Latin name: Tabebuia ipe

Type of wood: Tropical Hardwood


Ipê is a strong and very heavy tropical hardwood from the Caribbean and Mexico. It’s dense, strong and has a close grain making it very durable.

Uses: Ipê is commonly used for decking and flooring.


  • durable, long lasting wood, it can last for up to 25 years outside
  • attractive wood grain
  • resistant to warping and bending
  • highly resistant to wear and tear


  • high tannin content and exposure to wet and cold weather can react with oil finishes
  • very heavy wood