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"Today, we’re welcoming our friend, Ben Roberts, the US marketing director for Kebony, to the blog to discuss a new kind of decking system: Step-Clip™ for Kebony."
Today, we’re welcoming our friend, Ben Roberts, the US marketing director for Kebony, to the blog to discuss a new kind of decking system: Step-Clip™ for Kebony. With Step-Clip™ for Kebony, you can install a brand new deck with much less labor than other systems. Take it away, Ben!
We know that the time, effort, and cost involved with installation can often cause deck projects to stall or go over budget. Thankfully, there are fastening solutions that go beyond traditional methods, and one of those is Step-Clip™ for Kebony: a new, hidden fastener system from Duralife® that speeds up and simplifies the installation of your Kebony surface decking system.
Kebony is an eco-friendly, modified wood made from pine that has been infused with a bio-based liquid and heated. This process transforms the pine into Kebony, which provides more durable and stable decking and cladding products. Kebony currently comes in two grades: Clear (uniform color and no knots in the grain) and Character (strong and knotty grain). Kebony decking comes in the Clear grade and has a grooved profile design to fit several types of fastening systems, including the Step-Clip™ hidden fastening system.
Developed by Duralife® for the company’s composite decking profile, Step-Clip™ is a hidden fastener system made of durable plastic strips that take the place of screws or other fasteners. The Step-Clip™ system decreases install times by up to 50% and achieves a fastener-free and sturdy deck surface. It’s easy to attach to the joist, and there’s no pre-drilling, screwing, or spacing involved. The Kebony Deck Board is the only wood decking product approved for use with the patented Duralife® Step-Clip™ system.
Step 1: Place Step-Clip™ strip
If you have a tape measure, a box cutter or utility knife, and a nail gun, you can install Step-Clip™. Simply place the strip on your deck frame, nail it in place, and cut off any excess. There’s no need for additional power tools or joist tape, and the coil nails are included.
Step 2: Place Kebony Deck Board
Once you’ve set the strip, line your Kebony Deck Board up and secure it into the Step-Clip™ with your foot or a rubber hammer. The grooves in the strips will grab onto the grooves in the boards to hold them in place, and you’ll hear a click when they align. No screws or pre-drilling required.
Step 3: Repeat
Once you place the first set of boards, slide on the next Step-Clip™ strip and repeat until your deck is complete.
The Step-Clip™ for Kebony system results in a beautiful and fastener-free decking surface coupled with a sustainable, long-lasting wood that doesn’t require staining or painting. It also comes with a 30-year warranty. For more information on Kebony and the Step-Clip™ System, visit the Kebony website.
To learn more about Kebony, see our blogs on Kebony wood products and choosing a deck surface.
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