver gray with small surface checks scratches easily, splinters & becomes dirty gray without regular sealing scratches easily, splinters & becomes black gray without regular sealing surface develops splits, checks, boards cup and twist, becomes rough & gray to green without regular sealing
Decay Resistance
High 50 years ++++
Moderate 10-15 years
Moderate 10-15 years
Varies with treatment
Fire Rating Class NFPA
A
B-C
B-C
C-D
Resistance to Termites
High
Low
Low
Varies w/treatment
Resistance to Marine Borers
HautHigh
BasLow
BasLow
Medium to High
Movement in Service
Très peuLow
MediumMedium
MediumMedium
Medium to High
Weight per Cubic Foot
69 lbs
30 lbs
30 lbs
35-40 lbs
Bending Strength
25,400 psi
6,800 psi
7,900 psi
14,500 psi
Max Shear Strength
2,060
900
940
1,370
Hardness
3,680 lbs
580 lbs
480 lbs
870 lbs
DEFINITELY,THERE'S A BETTER NATURAL EXTERIOR WOOD, IN WORLDWIDE.


Ipe Wood is an exotic wood found mainly in Central and South America.

You can't find a richer and more distinctive Hardwood on the market.

The famous "Boardwalk" in Atlantic City, outside the hotel Treasure Island in Las Vegas, boardwalks in Disney World are evidence of the beauty and durability of Ipe wood.

This wood requires no treatment for protection. Ipe wood is perfectly suited for outdoor terraces, decking, patios, .... and will fit seamlessly into your garden.

Ipe Wood has an excellent stability, very aesthetic and durable wood.
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