What are Faux Wood Blinds Made Of?

Abigail Sawyer | 09 Apr 2015 | Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds (pronounced like “throw”) are Blinds.com’s most popular window treatments. Our customers love them because they’re cost efficient, easy to clean and durable. The manmade materials make these blinds safe for areas like the kitchen and bathroom which have high humidity and changing temperatures. In these tough environments wood blinds could warp or crack, but faux wood blinds stand strong.

But you may be wondering – What are faux wood blinds made of? We’ve got an answer for you.

What are faux wood blinds made of

Faux Wood Blinds can be made with three material types that range from affordable to more high-end.

1. Solid PVC Faux Wood Blinds

PVC Faux Wood Blinds

Solid PVC Faux Wood Blinds are made with the same moisture-proof poly material you’d find in PVC pipes, but with UV inhibitors and other additives that make it extremely durable and long-lasting. It’s like sunscreen for your blinds and prevents yellowing or discoloration which can happen to any plastic that’s heavily exposed to the sun.

PVC Faux Wood Blinds typically cost between $50 – $70 for a 36″ x 60″ window.

Shop PVC Faux Wood Blinds:

Blinds.com 2″ Faux Wood Blinds

Blinds.com 2″ Faux Wood Economy Blinds (Slat Colors)

2. Composite Faux Wood Blinds

Composite Faux Wood Blinds

Composite Faux Wood Blinds are the “better” choice in this good-better-best scenario. They are made with the same PVC material, but either have air bubbles infused or wood pulp mixed in. Both of these methods make the blinds lighter than solid PVC and offer more insulation. These slats will have a natural texture that looks more like real wood.

Composite Faux Wood Blinds can cost between $80 – $160 for a 36″ x 60″ window.

Shop Composite Faux Wood Blinds:

Blinds.com 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds

Levolor 2″ Visions Faux Wood Blinds (Deluxe Colors)

3. Wood Core Faux Wood Blinds

Wood Core Faux Wood Blinds

Wood Core Faux Wood Blinds are made with a particleboard-like wood pulp center that is wrapped with a printed laminate. This printing process allows for a more realistic wood grain look vs. composite and solid PVC where the whole slat is dyed one flat color.

Wood core is the high-end option when it comes to faux wood. They’re the best choice for a real wood look without the chance of warping or cracking from humidity. Even the most scrutinizing eyes won’t be able to tell the difference.

Wood Core Faux Wood Blinds can cost between $50 – $130 for a 36″ x 60″ window.

Shop Wood Core Faux Wood Blinds:

Blinds.com 2″ Faux Wood Economy Blinds (Premium Colors)

Levolor 2″ Visions Faux Wood Blinds

Blinds.com 2″ Premium Faux Wood Blinds

Blinds.com 1″ Faux Wood Blinds

Have More Questions?

Learn More in our Faux Wood FAQ series.

To get started with your project, check out our guide – How to Measure for Wood Blinds.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw