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!
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.