Real Wood, Composite, or Faux Wood Blinds

Real Wood, Composite, or Faux Wood Blinds?

Wood blinds, whether faux or real wood, are a perfect decorating choice for any style or décor. There are many options to choose from in both color and slat size that will enable you to have the perfect look for you. Colors range from whites, and creams to natural wood stains and other options that match specific décor. But what is the difference between faux and real wood blinds and how do you decide which is the perfect choice for you?

Faux wood blinds are imitation or artificial wood blinds. They look like the real thing, but are actually made of composite wood or a vinyl material. Although faux wood may sound like you are getting an imitation or inferior product, in reality faux blinds can be very high quality. The decision on which to buy stems more from price and room requirements. Faux wood such as the Everwoods collection come in three styles. Tru-Grain, which are composite wood blinds with real wood staining that looks very close to real wood. Then there is the Distinctions collection which offers white and cream also in composite wood. Lastly, the Renditions blinds collection comes in whites and wood stains and is made of vinyl material. The Everwoods collection are more economical than real wood blinds and are perfect in rooms where the blinds must stand up to high heat or humidity. All Everwood blinds are covered with Performance Plus Protection and guaranteed against fading, yellowing, warping and bowing. These blinds don’t age and will be the perfect choice when conditions for real wood are less than ideal. Faux wood blinds are easy to clean as you can use cleaning products that might not be conducive to real wood. Faux wood can be heavier than wood and create a larger stack when the blind is raised.

Real wood blinds like the Hunter Douglas Parkland Collection are made from 100% basswood. They come in natural wood stained colors as well as whites and other neutrals. Many like the warmth and feel of real wood, as well as the lightweight design. Real wood blinds are the choice if you are matching real wood cabinetry or furniture with specific stain. Real wood is more expensive than faux or composite blinds but allows for excellent insulation, shielding from direct sunlight, as well as privacy. Harsh chemicals need to be avoided with real wood and these would definitely not be the choice above a bathtub or other high moisture area. All Hunter Douglas blinds are covered by a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

So whether you choose real wood, composite or faux blinds depends largely on your budget, your room requirements and your personal taste in décor and style. There are many options to choose from and in most cases either faux, composite or real wood are all excellent choices determined only by your preference. In Houston, Texas or the surrounding areas, be sure to call Window Magic Blinds & Drapery. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you in selecting exactly the right blinds for you.
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