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Which Composite Decking option is the Best Choice for Wet Conditions?

Updated: 7 days ago

When it comes to choosing decking for your home, one of the most common concerns homeowners have is whether composite decking becomes slippery when wet. This is a crucial factor, especially for those who prioritize safety and longevity in their decking solutions. In this blog post, we'll address this concern head-on, drawing insights from Adam, our CEO, and explore why Green Shield composite decking stands out as the superior choice for your home.

What is Composite Decking?

Composite decking is a man-made building product that includes an approximate mix of recycled wood fibers and plastic. Unlike traditional wood, composite decks are designed to last longer, offering you more value for your investment. They're also safer, reducing the risk of splinters and other injuries that can occur with wood decks. Green Shield offers a composite decking board that is NOT traditional as it utilizes Rice Hulls vs Wood Fibers.

Why Do People Worry About Slippery Decking?

The concern about slippery decking is not unfounded. Many cheaper composite deck boards can become slick when wet, posing a risk of slips and falls. This is particularly problematic in areas with high foot traffic or where children and the elderly frequently walk. Understanding the grip and traction of your decking material is essential for ensuring the safety and comfort of your family.

The Reality of Slippery Composite Decking

Not all composite decking is created equal. While some lower-quality options can indeed be slippery, this is not a universal trait. The quality of the materials used and the manufacturing process play significant roles in determining the slip-resistance of composite decking. Inferior products are often made with subpar materials that do not provide adequate grip when wet.

Why Green Shield Composite Decking is Different

Superior Material Quality

Green Shield composite decks are made from a unique blend of rice hulls and recycled materials. Unlike traditional wood-based blends, our innovative composite is proven to resist water penetration, ensuring your deck stays beautiful and robust for years to come. This material choice is key to providing a non-slip surface.

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

Our boards are encapsulated on both sides, making them flippable. If one side gets damaged, you can simply turn the board over for a fresh start. This encapsulation process also contributes to the slip-resistant nature of our decking, as it provides a consistently textured surface that enhances grip.

Designed for Safety

One of the best features of Green Shield composite decks is their barefoot-friendly design. You can comfortably walk on them without worrying about harsh temperatures or rough surfaces. This design consideration extends to wet conditions, ensuring that the deck remains safe to walk on even after a rain shower.

The Benefits of Non-Slip Composite Decking

Enhanced Safety

Safety is paramount, especially in family homes. Green Shield's non-slip composite decking significantly reduces the risk of slips and falls, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Whether it's a rainy day or a bustling family gathering, you can trust that your deck will remain safe and secure.

Longevity and Durability

Our composite decks are designed to last a lifetime, outlasting traditional wood decks by a significant margin. Say goodbye to mold, rot, and swelling with Green Shield's proprietary rice hull blend composite boards. This durability ensures that your deck not only stays safe but also looks great for years to come.

Low Maintenance

Maintenance is a breeze with Green Shield composite decking. Unlike wood decks that require regular staining, painting, or treating, our decks are easy to care for. A simple wash now and then is all it takes to keep them looking as good as new. This low-maintenance feature is particularly beneficial for busy homeowners.

Why We Choose the Best for Our Customers

At Green Shield, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products. We believe that your deck should not only look great but also provide a safe and comfortable environment for your family. That's why we choose the best composite product on the market and back it with a lifetime guaranteed warranty.


In summary, choosing the right composite decking for your home is crucial for ensuring safety, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Green Shield composite decking stands out as the best option, offering superior slip resistance, quality materials, and low maintenance. Investing in Green Shield composite decking will provide you with a beautiful, safe, and long-lasting deck.

Don't compromise on safety and quality. Experience the difference with Green Shield and enjoy a deck that will serve you and your family for a lifetime.

Ready to transform your outdoor space? Sign up for a free consultation with one of our experts today and discover how Green Shield can make your deck dreams a reality.

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