Definition

A dense hard wood most commonly used for decking and flooring. Its color varies from reddish brown to blackish brown.

Things you need to know

Ipe is mainly used for decking and flooring, but can also be used for furniture and turned objects.

Also known as

Brazilian Walnut, Ironwood™, Pau Lope™

Cost Considerations

Ipe wood is a good long-term investment. It is very resistant to decay, fungus, termites, and fire. It is suitable for different climates, can withstand harsh weather conditions, and can last up to 25 years. Ipe decking costs about $20 to $30 per sq. ft.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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