Non-slip decking from Gripsure
Over the seasons traditional timber decking can become lethal – slippery underfoot. With algae growth and wet weather decking becomes virtually unusable – dangerous to walk over. Innovative non-slip decking from Gripsure combines natural timber decking with hardened aggregate infills so that a stylish looking deck can still be achieved.
Softwood vs. Hardwood
Softwood, usually know as redwood or pine, is the most popular timber for decking. It is readily available, great value for money and most importantly, will be treated with a factory impregnated preservative to give a minimum 15 year expected life.At Gripsure we only use the best softwood; a slow grown timber from the cold forests of Northern Europe. Every board is visually checked both before and after production to ensure the highest quality.
Hardwood, is a much more expensive timber, but has a natural longevity of 30 years or more, without any factory treatments. Beautiful in initial colour and hue, it has long been used on the most prestigious of projects. Becoming increasingly rare, Gripsure have a policy of only supplying fully certified stock, as hardwoods will typically come from the world’s rain forest areas.
Gripsure are FSC® and PEFC™ certified and committed to sourcing timber from sustainably managed forests. We use slow grown Vths grade Redwood which has fewer knotts. Gripsure are members of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) and we have had our products independently review and have been awarded DeckMark and DeckMark Plus accreditation.