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MATAVERDE® IPE HARDWOOD DECKING: THE ULTIMATE CHOICE IN SUSTAINABLE DECKING
Mataverde® Ipe Decking
What is Ipe Wood?
Ipe is a high density hardwood species that is native to much of Central and South America. The scientific name for Ipe is Tabebuia spp. (Lapacho group). Ipe has also been referred to as Brazilian Walnut. Ipe is also known by several trade names including Iron Wood, Pau Lope and others. There are many subspecies of Ipe wood. The best subspecies of Ipe grow primarily in Northern Brazil. Ipe is so resistant to decay and insect resistance that it has become the benchmark material for all exterior hardwoods; all other decking wood and hardwood species are compared to Ipe. Ipe is such a resistant and durable species that Ipe wood has long been used for railroad ties, truck flooring, industrial flooring, boardwalks.
What's so special about Ipe decking?
Mataverde® Premium Ipe Decking is the ultimate decking solution for the discriminating user who wants the very best real wood natural deck. Ipe decking lasts longer than any decking products available and is absolutely beautiful. A deck built with Mataverde® Ipe Decking will provide you with many years of comfort, satisfaction and relaxation.
High density hardwood decking materials such as Ipe decking, Garapa, Cumaru and Machiche decking are not only the best wood decking materials available, they are truly the best decking material options available...without exception. Ipe decking outperforms every known decking material on earth. Ipe decking is undoubtedly the very best of the best decking materials.
Ipe wood is naturally hard and abrasion resistant, that's why Ipe has been used on high traffic projects like boardwalks and esplanades for years.
There are and naturally distinguishing colorations, unique character marks and graining variations found in all real wood decking materials. Some decking wood species show more natural character than other woods. Mataverde® Premium Ipe Decking is one such spectacular exotic hardwood decking species.
Learn why Mataverde® Ipe decking is different than other Ipe decking materials.
What does Ipe wood look like?
Mataverde® Premium Ipe Decking displays a wide range of colors, fine graining and all-natural splendor. Very similar to the hardwood flooring inside your home, the inherent “figuring” of Ipe decking and Ipe lumber and varied appearance seen in many Ipe deck boards helps create a unique work of art on your Ipe hardwood deck.
Typically there will be a full spectrum of color ranges from tan to olive brown to reddish to dark browns with Ipe decking and Ipe lumber. The exotic graining, quartersawn figuring and “striping” will differentiate every piece of Ipe decking on your deck. Like you would see in a hardwood floor in a home, no two pieces of Ipe lumber or Ipe decking are ever exactly alike.
How long Will Ipe Wood last?
Ipe is one of the longest lasting natural wood materials on earth. Ipe ages beautifully and gracefully. Mataverde Ipe lasts so long we are very comfortable offering a 25 year limited warranty against decay and insects for Mataverde® Ipe decking and wood siding materials.
It is not uncommon to see Ipe decks and other outdoor projects made from Ipe wood last for 40-50 years and longer. See for yourself how Ipe compares to other decking materials in a real life comparison. Follow the link to the Ipe video below.
Watch this Ipe decking video to see how remarkable a species Ipe decking really is. See how Ipe decking compares to other wood decking species after 15 years. You will be amazed!