How to Install Non-Slip Decking

We provide step-by-step instructions to help guide you through building a deck.

Decking Installation Guidance

After reading our getting started advice, you should now have the basics covered and be ready for the build! Below are our easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for how to build a single level deck.

Please remember, whilst our team are always at the end of the phone to offer help and support, Gripsure do not provide installation services so, for more complex decking designs we recommend seeking professional advice.

Step One

Set the first board along one edge of the subframe and secure at both ends using appropriate deck screws. With certain types of hardwood it may be necessary to pre-drill the decking to limit the risk of the boards splitting. When doing so always use a drill bit of equal size to the shank of the deck screw.

Step Two

Remove any deflection of the deck board by slightly bending it to match the edge of the subframe then fix the board with two screws to each bearer in the subframe. Set screws approximately 10-20mm from the edge of the boards, and don’t forget to finish the screw so that the head is flush to the top of the board (do not set the head down into the board).

Step Three

Set the second board down so that the end of the board is level with the first board, then space the second board 5-6mm from the first board and fix to the subframe, again remove deflection from the board by slightly bending the board.

Step Four

Continue until all of the subframe is covered. Make sure you keep all screws in line and maintain an equal 5-6mm gap between boards as you go.

Step Five

Enjoy your beautiful new outdoor space, created with Gripsure non-slip decking.