Firstly, let us tell you about NeoTimber’s surface texture grooves, which in traditional timber boards effectively have rows of lines cut into the wood, but in NeoTimber’s case – moulded into the composite. The benefits of having surface grooves face-up for your decking project is that it offers you that traditional decking look which many opt for.
Surface grooves also provide better slip resistance particularly with our range of anti-slip composite decking boards. Although no solution is 100% slip-resistant, NeoTimber’s range is the closest you will get. If you are looking for enhanced slip resistance, we do advise opting for grooves over woodgrain which again all NeoTimber’s deck boards have both.
The grooved side of our boards outperforms the woodgrain side when wet however laying your boards either side up or perpendicular to the general direction of traffic will elevate the low slip potential of your decking area.
Another benefit of opting for grooved composite decking is that this design aids water run-off on the surface of the deck. This only is effective if the composite deck boards are fitted with a slight fall and laid down in short lengths as opposed to longer length boards which can hold moisture. Water runoff is only effective if the boards are maintained correctly, and dirt hasn’t built up in the gaps.
NeoTimber’s grooved composite decking boards can be used hand-in-hand with woodgrain effect boards to create attractive contrasts. This technique we see time-and-time again in garden spaces and many want to create unique looking decking areas that become a focal point in their gardens. A prime example of this being done is with picture-framing. Our picture-framing guide should offer you with bundles of design tips if you are interested in this feature.