What is the proper spacing for Trex decking?

All deck boards must always be installed with a 6mm side-to-side gap. The Trex Hideaway Hidden Fasteners automatically measure the 6mm gap between grooved edge boards but you must still ensure the 6mm gap with the square edge boards.

Can you screw down Trex decking?

You can screw or nail composite decking boards just like wood ones. Three-inch decking screws are the best fastener choice; they sink a secure distance into the joists and won’t back out like nails. There’s little danger of splitting the boards when driving them, so you don’t need to pre-drill.

Is it hard to install a Trex deck?

Trex┬« engineered composite decking to be as simple to install as it is to care for. And to make it even easier, we’ve compiled all the resources you need to build a DIY deck.

How do you finish the edges of Trex decking?

Conclusion. How to finish the edge of a composite decking is simple if you use picture framing to cover the board edges. You can also paint the edges, glue a veneer cap to the ends, attach a raised fascia board or add a composite corner trim to create a consistent look.

Do you leave a gap between composite deck boards?

One of the most critical steps for properly securing composite decking in place is to make sure you have a 1/4-inch to 3/16-inch gap between the decking boards (don’t exceed 1/2 inch). This space is important for two reasons.

How many stringers Trex steps?

Composite deck stairs are typically made from 2 x 12 pressure-treated stringers spaced about 8 to 16 inches apart. They rest on a solid foundation and are attached to the deck with hangers. They have risers (also called toe kicks), treads and railings. Stairs should be at least 36 inches wide.

Do you have to stagger Trex decking?

Composite decking should not be staggered on a deck. Staggered decking requires butt joints, but composite decking expands and contracts with temperature changes making butt joints unsightly.

How do you hide the edges of a composite deck?

The question is, how do you hide the ends of composite decking? There are several ways to go about it. Some of your options include picture framing, installing fascia boards, coating the ends with paint, using end caps and plugs, or edging your ground-level deck with stone.