Wood Blinds or Faux Wood Blinds – What You Need To Know
Making choices about your window treatments can feel confusing. So, you finally narrow it down to window blinds but now you have to make choices about the material?
Even more baffling, you have to select between real wood or man-made material that looks like wood? Don’t worry, we’re going to provide you with a basic rundown of some pros and cons for each type.
Learning More About the Difference
Contrary to popular misconception, both types of blinds are available in a wide range of colors and finishes. Beyond that is where the differences start to emerge.
- Real wood blinds do cost more but many homeowners feel it is worth the added cost. This type of window treatment does increase the value of your home making it a wise investment.
- Although they look similar, real wood has a unique wood grain that is one-of-a-kind. Mass-produced faux wood slats will have the same exact wood grain pattern, over and over.
- Real wood requires more TLC, although you still have to be careful about using harsh chemicals for cleaning even the imitation wood. Faux wood is more about just dusting or the occasional deeper cleaning. With real wood, you have to preserve it by cleaning something like Murphy’s Oil Soap to prevent it from drying out.
- Faux wood blinds are more durable and able to take a bit more wear and tear without becoming damaged. That means they also have a longer overall lifespan.
- You can use faux wood in places you can’t use real wood. Rooms that tend to get damp or humid, such as the bathroom, are not a good match for real wood because it will rot. You don’t have to be worried about that with the fake version.
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