Ipe Deck - Hidden Fasteners
I am going to be building an Ipe deck. I haven't totally decided if I am going with fasteners or top screw/plug. I know not everyone is a fan of hidden fasteners, but I do have a question about them. Is there any advantage to using a clip that rests under the decking and above the joist? I see there are several on the market that are like this (Mantis Clip, FastenMaster IQ). Is there an advantage to not having the Ipe touch the PT joist? Would this cause any problems? Would this prevent any problems?