If the streets of Las Vegas could talk, what do you think their stories would be? Bars, casinos, and clubs line Las Vegas Boulevard, and attract the widest (and wildest) array of people any metropolitan city has ever seen.
The Treasure Island Resort is one of Vegas’ most popular destinations. This pirate themed oasis attracts passing crowds with elaborate pirate ships, shows, and a unique boardwalk. Even from afar, this elevated Ipe boardwalk breaks up the harsh concrete sidewalk with something easy and attractive to walk on.
The team that designed the boardwalk opted for a strong, reliable material to withstand the foot traffic and the varying temperatures of the Mojave Desert. During the summer Las Vegas sees daily highs well over 100º. At night the temperature can drop to around 40º with average around 70º. In the winter, the average high is 60º and a low of 40º. These wild temperature swings required decking that is proven to be strong and reliable especially in this hot and arid climates. Weaker decking or plastic material would not last long with common problems ranging from warping and cracks (surface checking).
Choosing a proven hardwood like Ipe has been a wise and cost-efficient choice. After several years in the extremely dry Las Vegas climate, this Ipe boardwalk has held up remarkably well. Even after heavy, daily, use, and God knows what else, the ipe boards in this boardwalk still has its dimensional stability and clean lines.
Advantage Ipe™ has been used for boardwalks, wharfs, docks, and piers throughout the country. Available profiles include: Anti-Slip, E4E S4S, & Pre-grooved (for use with a hidden fastening system). Engineers who are looking for containers of decking can get direct mill pricing on the following sizes: 1×6 +Plus® (21mm), 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 2×4, & 2×6.
Check out the slideshow below to see how this exotic hardwood has held up over the years. If it can exceed expectations in this large commercial application, think about how it will perform in your own backyard.
If you’d like to get a free quote, or to learn more about Advantage Ipe™, give us a call at 1-877-232-3915