1 x 6 Ipe
1 x 6 Ipe Decking – Great Strength for a Great Deck
As one of our more popular decking options, 1 x 6 Ipe stands out as a great material for building a deck. It’s beautiful grain is second to none and it will best competitor materials in every category. This profile is slowly milled to the net ‘finished’ dimensions of approximately 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. It is available in lengths up to twenty feet long.
Ipe’s botanical name is Tabebuia, but it also goes by Brazilian Walnut and Ironwood. An untreated piece of Ipe has a deep rich brown color with some boards exhibiting red and amber hues. If left untreated Ipe will naturally age to a smooth silver patina over time.
If building a sound and solid structure that will last for the long-term is on your to-do list, Ipe is the best choice you can make. Tests conducted by the United States Naval Laboratory and US Forest Research Laboratory have continuously shown that Ipe surpasses every other wood and plastic material. With Ipe wood, you can breathe easy and not worry about constant maintenance or your structure weakening.
Ipe has a demonstrated ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects. This makes it a great choice for customers who want a long lasting durable material. It has been proven to outlast hardwood alternatives and composites during its lifespan. This is thanks to its high density and natural in grain oils. Its dense grain also gives Ipe plenty of other benefits. It has a proven lifespan of 75 or more years. You won’t have to worry about replacing your outdoor project for decades to come. It is also resistant to cracking and splintering. It will require little maintenance over its lifespan while retaining its great benefits. An occasional surface cleaning is that is necessary to make certain that your project will stay clean and beautiful.
To maintain Ipe’s beautiful colors you can occasionally apply a coating of Ipe Oil. Ipe Oil is a great product that does an wonderful job tat preserving the deep brown, red and amber hues of your decking project. With Ipe Oil you can ensure that your deck will look stunning and fresh for years to come.
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 6 Ipe quote!