Today we are featuring a deck made from Ipê (pronounced E-pay). Ipê originates from countries in Central and South America. Ipê decking has natural properties that make it the toughest and longest lasting decking materials available. As you read some of the features and benefits of Ipê wood decking, you’ll quickly see why architects & designers around the world prefer Ipê wood decking.
Ipê Decking Features
Ipê decking is world renowned for its superior characteristics and properties. Ipê wood decking has an extremely dense and tight grain. The grain of Ipê wood can be both wavy and straight. The color of Ipê heartwood is a rich brown with red and amber hues. Due to the wood’s fine texture and interlocking grain, Ipê offers superior slip resistance.
An Ipê deck will be one of the strongest structures on your property. Its strength can be attributed to the natural oils and highly concentrated density levels contained in the wood. This combination is what will make your Ipê wood deck stand the test of time. Your new Ipê deck will be able to:
- Provide extreme insect resistance
- Stay cool because it doesn’t absorb heat
- Repel wood rot & decay
- Hold up under extreme traffic & heavy use
- Resist mold & fungus
- Outlast composite materials
- Resist scratches & slivers
- Have increased slip resistance
This particular deck has the added benefit of lighting and a fireplace. Imagine warming yourself next to the lovely limestone fireplace in the fall and winter months or taking the chill off on the chilly spring evenings. Contact Martin Bros. Contracting for your deck project or your next home building project!