TimberTech decking boards are a rare decking product: An engineered polymer board that looks and feels like real tropical hardwood. TimberTech Tropical Collection Antigua Gold is a TimberTech product that’s popular with many decking contractors in Ontario. The board features a soft, wood-grained brown exterior that looks authentic. It’s also tough enough for winter in Ontario.
Made from engineered polymer, Antigua Gold is capped on all four sides by a protective shell. In addition to looking like real hardwood, the capped exterior insulates the boards against mold, mildew, and moisture. They also resist stains, scratches, and fading.
Don’t take our word for it, though: TimberTech Tropical Collection Antigua Gold boards come with a 25-year scratch and stain warranty.
Actual Dimensions – 0.94″ x 5.36″ (23.88 mm x 136.14 mm)
Length – 12′, 16′, and 20′ (366 sm, 488 sm, and 610 sm)
Shape of boards – available as both grooved and square-edged boards (16’ and 20’ only)
TimberTech Tropical Collection Antigua Gold boards look great and resist harsh weather. They’re also easy to install. They function best when installed with CONCEALoc® hidden fastener systems. The hidden fasteners result in a surface that is smooth and fastener-free. FUSIONLoc® hidden fasteners are also compatible with TimberTech Tropical Collection boards.
Some contractors prefer other fastener styles when installing TimberTech products. TOPLoc™ Face Fastening Systems are excellent when using square-edged boards for the main deck or when installing picture framing, stairs, and skirting. Cortex fasteners are good too: The surface will be smooth because they’re made from the same material as the decking boards.
The deck’s underneath joist must be 16” on-center. If you plan to install the decking boards diagonally, the underneath joists’ structure must be 12” on-center. In that case, you’ll end up spending around 35 percent more on fasteners than you would with joists 16” on-center.
TimberTech Tropical Collection Antigua Gold has a soft brown color that looks good on any home. Most designers and contractors in Toronto think Antigua Gold is best as a main deck without picture framing. However, there are some good options. We recommend TimberTech Tropical Collection Caribbean Redwood as a picture frame. It has a bold, reddish color that contrasts perfectly with Antigua Gold.
All TimberTech Tropical Collection decking boards come with raisers and fascia boards (0.56” x 7¼” x 12’ & 0.56” x 11.75” x 12’, respectively). These extra boards are the same color as the main deck.