How To Install Anti-Slip Decking Strips
STEP 1 - PREPARATION & SAFETY
The wooden decking surface should be swept, and then cleaned with a suitable decking wash to remove mildew and algae. Such cleaners are readily available on the market or alternatively please use our very own Decking Wash. This will make for an easier installation, lengthen the lifespan of your decking and the anti-slip decking strips, and ensure the surface is as anti-slip as possible.
All rotten decking should be removed and replaced prior to the installation of Anti Slip Decking Strips. The decking strips are only designed to be installed onto sound existing surfaces. Decking which is questionable or rotten may give way, and is unsafe for foot-traffic.
When installing Dino Grip Decking Strips we recommend that PPE (personal protective equipment) be worn, including safety gloves and glasses, as the strips are made of textured fibreglass.
STEP 2 - FIXING & TOOLS
You’ll need a drill with a screwdriver head and enough screws to secure the strips to the decking boards. The amount of screws needed per strip can be found in our FAQ here.
We recommend that the Dino Grip Decking Strips be fixed into place using a 1 9/16" stainless steel flanged headed screw. We do not recommend installing the decking strips using standard screws as these will rust, stain the decking and not sit flat into the decking strips and thereby could create an additional trip hazard.
Dino Grip can provide stainless steel screws or color headed screws depending on your requirements.
STEP 3 - CUTTING ANTI-SLIP DECKING STRIPS
We are able to cut down any size strip to the size you need before shipping – just let us know via phone when placing an order. This service is absolutely FREE.
If you need to cut the decking strips to size yourself during your installation, we recommend that a suitable dust mask with protective safety goggles and gloves are worn.
The decking strips should be cut externally or in well-ventilated areas using a hack-saw, a jig saw (with a tile blade) or alternatively using a hand grinder.
Dust residue can be disposed of using normal waste disposal methods. No special permissions or licenses are required.
STEP 4 - INSTALLING ANTI-SLIP DECKING STRIPS
Our decking strips are all predrilled, so you can fit them instantly! Simply set down all your decking strips, ensuring they are in the correct place and the correct size, and drill into place using an electric drill - with the correct screwdriver head, and stainless steel screws.ments.
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
The decking surface should be regularly cleaned. This allows all surface debris to be removed and reduces the build-up of mildew and algae, which are slippery and can cause a hazard.
The best way to keep your decking clean, and anti-slip, is by using a mould and mildew cleaner, which can be applied using a stiff broom and removed with clean water.
The security of the fixings should be checked on a regular basis. Circumstances will vary, based upon the volume of foot traffic etc. but, as a guide, monthly inspections would be advisable in high trafficked areas.