GRP Decking – Key Benefits & Features
In certain sector and industry buildings, flooring of a particular standard is required. With a few options on the market it’s important to evaluate what might be best for you, based on your needs and requirements in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
In this blog, we will especially highlight GRP decking, also known as fibreglass decking. We will look at some of the key benefits and advantages to having it installed and offer support with your building should you want to enquire further.
Key GRP decking benefits and features we’ll cover include:
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Let’s get into the benefits of GRP Decking in further detail…
GRP decking is a type of industrial flooring, made from composite materials, made up of a combination of glass fibres and polymers, or plastics. This mix of materials together provides a real robust and resilient structure, perfect for flooring. As you can imagine, flooring gets used a lot, with lots of impact and pressure put on it on a daily basis.
For this reason alone, it must be strong and durable enough to withstand this heavy traffic. Unlike traditional decking, GRP also copes perfectly with any form of harsh weather condition which further demonstrates how long it will last.
What’s more is that GPR doesn’t warp, corrode, discolour, lose structure or anything else like that. For flooring that will last the test of time and remain strong at all times, we’d highly recommend GRP decking.
Safety is a paramount concern when it comes to outdoor decking or any type of flooring, especially in areas prone to rain or high humidity.
GRP decking is designed with slip resistance in mind, making it an ideal choice for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The surface of GRP decking provides excellent traction, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
This makes it suitable for use around swimming pools, on balconies, in factory mezzanines and in many other spaces where safety is a priority.
One of the many great things about GRP decking is that you barely need to maintain it in order to keep it functioning and in good condition. It’s very self-sufficient, especially in comparison to other materials used for decking and flooring such as timber that needs polishing, stripping and routine maintenance.
GRP decking is also non-porous making it easy to clean, and it doesn’t absorb water, preventing the growth of mould, mildew, algae and other nasty things.
This low-maintenance feature makes GRP decking a cost-effective and time-saving choice for homeowners and businesses alike.
Because of the ease in manufacturing GRP decking, the production has evolved, now providing lots of options in terms of colours, finishes, textures, designs, styles and other customisation options.
Whether you’re aiming to get GRP decking to match a contemporary or traditional looking building, there will almost certainly be an option suitable.
The versatility in design makes it a popular choice for architects, landscapers, and building owners who want to enhance the visual appeal of their outdoor spaces.
Other Benefits to GRP Decking
Though there will be some more benefits missed out, here are some more further benefits to GRP Decking. Even though GRP Decking is so tough and durable, it’s seriously lightweight as well which adds to its versatility in terms of placement in any building.
This makes installation and transportation easier and reduces the load on structures so you can put it almost anywhere. Another benefit of GRP Decking is that it could be considered an environmentally friendly option.
The manufacturing process of GRP involves minimal waste, and the material itself is recyclable. Additionally, the long lifespan and low maintenance requirements contribute to a reduced environmental impact compared to other decking options.
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To conclude, we hope this blog has allowed you to explore the benefits of GRP decking. In essence, the lightweight, durable, slip resistant, low maintenance and versatile nature of the product means it’s a more than suitable flooring option for a lot of different types of building.
We suspect the upward trend in GRP Decking popularity will continue for all the reasons we mentioned, but for more too.
If you’d like a FREE no obligation quote on some GRP Decking, then we’d love to hear from you. To contact our team, you can give us a call on +44 01244 676 000, or use our contact form. We are active across all these channels so we look forward to hearing from you soon here at Engineered Composites.