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How To Stop Decking from Being Slippery

chair on slip proof decking

Decking is a fabulous addition to any space. Not only can it be aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also a brilliant way of creating sociable and functional outdoor areas. However, many people find that their deck is slippery in damp and wet conditions.

Without remedy, slippery decking can lead to some nasty falls. Regardless of your age or mobility, this can present a significant risk of injury to you and those around you.

The good news is that there is a permanent solution to tackle the hazard of slippery decking. In this article we will explain exactly how to make decking non-slip so you can always enjoy using it with confidence.

Why Does Decking Become Slippery?

As wood is porous and retains moisture, it is common for decking to become slippery, especially in the good old British climate!  Here’s how it happens:

As we can see, decking becomes slippery due to a variety of reasons, many of which are out of our control. The good thing is it is easy to achieve a slip-proof decking. With the right slippery decking solution, it won’t be necessary to replace your decking.

slippery decking

How To Make Decking Non-Slip?

The installation of Anti-slip Decking Strips is a highly effective solution to slippery decking. Anti- slip strips for decking boards are simple to install and cost effective. But most importantly, they work incredibly well to prevent slippery decking.

These slip resistant decking strips have a durable gritted top surface and act like brakes, providing enough traction to prevent common slip and fall accidents. The contoured and low-profile strips are screwed onto the surface of your deck to create an instant slip resistant surface.

Our anti-slip strips for decking boards are much easier to apply than you might think. What’s more they also look great and when used with our coloured matched stainless-steel screws they will complement the aesthetics of your deck and give it a whole new lease of life!

How Do Anti-Slip Strips Stop Decking Being Slippery?

anti slip strips for decking boards

Anti-slip decking strips are a good safety and security feature to have on your decking. They will help you to create a safe decking experience free from the risks of slips and falls.

Here are some unique benefits of slip resistant decking strips:

Our anti-slip strips for decking boards are made from GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic or Glass Reinforced Polymer). This a highly versatile and cost-effective material with a wide range of applications.

What is GRP? Here’s everything you need to know.

Where can this slippery deck solution be applied?

The purpose of anti-slip decking strips is to make decking safer for use.  They can also be used in a variety of interior and exterior settings where a surface or deck is slippery including:

With Evergrip’s anti-slip decking strips, you can say no more to worrying about anyone slipping and falling on your deck. If you have any questions about how to make decking non-slip, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our anti-slip experts today.

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27th March 2020

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