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Traditional timber decking is not one of the safest of surfaces to walk on, particularly in cold and damp conditions. The grooved boards make it easy for dirt and water to settle, which contributes to a very slippery surface. 

While some decking companies will claim to offer 'non-slip' decking, we can tell you now that this is simply not true. Nothing can guarantee you from slipping on any surface.

Having said that, our slip-resistant decking strives to lower the risk of injury as much as possible, and we are proud to say it has achieved the best slip-resistant rating in both Britain and Europe (making it the closest thing out there to 'non-slip' that you will find)!

Two major contributing factors to the slipperiness of decking are power washing and mould; both of which penetrate the wood and open it up to damage, in turn making it even more slippery. Luckily none of these problems apply to TimberTech decking, which is specially designed to avoid these issues while remaining tolerant to heavy-duty cleaning. Our boards take in minimal moisture (less than 1.2% to be exact), and are also quick drying, typically taking 30 mins to dry after a wash or rain shower. This means that they are much less likely to remain damp and slippery for an extended period of time, and are also far more resistant to mould and algae issues.

While no decking can 100% guarantee that you have no chance of slipping on it, we feel pretty confident in saying that ours comes the closest to being able to back up that claim!

The weather is beginning to warm up now, but the joy of sliding into a bubbling hot tub can be appreciated at any time of year! If you're lucky enough to own a hot tub of your own, of if you're thinking of splashing out (no pun intended) on this luxurious new feature for your home, bear in  mind that TimberTech decking is ideal for hot tub surrounds.

Why? Well...

  • It's slip-resistant. One hazard that hot tub owners must be wary of is the possibility of slipping on water that has been splashed around the edge of the tub. Our composite boards may well be the closest thing to non-slip decking on the market; using our hot tub decking will help to minimise the risk of a nasty fall.

  • It won't stain. Unlike other forms of decking, TimberTech boards don't need to be sealed to keep water out. The composite wood has a very low absorption rate; any excess water will remain on the surface and evaporate quickly, preventing stains, mould, and mildew from forming on your pristine deck.

  • It comes in all kinds of different designs! Composite decking is a very good look for a hot tub surround; our contemporary wooden boards will ensure that your tub really stands out!

Click here to learn more about TimberTech's swimming pool/hot tub decking, or order a free sample to take a closer look at what we have to offer!

As the first day of spring has officially been and gone, we are now firmly in the grasp of the best time of the year – sunshine, BBQs and summer clothing. Indeed, spring and summer are the few months of the year where Britain heats up (if we’re lucky) and the whole of the UK seems to be in a jolly good mood…for the most part. As we previously reported, summer 2014 is set to be the hottest on record for Britain, so we’ll be collectively piling outdoors to bask in the rays. As gorgeous weather is somewhat a novelty around these parts, perhaps your garden isn’t quite in tip top condition and are looking to make the most of it for the impending heat-wave. The solution? Composite decking, of course!

Hot, hot, hot!

The main benefit of our gorgeous composite decking is that it is an aesthetically pleasing, practically maintenance-free decking which will simply transform your outdoor space. Our decks can be used for lounging on, playing on, BBQ-ing on, chatting on – and they’re simply perfect for drinking copious amounts of Pimms on! If you install TimberTech’s decking in your garden for this Summer then we can guarantee you’ll be utilising your outdoor space like never before – and enjoying it!

But what if it rains?

Us Brits will always be slightly sceptical when they tell us to expect glorious sunshine – we’re just too used to that damn rain! However, rain is no match for our composite decking, and the moisture-resistant nature of the material means that from a drop of rain to a monsoon, your deck will remain beautiful, slip-resistant and generally as good as new.

Accessorising your TimberTech Deck

If you want to go all out this Summer then make sure to have a look at the other range of TimberTech products on offer! Starting with a gorgeous Glass Balustrade System to finish your decking in style.

TimberTech’s composite decking is a proven leading product in the decking industry, providing quality, beauty and efficiency every time. We work hard to provide the best service for our customers in every aspect of the business, and our reviews and case studies speak for themselves.

If you’re looking for either swimming pool or hot tub decking then you should look no further than TimberTech’s decking, because we promise a safe, low-maintenance finish for your outdoor space.

Many companies market their decking as being ‘slip-free’ or ‘non-slip’ but, unfortunately, we can assure you that this is nigh on impossible. There is no magic formula that can make deck boards completely non-slip. What we at TimberTech can offer, however, is the very best slip-resistant technology, meaning that our decking is significantly more slip-resistant than wood. This is due to its low absorption rate (only 1.2%), which ensures that almost all water remains on the surface and evaporates quickly. Thanks to the reflective, inorganic pigments, our swimming pool decking boards dramatically reduce heat build-up too!

TimberTech’s low maintenance swimming pool decking won’t rot, warp or splinter; it will never need painting, staining or sealing; and it will retain its aesthetic beauty for an astonishing amount of time. Our wide range of swimming pool and hot tub decking options include a variety of colours and accessories, which means you can create the outdoor design of your dreams and achieve it with our composite decking.

If you need more inspiration then pop over to our gallery – it’s packed with pictures of our gorgeous TimberTech decking for swimming pools.

What are you waiting for? Request your free sample pack now!

 

 

There are so many reasons why you’d opt for slip-resistant decking, as opposed to more treacherous floor surfaces! For a multitude of different people, places, and purposes slip-resistant decking is the safest way to the perfect decked area! If you are looking for a decked area to surround your swimming pool or hot tub, or if you’re seeking quality decking that is going to last waterside, our decking simply fares better than the rest. On the slightly-less glamorous side of things, if you want a decking material that isn’t going to become a hazard every time it rains – which let’s face it, is probably a lot – then TimberTech deck is your only option!

When compared to more traditional surfaces like timber, our slip-resistant decking performs outstandingly well. Timber looks great, we have never denied this, but the material itself is fraught with flaws that you just don’t get with TimberTech boards. The little nooks and crannies you find in timber deck collect all kinds of dirt and debris; not only that, but when water fills them it freezes, and that ice bulges out of the grooves creating a rink-like surface. Now as you can imagine this causes quite a hazard, but don’t fear, as you get none such drawbacks when dealing with our decking!

examples of our slip-resistant decking

Our slip-resistant decking takes in a lot less water your average decking – less than 1.2%, if you’re interested – meaning our boards will not suffer from mould, or algae build-up. And even when our deck does get wet, it doesn’t stay wet for long! Just 30 minutes is all our decking needs to completely dry, no matter how much of a soaking it has had. The speed at which it does dry makes it an ideal candidate for surrounding your pools, hot tubs, and ponds, as well being a safe surface to walk on in our wettest weather!

The best way to keep any deck looking its best, and to stop any dirt building up is by power washing it. When you power wash traditional timber decking, yes it may clean a lot of the buried dirt off and leave it momentarily looking good, but you’re actually damaging the wood itself. When you power wash timber deck is splits the surface making it even more susceptible to water-damage; not only that but while you may remove excess mould, if its pores have already got into your wood, then expect a resurfacing very soon. Luckily, you do not get any such dramas when power washing TimberTech – it’s actually the best way to give it a good spritz once in a while!

Remember, there is no such thing as non-slip decking, but our slip-resistant decking is as close as you’re going to get to it. We attained the best rating for the British and European standards in slip-resistant boards – ours were actually the best performing in the composite decking sector. We back up our promises with proven facts, and even a 25 year warranty just in case you needed any more convincing! If you are going to subject your decking to a lot of moisture, make sure it can keep its head above the water, and carry on looking pristine. 

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