Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds

Jessica Cruz | 09 Mar 2017 | Blinds

Wood vs. Faux Wood

Window treatments such as wood blinds can really transform the look of your home. When deciding between wood blinds and faux wood blinds, you need to consider what room you’re decorating and how large the windows are.

The difference between the two is the material they are made out of. Wood blinds are made out of wood and come in a variety of stains and paints to enrich the existing decor in your room. Wood blinds are better for large windows because they are lighter in weight than faux wood. Since wood can warp or crack, they are not recommended for high humidity areas like a bathroom or kitchen.

Faux Wood Blinds are made out of a composite PVC. They are also available in a variety of colors, both paints and faux-stains. Stain look faux wood blinds will have a realistic printed image of wood grain. Both paint and stained faux wood blinds are available with an embossed texture that adds to the real wood look.

The PVC coating on Faux Wood Blinds makes them perfect for high humidity areas like a bathroom and can withstand light splashing. The material is heavier than wood blinds, so if you have wide windows it’s better to split them into multiple blinds on one headrail.

Both Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds are available with decorative cloth tapes and the same available control options.

Need More Help?

Find more information about blinds and shades at Blinds.com or speak with a Blinds.com designer at 800-505-1905.

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

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