I tried to find information on this subject in the groups but so far
haven't found what I need. Does anyone here know the approximate square
foot price of Trex vs. Ironwood (IPE)? We are trying to decide which to
use. Thanks for your help.
I know what they cost in my area, but that doesn't do you any good.
There's no point in telling you what I pay since we have no idea where
How much is a house where you live? You're asking a similar question.
There's not enough information to give you anything other than a wide
range (useless for planning purposes) or a specific number which is
unlikely to be accurate wherever you are (a dangerous number in the
I also agree that you should look at some other brands of composite
decking. There are a number of them. Be aware that Trex is not as
stiff as Ipe and won't span the same distance. You may need to close
up the joist spacing with the Trex.
When I did my deck I used a composite decking called Carefree. a lot
cheaper than Trex. So you might want to sit down at a local lumber yard and
check all your options. As for ironwood they seem to label a lot of wood
Ironwood these days, I believe the actual name is Ligmavita (sp) . You might
read this web page before using wood
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ It is a environmental subject, You will
enjoy it, you may still want to use wood, is good.
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