Naturally strong and decay/termite resistant, Ipé requires no preservative treatment and can be left "raw" or coated with the coating stain of your choice. The hardness of Ipé is approximately 3 times that of Oak and its excellent dimensional stability makes it well suited for outdoor applications and carries a 25-year warranty. Being one of the hardest and most dense woods on earth, Ipé remains smooth, free of splinters and carries a class A fire rating. PPW stocks decking boards and deck accessories in Ipé at many of your local distribution centers. Please be sure to consult installation instructions before any Ipé decking project.