TREX HIDEAWAY STARTER CLIP FOR TIMBER LOOSE
HIDDEN DECK FASTENERS
At Trex, innovation has inspired every one of our performance-grade outdoor living products, right down to our efficient installation techniques and smart tools and hardware. From innovations such as hidden deck fasteners for a seamless look to tools and hardware that work with our decking systems, Trex has led the way in influencing the look, feel, and ease of composite decking. The end result? Products that are easier to install and that create a more beautiful outdoor space.
TREX HIDEAWAY® SECRET FIXING SYSTEM
Composite decking and deck hardware has come a long way. In pursuit of the perfect deck, all Trex® decking lines come with a hidden installation option. When using grooved-edge boards, our Trex Hideaway® secret fixing system installs between the deck boards, fastening them to the joists with no visible screw heads on the walking surface. This precision also creates perfectly consistent spacing between the boards for a flawless look across the entire deck. Not only does installing composite decking with hidden fasteners give a polished, clean finish to a deck, but it also makes a deck much smoother on bare feet.
This system includes a few simple components:
THE START CLIP
Start clips are black, stainless steel fixings designed exclusively for Trex and used to install the perimeter deck boards. They help to firmly hold the first row of grooved Trex decking in place before securing the remaining boards with Trex Hideaway® hidden fasteners. Start clips work with Trex decking and hidden fastener systems to create a smoother, more beautiful installation.
When purchasing start clips, it might be difficult to determine how many to use. Follow our general suggestions below based on the square footage of your deck:
- 1 bag covers 400 sq. ft. (37 m2)
- 1 bucket covers 500 sq. ft. (46.5 m2)