Genuine Wood Vs. Faux Wood Blinds

Wood vs Faux Wood

Part of making an informed purchase decision is understanding the benefits and drawbacks of the options. At Treasure Coast Window Fashions serving Jupiter Beach, we know that the vast array of products can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re happy to give people the most information they can have. One question we frequently get is about the difference between faux and genuine wood. If you’re curious too, read on!

How They’re Similar

Both faux and genuine wood blinds are constructed similarly, using string “ladders” to suspend the slats. The product lines all offer various slat sizes so you can find the size that meets your needs and preferences. Both faux and genuine wood will work well with a variety of décor styles and will enhance the overall aesthetic of a room, sometimes even increasing the value of a home.

Why Choose Genuine Wood?

Genuine wood—used in products such as Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Parkland® Wood Blinds—offers a one-of-a-kind look. In fact, the Heritance Handcrafted Series uses several different finishing techniques that help uniquely highlight the wood’s characteristics, including wormholes, dents, cracks, and knots. Wood products tend to be lighter (50% lighter than comparable faux wood blinds), so they’re easier maneuver and can be designed to fit larger windows.

Drawbacks to Genuine Wood

Although it has numerous benefits, genuine wood also has some drawbacks. For example, genuine wood can warp in areas of high moisture, it’s not quite as sturdy, and it’s about 30 percent more expensive than its faux cousin.

Why Choose Faux Wood?

Faux wood—found in products such as EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, and NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters—is durable and affordable. It won’t crdack, chip, peel, warp, or bow because it tends to be resistant to high moisture and UV rays. These beauties will look just as good as the real thing, but they cost less; plus, they’re easy to clean—simply wipe with a damp cloth.

Drawbacks to Faux Wood

While it might seem like the best budgetary solution, faux wood might not be the right choice for you. It’s much heavier than genuine wood, so it’s a bit harder to maneuver, and not all faux wood products can be sized for larger window openings. Be sure to speak with a trained consultant to see if faux wood is right for your needs.

Genuine and Faux Wood Treatments in the Greater Jupiter, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound FL Areas

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 serve Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Okeechobee, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Vero Beach and Hobe Sound, FL.
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.