Ipe (pronounced EE-pay) is indigenous to Central and South America. Ipe decking inherits the tree’s natural properties to make it the toughest, longest-lasting decking material available. As you can see, ipe decks add a touch of class to any outdoor space. Ipe is rich brown with red and amber hues. It has an extremely dense interlocking grain which can be either wavy or straight, and offers superior slip resistance.
Ipe is very low-maintenance. If you want to keep your deck surface clean, just brush off leaves and clean up spills when they happen. You don’t have to worry about mold or preservative treatments. The color will fade to a silver patina over time, but this has no effect on the deck’s structural integrity. To preserve the color, just apply a quick coat of Ipe Oil.