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TigerClaw Hidden Fasteners

May 20, 2015 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Ronya

TigerClaw Hidden Fasteners

DecksDirect has a variety of Hidden Fasteners brands, but one we want to highlight is Tiger Claw. Tiger Claw hidden fasteners create a clean, nail-free deck surface. The fasteners are made from heavy gauge stainless steel with black oxide coating to better hide the fasteners between the boards. Tiger Claw offers a variety of hidden fasteners for softwoods, composites, hardwood, grooved boards, PVC, grooved hardwood boards, and more. There is a hidden fastener to fit every need. One of the best features about these fasteners is that they are guaranteed in stock and ship the same day. They also come with free shipping on orders of $99 or more. 

TigerClaw Fastener

TigerClaw Hidden Fastener Options

  • Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners for Softwoods - TC2S
  • Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners for Composites - TC3S
  • Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners for Hardwood - TC4S


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Simpson Strong-Tie Now Available!

Feb 19, 2015 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Ronya

Simpson Strong-Tie Screws and Fasteners

Simpson Strong-Tie

We are excited to now be carrying Simpson Strong-Tie products. Simpson Strong-Tie has been one of the largest suppliers of strong, quality products for over 50 years. Their products are known for their consistent quality and availability, and are field-tested. We offer a variety of screws, fasteners, and tools that will make your decking project stronger and easier. We carry Simpson Strong-Tie wood screws, composite screws, hidden fasteners, stainless steel screws, and other products to meet your needs. 

Simpson Strong-Tie Screws

25-year limited warranty for residential applications - See more at:

Popular products include:

SDWS Exterior Wood Screw: Known for its easy install and strong hold, these screws are perfect for both contractors and do-it-yourselfers.

Deck-Drive DCU Composite ScrewThese screws are top performers with specially designed heads to work with all types of Composite decking, preventing mushrooming for a perfectly smooth finish. 

Pro Multi-Purpose Combo Tool:  This tool is a great multi-purpose tool that includes PRO300S decking attachment, extension, screwdriver motor, screw quiver, and rugged toolbox (and more depending on which option you choose).


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Hidden Deck Fasteners

Mar 19, 2014 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Angelene

Hidden Deck Fasteners

Hidden deck fasteners are a great way to create a fastener free surface on you composite decking, PVC, softwoods, hardwoods and more. Hidden decking fasteners are available from a variety of trusted brands and price-points. Below are a few of the hidden fastener types available at DecksDirect and the differences between them.

Metal Hidden Deck Fasteners

Metal Hidden Deck Fasteners or Metal Clips

Metal Clips are completely hidden fasteners that provide strength and durability. The most popular brands are TigerClaw, TimberTech CONCEALoc, and Trex Hideaway.

Tiger Claw offers a large variety of hidden fasteners that work in composites, softwoods, and hardwoods.

TimberTech CONCEALoc If you don't have grooved boards, there's a Router Bit Available. There's also an L-Bracket available for the beginning and end boards.

Trex Hideaway Stainless Steel Fasteners are made for Trex grooved boards. If you don't have grooved boards, there's a Groove Cutter Available. There's also a start/stop clip available for the starting and end boards.

With TimberTech and Trex keep in mind warranty in place by using manufacturer-specific fasteners in your composite decking.

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Synthetic Hidden Deck Fasteners

Synthetic Hidden Deck Fasteners or Synthetic Clips

Synthetic Hidden Fasteners can be a great option. They generally are light weight which means they cost less to ship. They are just as strong as many similar metal fastening systems. They work well near salt water and won't fade or warp.

Trex makes the Hideaway Universal Hidden Fastener System that works with all Trex grooved boards. This clip is designed specifically to meet increased ease and speed of assembly and is approximately 40% stronger than traditional stainless steel fasteners.

The Ipe Clip from DeckWise offers options for both air-dried lumber and kiln dried lumber. Although this clip is made from Polyethylene it features a stainless steel insert for extra strength.

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Camo Hidden Deck Fasteners

Camo Hidden Fasteners

CAMO Hidden Deck Fastener system utilizes a specially-designed tool to diagonally fasten the boards to the joists using self-boring screws. This is a great choice for the cost contentious shopper and works great with softwoods but can also be used in composites and hardwoods.

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Plug Hidden Fastener System

Plug Hidden Fastener Systems

Plug systems from Starborn and FastenMaster come in a variety of types to match your hardwood, PVC or composite decking while covering and protecting the installation screw heads. Although this method can be time-consuming, it yields great results.

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Camo Marksman Edge Tool

Jan 03, 2014 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Angelene

New Camo Marksman Edge Tool

Now It's possible to avoid gaps between deck boards AND enjoy a fastener-free surface, with the Marksman Edge Tool from CAMO.  The tool works with any standard drill to secure CAMO fasteners diagonally through the deck board and into the joist.  If desired, secondary spacers may be used to create a gap between deck boards.

Camo Marksman - Edge Unit

The Camo Marksman Edge Tool

  • Why We Love It: This tool has an economical price point and is a great fit for jobs small and large.
  • Why It's Unique: The CAMO Marksman Edge Tool can install CAMO Hidden Fasteners with zero gap between deck boards.
  • Why You'll Love It: CAMO Fasteners and Tools are easy to use and they eliminate the need for pre-drilling, making installation a snap.


CAMO Marksman Edge Tool 


Cortex for Trex Elevations Metal Framing

Nov 16, 2012 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Angelene

Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Trex Elevations Metal Framing

The Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Trex Elevations Metal Framing is a strong, fast, and easy way of installing decking onto steel deck framing. The fasteners are self-tapping, so there is no predrilling needed on the frame, and the setting tool has a preset level so the screw will always be at the perfect depth to insert the color matching plug. Available in all the colors of Trex Transcend decking, Fire Pit, Gravel Path, Lava Rock, Rope Swing, Spiced Rum, Tree House, and Vintage Lantern, you’ll be able to have a clean, fastener-free surface with this simple but effective system.

Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Trex Elevations Metal Framing

Now Available at DecksDirect.

  • Why We Love It - With these fasteners, the deck boards are installed in a traditional method creating the strongest board-to-frame connection available. Plus, the plug colors are made from actual composite, match the Trex deck boards perfectly.
  • Why It's Unique - The screws are self-tapping for use with Trex Elevations Metal Framing.
  • Why You'll Love It - It's one of the most cost effective hidden fasteners on the market today.


Cortex Concealed for Trex Elevations 

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