KAYU® Ipe™

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KAYU®-Ipe™ (Pronounced EE-Pay) Is an Exotic Brazilian Hardwood, Also Known as Brazilian Walnut.

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KAYU Ipe Hardwood Decking

KAYU®-Ipe™ (Pronounced EE-Pay) Is an Exotic Brazilian Hardwood, Also Known as Brazilian Walnut. The Beauty of the Wood Consists of Dark Brown Tones and Is Recognized for Its Rich Dark Walnut Color When Oiled and Commonly Darker Contrasting Stripes. One of the Most Sought-After Types of Wood Because of Its Unrivaled Strength and Unparalleled Beauty. KAYU®-Ipe™ Is Skillfully Selected; The Result of Over 30 Years of Extensive Worldwide Importing of Hardwoods for the U.S. And Canadian Markets.


KAYU®-Ipe™ Is a High-End, Long-Lasting Choice for Decking and Is Widely Recognized as One of the Hardest and Most Durable Timber Species in the World. Its Dense Cell Structure Serves as a Natural Deterrent to Decay, Insects and Mold. Reliable for Longevity, Durability and Low-Maintenance. A Proven Performer for Decades in the Most Demanding Applications, Standing Up to Heavy Use for High Traffic Areas, With a Class a Flame Spread Rating (Same as Concrete and Steel). 100% Clear Grade, Kiln Dried for Consistency, a 25 Year Limited Warranty and Always Double Inspected by Our Own Kayu Exclusive Graders.


  • Carefully selected Ipe exotic hardwood species; as versatile as it is uniquely beautiful with a rich dark walnut color. Commonly darker contrasting stripes.
  • 100% Lacey Act and SVLK compliant.
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty.
  • 100% clear grade; always inspected by KAYU exclusive graders.
  • 100% natural and 100% organic, with no preservatives or additives.
  • Kiln dried for consistent application.
  • Average density of 69 Lbs/Ft3 / 1,100 kg/M3. Janka Hardness 3,510.
  • Twice as dense and 5 times as hard as pressure treated wood.
  • Does not absorb heat because of its high density.
  • Reliable for low maintenance, longevity, and durability.
  • Low and easy maintenance; allow to weather to silver patina color or clean, wash & oil to bring back the decks natural beauty and warmth.
  • Naturally resistant to decay, insects and mold, even in extreme environments.
  • Class A Flame Spread Rating (same as concrete and steel). Excellent choice for homes and buildings in High Fire Severity Zones.

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