Stowaway Hidden Fastener

Discreetly secure your composite deck boards without seeing the screws using Deckorators® Stowaway™ hidden deck fasteners.

    Size: One Size
    Color: Black
    Available Options
    • One Size in Black

    Product Details

    Find Stowaway Hidden Fastener installation details below or visit our Installation Instructions page for a more comprehensive list of installation instructions.

    • Grooved Decking Installation English
    • Grooved Decking Installation - Hidden Fasteners (Lowe's Exclusive) English Spanish

    Find Stowaway Hidden Fastener answers here, or visit our frequently asked questions page for answers to more general questions.

    Is there a compatible hidden fastener system?

    Our Deckorators grooved-edge deck boards work perfectly with Deckorators Stowaway™ hidden fasteners, providing a fastener-free look. These fasteners install between the grooved edges of deck boards, which eliminates the need for pre-drilling, automatically spaces deck boards with the appropriate gap, and makes installation quick and easy.

    If traditional fastening through the top of the decking is preferred but a fastener-free appearance is still desired, Pro fastening systems are the fastest, easiest way to hide deck screw heads on stairs, on perimeter boards, or when replacing a deck board. For more information, view our Compatible Deck Fastener Information Sheet.

    Does Deckorators decking require gapping between boards?

    Our patented Surestone™ Technology, found in Voyage, Vault, and Porch Flooring, delivers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio and has virtually no thermal expansion or contraction. While consistent spacing between boards is recommended for all Deckorators decking to allow water runoff, Voyage and Vault deck boards will have virtually no thermal expansion or contraction (approximately ¼" over a 20' board in extreme temperatures). This means end gapping for Voyage or Vault decking is not of concern, providing a very clean, seamless appearance when installed. For more information, view the installation instructions.

    Deckorators Vista and Venture decking must be gapped at the ends to allow for expansion and contraction and gapped between boards for water runoff. At the ends of the deck boards, allow a minimum of a 1/16" gap for every 20°F difference between the installation temperature and the hottest temperature expected. Allow a 1/4" gap between the deck boards and between all decking and any permanent structure or post for water runoff. For more information, refer to the installation instructions.

    What type of fasteners and nails are recommended with Deckorators decking?

    Major fastener manufacturers produce screws made specifically for composite decking. The use of these screws will reduce the amount of pre-drilling and countersinking required. For ease of installation, we recommend using 2½" corrosion-resistant composite wood deck screws. These screws help minimize the common “mushroom” effect that sometimes occurs when using standard fasteners. We recommend the Stowaway™ hidden fastener. We recommend using broad-head stainless steel 2" nails with Fastendry. If traditional fastening through the top of the decking is preferred but a fastener-free appearance is still desired, Pro fastening systems are the fastest, easiest way to hide deck screw heads on stairs, on perimeter boards, or when replacing a deck board. For more information, refer to the installation instructions.

    Does Deckorators composite decking meet building code requirements?

    Deckorators Surestone™ Technology decking has been evaluated by an independent third-party evaluation report writer known as Intertek to be code-compliant under Intertek’s CCRR-0195 Evaluation Report. See report for complete details. For projects in Canada, please refer to NRC-CNRC Evaluation Report CCMC 14092-R.

    Deckorators traditional composite (WPC) decking, manufactured by UFP Ventures II, Inc., has been evaluated by an independent third-party evaluation report writer known as PFS-TECO to be code-compliant under PFS-TECO’s RR-0100 Evaluation Report. See report for complete details. For projects in Canada, please refer to NRC-CNRC Evaluation Report CCMC 13378-R.

    Visit our Warranty page to view our warranty documents.

    • PFS TECO RR-0100 English
    • Deckorators Vista & Trailhead Decking Material Properties (WPC) English French
    • Deckorators Voyage, Vault & Frontier Decking Material Properties (Surestone Technology) English French
    • Compatible Fastener Information English