The client was in need of replacing his current deck with an updated wood deck! He had seen Ipe decking at a neighbors house and loved the color and grain pattern. He immediately found us online and we went to work! He wanted a durable and stable hardwood that would last for years and withstand the elements of the weather. We assured him that Hardwood Ipe wood was his best bet in accomplishing his outdoor deck project!

Project Description

  • Project Name:  Tongue and Groove Ipe Deck
  • Manufactured by: Carib Teak
  • Project Date: February 13, 2019
  • Wood Type:  4/4 T&G Ipe Hardwood
  • Location:  Jupiter, Fl
  • Project time: 5 days
  • Accessories:  Watco Teak/Ipe Oil




Ipe Decking Installation Tips


Ipe Decking installation is a simple and easy task to complete when you know what type of wood Ipe really is. Ipe Wood is a very dense hardwood. This is why Ipe lasts so long. In order to get good results from your Ipe Decking installation project, using higher quality specialized tools and equipment is recommended. We recommend pre-drilling the Ipe Wood during installation. This will make it much easier when installing each board to the sub-straight.

Types of Ipe Wood Decking


Standard & Pregrooved Decking:

Our standard and pre-grooved decking are both great choices for many outdoor deck and dock applications.

Tongue & Groove Porch Decking:

Tongue & Groove Porch Decking is for use under covered porches & covered patios only. Installing tongue and groove on a deck without a roof covering the deck surface will cause problems such as allowing excessive water to collect and cause the material to cup, swell, and buckle.

Treatment & Care

We recommend once the decking has been installed it should be sealed with Teak oil or mineral oil. This will allow for the wood to absorb all oils and cure. This process should be done yearly to ensure the wood will last a lifetime. Ipe wood will last 20+ years if properly taken care of. The wood is designed to withstand all environmental elements. Ipe Wood is sometimes used as a substitute to Teak wood.