There are only a few hardwoods as strong as IPE for decking. Whether you use it for individual boards or ready-made floor tiles, you can expect an amazing durability for affordable prices. Due to their resistance to heat and their humidity, the characteristics make it ideally suited to the UK market.
Apart from the minimal care, IPE requires a little attention. It is recommended to oil it once a year to maintain its rich color.
The benefits of IPE as decking material
There are several reasons for why the IPE decking is a popular choice.
First of all and the most important reason is its incredibly density. The IPE decking material is one of the few woods on earth that can sink into water without affecting the wood.
IPE is extremely tough and resistant to many of the things that often affect wood. Things such as moisture, insects and mould have no chance of affecting the wood. What is even more impressive is that the wood has the same fire rating as steel and concrete. This way it is usable in areas where there are strict regulations regarding fire hazards of such. If you take good care of the IPE it can be very durable.