Securing Your Trex Decking: The Best Decking Clips for the Job

Decking Color Match Tool

Trex deck­ing is a pop­u­lar alter­na­tive to wood and PVC prod­ucts. With last­ing qual­i­ty and an appeal­ing fin­ish, these boards are used by builders every­where to cre­ate ele­gant, high qual­i­ty decks. Installing Trex deck­ing requires the right fas­ten­ers, which is why we offer the Tiger Claw TC‑G fas­ten­ing system.

Securing Your Trex Decking: The Best Decking Clips for the Job

What is Trex Decking?

Trex is one of the most pop­u­lar brands for com­pos­ite deck­ing. They make wood-alter­na­tive deck­ing prod­ucts that are used across the globe, and con­stant­ly release new designs and inno­va­tions for a vari­ety of out­door purposes. 

Trex prod­ucts are pop­u­lar for many rea­sons. Com­pared to tra­di­tion­al wood decks, com­pos­ite deck­ing from Trex requires less main­te­nance while mim­ic­k­ing the warm ele­gance of a real wood board. They can with­stand years in the sun and tol­er­ate all the weath­er ele­ments, includ­ing heat, cold, snow, and rain. They don’t rot, split, or warp, don’t attract wood-bor­ing insects, and require no annu­al paint­ing or staining. 

There are oth­er arti­fi­cial options besides Trex, includ­ing PVC deck boards. PVC tends to be less envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly because it’s pro­duced most­ly from orig­i­nal plas­tic, while Trex boards are 95%-recycled plas­tic. PVC is also more like­ly to fade, warp, and shrink than Trex products. 

For these rea­sons and more, Trex has become one of the most promi­nent deck­ing options across the coun­try. If you plan on installing these boards, you will need the right clips for Trex decking.

The Best Trex Decking Clips: Tiger Claw TC‑G

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Tiger Claw TC‑G hid­den fas­ten­ers are a fan­tas­tic option for Fiberon, Veran­da, and Trex grooved deck­ing mate­r­i­al. The clips have upward-point­ing prongs that grab into the top sur­face of the groove in order to cre­ate a firm hold. The clips auto­mat­i­cal­ly space the boards 3/​16th of an inch, so installers can sim­ply butt the next board against the clip for an easy installation. 

The hid­den fas­ten­ers for grooved deck­ing are ide­al for Trex com­pos­ite boards, as they per­fect­ly fit the board size and work in con­junc­tion with this pop­u­lar deck­ing material. 

When using these clips for Trex deck­ing, there are two instal­la­tion meth­ods. The first is a hand-dri­ven option. With this method, the installer uses the pro­vid­ed screws and man­u­al­ly screws them into the clips. 

The sec­ond instal­la­tion method, the faster of the two, is to use the Tiger Claw Pneu­mat­ic Gun. With this sys­tem, the fas­ten­ers are loaded into the gun and the clips are fixed, one at a time, to the end of the gun for a quick­er, less man­u­al installation.


Note: The Tiger Claw TC‑G clips are not just for Trex com­pos­ite deck­ing. Near­ly all grooved deck­ing is com­pat­i­ble with this sys­tem, includ­ing prod­ucts from Fiberon and Veranda. 

Innovative Decking Products for Easy, Lasting Installation

From pro­fes­sion­al deck builders to DIY home­own­ers, these fas­ten­ers can cre­ate the last­ing hold you need while cre­at­ing a deck with­out unsight­ly screw holes. Thanks to an inno­v­a­tive design and top-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als, the fas­ten­ers last for years and deliv­er the per­for­mance you expect. 

Vis­it Fas​ten​Mas​ter​.com today for more infor­ma­tion on the Tiger Claw TC‑G sys­tem, oth­er high-qual­i­ty fas­ten­ing prod­ucts for decks, remod­el­ing, and new con­struc­tion, and to find a retail­er near you!