What is Ipe Wood?

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You have probably heard a lot about Ipe wood: about how durable and dense it is, how it’s perfect for decking and siding, and how popular it is. And you might be wondering why it has such a  great reputation. Ipe hardwood is wood that originates in Brazilian forests and is known for its incredible hardness.

You may have seen Ipe wood compared to the hardness of nails. Saying that it is as “hard as nails” isn’t just something catchy to write, it’s true which is why Ipe wood is often pre-drilled. Ipe wood is also known among some as “Ironwood” for this reason. How can this benefit your decking project? With long lasting lifetime use and low maintenance. And here's why:

Ipe deck and rain screenPremium Ipe wood decking and rainscreen siding shown on a private home. 

The durability of Ipe wood is unparalleled.

When you are building a deck, dock or walkway it is important to have wood that can withstand the harsh test of time, weather and UV rays. Ipe has the highest hardwood resistance to mold and pests as well as being extremely resistant to scratches. Ipe is one of the most rot resistant woods on the planet and can withstand the power of nature for over 40 years. We are so confident in the performance of our Premium Ipe wood decking that we offer a 25 year warranty on it!

For complete information on selecting the right decking material for your project, grab your FREE copy of our white paper, the "Ultimate Guide to Selecting The Right Decking". 

Warm and attractive, Ipe wood is one of the most popular choices for decks. When you are in the market for a new deck, don’t compromise for a lesser wood, go Ipe! So what is Ipe wood? Now that you know more, we hope it's the wood for your next deck project!

Download the FREE guide, the "Ultimate Guide To Selecting The Right Decking" now. 

Want to see Ipe decking for yourself? Request a free decking sample and we will get that right out. 


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