Brazilian Walnut / Ipe Hardwood Flooring

Botanical Name: Tabebuia, spp 

Flooring Name: Ipe

Distribution: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala

Color Range: Brazilian Walnut / Ipe is one of the most dense hardwoods in the world with a fine grain structure. It can vary greatly in color from yellow tans, reds, green and dark browns. Stewartfloor® offers a medium brown toned product with both the light and dark extremes removed for an overall more consistent color range.

Color Change: This floor will darken considerably over time which will help blend the initial variations.

Where To Use: Brazilian Walnut / Ipe is ideal for residential and commercial applications due to its great density.

Species Characteristics & Issues: Brazilian Walnut / Ipe has been known to cause respiratory and contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Long sleeves and a mask are recommended when exposing oneself to dust from this species. It should be noted that all wood dust has been found to have negative implications over time when breathed into the respiratory system.

Janka Hardness Chart: check Brazilian Walnut’s hardness and durability rating.

Characteristics of Installed Brazilian Walnut Flooring

Site Sanding/Finishing: This species contains naturally occurring alkalines in its chemical structure which can affect adhesion and staining. While some oil finishes will dry on this wood, most will not and it is not suggested oil finish be used to avoid unnecessary complications and unsatisfactory results. Neutral oil finishes can react with these alkalines and cause the product to turn red. Water based finishes are recommended.

Buying Brazilian Walnut / Ipe Hardwood Flooring

For over 14 years, stewartfloor® has been providing superior quality and service. We travel and visit our South American hardwood partners to assure the highest quality standards. Our strategically located warehouses accommodate you with competitive pricing and shipping rates nationwide. Call (866)780-7839 to learn more, request a free Brazilian Walnut / Ipe sample, or purchase the perfect Brazilian Walnut / Ipe hardwood flooring for your home or business.

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