Don't think hardwood decking can give you the durability you demand? Think again. Ipe (also known as Ironwood™, Pau Lope™ or Brazilian Walnut) is the hardest wood you'll find. And the natural beauty of this South American stock makes Ipe decking a popular choice among homeowners with the finest tastes.
Legendary Durability, Without the Chemicals
If you're not familiar with Ipe, its long-lasting performance might come as a surprise. This ultra-strong hardwood resists rot, insects and other common dangers — without any chemical additives. In fact, direct ground contact is perfectly fine.
The only upkeep required with Ipe is the occasional application of deck oil. The bottom line: Ipe decking will last longer than the frame you build it on!
Don't Skimp on Beauty
If toughness were your only concern, you'd do just fine with composite decking. What makes Ipe decking stand out from those alternatives is its appearance. Manmade products simply can't match the look of Ipe. The bold tropical colors, pronounced grain patterns and lack of knots combine for a stunning presentation that will grace your deck for decades, not just years.