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Wet-Step-Medical Mat

Wet-Step-Medical Mat Unique design provides excellent slip resistance and antifatigue properties. Perfect for use in wet areas as drainage holes allow water to freely drain away. Anti-bacterial treated for lifetime...

Bubble Sof-Tred™ -Medium Duty Industrial Mat

Bubble Sof-Tred™ Dyna-Shield™ Medium Duty Industrial Application: Medium duty - dry areas Product Detail:  Exceptional worker comfort due to 12.7 mm thick specially formulated compound. Protective layer of exclusive Dyna-ShieldTM extends service...

Self Adhesive Carpet Protection Film

Application: self-adhesive protection film for temporary protection of carpets and rugs Product Detail: sticking to the carpet without the need for tape, this film prevents the trip hazards normally associated with dust...

Are you one of the many people across Ireland who has installed wood decking to your outdoor or patio area? Wood looks beautiful and natural, no doubt, but unfortunately during the wet winter months you might find it becomes slippy and hazardous, especially with falling leaves or mildew growth. In this type of environment, decking can become slippery and glassy, which can be incredibly dangerous - particularly for the very young or old.

There are numerous ways you can tackle the problem, and advice ranges from covering your decking with chicken wire to coating it with a painted gritty finish. However many of the solutions touted have problems of their own (chicken wire is uncomfortable underfoot and can get caught, break and cause trip hazards, while coating your decking is hard work and might not prevent slipping in extreme weather) and might only offer a temporary fix..

For a more permanent solution it’s possible to use rubber matting to cover your decking during the winter months/bad weather. A product such as Domino Exterior Matting provides a comfortable, slip-resistant surface that is hard-wearing and easy to clean. Several mats can be joined together to cover almost any area, and you can even add coloured brushes to the matting to further increase its performance and create unique designs.

The open construction of Domino matting allows for drainage, and Domino is simple to install over your decking - and take back up again when the weather improves - year after year. Rubber provides great traction, even in icy and snowy conditions and is extremely durable so will last well over time.

It’s an easy solution to an increasingly common problem.



Written by Dawn Eccles — April 09, 2014