MATAVERDE® IPE DECKING VS. SYNTHETIC DECKING
- Compare Ipe Decking to Plastic and Composite Decking -
Mataverde 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, Mataverde Ipe decking is a handsome and long-lasting addition to any exterior decking project.
Mataverde® Ipe Decking vs. Synthetic Plastic and Composite Decking
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|
* Because synthetic plastic decking materials have only been on the market for a short period of time, it is not known yet how long this material will last in an actual decking environment.
** 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.