We are building a deck in Texas and have not used IPE ( Brazilian Walnut) before.
The lumber yard says it is strong enough for the top decking boards that will sit on 2 x 8 pressure treated joists at 16" on center.
Does anyone have any experience with this wood or know of a reference source that might help ? Or should we go to 5/4" thick material which is much heavier and about $1. a foot more ?