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Is composite decking slippery when wet?

Composite Decking

Composite decking is a popular choice for buyers. Due to the durability and less maintenance, it is always the best option. We can not deny the fact that comparatively, it is more costly than wood but it is worth it. However the question is, does it get slippery? Well, unfortunately, it does get slippery sometimes. 

Why does composite decking get slippery? 

Why does composite decking get slippery? 

The main reason composite decking gets slippery is the growth of mold, mildew, and algae. Decomposing plants and leaves cause the growth of mold, mildew, and algae. They are unnoticeable in dry weather but when the deck gets wet they become slippery. Another reason that causes a slippery deck is melting snow that turns into cold water. Some consumers may install komposittrall and assume that their deck would be fully slip-free, knowing that algae will not develop on composite decking materials. While this is true, bear in mind that pollen, leaves, dirt, and other particles can cause allergic reactions.

Which decking is more slippery?

Plastic decking

Unfortunately, most plastic decking, especially when wet, is slippery. Because most of these materials have a smooth surface, they are more accident-prone. The advantage of plastic is that it is resistant to mold and fungus. This means that any slipping caused by this will not be an issue with plastic decking. Plastic decking, on the other hand, is often slippery.

Wood decking

Wood is naturally non-slip. However, as algae and mold begin to grow, the trädäck can become slippery. The worst part about wood decking is that it is the most vulnerable of all decking materials. The wooden deck needs a lot of care. If it is not treated with the care it will become slippery. 

Composite decking

Lastly, among all these decking composite deckings is the lesser slippery deck. If you take care of the deck and take some precautions you can prevent your deck from getting slippery. 

How can I prevent my deck from getting slippery?

Rinse your deck 

Rinse your deck 

Allow your deck to dry fully after a thorough cleaning. Remove any overhanging plants or tree branches from your deck that might cause wet, gloomy areas. Because water and snow may make any deck surface slippery, no decking is completely slip-proof, but frequent cleaning can help to lessen the chance of unexpected slips and falls on your composite deck. 

Install an anti-slip strips 

Installing anti-slip decking strips is another cost-effective option for keeping your decking non-slip.

Remove algae, mold, and mildew

Remove algae, mold, and mildew

The majority of slides are caused by algae or mold on the deck’s surface, thus keeping it clean is the best method to make it slip-resistant. 

Remove leaves

Remove leaves

Sweep your deck with a hard brush at least once a week during the summer. This should remove any leaves or debris that algae might otherwise adhere to. To prevent airborne bacteria from blooming on your deck, clean the surface with a mix of liquid detergent and warm water.

Conclusion 

No one wants to get hurt by falling on the deck. Take necessary precautions to make your composite decking slip-resistant. If you are installing a deck near the poolside, make sure that you keep the deck clean. Consider the safety to avoid several pains and damages.

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