Though wood blinds and shutters are the most popular window coverings sold in America, these two products are among the most expensive. Faux wood Blinds offer nature’s rich, subtle colors and unique textures at a fraction of the cost of real wood shutters. Moreover, wood does not last long in high moisture areas. Manufacturers have introduced quality alternatives to wood blinds in the form of faux wood blinds.
Faux wood blinds are made of vinyl, vinyl compounds, and a combination of wood and vinyl. The wood look-alikes are either a wood-polymer mix or 100-percent polymer. Since these use vinyl for at least a portion of their slats they have two inherent advantages to wood blinds: they cost less, and they resist moisture.
All of the faux wood blinds require more ladders than wood blinds. The sturdier the blind, the farther apart the ladders can be placed and therefore will require fewer ladders.
Many interior designers favor faux wood blinds because they are easy to clean, an advantage in a kitchen, and they dont warp, fade or crack, a great advantage in a room with high humidity such as a bathroom.
Faux wood blinds control light and privacy as effectively as wood blinds, yet they’re made of polymer which makes them sturdy, resistant to moisture, easy to clean and impervious to warping, cracking or peeling. They’re also energy efficient, to keep your home warmer in winter, cooler in summer.