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Wood Blinds: Real Wood VS. Faux Wood

Explore some of the key differences between real wood blinds and faux wood blinds. Learn what makes real wood so beautiful, and also why faux wood sometimes just makes more sense.

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With so many different Wood options available in the market today, choosing between Real Wood or Faux Blinds seems like a common debate. What is a better option, Real wood or Faux wood blinds? There is no correct answer to this question. It all depends on your personal needs. When making a decision consider the following:

Room type and location of window

If you have a room in your home where you get a lot of direct sun exposure or moisture consider Faux Wood Blinds. They are constructed from composite PVC material which makes them extremely durable and ideal for wet or humid areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. These blinds will not chip, crack or warp due to moisture.

Window size

Another factor to consider are your window sizes. Faux wood blinds are heavier in weight than Real Wood Blinds, this extra weight can become an issue for large windows, especially if you are going to lift them frequently. However, if you are planning on tilting your blinds open or closed without raising them, faux wood blinds tend to be a more cost-effective and practical option.

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Décor

At Blinds To Go, our Faux wood blinds come in smooth and natural wood grain finishes, giving them the feel and warmth of real wood at a reasonable price. Faux Wood blinds are available in extensive variety of colors and finishes including neutrals, whites and wood tones similar to real wood such as walnut, cherry, maple and golden oak.

If you have existing real wood furniture or hardwood floors in the room and want to continue with the rich feel of wood, real wood blinds are a better option. These blinds will have unique, natural characteristics including knots, tiger stripes, and grain patterns which will bring a rustic warmth to the room.

Durability and Maintenance

Faux Wood and Real Wood blinds are both quite durable and can be cleaned easily with a simple wipe down of a soft cloth or duster.

Our real wood blinds are made from 100% basswood, kiln dried and clear coated to protect against warping and scratching. For lasting beauty, occasionally treat your real wood blinds with lemon oil or any product designed for fine wood. In contrast, faux wood blinds are even easier to maintain and can be cleaned with a damp sponge.

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Budget

Get the natural look of real wood at a more affordable price point with our superior quality Faux Wood blinds. These blinds will last for years to come.

If budget is not a concern, choose real wooden blinds that bring an upscale look with a warm, organic feel. Real wood blinds are classic and add timeless beauty and sophistication to any space.


In conclusion, while real wood and faux wood blinds may look and feel the very similar, they are each more suited for specific rooms and environments.

REAL AND FAUX WOOD BLINDS COMPARED

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REAL WOOD

Real Wood Blinds

PROS

  • Natural grain and knots add character
  • Lighter in weight than faux wood
  • A luxurious and timeless look
  • Versatile and classic
  • Popular in common areas & offices

CONS

  • Not as suitable for high humidity or areas with moisture
  • More likely to fade over time with high UV exposure
  • More costly than Faux Wood

FAUX WOOD

Real Wood Blinds

PROS

  • Cost-effective
  • Durable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Wood-like appearance
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Perfect for bathrooms & kitchen

CONS

  • Heavier in weight and harder to lift for large windows
  • Similar look to real wood blinds but lacking the richness and texture of real wood
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