Kuiken Brothers is pleased to announce that we are now stocking Iron Woods Ipe & Garapa Gold Decking. Iron Woods has been around since 1971 and has developed its own grading for quality and consistency. The product is Kiln Dried (no sticker marks) and is more stable than the air dried options. Simply put, we firmly believe that it’s the best quality Ipe Decking & Garapa Decking available.
Ipe Iron Woods in-stock at Kuiken Brothers (Midland Park & Succasunna Locations):
- 5/4×6 Premium KD Ipe Grooved & Solid
- 1×6, 1×8, 1×12 Premium KD Ipe Solid
- 1×4 Premium KD Ipe Porch Flooring T&G
- 2×4 & 2×6 Premium Ipe
- 4×4 Premium Ipe 8′, 10′, 12′
- 2×2 Premium Ipe 8′
Garapa Gold Iron Woods in-stock at Kuiken Brothers:
- 5/4×6 Premium KD Garapa Grooved
- 5/4×6 Premium KD Garapa Solid
Iron Woods Ipe Decking
What is Ipe? A Brazilian species recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay, Ipe (pronounced “e-pay”) is one of the most consistently durable and versatile timbers on the planet. The US Navy tested Ipe in a Panama Canal study beginning in 1962, and the results showed Ipe to be one of the top performing timbers in resistance to decay, termites, and borers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or bow. Ipe can be used in ground contact without preservatives or with additional treatments. Widely used in commercial exterior construction such as boardwalks, piers and benches, Ipe has become the best choice for residential decks due to its low maintenance, attractive color, and extremely smooth surface that stands the test of time.
Iron Woods Ipe Decking sets the standard for residential & commercial hardwood decking products and is covered by a 25-year warranty.
Unrivaled strength. Unparalleled beauty. Iron Woods Ipe decking can be left to weather naturally to an attractive silver grey and requires only the occasional cleaning. Alternatively, one can choose to maintain the wood’s natural rich brown color by cleaning and refinishing as required — not unlike polishing –your favorite piece of furniture. And unlike composite decking, Iron Woods can always be restored to its original appearance because the wood’s natural beauty runs through and through.for Iron Woods Ipe decking.
The difference is in the grade.
Ipe, like any other species of wood, is produced to different gradeband quality standards. In the absence of official grading rules for hardwood decking, Iron Woods by Timber Holdings set its own standards over 40 years ago. Consumers, Architects and Building professionals recognize the Iron Woods Premium Select Architectural Grade as the benchmark for quality and consistency.
Iron Woods Garapa Decking
Garapa Gold is the best lower-cost alternative to Iron Woods Ipe decking. A durable, scratch-resistant, and low-maintenance hardwood, Garapa is virtually indistinguishable from Ipe when left to weather to a natural silvery-gray patina. And unlike composite decking, Iron Woods can always be restored to its original appearance, because the wood’s natural beauty runs through and through.
Other Ipe Product Options (short lead time)
If you are interested in Iron Woods Ipe or Iron Woods Garapa Gold for an upcoming project, feel free to give us a call at 201-652-1000 or fill out our online Contact Us Form (make sure you reference Iron Woods in the Comments/Questions field) and one of our sales representatives will follow up with you right away.