LivingMalibu.com » wood for coastal areas http://www.livingmalibu.com Malibu Real Estate-Malibu Homes For Sale Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:51:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.2 Ipe Wood Ideal For Malibu Coastal Homes http://www.livingmalibu.com/ipe-wood-ideal-for-malibu-coastal-homes/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/ipe-wood-ideal-for-malibu-coastal-homes/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:56:41 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2469

Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is ideal for use in your Malibu home. It is  one of the densest hardwoods available, three times harder than cedar. Ipe has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, meaning it resists flames much longer than softer woods, and is so dense that it doesn’t ...]]>

Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is ideal for use in your Malibu home. It is  one of the densest hardwoods available, three times harder than cedar. Ipe has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, meaning it resists flames much longer than softer woods, and is so dense that it doesn’t float in water.

Because of its durability, ipe wood often is used outdoors as decking and siding. Inside, it’s typically seen in flooring or cabinetry. it has a natural oil that keeps bugs out; it’s resistant to mildew and decay, making it ideal for coastal construction. Ipe wood lasts a minimum of 25 years, although many architects say it can last up to half a century if maintained properly. Learn more.

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