Decking from Ipe (Brazil nut)

size: 25 x 85 x 2000 - 3000 (mm)

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Brazil nut (Lapacho, Ipe, Iron tree) belongs to hardwood with high solidity.Ipe wood contains a high concentration of oil components that are natural preservatives. That is why Ipe planks serve more than 40 years and doesn’t lose its primary aesthetical and exploitation characteristics.Unprocessed decking of Ipe keeps natural (beige or light-yellow) colour, it gets darker with time. When it has been processed and covered with oil, an Ipe plank gets a chocolate shade (tobacco).

Natural material is resistant to moisture and rotting.
The natural colour of this material varies from light, golden-brown to dark-coffee, almost black.

The texture in a radial cut is contrast, with narrow dark and light lines alternation.
Wood characteristics:

  • hard, firm, tough wit smooth structure and minimal amount of inner defects;
  • Heavy, with specific gravity 1100–1300 kg/m?;
  • Serviceable, tested by USA Timber Laboratory with a mark “plus” for using during 25 years and more with ground contact;
  • Contains a lot of oil components, resistant to fungus, almost doesn’t get damaged by insects and rotting;
  • Non-inflammable material (class 1 UBC or NFPA);
  • Resistant to different environmental influence;
  • Easy to dry, doesn’t afraid of chemical agents.

For additional protection from moist, the treatment of Ipe terrace planks by special oils is performed. With the time under the environment influence, the wood structure gets minor cracks with the length from 5 to 20 mm. The treatment of protective compositions can help to prevent ageing process of the wood and keep the look of the covering. Recommended frequency of decking treatment – twice a year (in spring and autumn).

Deformation inclination:

  • While drying cracking and deformation are minimal;
  • After heat treatment (from raw to dried in a special chamber) the shrinkage rates are following: radial – 6,6%, tangential - 8%, volume – 13,2%;

After the drying the wood is geometrically stable.

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Decking from Ipe (Brazil nut)

Decking from Ipe (Brazil nut)

size: 25 x 85 x 2000 - 3000 (mm)

price per m2

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