I am often asked what is the difference between faux wood blinds and real wood blinds. The best answer I can give is to educate my client on the features, benefits and even limitations of both selections.
Our horizontal faux wood blinds give you the best of both worlds! They have the look of luxurious real wood blinds at a price of about 15 to 25% less. Because faux wood blinds are made from a synthetic material (usually PVC or a polymer), they also offer easy maintenance and care.
You’ll never have to worry about warping, cracking, or splitting in environments of high moisture or high humidity, making this an ideal product for bathrooms, kitchens, garages, kid’s play areas, etc. Available in solid vinyl or in a combination of vinyl and wood for added strength, faux wood blinds provide superior insulation.
Wood blinds, on the other hand, offer a warm and inviting look to any decor. Richly stained or painted wood blinds offer a wider selection of colors than faux wood, as well as other upgraded options.
I often recommend real wood blinds when my client needs to match a particular wood color. There is no comparison between faux stains and the REAL thing!
You can order your wood blinds with the popular no-holes, or routless, option to stop light from leaking into your rooms, or opt for decorative fabric tapes. Some wood blinds come with the option to motorize or our cordless option, for ease of operation and child safety.
Both faux wood and real wood blinds come with a decorative valance at the top as a standard feature. Both are aesthetically pleasing choices to dress up your windows! It really comes down to personal preference and/or budget. With either selection, you can’t go wrong. After all, 2″ horizontal blinds continue to be the #1 choice in our country for preferred window coverings for more than a decade.