We have over 100 containers of Hardwood Decking currently on the water! We have a huge inventory of premium grade Ipe, Tigerwood, Cumaru, and other hardwood decking materials both inhouse and enroute.
Over 9,000 board feet of Gigantic Parota live edge table slabs are in our kiln being cooked! Kiln drying kills any hidden insects/larvae, hardens the wood cells, and stabilizes the wood. These monsters measure from about 30 inches wide up to about 5 foot wide! They make amazing countertops, conference tables, dining tables, desks, etc. Call our Florida sawmill to get first pickings once these bad boys are done. 941-388-9299
Walnut, Walnut Everywhere! Seriously, it has taken over our Florida milling department for a few days as we surface inventory of some of the most amazing Walnut we have ever seen. Bookmatched Flitches? YES!, Three or Four foot wide figure Crotches? YES! Dark Chocolate Color? YES! These are selling faster than we can load them onto our slab website and we have a 8,000 board foot pile of slabs to surface yet. Keep checking www.WoodSlabs.com or give our Slab department a call with your size requirements and we can find the perfect pieces for your project before someone else scoops these up.
Hardwood decking, siding, deck tiles, live edge slabs and more! Shipped direct to your home or job site worldwide.
What’s on the Mill? Sawyer Dan and his team have been busy slicing up some very cool Australian Beefwood Slabs. Australian Beefwood is a very dense hardwood that makes great Bar tops, desk, tables, etc. This species was first planted near our Florida sawmill in the 1860’s and has now become invasive. Its narrow needle-like leaves are very acidic, and it grows in clusters which kills native species of trees and plants. When growing along sandy beaches the exposed roots can trap and kill endangered sea turtles. This invasive tree will now live out a more peaceful second life as amazing furniture.
Some composite decking manufacturers are aggressively naming their plastic products “Ipe Wood” or “Brazilian Walnut.” This deceives consumers who want natural wood decking and can cause them to purchase the wrong product.
Ipe is a common name for a type of Brazilian hardwood, much as oak is a common name for a type of hardwood in the United States. Genuine Ipe wood has been proven to last up to 75 years in exterior projects with very little maintenance. Unlike fake decking materials made of sawdust and plastic, Ipe is 100% natural wood. It is one of the most beautiful and durable decking options in the world, and has been featured in many magazines and celebrity home tours.
These factors have helped create enormous demand, but unfortunately they’ve also drawn the attention of unscrupulous marketers who want to ride the coattails of a great natural product. Some composite decking companies are trying to take advantage of Ipe’s popularity and proven performance by calling their products “Ipe” or “Brazilian Walnut.” One company goes so far as to advertise “1 in. x 6 in. Brazilian Ipe Solid Composite Decking Board[s].” It seems they are trying to fool the buyer into thinking its real Ipe wood, or that Ipe is a type of composite.
Many of these companies are also causing similar confusion over the common names of other prestigious natural hardwoods, such as teak and Brazilian cherry.
Some of these artificial products will deteriorate and crumble, compromising the structural safety of the deck as it flakes apart.
Jon Fletcher, hardwood sales manager for AdvantageLumber.com, noted, “We haven’t seen this level of deception in the wood industry since the furniture manufacturers of the early 90s tried pawning off particle board furniture as ‘solid wood.’ Thankfully, in that instance, the Federal Trade Commission jumped in and helped to set things straight, ending much of the deceptive marketing in the furniture industry.”
Dan Ivancic, director of marketing for AdvantageLumber.com, says, “As the leading supplier of Ipe wood, we’ve received numerous phone calls from confused consumers, in some cases from those who have unwittingly purchased imitation decking elsewhere only to have it flake and fall apart. Ivancic continued:
“Ipe is a real hardwood that doesn’t contain any toxic plastics and won’t deteriorate or flake apart after exposure to the sun’s UV rays.”
Some of these fake wood products come with a 20+ year warranty, but the internet is full of complaints where homeowners have found that some manufacturers don’t honor them, or that a team of lawyers wrote a warranty so complicated that no one would ever be able to collect.
Advantage Lumber encourages all homeowners to become informed before purchasing their new decking. AdvantageLumber.com is also the only US hardwood decking company with company owned factories in Brazil, and four factories strategically located throughout the US. This allows Advantage to offer direct shipments to homes and job sites worldwide. With over 680,000 square feet of company owned manufacturing space, Advantage always has an open invite for any prospective customers to tour their factories and inspect real Ipe wood before purchasing. “A short trip to one of our factories is a good investment in peace of mind,” says Ivancic. “You’ll know you’re buying from a legitimate supplier of true hardwood, not a fake.”
