Retail specialist Michael Garreffa chose Gripsure decking tiles to renovate his small roof terrace in Marlborough. Gripsure launched the decking tiles to give homeowners and commercial buyers the option of anti slip decking that is quick to install.
The innovative timber decking tiles feature Gripsure’s unique anti slip inserts and are proving to be a popular choice for roof gardens and balconies, where the size and weight of traditional decking can be a problem. Quicker to install than decking boards, because there is no need for a sub frame, the tiles are also far easier to remove for access to the ground below.
Having had traditional timber decking at a former property, Michael Garreffa said: “I have seen how the build-up of algae can make decking dangerous and difficult to clean, especially in winter, so I wanted anti slip for this project.
“We have just had to renovate our ash felt and slate roof, which was a specialist job that involved considerable logistics. We wanted to ensure we could easily get access for any future works, so the decking tiles made perfect sense. It is a small terrace, but we’re very pleased with the result, which is a smart and bright space.”
Available in softwood or hardwood, the tiles are approximately half a square metre and include Gripsure’s innovative safety design: aggregate inserts that ensure they don’t get slippery, even in wet or icy weather.
Gripsure Managing Director Mike Nicholson said: “Michael has created a beautiful, tranquil space using Gripsure decking tiles. Traditional decking boards are not always suitable for balconies and roof terraces, because of their weight. Michael also wanted to have quick and easy access for any future works, so the decking tiles were an ideal choice.
“Our decking tiles combine innovative safety features with the look and feel of real timber, and additional convenience. This roof terrace is a perfect example of the practical and beautiful result they can achieve.”
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