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L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal is your accredited expert in the field of dust-free floor sanding and the renovation and eco-friendly finishing of floors and staircases. Over the course of our completed projects, we’ve developed innovative techniques to meet our customers’ needs.
Thanks to our unfailing expertise and our over 30 years of experience in floor sanding, you’ll regain the authenticity of your original wood and its former beauty.
With L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal, you can give your floor the royal treatment, as well as products of impeccable quality. Trust us with your floor restoration project and rest assured that you’ll be putting it in the hands of true connoisseurs.


Ipé – commonly referred to as Brazilian walnut, green ebony, Pau Lopé, or Ironwood – is an exotic wood species with a very rich and distinctive appearance. Its grain is very fine, and it’s extremely resistant to moisture, weather, and external aggressions (mold, fungi, termites…).
This species is particularly prized for its beauty and durability. With a wide variety, ipé offers beautiful colours ranging from tan to olive brown and from reddish to dark brown, as well as a variety of grains, stripes, and cuts that provide it with an irresistible natural beauty.
The extreme density of ipé wood, combined with its natural resistance and its very high longevity to wear, surely make it the most sought-after exotic species for all exterior woods.
Thanks to a hardness index three times higher than that of red oak, renowned as being the hardest species offered on the Québec market, ipé is so hard that it even resists fire.
In particular, this exotic wood lets you achieve a beautiful outdoor layout that will last a long time for your terraces, patios, balconies, fences, pergolas, wall coverings, and other outdoor architectural accessories.

Ipé floors: a safe bet for a long time!

If you’re looking for the ideal wood for your patio or outdoor terrace, the team of expert advisors at L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal offers you the ultimate solution to create your prestigious installations and all your outdoor layouts.
We carefully choose the wood that suits your needs and that best matches your décor to offer you a superior-quality product that will last a lifetime.
Known for being very strong and extremely dense, ipé wood is seven times denser than western red cedar. This species therefore offers great dimensional stability and natural resistance to warping.
With their over 30 years of experience, L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal is able to achieve your dream project, which will add a touch of refinement to your home while increasing its value.

A durable ipé outdoor covering: give a unique style to your terrace!

Ipé is the most popular exotic wood species on the Québec market for terraces. However, it has begun to be dethroned for some time by certain species that are very similar in finish and quality, such as Cumaru and Itauba.
By choosing an ipé outdoor covering, you’ll benefit from many advantages. In addition to its incredible resistance to the worst weather conditions, this species is unique for its colouring, its markings, and the variation of its grain. Ipé wood is without a doubt the best available option and the safest bet for any outdoor covering.
We sand your floors with precision and create the appropriate treatments for your exotic ipé wood to provide your summer living space with that much sought-after high-end cachet. Thanks to our high-quality products, your ipé floors will have an unparalleled beauty.
Trust us with the maintenance of your terrace if you want a sturdy wood that will age with uniformity and splendour. L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal will ensure harmony within your project by offering you the desired custom finish and the choice of a safe bet.

Refurbishment and maintenance of ipé patios and terraces