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Low slip deck material

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Oct 8, 2010
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Low slip deck material

Could anyone provide real world experience with low slip pvc or composite deck material? We are replacing our steps and landing to our front door and need something that will not be a slipping hazard. I see that companies like Fiberon advertise their Paramount product as having “exceptional slip resistance”. How true is this statement in real life? Are other brands recommended?
We are located in Edmonton AB so looking at something that will be safe in all seasons.
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Nov 13, 2003
83 posts
I was shopping for composite decking at The Deck Store in Edmonton and they asked me if I had considered PVC. I stepped off of the composite platform (I forget which brand) onto a Wolf PVC platform and the PVC was more grippy by a surprising amount.

I built my deck using Wolf PVC and I'm happy with it. Barefoot, socks, flip-flops, sandals, shoes - I don't give grip a second thought. I can't say much about winter as I've only stepped out on it in the winter once or twice.