Ipe decking is the best available material for wall decking. It is stable, durable and resists checking. It has a brown color which has a deep and rich red colored hue. It adds to the look of the house or office and enhances the interiors. Ipe decking looks especially great if the wall is light in color. It simply enhances the look and hence a great choice for high quality wall decking.

Bothcamaru and ipe are hardwood. However, camaru is one of the more exotic kind of wood alternatives. The appearance is similar to ipe. Initially it was simply mixed with ipe for making decking materials. Cumaru however has two different shades- light and dark. The lighter version is called as standard Brazilian Teak, while the dark one is called Brazilian Chestnut, Red Cumaru or Southern Chestnut.


Initially cumaru was used in combination with ipe. However, when it emerged in the furniture market as an individual wood for furniture making, it was used in the air-dried form. However, in this case, it was more fragile and showed tendency of checking more than ipe. The reviews said wall decking showed poor performance with regards to durability, stability and reliability. However, since it was cheaper than ip, companies used techniques to strengthen the cumaru material for wall decking and wall cladding. This has been successful and reviews show a good report.

Even though both cumaru and ipe are readily available in South American countries most of them times one has to place an order for cumaru decking. This is because they are not used too frequently though they are cheaper thenipe decking. They are harvested just like ipe. Owing to the fact that they are less in demand they are expected to last longer in future. They are primarily looked upon as tropical hardwood species used for residential and commercial wall cladding and wall decking.

By Haadi