Rock Salt and Deicing Salt

We stock a range of rock and de-icing salt to help ensure that premises, roads and pavements remain safe in harsh weather conditions. By lowering the melting point of water, gritting salt serves as a preventative treatment against frost, ice and snow conditions.

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Get ahead this winter with our range of rock salt

At Kingfisher Direct, we understand the importance of winter maintenance in preserving the safety of pavements and roads during challenging weather conditions. We stock a range of de-icing salts designed to enhance the safety of pavements and roads when winter takes it toll.

Why choose our rock and gritting salt?

Competitive prices

With prices starting from as little as £12.56 (exc. VAT) you can rest assured knowing that not only do you receive top-tier products, but you can also enjoy cost-effective winter maintenance.

Suitable for a range of applications

Whether you're looking for bulk quantities such as our 1000kg of Brown De-icing Rock Salt or smaller quantities for domestic use, like our Winter Wizard De-Icer & Hand Held Salt Spreader we've got the de-icing solution for you.

Suppliers across the UK

With suppliers across the UK, there is no better place to buy rock salt than at Kingfisher Direct. Our de-icing salt comes directly from the quarry they are mined in, minimising the cost and delivery time. We also supply salt spreaders, grit bins, and other winter accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is rock salt?

Rock salt, also known as Halite, is a mineral derived from sodium chloride (table salt) that is commonly used for de-icing roads and walkways during winter.

Rock salt has the same chemical formula as common table salt, NaCl. It grows in crystal shapes that look like tiny cubes and is usually clear or white. However, it can take on different colours depending on what's mixed in with it. The salt deposits which rock salt is mined from come from lakes and seas that have dried up, and they can be incredibly deep, sometimes reaching hundreds of meters below the surface.

What is the difference between white and brown rock salt?

White de-icing salt is considered to be the cleanest rock salt because it leaves no residue behind. For this reason, white rock salt is often preferred for de-icing purposes where a cleaner result is desired, such as in schools or retail outlets.

Brown rock salt, on the other hand, is less refined and may contain higher levels of impurities (hence the brown tint). Brown rock salt is commonly used for gritting and de-icing on roads where the focus is on functionality rather than appearance.

Does rock salt kill weeds?

Some gardeners choose to use salt as an environmentally friendly weed killer, as it is a natural option and doesn't harm people or pets. Salt can quickly get rid of weeds and prevent them from growing back, and it's a low-cost and less risky option for herbicides. The great thing is that you can even use salt near crops without worrying about chemicals contaminating them.

However, you need to be cautious when using salt on weeds because it can make the soil infertile for years. In history, “salting the earth” was the tactic of destroying farmland by ruining the soil's PH balance by sewing it with salt, which is why some gardeners are against using salt in their gardens. Salt doesn't discriminate, it can kill both the weeds you want to remove and the plants you want to keep.

In short, salt can kill weeds, but you need to be careful to avoid ruining your soil or surrounding plants. Diluting your salt into a spray with a two parts water to one part salt and applying carefully to weeds should help to mitigate accidents.