Beautify your Home with IPE Wood Decking
Ipe hails from Brazil and it is one of the best types of wood for decking. Its natural properties make it tough and capable of lasting longer than typical decking wood, ideal for outdoor applications and exposure to heat, humidity, snow, rain, and moisture. Ipe wood decking looks elegant and can easily provide a touch of class to your outdoor space.
The superior characteristics of ipe wood decking are attributed to its tight and extremely dense grain, which is also responsible for the wood's fine texture and excellent slip resistance. This is why it is safe to walk on ipe wood decking, even in wet conditions. Ipe heartwood is typically a rich brown wood with tinges of amber and red hues, and this beautiful combination of colors provides the unmatched elegance and beauty when the wood is used for decking.
The density levels of ipe are highly concentrated, and natural oils are contained in the wood. These features are crucial to the strength and durability of ipe wood decking. You can expect a high-quality Ipe wood deck to last longer and resist typical reasons for wear and tear, such as heavy foot traffic, fungus and mold, and heat.
There are many benefits to having an ipe wood deck. Ipe can naturally resist insects as an additional measure to repel deterioration. It can repel wood decay and rotting, and can also hold up under extreme heavy use. It stays cool because it does not retain heat, so you can comfortably walk on it or spend more time in your deck without worrying about heat being absorbed and emitted around you. The strength of ipe wood is known to outlast composite materials, slivers, and also scratches.
You can purchase ipe wood online from a reputable wood deck supplier or retailer. Some of the best ones can deliver what you need right to your door from any of their warehouses across the US. Choose quality ipe wood with minimal bowing or imperfections. Consider Brazilian ipe decking, which is almost three times harder than oak. This extremely hard ipe wood has an A1 fire rating (similar to concrete). Ipe wood does not contain harmful chemicals, so you can use it for decking near your Jacuzzi or hot tub without worrying about contaminating the water.
About the Author:
This article is written by Bruce Master. He gained an interest in woodworking at an early age. Bruce Master started working with contractors in the 1970s as a salesman at Ace Hardware in Miami. Over the years he discovered and fell in love with Brazilian woods. He has built decks, docks and specialty items using many of the Brazilian woods. Today, Bruce loves his job as Operations Manager for ABS Wood, a Brazilian wood retailer.
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