What is Ipe Decking?
Ipe (pronounced “e-pay”, also known as Brazilian Walnut), is the most sought after tropical hardwood decking in the United States today. An Ipe decking is the “king” of South American hardwood decking – the gold standard for fine exterior decking.
Typically used for decking, docks and other outdoor applications, Ipe is one of the most dense, durable hardwoods in the world, lasting for decades in service. Ipe decking is even used commercially for municipal projects such as the boardwalk in Atlantic City, due to its naturally durable properties. Since Ipe is 100% natural wood, it is recyclable at the end of its service life.
Ipe has rich dark colors, so it not only lasts a long time but has the beauty of a fine interior wood. If Ipe is allowed to age, it will turn to a silver/gray patina over time. Its color can be brought back to its original shade with the use of a deck cleaner/brightening system and application of a hardwood finish specifically formulated for Ipe and other exotic hardwoods, such as Messmer’s UV Plus.
eDeck.com stocks a large inventory of Ipe decking & supplies including boards, posts, balusters, railings and structural boards in the highest quality. We have been shipping orders to homeowners and contractors for years, so you can buy from us with confidence. We offer extremely competitive pricing on all of our Ipe Decking & Supplies.
eDeck also sells the Ipe hand rail system to accompany your Ipe Decking & Supplies. We can also custom mill handrails and pre-groove for hidden fastening systems.
View our full price list to see that we are among the lowest in the country. eDeck sells the highest “premium” grade, so if you are price shopping, make sure you are comparing the best grades with our prices.