Wood blinds are an elegant and functional choice as window treatments go. However, if it’s only the look of wood blinds you’re after, you might wonder if it’s a better value to go with faux wood blinds instead. Depending on the needs for your space, one option might be better than the other.
Here are some things to consider:
- Room Humidity- The main difference between wood blinds and their faux counterpart is of course the building material. Blinds made from real wood tend to crack, warp, or sustain other forms of moisture damage when installed in a space with high humidity levels. If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, wood blinds are your best bet due to their moisture resistance and overall durability. Faux wood blinds also work well in laundry rooms, garages, patios, and kitchens for this reason.
- Cost- Wood blinds are typically more expensive than the faux version simply because of the cost of materials. You can find a variety of woods used for the creation of wood blinds with varying price points, but for the most part, faux wood blinds will be the more affordable option.
- Materials- Despite the cost difference, some people simply prefer the look and feel of real wood. If every other piece of furniture in that space is made from real wood, you might want your blinds to match that aesthetic. Faux wood is intended to capture the look of real wood. Faux wood is crafted from PVC, which is a type of plastic, and this may or may not fit your vision for the space.
Now that you’ve considered the basics, feel free to research a bit more if needed. At Blinds America, we offer a wide range of window treatments. If you’d like to learn more about our services, contact us today.