GRP is a quality slip resistant decking product. As with the majority of flooring products, GRP will lose some slip resistance when wet, but still meets the minimum “low potential for slip” requirement as set out by the HSE. (In order to maintain adequate slip resistance, it is important you keep your deck clean and free from debris.)
In order to maintain traction levels it is imperative that the deck is designed so as to allow proper drainage and that the deck surface is kept as clean and free from debris as possible.
GRP is reversible and either surface can be used, for larger decks an attractive pattern can even be created using a combination of both surfaces. The grooved surface offers more drainage over the ribbed surface so will work better in predominantly wet or high foot-traffic areas, however both sides of the board are classified as low potential for slip. Results shown on our data sheet 7 were achieved by an independent testing facility and are from samples picked at random. Because of the variable nature of the natural and recycled materials used in the manufacture of GRP, slip resistance results may vary slightly from batch to batch.
In applications where additional traction is necessary, such as ramps, care homes or projects for the disabled, GRP is available with an anti-slip insert (extra charges will apply) so please discuss all details of your project with a member of our customer service team who will almost certainly have experience of similar circumstances.
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