Kumaru Decking™ is a lovely spectacle, but this beauty can be ruined by a few screw holes. This method of installation hides such unsightly blemishes using specially milled wood plugs.
This our highest recommended way to install Kumaru Decking™. By using hidden deck fasteners, you prevent visual flaws resulting from face screwing and allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine, as well as allowing 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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