This our most recommended method of installing cumaru decking. Why ruin the beautiful surface of your new deck with nails and screws? Hidden fasteners come in a variety of colors to match your deck, and are invisible on the finished installation.
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 will 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 suggest using the face screw/wood plug method.