Ipe Tropical Hardwood Decking
Ipe is a tropical hardwood that originates from South America, where it is referred to as ‘Iron wood’. Not only does it have a beautiful smell (Subtle yet characteristic vanilla/cinnamon scent while being worked) but it is also tough, making it the perfect material to use for outdoor decking. Ipe Hardwood Decking is a very durable species and has excellent insect resistance.
Where do Tropical Hardwoods originate from?
The different tropical hardwoods primarily come from the Amazon regions of south America or regions in Africa and Indonesia.
Is Ipe Tropical Hardwood Decking suitable for all external projects?
You can use Ipe for all kinds of projects, you don’t just have to limit the boards to a decking area. If you have some off-cuts or a project in mind, why not build a few matching planters or seating. We can supply you with smooth all round boards or Side Grooved boards for hidden fixings.
What colour is Ipe Tropical Hardwood Decking?
Ipe is known for its reddish brown colour. The boards display a range of light browns to reddish browns with highlights of black in some of the grain. With all stable timbers you can use different coloured timbers to create patterns and highlight specific areas like deck perimeters, steps, ramps and changes in levels. You do not need to restrict yourself to one type of timber for the entire project whether it’s decking, cladding, flooring or decorative panelling.
Ipe like many other species can be prone to worm hole and Short Grain which are natural defects and acceptable within grading. If, however, you are you are looking for a more uniform finish, we recommend one of our other decking timbers like ThermoWood Ash Hardwood.
Can I view the Ipe Tropical Hardwood Decking in natural daylight?
Samples vary in colour so we recommend that you visit a display or show area where you can really get an understanding of what the boards will look and feel like. QTD have their very own unique show areas, why not come and visit us!
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