IPE Wood is also called Brazilian Walnut, like other tropical woods, IPE bears some unique characteristics. It adjusts to temperatures and can handle high humidity, dry climates, and excessive moisture. This means the IPE wood won’t rot over time when exposed to water. That’s why it’s the perfect material to use for pool decks, bathrooms, sauna, and even boat docks. Ipe wood also extremely resistant to UV rays, therefore is ideal for patios, terraces, rooftop balconies as it does not absorb heat, so, it never gets too hot to walk on. Since the IPE wood is so dense, your deck is safe from termites and other wood-burrowing critters. Within ipe wood are natural oils that preserve it; combined with the wood’s exceptional density, you can expect an ipe deck or fence to last up to 50 years without replacement. For longevity, IPE wood requires maintenance using TLC oil treatment.