For more information, contact Dan Ivancic at 1-877-232-3915
AdvantageLumber.com announced today that they have launched a giveaway of over $4,000 worth of Ipe wood decking and accessories. The giveaway includes enough decking material to build a 300 sq.ft. deck, excluding the framing materials. People can register to win on the company’s website at http://giveaway.advantagelumber.com/15015. The winner will be selected on March 31, 2020.
The company decided to offer the Ipe wood giveaway since they have committed to make 2020 their strongest year ever. “We have brought in 20% more hardwood decking inventory for 2020 compared to our 2019 inventory,” stated Jon Fletcher, the company’s national sales manager.
In 2015 and 2017, Advantage Lumber purchased two large Brazilian mills, making them the only American hardwood decking company to own lumber mills in Brazil. This allows the company to enforce sustainable forestry practices and sort Ipe wood for the higher grading standards that their US and international customers demand.
As the leading American importer of Ipe wood decking, AdvantageLumber.com is the only US hardwood decking company with four warehouses throughout the US. These warehouses are stocked with millions of board feet of exotic hardwoods like Ipe, which enables the company to offer free shipping, the best selection/quality of Ipe wood, and fast turnaround times.
The company has been manufacturing and selling Ipe wood for nearly 30 years. “It’s the best decking material we have found,” stated Fletcher. “Ipe wood has been used on many commercial projects, such as the Coney Island Boardwalk and the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s one of the most durable and beautiful decking options we’ve found in nearly 30 years of operation.”
Advantage Lumber, LLC is the fastest-growing supplier of sustainably harvested hardwood decking, flooring, live-edge slabs, and lumber, and was one of the first to sell hardwood lumber products online. AdvantageLumber.com ships both small and large orders, as well as full containers directly to job sites throughout the world. Advantage has more than 680,000 square feet of company-owned manufacturing space, with facilities in Buffalo, NY; Grover, NC; Santa Fe Springs, CA; Sarasota, FL; and Belem, Brazil. It has just completed an extensive overhaul of its existing Brazilian facility and launched one of the world’s largest urban log recycling programs at its Florida sawmill. The company continues to implement aggressive expansion plans, and has reported double-digit growth every year since its inception.
If you are searching for the cost of Ipe decking you have come to the right place. For nearly 30 years we have been transparent about publishing all prices and all costs associated with ordering Ipe decking directly on our website.
Looking for the Cheapest Price on Ipe Decking – Read This First!
Ipe decking is one of the most well known decking materials. It’s one of the only proven decking materials to last up to 75 years in some of the harshest commercial applications such as The Coney Island Boardwalk.
As a result of its durability and beauty, Ipe wood prices have steadily increased over many years due to the increase in demand as well as many other factors such as fuel costs, increased government regulations to ensure sustainable logging as well as increased importing costs to get the Ipe wood into the USA.
As the leading importer of Ipe decking we are the only American company that owns our own lumber mills in Brazil.
We opened our own mills in Brazil for many reasons including being able to ensure the highest quality Ipe decking is being shipped to our customers.
We are also able to ensure all logging is being done legally and sustainably as our staff in Brazil are working everyday to ensure all aspects are legal and sustainable.
Being the largest importer also allows us to offer the best pricing on quality Ipe decking. We have seen others offer Ipe for a cheaper price to entice a customer on buying “cheaper Ipe”. Be warned that not all Ipe decking is equal.
Some will offer cheaper prices on the decking while everything else is more money. We are also one of the only Ipe decking sellers that consistently offers free shipping on many items.
We also do not have any minimum purchase quantities on Ipe wood. Some sellers impose expensive minimums so they can focus on making more profit and not be bothered with a smaller order.
We are glad to package and ship $100 worth of Ipe so you can build planter boxes or an Adirondack chair.
Yes it costs us more money to package these smaller orders but we are happy to do it so we can prove and show our commitment to customer care and satisfaction no matter how much you spend.
We have even seen some sellers that are drop shipping Ipe selling other cheaper species as Ipe and charging a premium for it. They have no control over what they are selling since they are a middle man with a website and don’t own any inventory.
These sellers simply have other brokers ship you what they have left over and could not sell to their own customers.
The people that fall for that found they got what they pay for… “Cheaper Ipe Decking” or sometimes not Ipe at all but some other cheaper specie.
We welcome all of our customers to stop into one of our 4 US factories to view what you are going to purchase ahead of time. We also welcome wholesale buyers looking to purchase large quantities to tour one of our Brazil mills.
Make sure you are going to buy from someone that is very transparent and willing to show you their operation and what you are purchasing.
Ipe Decking Grading Standards
For nearly 30 years our customers have come to rely on the quality of Ipe decking that we have consistently delivered.
We pioneered the grading standards of Ipe and are the only ones to offer (SMR®) Select Mill Run® Ipe decking.
