Big Dog Decks

Ipe delivers for looks, strength and durability.

IPE. Our first choice for outdoor projects is Ipe (“ee-pay”). It’s the best natural decking material on the market and one of the strongest woods in the world. It is also the most stable of all the durable hardwoods on the market.
Also known as Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut, Ipe is typically found in South and Central America. Colors range from light to dark olive brown, with variations that add character, such as greens, reds and yellows. Ipe has been used on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk and on parts of the iconic boardwalk at Coney Island.
View some of the many benefits of Ipe

Other decking material choices

PVC. For customers who don’t want to use natural wood, our second choice would be PVC which offers excellent resistance to color change and staining and will not rot.
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COMPOSITES. Combines PVC and up to 50 percent wood fibers.
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Connectors and Fasteners

No matter which material you choose, we use only the highest quality connectors and stainless steel deck screws.