Which window blinds are the right choice for your decorating needs and budget? A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of real wood blinds versus faux wood blindsshould help you with this important decision.
07/19/2012 - What a wonderful experience.
I ordered faux wood 2" mahogany blinds and was notified that they were on backorder. I was offered real wood ones without an extra cost and I couldn't be happier. I will surely recommend you guys to any of my friends who need some blinds!
-- Gina, Florence, AL
While wood blinds are among the most popular window coverings, there's always a limit to how much people can or will spend on window treatments. Also, real wood blinds are undesirable in high moisture areas or in "high-use" rooms susceptible to damage by kids and pets.
Called faux wood blinds, alternative woods, wood-like, fake wood, and many other names, they are a quality alternative to real wood blinds. All have slats, which imitate wood, but there are some big differences between them. They're made of vinyl, vinyl compounds, and even some, which are made of a combination of wood, and vinyl - in effect a wood/vinyl alloy. Since all of these products use vinyl for at least a portion of their slats they have two inherent advantages over wood blinds: lower cost and moisture resistance.
Probably the main factors when selecting blinds as a window treatment are color and feel. If a stained color is what you want, then real wood blinds are the best choice. Although there are many grades of faux wood blinds with different textures and colors, none compare at that level with a real wood blind.
Faux wood blinds have come a long way and look more and more like real wood but none have the same finish. Blindster offers faux wood blinds that are close to the real wood look and finish on the stain colors. When comparing white colors however, faux wood blinds are an even closer match to real wood blinds.-
10/01/2012 - We just installed the wood blinds we ordered and I couldn't be happier!
I was a little nervous about measuring and ordering online, but it was easy and each of the 4 blinds I ordered fit perfectly! My living room now has a nice new updated look and I will be recommending blindster to everyone I know.
-- Mia, Centereach, NY
There are other factors to consider than the look and feel when choosing the right window blinds:
Faux wood blinds are excellent choice for bathroom blinds and kitchen blinds, or other areas where moisture may be an issue. They are easy to clean and moisture doesn't cause them to warp or mildew like real wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are made of synthetic vinyl materials that can withstand the abuse found in these rooms.
Weight is a very important factor to consider. Faux wood blinds are heavier than wood blinds making them less desirable for larger windows. The materials that the horizontal slats are of is heavier than real wood. Larger blinds are obviously heavier and therefore harder to operate or lift. This is not to say faux wood blinds will not operate correctly, real wood blinds just take less effort to tilt or lift.-
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