SMR® Grading is Ipe decking that we sort because it does not meet our standards for our premium Ipe but it is not B grade either. So we created SMR® which is a grade between the premium and B Grade.
We offer this grade as a cost savings for those customers that don’t mind a little more character but want to save some money on their Ipe decking purchase.
Below is a picture of our SMR® Ipe deck tiles. They are very beautiful and just as durable as our premium Ipe wood decking.
If the cost of Ipe decking has really got you sweating we took it one step further. We also offer B Grade Ipe decking which offers you a significant cost savings on your Ipe.
Our B grade Ipe exceeds most of our customers expectations since our grading standards are the highest in the industry.
Watch this short video below to see what a customer built with our B grade Ipe and see what he has to say.
Ipe Wood Discounts
Having 4 factories in the US and 2 in Brazil gives us a large quantity of Ipe wood that we offer at huge discounts.
We have a lot of short length materials and odd lots of Ipe wood that are perfect for many projects but do not meet our most common requested sizes.
A silt fence is a temporary sediment (loose soil) control fence used primarily on construction sites to protect the water quality in nearby bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and oceans.
They are most commonly constructed of a geotextile fabric with embedded wood stakes spaced every couple feet. The wood stakes are commonly made from lower grades of domestic lumber that do not meet the strict grades for cabinet grade lumber.
Some manufacturers of silt fences have reached out to us in search for a strong wood that can withstand tough soil conditions. Soil that contains a lot of clay or rocks will often snap the standard wood stakes that you standard silt fences are constructed with.
We have supplied silt fence stakes made from sustainable South American hardwoods to a silt fence manufacturer who was in search of stronger wood stakes.
South American hardwood stakes do not contain any chemicals, are naturally rot resistant and up to 3 times harder than oak which make them the perfect choice for a silt fence stake that is intended to keep our water ways clean.
In addition sometimes a “super” silt fence is required by agencies such as the EPA on certain projects.
Super silt fences are commonly constructed with a chain link fence embedded into the ground and a standard silt fence placed in front of the chain link fence to control the sediment run off.
This method makes a much stronger silt fence but is much more labor intensive and more costly.
Some manufacturers are testing our South American hardwood stakes to make a “super” silt fence that does not require the added chain link fencing. The chain link adds extra strength to the silt fence.
Since our hardwoods are 3 times harder than oak a super silt fence made with our hardwoods may not require the added labor and costs of the chain link method.
Ipe wood is well known among builders, contractors, architects and even homeowners because its proven to last 70+ years outdoors with very low maintenance.
Due to the proven longevity of Ipe Wood many professionals specify it for their jobs. As a result this drives up the price. Over the last 10 years we have seen the price of Ipe wood increase over 20 percent.
During the same time frame we have other species that have slightly decreased in price such as Cumaru which is very comparable to Ipe.
Currently for 1 x 6 Ipe wood decking our price is $3.09 per linear foot and for 5/4 x 6 Ipe wood our price is $4.46 per linear foot. Check out our webpage for the most current Ipe Prices
How to Estimate How Much Ipe Wood You Need to Purchase
Hardwood decking like Ipe is priced by the linear foot and most deck projects are calculated by the square foot. This makes estimating and pricing the amount of Ipe wood you will need a little challenging.
We have linear feet to square feet calculators built into our decking pages that will help you convert linear feet to square feet.
As a general rule of thumb if you are using a 6 inch wide deck board and you have a 500 square foot deck you need a little more than double in linear feet since a 6 inch wide board has a net finished width of 5.5 inches.
To be exact you would need 1091 linear feet for a 500 square foot deck if you use 6 inch wide deck boards. Don’t forget to add in some boards for waste and cuts that you may incur when building your deck.
Following this information will help you get an accurate price for an Ipe wood deck. If you find the price of Ipe wood a little higher than you were hoping please contact us. We have other species that are similar to Ipe but cost less.
We speculate that in the future the prices of Ipe will continue to rise as they have. This is one reason we have stocked a steady supply of other species that are nearly identical to Ipe such as Cumaru.
This week at our mill in Brazil they are finishing up some ship lap hardwood trailer decking. This hardwood trailer decking is made from Angelim Pedra which is commonly called Brazilian Apitong. Brazilian Apitong is used for most of the high quality flatbed trailers and lowboy trailers in North America. This wood can withstand years and years of excavators, bulldozers and all the harsh muddy and wet elements that heavy equipment trailers see in day to day operation. Brazilian Apitong can far outlast North American hardwood trailer decking which gives trailer owners more time to using their trailers to haul heavy equipment than ripping up old worn down and rotted trailer decking. If you are looking for the best wood for a trailer deck whether you have a small utility trailer or a fleet of flatbeds give us a call for some deals on trailer decking. 1-877-232-3915