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Deciding on howto fasten IPE decking - face fasten with plug but supplier is pumping the Camo edge fastening.

To my eye I can see those tiny holes on board edge collecting water and debris.

Anyone have experience?

Not a big sqft job and stairs are involved as well.
 

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I HATE the camo deal! Avoid avoid avoid. Worked on a large deck on a multi-million dollar custom home a year back and their decking was pie. We used the decking clips by deckwise. Basically invisible, auto-spaces, and fast.....if expensive.
 

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I’m using square shoulder since the field is only 10 boards + 2 boards/step x 3 which means a good portion of the boards have to be face or edge fastened regardless.

I’m also using 1x6 and 1x4 in pattern.

My face fastened option is the cortex screws and plugs.
 

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I just learned something! Didn’t know that cortex made real wood plugs, thought it was just for composites!
 
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