- Wood: Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)
- Grade: Select & Better - Unfinished
- Stain: None
- Warranty: 50 Years
- Min. Order Qty: 200SF
BRAZILIAN WALNUT (IPE) HARDWOOD FLOORING: THE MOST DURABLE
If you expect to have a crazy amount of foot traffic coming in and out your home, and love the warmth and character that exotic woods add to a space, Brazilian Walnut hardwood flooring may be the flooring type to consider. It sits at the top of the Janka Hardness Scale, and comes in a range of tones. The grains vary too. Brazilian Walnut flooring is stunning and creates an elegant backdrop for all home decor styles. If these hardwood characteristics meet your requirements, Brazilian Walnut (Ipe) flooring may be for you.
Select & Better Grading ("Clear Mixed")
Select and Better, (Clear Mixed grade in terms of Exotic Hardwoods) has consistent color and grain throughout. Almost completely free of knots and mineral streaks. This is generally considered the highest grade of unfinished wood, and because of that there is less color variation and it tends to cost more as well.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BRAZILIAN WALNUT (IPE)
Brazilian Walnut, also known as Ipe, or Lapacho, grows primarily in Brazil. Other than hardwood flooring, it’s used to make outdoor decking, veneer surfacing, railroad ties, and for heavy construction, due to its amazing durability and strength.
THE BENEFITS OF BRAZILIAN WALNUT (IPE) HARDWOOD FLOORING IN YOUR HOME
Brazilian Walnut is a hardy wood, one of the hardiest. It ranks at the top of the Janka Hardness Scale with a score of 3680. That’s more than two times the score of the industry standard Red Oak (1290), making Brazilian Walnut (Ipe) likely the most durable option out there. This means with Brazilian Walnut, high traffic areas of your home can stand a chance. There’s a greater resistance to denting and daily wear and tear than other hardwoods ranked lower on the scale. Remember, however, that no wood is totally resistant to damage and needs to be cared for properly to last.
Also, Brazilian Walnut, like other exotic woods, is rich in character. The tones can vary from an olive brown to near black, changing with age and exposure to sunlight. Light brown striping can also appear creating a noted contrast.