With periodic oiling, an Ipe porch or deck can last well beyond 50 years.
One of the benefits of Ipe hardwood, is that if homeowners choose not to
perform periodic oiling or finishing, it still has a lifespan of 25 to
50 years. Archadeck of Kansas City has many years’ experience in
designing and building custom Ipe outdoor living spaces, to include
screened porches, open porches, and decks. We pride ourselves on providing products that
will last our clients for many years, requiring little to no maintenance.
Ipe is a vehicle by which we can offer such outdoor spaces – ones
that have you enjoying your backyard, rather than working in it.
Ipe deck walkway leading to covered porch in Shawnee, KS
Ipe screened porch designs are gaining popularity – for good reason!
Adding Ipe flooring to your screened porch design will add warmth with
its rich color variations. Ipe colors range from reddish, blackish, and
golden browns. Oiling this gorgeous hardwood will give a more saturated
color palette to your screened porch. Notice how the Ipe flooring in the
screened porch below anchors the otherwise bright and airy space, adding
rich colors, but not making the space dark or gloomy. Ipe is also a great
choice for outdoor living areas with fireplaces, as it is naturally fire-resistant!
Shawnee KS Ipe screened porch design
Ipe is a very fine texture hardwood, with little or no knots or blemishes
that would otherwise create weak points in its composition, and has little
probability of splitting and splintering.
This natural Ipe hardwood deck in Lee’s Summit, MO, will remain strong
and beautiful through literal decades of exposure to the elements and usage.
Beautiful Lee’s summit Ipe deck
Ipe is not just for porch flooring or decking.
Take a look at the beautiful screened porch below with Ipe flooring. These
homeowners chose to apply Ipe to their fireplace façade in lieu
of typical stacked stone or brick. This
outdoor fireplace and hearth design create a lovely and unexpected focal point.
Lenexa KS screened porch with Ipe floor and fireplace façade
Ipe open porch design
The beautiful covered porch design below boasts a custom diagonally-installed
Ipe flooring. Applying the porch planks in this orientation breaks up
the monotony of the vertical pickets and eliminates the grid-like aesthetic
that would otherwise exist if the planks were laid perpendicularly to
the pickets. The rich colors of this flooring play in perfect contrast
with the light gray and white elements of the porch design.
Beautiful open Ipe porch in Shawnee, KS