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SafaWood® | Superior Anti-Slip Decking

Independently rated as “low potential for slip”, tested to BS 7976 part 2 standards.

SafaWood® is designed and manufactured by The Rubber Company to provide an attractive, superior anti-slip decking option to standard decking products. The attractive colours make this product great for schools, leisure attractions and other public areas.

Our safawood® anti-slip decking utilses a combination of high quality EPDM rubber and pressure treated softwood deck boards. This gives you all of the conveniences of the standard decking format with superior aesthetics and non slip properties.

While standard decking boards provide a simple way to improve an outdoor area, they aren’t without their faults. During wet weather months, winter in particular standing decking can become very hazardous. The wooden surface is prone to becoming slippery and prevents many people from enjoying their outdoor area. There is also a large amount of maintenance needed to preserve the appearance of the decking and reduce any potential rot from setting in. Our safawood® anti-slip decking eliminates these issues.

Key Features

  • One of the safest surfacing types available
  • Reduces the risk of injury should a fall occur
  • Bright attractive colours
  • Fast draining
  • Resistant to abrasion, slipping, indentation
  • An incredibly versatile surface
  • Enhanced safe grip conforming to BS7976 Part 2
  • Reduces noise level

Potential Applications

  • Schools and playgrounds
  • Theme parks and activity centres 
  • Pathways 
  • Suitable for commercial applications i.e. public areas
  • Industrial applications
  • Smoking facilities
  • Golf courses
  • Hotels, Pubs and other leisure complexes
  • Pool surrounds

Attractive Colours

Our safawood® anti-slip decking is stocked in Charcoal / Red as standard. However, we can supply a choice of 5 other attractive colours as a special order.

charcoal red charcoal green red charcoal

sand brown sand green sand red

The Rubber Company supply a range of low slip decking products to suit any application and environment. If you are unsure which product is best suited to your unique requirements, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

If you haven’t found what you are looking for, you can view our full non slip decking range here.

SafaWood 15

SafaWood® anti-slip decking is PEFC certified and has a 15 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay, subject to correct installation and treatment of cut timber.

Installation Summary


Product Safety Surfacing, Anti-Slip, Commercial
Slip Rating Tested to BS7976
Board Lengths 3.6m, 3.9m, 4.2m, 4.5m

Technical Data

Component: Timber Component: EPDM
Dimensions 28x119mm finished Wear ratio Tested to BS 5696 Part 3 with a wear ratio of between 1.14 and 1.36
Species European Redwood Density 800kg/m³
Botanical Name Pinus Sylvestrus Flammability BS 4790 Time from application of nut to extinction:383-425 seconds Classification: Low radius of ignition
Origin Nordic sources Tensile Strength 1.4 N/MM² BS 903/2A
Certification PEFC / DeckMark Plus Approved Elongation at break 80% MIN BS 903/2A
Description Rebated on face to allow for EPDM rubber, smooth on reverse Thermal stability Thermal expansion from 20° To 50°c is 0.5%
Guarantee 15 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay UV stability BS 1006 light fast to 7 (Lifespan dependent of type of surface wear / application and location)
Treatment Copper based pressure impregnated wood preservative (tanalith E 800) Permeability Rubber compound is porous, flow rates are determined by the type of base substrate on which the material is laid
Sound damping Up to 30db reduction

The Rubber Company

Unit 27 Romsey Industrial Estate

Greatbridge Road



SO51 0HR

United Kingdom

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