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Ipe Board Decking and Hardwood Tiles

hdg_icon_fsc_reversed3Ipe (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.

Buzon Pedestals and Ipe Hardwood Decking 7 - HDG Building Materials
Buzon Pedestals with Hardwood Tiles 4 - HDG Building Materials

Ipe Characteristics

  • Excellent resistance to scratching
  • Exceptional hardness, durability, stability
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Highest rating for insect (termite) & decay resistance
  • 3-5 times the life of most other decking materials
  • Resistant to fire (rated Class A by NFPA)
  • Color varies from deep, walnut brown to olive to mahogany red
  • Fine grain appears swirly, striped or perfectly uniform
  • Left to weather naturally, ipe develops an elegant silver-gray patina
  • Weathers gracefully with the weathered surface remaining hard and splinter free
  • Comes from well-managed forests in South America

Ipe Wood Decking

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.

Options Available:

  • 1 x 6
  • 5/4 x 6
  • 2 x 6
  • Random odd and even lengths
  • Fixed length
  • Grooved and ungrooved edges
  • Hidden fastener system

Other sizes on request.

Ipe Hardwood Tiles with Buzon Pedestals - HDG Building Materials

Advantages of HDG Ipe Pavers:

  • Light-weight (7 lbs/sf)
  • Class-A fire-rating
  • Superior strength and impact resistance
  • More cost-effective than grating or grid structures for elevated decks
  • Resistant to damage by frost, snow, ice and heat (-40F up to 201F)
  • Quick and easy install
  • Chlorine and salt resistant
  • May be stained various colors with ipe oil
  • Slip resistant and quick draining
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Lighter and easier to handle than concrete pavers
  • Removable and reusable

Ipe Structural Hardwood Decking Tiles

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:

  • Waterproof membranes on sloped roofs
  • Compacted sand or gravel
  • Hard, level surfaces such as concrete

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.

HDG Ipe Deck-Tile
Anti-Skid Finish

HDG Ipe Deck-Tile
Smooth Finish

IPE Smooth Deck Tile - HDG Building Materials

Sizes and Finishes Available:

  • Nominal 2×2′ and 2×4′ (Custom sizes also available 2×6′, 2×8′, 3×3′)
  • Smooth or Anti-skid finishes

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