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!