Design-oriented, warm and elegant, Ipe is to be considered one of the strongest woods in the world, as long-lasting as Teak. Colours range from dark brown to reddish, and olive green, with dark and light grains, it’s quite olily and extremely dense in its internal structure.
The marked tone differences are a typical feature that once installed give it a pleasant natural effect. Due to UV rays exposure, throughout time Ipe wood will tend to take on a greysh shade, as happens with any other essence. Should this not be desired, the original colour can be restored by using specific oils one or two times per year.
Ipe is appreciated because of its extraordinary strength and flexibility, which guarantee very high performances for any outdoor use. It comes from the forests of South America, and once installed typically lasts more than 25 years, substantially immune to moisture and weathering. Ipe is also completely resistant to pests, fungi and stress.
Its unique properties give it a fire resistance comparable to that of concrete. These valuable properties, combined with its stylish look and design, and an affordable price, make Ipe the most widely used decking material in the world.