1 x 4 + Plus Tongue & Groove Ipe
1 x 4 + Plus Tongue & Groove Ipe – Unparalleled Beauty for Your Deck
1 x 4 + Plus Tongue & Groove Ipe is one of the more popular sizes in our + Plus line of decking. IT is a versatile wood with many applications. Including Patios, Sunrooms, Planter Boxes and more! This profile in slowly milled in our warehouses around the country to a net ‘finished’ dimension of approximately 21 mm thick x 3″ wide. It is available in lengths from up to twenty feet long.
When compared with our standard sizes, our + Plus line of decking material adds a bit of thickness to the wood that brings extra strength and longevity.
Ipe’s botanical name is Tabebuia, but it is sometimes labelled as Brazilian Walnut and Ironwood. An untreated board of Ipe has a deep rich brown color with some boards showing red and amber hues. If left untreated, Ipe will age naturally to a smooth silver patina.
Ipe has a demonstrated ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects. This makes it the best choice for customers who want a dependable long lasting material. It has been proven to outlast hardwood alternatives and composites during its lifespan. This is thanks to its high density and natural oils. Its dense grain also gives Ipe plenty of other benefits. Tests by both the US Forest Products Laboratory and the US Naval Research Laboratory have shown that Ipe has a lifespan of 75 or more years.
Being a natural hardwood option Ipe is chemical free, with no preservatives or additives that you might find in composites and pressure treated decking options. It is a truly an eco-friendly material that is sustainable and entirely natural.
Ipe will outperform any hardwood alternatives in any climate. It has been proven to outshine these products during its lifespan while providing a sophisticated look to any home or job site.
For more information about Ipe feel free to contact us and get your free 1 x 4 +Plus Tongue & Groove Ipe quote!