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How Does Ipe Hardwood Decking Compare to Garapa Hardwood?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

“We are often asked by architects, builders and homeowners, “Which is better - Ipe wood or Garapa?”  Tough question, but tasty. It’s almost like asking which is the better ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road. While they are both incredible in their own right, it ultimately comes down to what is important to you and what you like.”

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Garapa Decking

Ipe Hardwood Decking and Railings Give Pier 57 a New Look

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

Pier 57 is one of the latest updates to the New York City waterfront. Originally built during the early 1950’s, construction is underway to give this New York City pier a new life. The design team chose natural Ipe hardwood for the railings, benches and decking.  Check out the progress.

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Topics: Ipe Decking

Ipe Decking Problems

Posted by Dave Walters on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

Ipe Decking Problems

Over the years I have heard some objections about Ipe decking; 'you have to pre-drill the Ipe deck boards', 'Ipe wood is hard to cut', 'Ipe decks turn gray' and 'Ipe is expensive'. I’m pretty sure that covers all the problems I have ever heard about Ipe hardwood. All I have to say is…are you serious?! Ipe is the most beautiful and amazing wood decking I've ever seen. Let’s take a look at each of these objections about Ipe.

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Hardwood Decking Installation

Ipe Hardwood Decking versus Mahogany Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

Ipe vs Mahogany Decking

Ipe decking and “mahogany” decking are both very beautiful natural wood decking species. Before we get started however, I think it’s important to clear up a common misunderstanding; most “mahogany” decking is not actual mahogany at all. The decking material commonly sold in the US market as “mahogany” is actually the “Shorea” wood species, sometimes also called Luan mahogany or Philippine mahogany.

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Topics: Ipe Decking

Ipe Boardwalk Graces Bolden Park Community

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 05:04 AM

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – Bolden Park is the hub of this picture-perfect master planned community in Riverside. The entire development is thoughtfully prepared. It fits flawlessly into the rich natural landscape of the surrounding area. And at the heart of all is Bolden Lake with its beautiful Ipe hardwood boardwalk.

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Marine Decking and Boardwalks