MATAVERDE® IPE DECKING

Compare Ipe Decking to Red Cedar 

and Pressure Treated Decking

Mataverde Ipe decking and railing in Essex Connecticut

Mataverde Premium Ipe hardwood decking is an all natural sustainable decking material that totally outshines red cedar decking and pressure treated decking materials on virtually every measurable performance rating. See how this remarkable hardwood decking species compares to red cedar and pressure treated decking in the "Ipe Decking versus Softwood Decking" comparison chart below.  From a durability and performance standpoint, Ipe and other hardwood decking materials beat softwood decking by a wide margin.

  


 

COMPARISON CHART

Mataverde Ipe Decking vs Red Cedar and Pressure Treated Decking

 

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As you can see in the chart below, Ipe high density hardwood decking beats red cedar decking and pressure treated decking handily when comparing density, strength of decking materials, splintering and many more criteria.

 
 PRODUCT 
CHARACTERISTICS

IPE DECKING

RED CEDAR 

PRESSURE-TREATED

 Real wood product   Yes  Yes Yes
 Sustainably harvested material Yes  Yes Yes
 Low maintenance   Yes  No No
 25 Year Warranty   Yes  No No
 Insect Resistance   Yes  No No
 Rot Resistance   Yes  No No
 Cupping   Low  Med. High  
 Splitting   Low  Med. High  
 Warping   Low  Med. High  
 Checking   Low  Med. High  
 Splintering Low  Med. High  
 Heat Retention   Low  Low Low
 Stability   High Med.  Med. 
 Strength High Med.  Med. 
 Span Capacity High Med. Med.
 Density High Low Med.
 Initial Decking cost  Moderate-High Moderate Low
 Life Cycle cost / SF / year   Low High   High