Ipé decking, often called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Typically used for decking and other outdoor applications, ipe decking structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion and weather. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is dark brown in Colour, like a mahogany, so not only lasts a long time but has the beauty of a fine interior wood. If ipe decking can age, colour can be brought back to its original shade with the use of cleaners. Ipe decking has become a very popular and inexpensive alternative to teak when it comes to architectural, docks, and outdoor structures.
Dimensions: 19 x 90mm or 21 x 145mm*
Surface: Smooth or Grooved
Technical: Janka hardness is 3680, making it very hard and durable, 185% harder than Red Oak (1210 Janka). Average weight is 72 lbs./cu. ft. Specific gravity is .92 so it sinks.
Fixing: Planks installed with Hidden Fastener System on a wood/ aluminium substructure.