If you’re looking for a simple solution to prevent your decking becoming so slippery when it’s wet, you’ve come to the right place!
There are a huge number of anti slip decking products on the market, so how do you know which product to choose for the best? This blog will take a look at the various solutions available for making decking less slippery, and the pros and cons of each method.
What are the best slippery decking solutions?
First of all, keeping your decking clean will help to reduce the amount of fungus that develops on the surface – this is actually what makes the timber slippery when it’s wet, not the water itself. Regularly pressure washing and scrubbing the surface of your decking will help to reduce slipperiness, though there’s no guarantee as to how effective it will be and there’s no way of telling from looking. Also, cleaning decking takes a lot of hard graft!
Anti slip decking paint is a popular choice for helping to improve the amount of friction on a slippery surface. Although coating can be effective due to its abrasive surface, it needs to be applied regularly to maintain effectiveness and takes time and the right conditions to apply.
Anti slip strips are another slippery decking solution that are fantastic for large areas or those on a budget. Sized to your requirements, non slip strips are placed along the wood to improve friction and resistance to reduce the risk of slipping and falling.
Though visible on the timber, they are one of the best solutions for a slippery floor. Affordable anti slip strips and cleats are available from Polydeck, so be sure to check out our anti slip decking strips today.
GRP Anti Slip Materials Will Stop Decking Being Slippery
However, the best solution for slippery decking is to invest in a GRP anti slip decking product! Available in several patterns and finishes – including ‘timber deck effect’ – non slip decking can either be laid down instead of timber decking, or supplied in a thin panel format and placed over existing decking to provide a complete non slip flooring solution that is guaranteed to last for 30 years.
Our GRIPFAST anti-slip decking boards are an ideal investment for numerous establishments, such as:
- And many more!
To learn more about all the key advantages of our non slip decking range, head over to our dedicated anti slip decking page.
Why does decking get slippery?
When decking is continuously soaked by rain, over time fungus and other organic materials will begin to grow. This material can grow during any season, and is the reason as to why decking can become slippery and consequently dangerous.
Is composite decking non slip?
Over time, unfortunately a let of decking surfaces can become slippery and potentially hazardous. However, the composite GRP anti slip decking from Polydeck is specially designed with a textured surface, to ensure that the decking retains it’s non-slip properties, even when wet.
Contact the Polydeck team today!
Polydeck Limited is proud to be known as the UK’s leading supplier of GRP anti slip decking. So if you are interested in learning about the huge range of anti-slip solutions that we supply, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team today!
To talk directly to one of our specialist advisors about any questions that you may have, just give us a call today on 01934 863678.
Or if you can’t speak to us over the phone right now, you can also get in touch with us by answering a few quick questions on our online enquiry form.
Contact Polydeck today for the right solution for your next project! Polydeck’s very own GRIPFAST range of anti-slip products are manufactured to the highest possible standards, using quality materials from our trusted UK suppliers.
So, if you would like to discover how Polydeck can assist you in finding the perfect anti-slip solution, give us a call today on 01934 863678. Alternatively, you can request for our team to contact you at a more suitable time by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.