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margretg2

Guy Gibson, that decking does look lovely but if you google 'slippery decking' you'll find the forums awash with people wondering how to deal with it. My only experience with it (in a friend's garden) is that it does get slippery and like an ice rink during very cold weather. If you have a southfacing patch and are prepare to put in the maintenance every year, you might lessen the problem. However . . . there's another problem with decking: rats love to hide in the space underneath it, and for that reason alone, I would never lay it.

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cassandrascott24

Yes, slippery when wet and lethal when the temperature drops. Some people however have affixed strips of anti-slip grip to their decking/wooden steps and it works but no good for the aesthetics!

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We give advice on how to install a deck properly and keep it in good condition in order to prevent slipperiness and unwanted visitors. Happy to help anyone out.

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