The prize-worthy characteristics of Ipe make it a king among decking species. This Brazilian-based lumber species isn’t just for decking, though. To learn more about how to install it and the applications for which it is ideal, read on.
Ipe Products and Applications
Hardwood to Go specializes in air-dried S4S, E4E Ipe decking that’s dried to a moisture content of 12-18%, allowing your decking to resist checking and excessive movement when exposed to sunlight and varying moisture in the atmosphere. However, we also carry kiln-dried, rough-sawn Ipe. If you’re not sure what’s best for your application, let us know, and we can help you figure it out.
While decking is not a finished product, here at Hardwood to Go, our partnering lumber companies do provide end sealing in order to further prevent checking during shipment and the acclimatization period. We also recommend applying a sealer anytime you cut the length of your Ipe decking. We’d be glad to add the premium end sealer we use here with your shipment. Kiln-dried Ipe with a moisture content between 6-8% is better suited to interior projects, but you can read more about that here.
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