Wood Blinds Vs Faux Blinds

For years, wood blinds were very popular, mostly because people love the way they can complement the decor of any room. People quickly found, though, that natural properties of wood sometimes couldn’t stand up to certain conditions, such as the high humidity we have here in the West Palm Beach area. Since the introduction of faux wood blinds, consumers now have a variety of options to select from at various price points that can meet any budget.

Treasure Coast Window Fashions is your Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer serving the West Palm Beach area. Our window treatment experts can help you select the best blinds — either faux blinds or wood blinds — for your specific needs.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds

Wood Blinds

Wood Blinds

Comparing Wood Blinds Vs. Faux Blinds

Faux blinds and wood blinds do have a lot of similarities. They are 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.

Wood vs Faux: Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of Genuine 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.

Advantages:

  • Available in 1 3/8”, 2” & 2 ½” slat sizes
  • Available in numerous colors and stains
  • Available with decorative tapes
  • Perceived to have a more high-end look
  • Stained slats highlight natural grains
  • 50% lighter than faux wood blinds which makes them easier to raise and lower
  • Can be manufactured to accommodate larger windows
  • Optional routless slat construction to eliminate light leakage

Disadvantages

  • Cost is about 30% higher than faux wood
  • Not as sturdy around children or pets
  • Not recommended for rooms with high moisture – wood can warp

Advantages of 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.

Advantages

  • Available in 2” slat size
  • Available in different colors & stains
  • Built to not crack, chip, peel, warp or bowing
  • Easy to clean with a wet cloth
  • Less expensive than real wood
  • Durable and slats usually bounce back and don’t warp
  • Great for rooms with high moisture

Disadvantages

  • Quality varies from manufacturer to manufacturer
  • Not as many upgrades available
  • Heavier than wood
    Size limitations for large windows

Buy Wood or Faux Blinds in West Palm Beach Area

Both wood and faux wood blinds will enhance the beauty of your home. The experienced sales consultants at Treasure Coast Window Fashions will assist you in making the perfect selection. Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.