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SafaWood® Anti-Slip Decking

The Rubber Company’s SafaWood® product is an anti-slip decking which combines EPDM rubber and pressure treated softwood deck board. This combination allows for a safer, anti-slip decking in wet and dry weather. Our Safawood® also provides an attractive and colourful alternative to traditional decking making it great for schools, leisure attractions and other public areas.

SafaWood® is stocked in charcoal / red as standard, though our anti-slip decking board can be made in six other colours.

SafaWood® is rated as ‘low potential for slip’ tested to BS 7976 part 2.


  • 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


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

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.

Available Colours:

charcoal red charcoal green red charcoal

sand brown sand green sand red


Safawood 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

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Unit 27 Romsey Industrial Estate

Greatbridge Road



SO51 0HR

United Kingdom

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