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What are Faux Wood Blinds?

What are Faux Wood Blinds?
BY BLINDSTER | November 12, 2018
October 25, 2023

Many love the classic wood blind. But, there might be some reasons that wood blinds aren’t the choice for you…

  • Cannot withstand high moisture areas
  • Can be expensive

So how can we get the look of real wood blinds and solve the issues we listed above? Easy!

Fake Wood… Faux Wood! Faux wood blinds are wood look-a-likes built to withstand various environments better than real wood blinds.

Why Choose Faux Wood Blinds?

If you’re wondering why you would choose faux wood blinds over real wood blinds, then just take a look at the problems at the beginning of this article.

Withstand High Moisture

Real wood blinds, when exposed to extreme humidity, can warp or peel and become unsightly. Faux wood blinds vinyl material allows them to withstand high moisture without the slightest bend. They are great for kitchens and bathrooms and are often a popular option to keep consistency throughout the house if they are desired in other rooms as well.

Budget-Friendly Option

Not only are faux wood blinds an alternative option for their purpose, but they’re also a budget-friendly alternative. These blinds are a great way to get the classic wood blind look throughout your home while taking it easy on the wallet.

Highly Durable

Remember those UV inhibitors we talked about earlier? They allow faux wood blinds to be resistant to warping and fading with prolonged sun exposure. Wood blinds are also more likely to be snapped with excessive force. While faux wood blinds aren't invincible, they can withstand slightly more force than real wood blinds.

What color options are available for Faux Wood Blinds?

Sample color options for faux wood

Faux wood blinds are available in a variety of colors just like real wood blinds, including traditional whites and off-whites, other solid colors like gray and black, as well as a wide variety of wood-stain patterns.  The wood grain colors in particular have become so sophisticated that you can find the same kind of color and grain variation in the faux wood grain patterns as you do in real stained wood.

All of these color styles provide the benefits of durability and moisture-resistance while still offering stunning good looks in the window. 

Cordless Options

Some of our most popular faux wood options are our cordless Faux Wood products. These blinds are lifted by a button on the bottom rail and a simple lifting motion. Cordless faux wood blinds are a great combination of style and safety. They remove dangling cords from your window treatments, harboring a safer environment for kids and pets.

How are Faux Wood Blinds Made?

Well, obviously they aren’t real wood. Faux wood blinds are made out of a vinyl material. They are constructed to have an almost identical look to real wood blinds – in fact, most people can't tell the difference from more than a few inches away.  Finally, the slats are coated with UV inhibitors to increase its durability. Here’s a short video to explain it a little bit better:

Ready to start shopping?

Are you intrigued on this interesting alternative to real wood blinds? Checkout our full selection of Faux Wood Blinds for all budgets, homes and styles.