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How To Stop Decking From Being Slippery

Slip, and falls are one of the leading causes of injury in the home. One area in particular that can be especially dangerous is your deck. Decks are often made of materials that can become slippery when wet, making them a potential hazard for anyone who sets foot on them. But don’t worry – there are ways to make your deck less slippery and safer. Read on to learn how to stop decking from being slippery.

Deck Cleaning and Maintenance

The first step in making your deck less slippery is to ensure it’s properly maintained. Fungus and leaves can build up on your deck, making it excessively slippery when wet. Make sure to regularly clean and inspect your deck for any debris or buildup that could cause a hazardous slip.

Anti Slip Decking Strips Wickes

Anti-slip decking strips can be applied directly to your existing deck boards to create an instant non-slip surface. These products come in various shapes and sizes, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits the style of your deck. Installing anti-slip strips is a great way to help prevent any falls or slips on your deck.

Rubber Mats

Rubber mats are another way to reduce slipping on your deck. Please place them in high-traffic areas, near doors and stairs, or anywhere else that could be extra slippery. Be sure to secure the mats with screws to stay in place to prevent serious accidents.

Non-Slip Coating

Once your deck is clean and well-maintained, consider applying a non-slip coating. Non-slip coatings come in various forms, from anti-slip spray paints designed specifically for decks, to rubberized coatings that offer superior grip. Regardless of your chosen product, please read the instructions carefully and follow all safety precautions before applying it to your deck.

Rugs and Mats

Another way to reduce the risk of slipping on your deck is by adding rugs and mats near frequently used areas like doorways and steps. Rugs and mats made from natural fibres like jute or sisal will provide better traction than synthetic fibres like nylon or polyester. Still, they require more frequent cleaning since they’re prone to absorbing moisture from rainwater or dew. Some rubberized mats are specifically designed for outdoor use; these offer excellent grip even when wet but can be more expensive than natural fibre alternatives.

Apply Non-Slip Decking Oil

You can make your deck even safer by applying non-slip decking oil. Decking oil helps protect the wood from moisture, making it less likely to become slippery. It also gives the wood a beautiful sheen that will help enhance its aesthetic appeal. However, read and follow all instructions carefully before applying any decking oil, and ensure you’re using a product specifically for outdoor use.

If you’re still unsure how to make your deck less slippery, or if you’re not comfortable taking on the task yourself, contact a professional handyman or deck cleaner like PML Handyman Services. They have the knowledge and experience necessary to get your deck slip-resistant in no time safely.

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