Guests grip sure will be greatly improved this winter at De Vere Hotels Claret Jug Restaurant, when using the raised decking walkway to enter the restaurant.
For the last two winters, the team at The Claret Jug, Oulton Hall, have worked hard to deliver a first class service inside their restaurant, whilst striving to provide a non-slip service outside for guests. Wet leaves, algae, snow and frosts regularly turned the entrance to their restaurant into a slippery decking nightmare – as guests walked across the decking last year, their levels of grip sure weren’t the best.
Thanks to the foresight of the maintenance team at De Vere Hotels and the design team at GripDeck, Oulton Hall has become the first Hotel and Restaurant in the UK to install RetroGrip® – an elegant anti slip decking solution, which provides a discrete but highly effective non slip finish to existing decking.
Richard Trousdale, Maintenance Manager at Oulton Hall is extremely happy with this new innovation. “It is so discrete that many guests fail to notice it, which is fantastic, but for those that do, they all comment on its clever design and the extra grip it provides”
Paul Fox, Marketing Manager for GripDeck explains “The problem with many anti slip solutions for decking is the anti slip strips are often far too prominent. They can look pretty ugly, creating a bumpy raised path across decking and cover up 50% of the natural timbers. This generally defeats the whole point of installing timber decking. We designed RetroGrip® to solve these problems and provide a simple quick fix solution to slippery decking”
Designed and manufactured in the UK RetroGrip® inserts are made from hard wearing anti slip aggregates, bonded into a low profile aluminium insert, which drops into the grooves within the decking. Mike Sant, Managing Director at manufacturers GripDeck has been working on its design for the last 3 years. “We are very proud of RetroGrip®, like all the best innovations, it’s a very simple idea, well executed. The feedback has been amazing”
RetroGrip® anti slip inserts are designed to quickly transform slippery decked walkways, seating areas, access ramps and steps, into safe and attractive public rights of way. They are highly attractive, easily installed and provide a highly cost effective slip resistant solution for existing grooved decking. Fitted with nothing more than a cordless drill / screwdriver, a line of adhesive and screws in high footfall areas – it couldn’t be easier to add a slip resistant finish to your existing decking.