This is a question we get a lot! Out of the wide range of outdoor patio choices, I would argue that interlock is one of the less slippery options. Porcelain tile, smooth natural stone, and sealed concrete are all more slippery (especially when wet), than your typical concrete interlock paver.
The level of slipperiness depends on several factors, including the type of stone, the texture of the surface, and the slope of the area. Some interlock stones have a smooth surface that can become slick when wet, while others have a textured surface that provides better traction.
To reduce the risk of slipping on interlock stone, it can be beneficial to choose a textured stone and ensure that the surface is properly maintained. Regular cleaning and sweeping can help remove debris and prevent the buildup of moss or algae in shaded areas, which can make the surface slippery.
It’s important to note that any surface can still be slippery, even with these precautions in place. It’s important to exercise caution when walking on interlock stone, especially when it’s wet or icy. Wearing appropriate footwear with good traction can also help reduce the risk of slipping. Do not avoid interlock simply because you feel it may be slippery – that is not the case.
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