Is composite decking slippery when wet?
As we all know, WPC decking is more and more widely used for outdoor space. Such as balcony, terrace, garden, backyard, swimming pool, seaside. Some clients may care about composite decking slippery problems. In fact, this is no need to worry about it at all. Even when wet, the composite decking boards still have a very good performance on anti-slip performance.
And composite decks also have many advantages. Such as anti-slip, waterproof, anti-UV, low maintenance, long lifetime, etc. EVODEK decking products have undergone the Pendulum Slip Resistance Test by the standard of BS 7976-2. We tested the 3D wood grain surface, grooved surface, sanded surface, and capped surface. Here are the details for each surface:
3D Wood Grain deck Surface
3D Wood Grain composite decking slippery has better resistance by virtue of the embossed pattern. Its wood grain is more than 1.3mm deep, which can protect us even when wet.
The 3D wood grain surface is also the best-selling design in sales. In addition to the slip resistance, it also gets very good feedback due to the wood-like and nice effect.
Grooved Surface texture
The decking materials with the grooved pattern, likewise. It is also highly resistant to slip, thanks to its grooves on the entire surface.
The grooved decking is classical and widely used in the market, especially for the swimming pool project.
Composite decking boards sanding surface
The sanding surface, it’s similar to the real wood decking surface, has good slip resistance due to the lines.
But the sanding surface has no dirty resistance like 3D wood grain or groove surface normally.
Capped composite decks surface
The capped composite deck is also embossed with a deep 3D wood grain surface to make it anti-slip. The capped decking boards are widely used in Singapore. Which has a lot of rain, the feedback is very good on slip resistance.
Also, the capped composite materials have better performance on weather resistance and hot resistance. So, for the project in a hot area and needless fading, these capped composite deck boards are suggested.
Although EVODEK decking has a good performance on slip resistance no matter when dry and wet. As we all know, any surface can be slippery when wet, so caution is advised.
And according to our lab test, some projects have a higher request on slip resistance. We suggest using the 3D wood grain composite decking material and grooved decking.
Currently, there is no requirement for minimum slip resistance in building codes yet. Because anti-skid tests performed differently under different standards.
And there are many variables that affect slip resistance. Including shoe uppers, stride length, debris on the surface, moisture content, weight, etc.
Consider our most relaxed time will be spent on the deck. So choosing the best decking material with good slip resistance is very important for you and your family.
Besides, composite decking has child-friendly thanks to its features of non-splintering, stain resistance, slip resistance, and weather resistance. Nothing is more important than your children’s safety.
You want to do all that you can to protect them, even if they are more accident-prone at their young ages.
EVODEK composite decking won’t put both you and your children in danger. It will be 100% safe when you walk on the surface.
With EVODEK composite decking, your puddles will not lead to slips, falls, and subsequent injuries. Especially if your young ones like to chase after one another.
EVODEK composite material comes with grooves or simulated wood grain to reduce the chances of losing your footing. While kids should still follow the no-running rule, they won’t be so much at risk with any deck.
If you are interested in a non-slip floor, welcome to your inquiry.