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Cortex Hidden Fastening System for Trex Select Decking – 2-1/2 inch Cortex screws and plugs – Island Mist (50 LF)

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  • Cortex Trex screws and plugs – Transcend - Island Mist
  • 2-1/2 inch Cortex screws and plugs – 50 LF
  • Cortex Hidden Fastening System conceals your deck fasteners
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About This Product

The FastenMaster Cortex Hidden Fastening System is the fastest, easiest way to hide fasteners in composite, cap stock, and PVC decking boards. Cortex offers a strong connection between the deck board and joist. It hides fasteners across the entire deck, first and last board, perimeter and stairs. Cortex plugs are made with the same material as leading deck boards, meaning you can achieve a perfect seamless finish across your whole deck. Once installed, Cortex plugs become a part of your deck, expanding and contracting along with the boards around them – this means your plugs will not need to be replaced for the lifetime of the project. Featuring a TORX ttap drive system and a high-strength setting tool – Cortex screws are easy to install and optimized for use by the PRO contractor. To install, simply drive the Cortex fastener using the included setting tool – this will countersink the screw to the perfect depth. Then, place your Cortex plugs on top of the fastener holes with the grains aligned, and tap to finish. Designed to fasten 50 lineal feet of Trex Select Island Mist decking. Includes 75, 2-1/2 inch carbon steel Cortex decking screws, 80 Cortex plugs and 1 Cortex setting tool. A winner of the 2022 Home Depot Innovation Award, Cortex is trusted by PROs everywhere who are dedicated to craftsmanship and quality.

Highlights

  • Compatible with Trex Select Island Mist decking
  • 50 lineal feet of coverage – Includes 75, 2-1/2 inch screws, 80 plugs and 1 setting tool
  • Hides fasteners across the entire deck, first and last board, perimeter and stairs
  • Cortex plugs are made from the same material as market-leading deck boards, creating a 100% perfect match every time
  • Cortex screws are made from high-strength carbon steel
  • The TORX® ttap® Drive System delivers a superior bit engagement for a stable wobble free installation
  • The Cortex setting tool is optimized for the PRO contractor – Stronger bit material and industrial grade felt will enable you to install 350 fasteners with one setting tool
  • Winner of the 2022 Home Depot Innovation Award
  • Warrantied for the life of the project
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 316100072

Model # FMCTX-TX75TSLM

Store SKU # 1006211537

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Specifications

Dimensions

Screw Length

2-1/2 in

Size

#9

Thread Pitch (mm)

0 mm

Threads Per Inch (TPI)

0

Details

Drive Style

Torx

Fastener Color

Black

Fastener Material

Carbon Steel

Fastener Type

Composite Deck Screws

Features

No Additional Features

Head Style

Trim Head

Included

No Additional Items Included

Interior/Exterior

Exterior

Measurement System

Inches

Package Quantity

75

Product Weight (lb.)

1.05 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Screw Head Color

Brown

Thread Style

Coarse Thread

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

FastenMaster® warrantees its fasteners to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the project. When used as recommended by FastenMaster® and within the manufacturer’s instructions for the materials being attached, the coating and structural performance of these fasteners is covered under the terms of this limited warranty

Questions & Answers

48Questions
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Q:Will these match Pebble Grey?
by|Jun 16, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Although these may be close, the best match (grain, solid color, color variations) would be to purchase the Trex Pebble Grey package - part number FMCTXCL-TX1LFSLPB

by|Jun 17, 2024
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    Q:Need screws and plugs for Trex Foggy Wharf…
    by|May 16, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Cortex for Foggy Warf is available and can be ordered at the pro desk. Part number: FMCTXCL-TX1LFENFW. These are 100 LF packages.

    by|May 16, 2024
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      Q:Will this match the Veranda Stone Gray
      by|Feb 27, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for your inquiry. The Cortex Hidden Fastening System will be coming out In Veranda Stone Gray. Please check with your local Home Depot for availability.

      by|Feb 28, 2024
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        Q:Does it come in rope swing color? SKU number
        by|Nov 28, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hi Gary, The SKU for Rope Swing in the 100LF is FMCTXCL-TX1LFTSRS. This item is not stocked at Home Depot but someone at the Pro Desk can help you place the order, or you can order this from their website using the SKU above. If you have any other questions feel free to reach us at 800-518-3569. Thanks!!

