We get a lot of questions about what will Ipe decking and other hardwood decking materials look like when they age? How long will hardwood decking last? We have written about this in the past in articles and our websites. As a matter of fact, one of our most widely viewed videos answers both of these questions.
If you haven't had a chance to see this short video of a real world comparison of Ipe hardwood decking compared to other popular wood decking materials, it is definitely worth the 2:46 investment of your time. Check it out:
If you like the graceful silvering of your deck - and you aren't interested in the annual refinishing of a wood deck, hardwoods are the best low maintenance decking available. If you would like a low maintenance all natural wood deck, hardwood decking is absolutely the way to go. In addition to Ipe, other hardwood decking species such as Cumaru, Machiche and Garapa are worth considering. All of these hardwood decking materials will develop a lovely silvery gray patina over time as they weather naturally.