Now you may have noticed from the pictures, that this wood looks a little different from your typical deck of Cedar or pressure treated lumber and you'd be right. This is an Ipe wood deck. What is Ipe you ask? Well it is the strongest most resilient wood decking around.
Ipe is an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot and decay, it is 8 times harder than cedar, and some suppliers guarantee it for 20 years without preservatives. However the up front cost of Ipe, or Brazilian Walnut as it's also known, is much higher than typical decking materials.