Ipe Decking Features:
Ipe is rich brown with red and amber hues. It has an extremely dense interlocking grain which can be either wavy or straight, and offers superior slip resistance.
Ipe is very low-maintenance. If you want to keep your deck surface clean, just brush off leaves and clean up spills when they happen. You don’t have to worry about mold or preservative treatments. The color will fade to a silver patina over time, but this has no effect on the deck’s structural integrity. To preserve the color, just apply a quick coat of Ipe Oil.
What Makes Decking Eco-Friendly?
There are a number of sustainable forestry methods that produce responsible decking materials. Some of these practices include:
Harvesting of fallen and dead trees
Harvesting trees that no longer produce seeds
Planting several new trees for each one harvested
How Do You Know You’re Buying Eco-Friendly Ipe?
When shopping for ipe wood, be sure to ask if the lumber supplier is a member of eco-friendly trade groups and organizations. Organizations such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) seek to promote eco-friendly forestry. When you choose our company, you can have peace of mind in knowing that our complete inventory of ipe is responsibly harvested from managed forests that practice sustainable forestry. By supporting and promoting widespread replanting programs, we continue to bring premium quality wood to the market without damaging the rainforest.
What Is It?
Ipe (pronounced EE-pay) is indigenous to Central and South America. Ipe decking inherits the tree’s natural properties to make it the toughest, longest-lasting decking material available.
Did you know that ipe is as widespread in the tropics as yellow pine is in the US? Thanks to increased awareness and innovations in the lumber industry, you can buy eco-friendly ipe that has been responsibly cultivated and harvested.
Our Suppliers provide FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood to homeowners, deck builders, and architects who are looking for green building materials. This process monitors the harvesting, importation, milling, and shipping of your FSC certified wood.
The more you learn about ipe wood decking, the more you’ll understand why architects and designers around the world prefer it to any other option.