Decking Care and Maintenance
All decks will benefit from regular brushing with a good stiff broom. Gripsure’s anti-slip timber decking is very low maintenance. We recommend pressure washing your decking once a year to remove any build up of dirt or algae. This will also refresh your boards’ appearance, as it will also remove any discolouration.
In addition to pressure washing, your decking would also benefit from regular brushing with a stiff broom which will also reduce any build up of leaves or dirt.
The deck surface will undergo physical wear and tear over time. To minimise any damage it is recommended that rubber feet should be used on any deck furniture. In addition, any planters, tubs or plant pots should be raised on blocks to allow air circulation and avoid mould growth. The use of metal or plastic trays is recommended to catch and retain any excess liquid when watering plants.
Because timber is a natural material the colour will eventually fade to an attractive silver grey. Whereas some are happy with this look, others prefer to restore the original colour of the boards. This can be safely achieved with paints, oils and stains without compromising the effect of the non-slip inserts.
CRACKS AND KNOTS
Timber is a natural product so the decking may well have characteristics typical of the high-quality grade we use, such as knots, shakes and deflection, which are all entirely normal.
As deck timbers weather, small cracks are likely to appear on the surface of the boards. These are caused by the intermittent wetting and drying of the wood. This is quite normal and does not affect the structural integrity of the deck.
We check the quality of the Gripsure decking once before manufacture and then once again after to ensure these characteristics do not fall outside of our tolerances and that you are getting the high-quality product you might expect from the UK’s largest supplier.