Bison Ipe Deck Tiles, when left untreated, generally take 6 months to a year to fully weather to a silver gray patina. To maintain the natural reddish brown hues of the original deck tiles you will need to maintain and regularly seal your deck.
The Denver Botanic Garden is a project that shows the way Bison Deck Tiles weather over time. The Denver Botanic Garden’s green roof was the first publicly accessible green roof in Denver using Bison Ipe Deck Tiles and Bison adjustable pedestals and uses over 100 species of native and drought tolerant plants. The installation was completed over 6 years ago and the ipe deck tiles by Bison have fully weathered to a rich gray patina, complementing the arid plants and cacti surrounding the rooftop deck.
Ipe stands the test of time and holds up well to the elements when fully weathered. A tropical hardwood, ipe is 5 times harder than yellow pressure treated pine. The Denver Botanic Gardens weathered ipe rooftop deck will stay well-manicured, providing scenic views of the surrounding gardens for years to come.