        by|Nov 28, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.7 out of 5

          • 4.7 out of 182 reviews
          • 93% recommend this product
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          Yeah it is a good product that I recommend. Fasteners seem of good quality and work as expected.
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          Great effective product!
          Installed a new composite deck. Pulled up my old rotten pressure treated deck boards. Installed new composite deck boards. My old painted columns that required constant maintenance and painting were a concern to me with my newly installed deck boards. I wrapped the columns in white composite. This kit was helpful with installation. It covered the screw holes for a seamless finished look.
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          • Recommended
          I used this product to secure veranda board on decking facial and results was amazing
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          • Verified Purchase
          Works great
          Azek Cortex Hidden Fastening System is a concealed fastening system to fasten Azek brand PVC Trim. This Cortex system eliminates the need to caulk sand and paint every fastener head. The included bit has a felt collar/depth stop that sets screws below the surface and includes plugs made out of Veranda trim tap right in the hole for a clean, flush finish. The plugs actually friction fit with no need for glue either and match stock white trim. Note, I have tried this with 1/2” thick material and it doesn’t work because the screw depth needed for the plug will blow out of the back of the material so this is best used for 3/4” thick material or thicker. Each box comes packed with everything needed to install 50 linear feet of Azek Cortex Trim.
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          Works great
          Veranda Cortex Hidden Fastening System is a concealed fastening system to fasten Veranda brand PVC Trim. This Cortex system eliminates the need to caulk sand and paint every fastener head. The included bit has a felt collar/depth stop that sets screws below the surface and includes plugs made out of Veranda trim tap right in the hole for a clean, flush finish. The plugs actually friction fit with no need for glue either. No mess and or fading over the life of the project. Note, I have tried this with 1/2” thick material and it doesn’t work because the screw depth needed for the plug will blow out of the back of the material so this is best used for 3/4” thick material or thicker. Each box comes packed with everything needed to install 50 linear feet of Veranda Cortex Trim. Use a rubber mallet to set the plugs however, if the plug sets too deep, use a screw to pull out the plug and replace.
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          CLEAN NO SCREW HOLE LOOK !
          This kit works very well to hide screw holes provided you select the right kit that matches the color of your decking. The plugs are tapered so they tap in easily with a hammer or mallet and the screws provided snug the decking down nicely. The plugs can be removed by digging them out with a awl but otherwise they won't pop out. I think the price is a little high so if you don't mind seeing screw heads you can use regular stainless steel screws and save a good bit of money.
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          Make Your Composite Deck Project Flawless
          I have tried a couple installations of composite decking material and have been completely unsatisfied with the screw-down method. Holes left ragged edges and specialized screws still left unsightly screw heads exposed. I decided to try the FastenMaster 75-Piece 2.5 in. Cortex for Veranda Decking Screws in Brown, Browns / Tans to experiment before my next composite project. I followed the instructions and the end result was very satisfying! The instructions said to drill a 7/32” hole halfway through the deck board. I drill stop collar to set a consistent depth would be necessary on a large project. I then drove the screw into the deck board and joist. The provided driver bit worked perfectly. Aligning the grain on the hole plug would be a bit tedious on a large project, but the end result is worth it. I used a hard plastic mallet and set the plug flush with the deck board and could not feel any unevenness. The plugs come in a variety of colors to match most any deck project but using Veranda deck boards would provide the best results. I will definitely use the FastenMaster product on my next composite project.
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          • Recommended
          Best way to secure decking quickly and easily
          This is the perfect way to secure decking and hide the attachment points at the same time. The TORX drive system ensures that the bit does not strip out, provided care is taken to drive the screws at right-angles to the surface. The plugs are easy to install and very effectively hide the anchor points for a nice clean installation that matches the surface perfectly.
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          • Recommended
          Awesome hidden fasteners.
          I got these screws to fasten new Trex boards to my deck. These screws make it super easy. There is an installation tool included that has a felt pad spacer that ensures each screw is installed to the proper depth every time. Driving the screws is best done with an impact driver set on high. Once the screw is started it is best to just send it home without stopping. The screw has a coarse reverse thread near the head that grabs the deck board shards and pulls them inside the hole and the screw head is tapered so it makes a perfectly sized hole to allow installation of the included color matched plugs. The manufacturer recommends pre drilling holes but I found I got better results without drilling and it saves time too.
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          • Recommended
          Great product for securing Trex or other composite decking
          The FastenMaster 75 piece 2.5" decking screws worked perfect for installing new Trex composite decking. I needed to re-do my old deck and used composite decking. The FastenMaster screws worked very well to secure the decking material. Screws were countersunk and matching plugs installed into screw holes. Kit came with Torx style screw bit and made solid connection to allow screws to be driven deep with stripping out. Overall, great product!
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