Metsä Wood evolves Grassedeck for commercial use

Metsä Wood evolves Grassedeck for commercial use

Published: 03/10/2012 00:00

Metsä Wood (formerly Finnforest) has launched GrasseDeck PRO, a professional grade deck board combining a pressure-treated softwood with artificial grass that complies with the recommended standards for commercial decking. GrasseDeck PRO provides specifiers and end users with an innovative landscaping solution that blends the performance of traditional decking with the aesthetics of real turf.

After great success with GrasseDeck, GrasseDeck PRO is the next phase in the product evolution, in response to the demand for a more commercially viable grass-effect decking option.

GrasseDeck PRO is fully DeckMark Plus approved, having been independently tested to BS 7976 part 2, conforming with the UK Slip Resistance Guidelines. It is rated with a ‘low potential for slip’ in both wet and dry conditions, an attribute that makes the deck board an ideal choice for commercial specifiers and those working in the public realm.

Produced using only PEFC certified timber, GrasseDeck PRO is a sustainable landscaping choice.  Thanks to its unique blend of timber with artificial grass, the decking can be used in outdoor applications where a sympathetic natural aesthetic is required.

“While turf provides a pleasant appearance, it requires intense maintenance at significant cost and resource to ensure it looks good,” explains Darren Pack, Head of Merchant Sales for Metsä Wood, “GrasseDeck PRO offers landscaping specifiers an alternative, lending a similar appearance with none of the maintenance demands of real grass. There has been substantial growth in the commercial decking sector and with two options – GrasseDeck PRO and WalkSure deck boards, part of Metsä Wood’s range of six deck boards, we are keenly positioned to provide choice to the market. There is a broad opportunity for the specification and installation of such products, meeting the maintenance, compliance and aesthetic demands of commercial applications. With a 15-year warranty against rot and fungal decay GrasseDeck PRO is an ideal decking solution for schools, outdoor leisure facilities such as poolside areas, entertainment areas, hotel or clubhouse grounds and even outdoor smoking areas.”

Our full range of decking includes: Softwood decking, Thermowood decking, Grassedeck decking, GrasseDeck Pro decking,  Walksure decking, Hardwood decking, Composite decking.

For more information on Metsä Wood’s decking solutions call 0800 004444.