Stability is assured because unlike some other marketed wood species
like, Philippine Mahogany, Ironwood and others, Ipé is just a
single species of lumber.
Class A-1 Fire Retardant Rating
Very important when specifying for municipalities or any area
where the ultimate fire resistancy is vital.
Rated Tops for Insect and Decay Resistancy
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Forestry rates Ipé as "Very
resistant to attack by decay, fungi and termites."
No Warping or Twisting
Ipé is dimensionally stable and will not move, this means that
there won't be a need to go back and re-apply fasteners. Also,
every piece is usable.
Ipé is beautiful because it's not only knot free but it has a
rich dark brown color which weathers, like Teak, to a consistent
How will your deck look
in ten years?
Most decking materials look attractive when first installed,
but the true measure of a quality decking material is how
long it retains its appeal. A wood's density determines its
durability. Ipé is twice as dense as other wood species
and up to five times harder. An ipé deck will look good
for a long, long time (even without staining or preservatives).
Consider its value
Ipé is the finest quality decking material available. Consider
the Atlantic City boardwalk. After ten years of testing, the city
replaced the entire boardwalk with ipé. Here's why:
"Compared to the costs of constant repair and replacement of other
decking materials, ipé decking is more cost effective. With
heavy casino traffic, we were replacing the pressure-treated pine
every seven years. We project the ipé decking to hold up
for twenty-five to thirty years."
- James Harrington, Jr.
Senior Inspector, City of Atlantic City, New Jersey