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Often referred to as one of the hardest woods known to man, Ipe will outlast most all other decking products on the market. It's rich and warm appearance is arguably the most attractive decking that exists.

IPE (aka. Ironwood) is one of many commercial names used for the the imposing Lapacho group of trees from the various species of Tabebuia.The trees generally grow from 140 to 150 feet, but some can reach heights of 200 feet. Some other common names for the trees from this group include Bethbara and Lapacho, and a host of names used in the countries where the trees grow. The trees are mostly found in Brazil as well as throughout Central and South America .

Decking IPE

IPE'S strong, tough resilient properties make it an excellent material and increasingly popular choice for commercial/residential decking and outdoor furniture. It is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to decay, wet conditions, and infestation by termites and borers. It is available in long lengths and relatively easy to season. Ipe has a Class A fire rating, the same rating given to concrete and steel.

Ipe's heartwood is olive brown to black and usually features striping.

Garapa Zlatni Decking

Decking Garapa Golden

A fine-grained timber that is light yellow to a warm golden hue

1210 lbs

Bending Strength:
12,900 psi

Decay Resistance:
Very durable and naturally resistant to rot, decay, splinters and fire without any chemical treatments

Decking Garapa Golden
Decking Garapa Golden

Decking - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it FSC certified?
Garapa is FSC certified.

Why would I pay twice the price for the hardwood decking?
It is much denser and will last many times longer than softwood. It does not require maintenance in the form of coatings. It is clean, straight grained, attractive and looks far superior to treated softwood.

Can I nail the decking?
We would recommend screw fixings with stainless steel screws.

Does the Garapa keep its rich brown colour?
No, it will bleach in direct sunlight to a silver grey colour.

Can we retain our decking's original colour?
Yes, to keep the original golden-brown colour, it can be coated with decking oil. At our office, we have an sample deck coated with this particular oil, and can advise on it's use and performace.

How can I avoid slipping on my deck?
You can prevent your deck becoming slippy by good design practice, ensuring the boards are laid with a fall, the correct choice of timber for the site, and routine cleaning.

What cleaning regime will be necessary for my deck?
Routine brushing with a stiff broom will remove dirt and other debris, and helps to reduce grease and mildew.
Every 12-18 months you should give the deck an entire surface clean using a power spray or a specialist cleaning solution, such as wood reviver, which will rejuvenate the surface of your deck.

Which timber is most stable?
Wood will move with changes in relative humidity. However, hardwoods, like Ipe or Garapa, will not absorb as much moisture as softwood and therefore will be less subject to the same forces of absorbing and losing moisture.

What are the main issue concerning decking?
Durability, strength, appearance, surface performance and budget. We can advise you on how to find the best in all these categories.

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Ampton Group LLC
Correspondence - USA, Delaware 19958
16192 Coastal Highway Lewes
email: inexdt@ptt.rs

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