Ipe (spelled ipe and pronounced “ee-pay”), also called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Ipe Lumber is used for Ipe wood decking, Ipe wood decking tiles, and other outdoor applications, Ipe wood structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion and weather. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is dark brown in color, like a mahogany, so not only lasts a long time but has the beauty of a fine interior wood. If Ipe lumber is allowed to age, color can be brought back to its original shade with the use of a pressure washer. Ipe lumber has become a very popular and inexpensive alternative to teak lumber.