IPE Wood Decking, also called Brazilian walnut (Pronounced E-Pay), is a beautiful exotic wood with no knots from Central and South America. IPE wood is known best for being one of the hardest, strongest, and most naturally resistant to rot, abrasion, weather, and insects. IPE has been known to last in some cases well over 75 years. IPE also requires very little maintenance. Only a UV coating needs to be occasionally applied if there is a desire to maintain the natural color.