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Non Slip Composite Decking

Posted by Deckorum Admin on June 1, 2023

Non-Slip Composite Decking

Composite decking has grown in popularity in recent years due to its incredible durability and aesthetic appeal. One of the significant questions when it comes to decking materials is slip safety, especially as composite decking is for outdoor spaces.

Wet conditions can lead to slippery surfaces. however, with advancements in 4th gen composite deck non-slip surfaces make composite decking an excellent choice for those seeking both style and safety.

In this article, we can see in greater detail the tested performance of Deckorum composite decking available and look at the advantages you have in terms of safety, durability, and low maintenance.

Royale Range Wood Textured Finish

The Royale range wood textured finish is a popular non-slip solution for composite decking. This finish is designed to provide a tactile surface that offers enhanced grip, even when the deck is wet.

The texture is a deep 3D embossed pattern to provide a natural wood-like feel whilst ensuring safety. The wood textured finish not only enhances slip resistance but also adds an element of visual interest to the decking. This creates a subtle elegance and a natural outdoor space.

Sollast Range Grooved Profile

The Sollast grooved profile is another effective non-slip solution for composite decking.

These profiles feature narrow and wide grooves or channels along the surface of the boards. Allowing water to drain away faster further reducing the risk of water accumulation and improved traction on the foot.

The Sollast range grooves help to create a safer surface, preventing water from pooling and reducing the chances of slips and falls. Additionally, grooved profiles also contribute to the modern aesthetic appeal of decking, adding a touch of contemporary design and sophistication.

Advantages of Non-Slip Composite Decking:

Safety

The primary advantage of non-slip Deckorum composite decking is the enhanced protection it provides. Non-slip composite decking ensures a secure and stable surface for walking, playing, or entertaining, even when wet, thanks to its excellent slip resistance.

This feature is particularly beneficial for families with children and pets, offering peace of mind knowing that their loved ones can move about the deck without the risk of accidents caused by slippery surfaces.

Durability

Deckorum non-slip composite decking is known for its exceptional durability winning awards for best performance UK and recognised as a Global 100 Winner. Its resistance to weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and intense sunlight, makes Deckorum composite decking suitable for outdoor spaces that experience varying climates. This is especially true for regions with seasonal changes, like the seasons in the UK.

Deckorum composite decking does not warp, crack, or splinter, ensuring a long lifespan offering a 25 year warranty and a lifespan of 40 years. Additionally, composite decking does not require staining or sealing, saving both time and money in the long run.

Non Slip Testing

Pendulum test

The Pendulum slip test represents the heel of the foot  and is operated to a wide range of UK British Standard BS 7976 and, European and International standards. The UK Slip Resistance guidelines have been developed collaboratively by people with 100’s of years of experience in the field of slip resistance.

The UK Regulator (the Health and Safety Executive) are observants and make significant contribution to the current Guidelines for slip tests. Therefore the Pendulum test is the preferred slip test method of the HSE. Deckorum composite decking closely follows the UK legal system. It relies on the pendulum test, which is the preferred method of UK regulations.

Deckorum composite decking was tested and revealed the following results in the pendulum test. A series of 4 tests each in wet and dry conditions was performed.

In the dry conditions the coefficient of friction result received a mean value of 66. In wet conditions the decking board received the mean result of 41 which is excellent and classed as low risk of slip. A score of 36 is indicates a 1 in 1 million possibility of slip.

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Reporting Standards: BS7976

Conclusion

Deckorum non-slip composite decking offers a range of benefits that makes it the ideal choice for outdoor spaces. The availability of various non-slip surface technologies enhances the grip and ensures safety even in wet conditions. These technologies include textured finishes and grooved profiles. Deckorum composite decking undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it provides excellent slip resistance, making it suitable for families with children and pets to enjoy with peace of mind.

Additionally, Deckorum non-slip composite decking boasts impressive durability, with resistance against all season weather conditions and fading. Its long lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements make it an attractive investment for those seeking a hassle-free outdoor flooring solution. Composite decking’s low upkeep nature contributes to its appeal. Additionally, its resistance to mould, mildew, and pests further enhances its desirability.

Thank you for taking the time to explore the benefits of non-slip composite decking. Consider investing in non-slip Deckorum composite decking. It can help enhance the safety, durability, and aesthetics of your outdoor space. We prioritize safety and exclusively offer high-quality products. Contact the team for more information.

Also, You can calculate your decking for your project through our Composite Decking Calculator page.