Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds
The popularity of faux wood and wood blinds is well deserved. The vast range of blind colors and stains also makes them a flexible choice when sprucing up your home. Colors range from shades of ivory and gray to yellow and plum. Before you decide on the color of your new blinds, however, you must decide whether they will be wood or faux wood. To help you decide, we will run through the features of both so you feel fully informed in making the right decision for your home.
Wood blinds are a popular choice among people who want the elegance, uniqueness, and refinement that only real wood can bring. The blinds give your décor an upscale touch, thanks to the exquisite texture of natural wood. Blinds made from North American hardwood, for example, add a uniqueness to your rooms because each slat in your wood blinds has unique staining.
A concern with natural wood products that people have is sustainability. Thankfully, some companies gather wood using environmentally friendly forestry methods. So, wood blinds are also a choice if you want your home to reflect your consideration for the environment. Wood blinds also offer all the different blind control options. You can find products with blind controls in different layouts.
Because of the above-mentioned factors, the cost of wood blinds can be a bit higher than other options. Also, the use of natural wood means they need greater care. They cannot be cleaned with rough chemicals and do not tolerate water. If cleaned improperly, the blinds can get discolored, so it’s important to clean them the right way.
Wood blinds offer many benefits: they add character to your décor and provide great insulation; they are lighter in weight, can last long, and are available in different settings.
Faux wood blinds
Faux wood blinds have either a wooden core coated with a high-tech polymer or slats made from just PVC/vinyl material. Thankfully, both materials are very sturdy and do not warp, distort, or crack, meaning that due to their water-proof nature they are a great addition to humid climates or rooms, e.g. bathrooms or kitchens. Areas of the house that get a lot of use need faux wood blinds. Unlike wood blinds, they can be cleaned with regular cleaning products. The slats will also all be identical, unlike with wood blinds which might have slats that are slightly different in color.
Faux wood blinds can be bulkier at the top. The extra weight may be an issue if you have a large window and need to raise the blinds regularly; otherwise, the weight is not a big concern. Another thing is that you generally have a limited choice for where the raised cord will be because they are manufactured that way. Overall, however, faux wood blinds are the cheaper route to giving your home an organic feel.
Just remember, regardless of which type of blind you choose, you can rest assured that both types of blinds will give your décor a boost.
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