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    Slip Resistant Decking – Perfect For Poolside Installations

    February 20th, 2020

    One of the primary concerns relating to the installation of a new outdoor decking system relates to safety, especially when the completed deck is located near to a swimming pool, jacuzzi or near the beach and therefore likely to come into regular contact with water.

    Creating a Slip Resistant Finish

    iDecking have spent many years perfecting an innovative, environmentally-friendly, non-splinter timber decking solution offering all the good looks of the real thing but without the flaw of other products. 

    Unlike many other traditional decking materials, the systems which have been developed by iDecking, completely waterproof your deck or roof deck area with an attractive, durable and slip-resistant finish.

    Offering Further Evidence

    To help offer further evidence relating to the slip resistance of the iDecking boards, we have carried out some slip tests on our decking products recently. The tests are carried out according to BS7976 -2 Pendulum Slip Test.

    The test is carried out via a pendulum testing machine in at least 2 directions, both in a dry state and in a wet state. The results are as follows:

    Selecting The Correct Products

    It really is not possible to over-emphasise the importance of choosing a decking product which offers the longest lasting and safest solution for the particular project. Designers should always be aware of the uses on schemes which they are specifying and therefore select the correct decking products accordingly.

    With a number of cheaper, inferior products on the market, it is essential that designers and installers choose products which are specially designed and selected to fit the purpose of the project. Thankfully, the range of iDecking products ticks all of the right boxes.

    Composite decking is widely accepted to be one of the most effective decking products available due to the fact that it boasts a number of qualities highlighted by a longer lifespan than traditional wood.

    Introducing Eco-Friendly Composite Decking

    Whilst many of the old composites were made from sawdust mixed with cheap polymers, so they absorbed a lot of moisture. They were also susceptible to attack from insects, mildew, turned green and very slippery over time and were also prone to rotting due to the high wood fibre content.

    However, the introduction of the iDecking Revolution products offers a new generation of materials which have been developed to look and perform much better in the long term.

    Developed by iDecking Revolution, DURO is a brand new material which has been developed with the following goals in mind:

    • Fast and easy installation using no screws
    • 100% Eco-Friendly
    • Ultra-Low Maintenance
    • Custom Colours

    Exceptional Durability

    These new systems offer a new mindset for artificial decking. They will not fade significantly, absorb hardly any moisture and do not swell or split. In addition to this, any scratches or blemishes can also be sanded down to almost French-polish the scratches out, since it is solid throughout, ensuring that long term maintenance is possible and effective.

    These products are high end, top quality materials, and are designed to ensure that they do not fade significantly. Essentially, they are in many ways better than tropical hardwood. Despite its formula being kept as a secret, DURO’s main ingredient is Rice Husk; a by-product in the processing of rice. This husk, when blended together with virgin polymers, makes it an incredibly versatile, strong and durable material.

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