Ipe and Cumaru Wood: Decking or Hardwood Wood Flooring

The best material to produce decking and hardwood flooring are Ipe and Cumaru Wood, Brazilian feedstock resistance, hard and durable.

Have you already thought why Ipe and Cumaru wood are called of best materials to hardwood wood flooring and decking?

This happens because these two types of wood have the best hardness Janka and shows real natural mixture of colors with a typical enthralling brown by best wooden products.

Ipe Wood


Height of 7-11 m, with trunk 70-90 cm in diameter. Composite leaves 6-foliolate; leaflets glabrous or pubescent, 7-18 cm long by 4-8 cm wide.

It is distributed throughout the Amazonas and Northeast to the State of São Paulo (Brazil). It also occurs from the Guianas to Central America.

  • Janka hardness: 10807 N.
  • Family: Bignoniaceae.
  • Scientific name: Tabebuia serratifolia (Vahl) Nichols.

Cumaru Wood


Large tree, exceeding 30 m in height; smooth, yellowish shell; rectilinear and cylindrical shaft with “sapopemas”, with a diameter of one meter.

With a slightly tortuous stem, more than 65 cm in diameter with a smooth greenish bark, 0.60 cm thick, with a viscous colorless resin, “sapopema” up to 1.0 m in height. Very heavy wood.

In commercial area, the height usually reaches 8.77 m, with DAP (diameter at breast height) equal to 48.88 cm and with DAS (diameter at height of sapopema) equal to 70.20 cm, with straight trunk or tortuous and with low sapopema at 2.70 m.

  • Family: Leguminosae Papilionoideae.
  • Scientific name: Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.
  • Janka hardness: 9787 N.

Now, you know! Decking and hardwood wooden flooring are just good when have Ipe Cumaru wood at composition.

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