Often referred to as one of the hardest woods known to man, Ipe will outlast most decking products on the market. Ipe’s rich and warm appearance is arguably the most attractive decking that exists. Ipe (AKA Ironwood) is 8 times harder than California Redwood, and is guaranteed for 20 years without preservative treatment. It’s resilient properties make it an increasingly popular choice for decks and outdoor furniture. Ipe is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to decay, wet conditions, and infestation by termites and borers. Ipe has a Class A fire rating, the same rating given to concrete and steel. With over 20 years of construction design and building experience in the Tidewater area, Metro Wood Works, Inc. is the right company for you.