How to Fasten Trex Enhance® Decking
From where to place your first deck board to notching around guardrail posts and installing a breaker board, learn how to properly fasten your Trex decking.
Learn how to resurface your old wood deck by installing the Trex Transcend® composite decking with step-by-step instructions from our How-To Team.
See Guide: Learn How the Trex’s Universal Fastener Installation Tool Works
See Chapter 13 of How-To: Build Stairs
See Chapter 2 of How-To: Fasten Trex Enhance® Decking
See Chapter 05: Fasten Trex Enhance® Decking
See Chapter 07 of How-To: Resurface a Wood Deck with Trex Transcend® Composite Decking
See Chapter 12 of How-To: DIY an Above-Ground Pool Deck with Trex Enhance® Decking and Railing
Another way of installing fasteners is with the Hideaway Hidden One-Step Fastener Tool. This tool will hold the clip and guide the tip of the drill into the top of the fastener, making installation easier and faster.
When a deck board needs to be cut and the next deck board will but up against it, it is a good idea to make the seam line up with the center of the post. This will give a smaller seam between the deck boards and some of that seam will be covered by the post sleeve and trim ring.
When cutting a square shape start in the corner by drilling a hole big enough for the jigsaw blade to fit into. Let the hole touch each side of the corner lines that were marked for the post. Once the hole is drilled, cut the lines and the jig saw blade will be able to turn easily in the corner of the square marks.