Timber Decking vs. Composite Decking

Have you thought about replacing your existing Timber Decking with Composite Decking? DeckSafe, leading suppliers in anti-slip products, explain the benefits that Composite Decking can offer.

Spring seems to officially – finally! – be upon us in the UK! So it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your outside spaces, whether this be your own back garden, an office outside space, or even a restaurant or beer garden.

Today we’re weighing up the benefits of GRP Decking vs. traditional Timber Decking.

·         Durability

Composite Decking is an incredible durable product, benefiting from it’s composite nature it provides the hard-wearing nature of plastic and glass, whilst also being mould and algae resistant.

·         Low Maintenance

If you have timber decking, you’ll be all too familiar with the upkeep it requires! At least once a year, you’ll need to jet wash the timber decking to ensure any slime or mould is removed, making the surface slip-free once more. However, due to it’s resistant nature, Composite Decking requires very little to no maintenance!

·         Anti-Slip

Our Composite Decking is a safe alternative to timber decking, as it provides an anti-slip finish underfoot – meaning no more nasty slips if you’re unlucky enough to be caught in a Spring shower!

·         Cost-Effective

Over time, Composite Decking works out as a much more cost-effective option in direct comparison to Timber Decking. Taking into account the upkeep of timber decking, including staining the wood, and regularly stripping or jet-washing the surface, Composite Decking comes with very little upkeep costs.

If you’re considering replacing your existing Timber Decking with Composite Decking in time to enjoy the Summer, find out more here. If you’re not quite ready to replace your decking yet, but would like a simple anti-slip solution, why not try our decking strips here?

Decking Strips

Introducing Deck Safe’s Convex Decking Strips. As part of our range of QuartzGrip® anti-slip safety solutions, our decking strips are the perfect quick-fix solution to provide a safe underfoot anti-slip surface.

  • Made from a hard-wearing fibreglass
  • Designed to easily be fixed to timber decking
  • Simply glue and screw your decking strips in place
  • Adds grip underfoot for an added layer of safety
  • Chamfered edges ensure a low-profile fit
  • Fire retardant and corrosion and chemical resistant



Our Decking Strips are manufactured in accordance with the ISO 9001-accredited Quality Management System. The material is high-grade with superb structural integrity and comes with a suggested lifespan of 25+ years, which is assumed, not guaranteed, subject to installation, maintenance, environmental, loading and traffic conditions.


All our products contain a fire-resistant additive; they have a Euro Class 1 Fire Rating (BS EN ISO 9239-1 and BS EN ISO 11925-2). This product’s performance is equivalent to ASTM E84 Class 1 and BS 476 Part 7, Class 2 flame spread and, in effect, gives a 25-minute burn time.


Our Decking Strips are specially designed with an integral angular, quartz-gritted surface for slip resistance. This product has been tested in accordance with BS 7976-2 and provides ‘exceptional’ resistance.


GRP (fibreglass) products are resistant to a a range of chemicals across a vast temperature spectrum. We have chemical resistance charts available on request. We can also manufacture this product from different resin systems to achieve specific chemical resistant properties to suit your requirements.


Colours: Black, Brown, Yellow, Beige. Others available for bulk orders.

Sizes: 3000mm x 50mm, 3600mm x 50mm, 3000mm x 100mm.

Trade Customers: Consignment discounts available based on volume.