Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) is a sustainably harvested wood imported from South America. Ipe hardwood is popular due to its beauty, strength, and hardness. It is highly scratch and dent resistant. A deck, terrace, or walkway made of ipe will hardly reveal dog nail scratches, high heels, or furniture scuffs. Ipe is also highly resistant to problems related to moisture and insects.
Ipe’s density and weight render it very stable so that it changes very little when exposed to the elements. With no finishing, ipe decking will last for decades, achieving a nice silver finish. It really is no wonder that ipe hardwood has been a top choice for both outdoor and indoor venues for use in commercial, civic, and luxury residential applications. HDG Building Materials offers ipe board decking and finished ipe hardwood decking tiles. FSC® products are available.
Not only is ipe the toughest and most durable decking available, it is also beautiful. Its color varies from deep walnut brown to olive to mahogany red, and its fine grain appears swirly, striped or perfectly uniform. Left to weather naturally, ipe decking develops a rich, elegant silver-gray patina. Either natural or finished with a UV inhibitor, ipe decking is as unique as it is breathtaking. Because of its exceptional hardness, durability and stability in terms of twisting and warping and its low maintenance requirements, ipe wood is routinely used for commercial decking and boardwalks.
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Suitable for both large residential and high-traffic commercial applications, HDG Ipe Pavers offer exceptional flexibility in landscape design as they can be installed with adjustable height pedestals on elevated decks over:
These load-bearing ipe pavers offer a unique combination of benefits unmatched by other wood-pavers. They are water-resistant, rot-resistant, are extremely stable, salt resistant and if you allow them to silver-out naturally, practically zero maintenance.