Install wood decks without needing wood bearers or steel supporting structures. These exceptionally strong wood tiles only need supporting at each corner with our Eterno ‘Prime’ adjustable height deck supports, or for low height applications, can also be elevated off the surface with our fixed height rubber support pads.
Ipe wood tiles can be used to create elevated decks over most hard surfaces – rooftops, courtyards, terraces, pool surrounds, patios etc. for both residential and commercial applications. See our Ipe tile gallery pages for example of installations on raised decks.
The heavyweight, prefabricated wood tile panels are constructed with 13/16″ Ipe wood slats screwed to three solid wood support battens with stainless steel screws, creating a tile with outstanding strength, durability and resistance to flexing.
We currently offer structural decking tiles in Ipe wood only in two sizes – 24” x 24” and 24” x 48” (nom.).
Our Ipe wood tiles are manufactured in Bolivia using ‘A’ grade lumber which, in accordance with standard industry classification, permits some knots, color variation, dark streaks, pin holes, checking etc. Decking timber is not furniture grade.
Also, in accordance with normal industry practice, our Ipe wood tiles are treated with wax on the ends of the wood slats to reduce the possibility of end cracking. During handling and transport, some wax might be deposited on the surface of the slats. This is normal, but if it is perceived as a problem, it can be removed by scraping and use of an appropriate solvent. Under some circumstances, this wax can ‘bleed’ slightly along the end of the slats, resulting in a temporary difference in wood color where the wax has bled, giving the appearance that the ends of slats are wet. Again this is normal and over time, this color difference will normally disappear.
Be aware also that our hardwood deck tiles are not factory coated with any decking oil but are supplied in a natural unfinished state. It is highly recommended that a good quality decking oil is applied as soon as practical after installation, which not only assists in maintaining the color as long as possible, but provides some protection from airborne particles which can leave dark spots or markings on unfinished timber.
See our installation guidelines for further information.