How To Install Trex Select Decking with Hidden Fasteners


Using the Tiger Claw TC-G clip system with Trex Select decking boards, is Trex approved. In other words, Trex Select can now be gun-installed using the TC-G clips. If you have used the TigerClaw TC-G system in the past, you know what a time-saver this system is and how easy it is to work with.

The free TC-G gun promo is the perfect way to get your Trex Select decking installed fast and cost effectively. Just buy 2 buckets of Tiger Claw TC-G hidden fasteners and 2 boxes of screw nails and get a Free Tiger Claw Installation Gun with free shipping. (Certain restrictions apply and this deal won’t last forever.)

Watch this short installation video to see just how easy it is to create a fastener-free look with TigerClaw TC-G clips and installation gun.

We always want to make sure you have the right clip for your project.  If you are installing Trex decking, keep these points in mind:

  • TC-G Clips are only approved for use with Trex Select grooved decking
  • The Cortex for Trex  fastening system is needed for perimeter boards and stairs
  • Trex Hideaway Steel Fasteners are still the recommended clip for all other Trex decking
  • Trex Hideaway does not fit Trex Select decking

Have a Trex Select decking installation planned? Make sure to check out DIY Home Center and TigerClaw TC-G Clips.

Fast Grooved Board Decking Installs With The Tiger Claw TC-G Installation Gun


Tiger Claw TC-G

Tiger Claw TC-G

For grooved board decking, it’s hard to beat the Tiger Claw TC-G hidden deck fastening clip. It’s fast, easy to use, provides automatic 3/16” board spacing, and there won’t be a fastener in sight, assuming you use the Cortex FastenMaster for your perimeter boards.

But if you’re a professional, or just a DIY enthusiast who knows the value of having the right tools for the job, we recommend investing in the Tiger Claw Pneumatic Installation Gun to install grooved deck boards with TC-G clips at light speed.

Check out the video below that shows a regular hand drill versus the Tiger Claw Pneumatic Gun:

As you can see in the video, the TC-G clip can be installed with the installation gun in four simple steps:

  1. Place the clip on the nose, prong side up.
  2. Put the clip under the groove in the decking.
  3. Rest the gun flat on the joist, push down, and pull the trigger.
  4. Slide the gun to the right to free it from the clip.

If you make a mistake, a cool feature is that the installation gun uses scrails–a screw nail–that drives in like a nail and can be removed like a screw, making it easier to back out of installs.

The Tiger Claw Pneumatic Installation Gun is not just for the TC-G–it’s also compatible with the following clips:

The gun can be powered by a standard CO2 tank, with the recommended pressure being 80-100 PSI.

When you combine the TC-G clip with the Tiger Claw Pneumatic Installation Gun, you get fast, professional installation, compatibility with other great clips, and, of course, the satisfaction of using a cool power tool to create a beautiful fastener-free deck surface.

We have everything you need to get this project started right away–it’s all at the DIY Home Center.