Comparing Faux Wood Blinds Vs. Real Wood Blinds
Which is best for you — faux wood blinds or real wood blinds? These popular blind styles have a lot in common. Faux wood blinds and real wood blinds are constructed similarly, and both will complement any room décor. Both types of blinds are constructed using string ladders and are available in a variety of slat sizes with traditional lifting and tilting system and some styles offer cordless or motorized lifting system for added safety and convenience. Which one is best for you really depends on your specific circumstances, such as which room the blinds will be in, which colors you like, and your price range.
Windows & More is your Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer serving Camden and Miller Counties. Our window treatment experts can help you select the best blinds — either faux wood blinds or wood blinds — for your specific needs.
Faux Wood Blinds
Durable and affordable, faux wood blinds give you the best of both worlds. They are typically made of PVC, PVC composite or wood and vinyl combination. They are available in 2″ slat sizes in many different colors and stains. Choose faux wood blinds if you want:
- Guarantees that the blind will not crack, chip, peel, warp or bow.
- Easy maintenance — just wipe them down with a wet cloth!
- A lower price range
- Blinds for a room with high moisture
Be aware that quality of faux wood blinds varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and not as many upgrades are available as you’ll find with real wood. Because faux wood blinds are heavier then real wood, window sizes are limited.
Real Wood Blinds
The most obvious advantage of real wood blinds is that are made of real wood! This gives them the look, feel, and quality of real wood products. Choose faux wood blinds if you want:
- More variety in slat sizes, colors, stains, and decorative tapes
- Perceived to have a more high-end look
- Stains that highlight natural wood grains
- Lighter blinds for larger windows
- Optional routless slat construction to eliminate light leakage
Note that the cost of real wood blinds is about 30% higher than faux wood blinds. Real wood blinds are not as sturdy and durable as faux, and they are not t recommended for rooms with high moisture.
Faux Wood and Real Wood Blinds – Camden County
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!