HOW TO RESOLVE A PROBLEM OF SLIPPERY DECKING

Wooden decking is an attractive addition to many homes and gardens. It provides a great space for outdoor eating, entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying warm summer days. Timber decking can also work well when used to create pathways and steps as it blends nicely with other natural materials in the garden.

However, the minute it gets wet and cold outside the owners of timber decks are faced with the problem of slippery and dangerous surface and worries about the safety of walking over it.

The answer is to resolve your slippery decking problem once and for all, with a solution that does the job properly, whilst also not detracting from the natural beauty of timber decking.

If you haven’t installed a non- slip deck to start with, there are few products on the market that can be used AFTER your decking has been laid to help you improve the amount of friction on a slippery surface and make your decking safer when wet.

NON SLIP DECK COATING is a popular choice as it will not dramatically change the look of your decking, but an abrasive element in it will make the surface less slippery in the rain.  Like with any stain or protection product, it is essential to make sure your deck is completely clean, dry and free of all surface dust before you apply non-slip coating. In order to maintain effectiveness, non- slip deck coating needs to be re-applied regularly as soon as signs of wear become visible especially at the “high traffic” areas.  

ANTISLIP STEP PLATES  Available in different sizes, these plates are screwed to your deck and will provide extremely efficient, long lasting non –slip solution. The only downside is that they will somewhat change the overall look of your deck. A potential solution may be to introduce non-slip strips only in key areas rather than throughout your deck.

DECKWRIGHT INSERTS - Developed by experts in the industry, DeckWright Inserts can be fixed to your decking even after it has been laid adding some much needed grip to keep your family, friends and colleagues safe from a slip that could result in a serious injury whilst also not detracting from the natural beauty of timber decking.  Easy to install they are suitable for steps, walkways and large areas, both commercial and domestic and will last for the life of your decking.

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