This our most recommended method of decking installation. By using hidden deck fasteners, not only do you completely eliminate any visual flaws from face screwing and allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine, but you also allow the deck boards to shrink and expand with changes in moisture.
1. We recommend using pregrooved deck boards, since this will greatly speed up installation. If you are using standard deck boards, you will need to groove them yourself.
2. Insert an Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fastener into the groove.
3. Drive a stainless steel screw through the fastener and into the joist at a 45° angle. You may have to predrill a pilot hole.
4. Slide the next deck board into place, making sure to leave a 1/16" gap between boards.
For boards at the end of the deck where hidden fasteners won't work, we recommend using the face screw/wood plug method.
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