Garden decking soared in popularity in the 90s, when many Brits were inspired by hit TV show Ground Force. We fell in love with decking as our relationships with our gardens changed. No longer just seen as somewhere for keen gardeners to grow plants, they became an extension of our homes and we embraced the concept of outdoor living. There are no signs of our desire for decking abating. Instantly creating a space for relaxing or socialising, a garden deck has become an increasingly popular addition to a home.
Unfortunately, despite its many benefits, traditional decking has one major disadvantage: it becomes dangerously slippery when it’s wet. And that’s a major problem, particularly here in the UK where decking can make a garden a no-go area for much of the year. This is the challenge that Gripsure founders Mike Nicholson and Ross Crouch were grappling with when they first came up with the idea of non-slip decking back in 2004.