MATAVERDE® IPE DECKING VS. SYNTHETIC DECKING
Compare Ipe Decking to Plastic and Composite Decking
Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking outclasses synthetic plastic decking and composite decking materials, beautifully and naturally on every measurable rating. All natural, sustainably harvested and undeniably beautiful, Premium Ipe decking is a handsome and long-lasting addition to any exterior decking project.
Ipe Decking vs. Synthetic Plastic and Composite Decking
This rooftop Ipe wood decking outlasts synthetic decking every time with its ability to withstand water exposure, weatrher and UV rays without warping or cracking.
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As you will see in the chart below, Ipe decking outperforms composite decking materials and plastic decking on strength comparisons, life cycle cost and many more measurable characteristics.
|Real Wood Product||Yes||No||No|
|Scratches Remove Easily||Yes||No||No|
|Initial Decking Cost||Moderate-High||High||High|
|Usable Life Expectancy||30+ years||Est. Lifespan: 10-20 years*||
Est. Lifespan: 10-15 years**
|Life Cycle Cost||Low||Medium||High|
** Composite decking and wood composite decking materials have been in use for less than twenty years. Most initial brands had significant product failures and poor track records of performance during this time. It is not known yet how newer brands of composite decking materials will perform. Click here for more information about composite decking.
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