IPE DECK TILES
Cute and comfy Toronto condo balcony with Ipe 2×1′ composite deck tiles arranged in 90º herringbone pattern. [Ipe is pronounced “ee-pay” by the way. Real ipe is an exotic Brazilian hardwood that is super durable.]
Herringbone is a truly cool flooring pattern because it breaks up a simple square or rectangle by introducing a zig-zag pattern. Sunlight strikes the alternating tiles differently giving the false impression they’re two different colours.
Border pieces were used on the inner edge of this Toronto condo balcony floor. Can you pick them out? It’s not too easy to spot because they blend in nicely with the herringbone pattern. In general, when installing balcony flooring, we cut deck tiles so the smaller pieces are on the inner edge to avoid the risk of them lifting in high winds.
To learn more about Ipe WPC tiles, check out NewTechWood’s website.
NOTE: Despite the balcony flooring images in this project being tagged as “Earth Brown”, they are now called Ipe.