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Ipe, as it is commonly known, is mostly distributed from Brazil and the Caribbean.
Its heartwood has an olive-brown colour with lighter and darker streaks, and is mostly straight grained with fine yellow flecks.
Ipe is classed as a hardwood that has a very high density, and is resistant to steam bending. This timber can be worked with hand tools with a severe blunting effect.
Generally, it is a rapid drying lumber with some twisting and end surface checking, and a small amount of movement in service.
Ipe flooring is suitable for all domestic, commercial, and exterior decking projects, and is a very popular species. It is commonly used for high-end refurbishments and new builds.
Above are some examples of products that are available in this species. Below are some examples of projects that have been completed with this species.
To start your project or satisfy any questions you may have please call our sales team, who can advise you on how to proceed, or email the team with your questions at the following contact points:
Tel: 020 8871 9771