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Design Web : CREATIL
Why Ipe Wood?
IPE WOOD IS THE BEST DECKING MATERIAL WORLDWIDE :

IPE is an environmentally responsible choice which naturally resists rot, decay, insects, and mold without the use of toxic chemicals used in other decking products. It is naturally fire resistant and has been awarded an 'A1' rating. Additionally, IPE is an incredibly strong, dense wood, harvested from naturally sustainable forests only. It has very high wear durability in daily use, and is resistant to splintering and checking. It's also beautiful!

IPE has been awarded the best decay resistance rating available - "HIGH 25+ years", however it has been known to last longer, there just isn't a higher rating! Weather has little to no effect upon the structural integrity of IPE wood. The sun will eventually transform the wood from its original reddish-brown to a beautiful silver patina. Due to the dense cell structure of IPE (all heart wood) it's not only naturally resistant to insects but also to decay, rot, and molds. IPE is an economical natural alternative to other woods when the entire life cycle of the deck or other outdoor project is considered. When viewed over the lifespan of the decking, the material/labor costs are in line with much less quality decking materials. It is competitively priced with other premium decking products such as redwood and Western cedar. However, when the additional benefits of IPE (select grade wood, superior strength, extended lifespan, resistance to checking, splintering, fire, mold, and insect damage, etc.) are weighed, it is by far the superior product.

This wood is 5 times stronger than cedar or treated woods.

Table of comparison

COMMON NAME
IPE
CEDAR
RED WOOD
CCA/
TREATED PINE
Decay Resistance
High 25 years ++++
Moderate 10-15 years
Moderate 10-15 years
Varies with treatment
Fire Rating Class NFPA
A
B-C
B-C
C-D
Resistance to Termites
High
Low
Low
Varies w/treatment
Resistance to Marine Borers
High
Low
Low
Medium to High
Movement in Service
Low
Medium
Medium
Medium to High
Weight per Cubic Foot
69 lbs
30 lbs
30 lbs
35-40 lbs
Bending Strength
25,400 psi
6,800 psi
7,900 psi
14,500 psi
Max Shear Strength
2,060
900
940
1,370
Hardness
3,680 lbs
580 lbs
480 lbs
870 lbs

DEFINITELY,THERE'S A BETTER NATURAL EXTERIOR WOOD, IN WORLDWIDE

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