Nothing beats the beauty of real wood blinds. Unfortunately, though, the elements can take their toll after awhile. In some applications, faux wood blinds may be a better choice. At Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World serving NE Pennsylvania, we carry a wide variety of wood blinds and faux wood blinds. Schedule a consultation with us, and our window treatment professionals will help you decide which window blinds are best for you.
Comparing Wood Blinds Vs. Faux Blinds
Wood blinds and faux wood blinds are constructed similarly using string ladders and a variety of slat sizes. Both will complement any room décor and are available with cordless or motorized lifting systems for added safety and convenience.
Advantages of Real Wood Blinds
People who choose real wood blinds value the look, feel, and quality of real wood products. Advantages of real wood products include:
- Available in 1 3/8”, 2” & 2 ½” slat sizes
- Available in numerous colors and stains
- Stained slats highlight natural grains
- 50% lighter than faux wood blinds which makes them easier to raise and lower
- Can be manufactured to accommodate larger windows
- Optional routless slat construction to eliminate light leakage
- Available with decorative tapes
The major disadvantage of real wood blinds is that they don’t hold up in room with high moisture. The wood can warp and bow. Real wood blinds are not as sturdy around children or pets, and they typically cost about 30% more than faux wood.
Advantages of Faux Wood Blinds
Durable and affordable, faux wood blinds give you the best of both worlds. They are typically made of PVC, PVC composite or wood and vinyl combination. Advantages of faux wood blinds include:
- Available in 2” slat size
- Available in different colors & stains
- Durable and slats usually bounce back and don’t warp
- Great for rooms with high moisture
- Built to not crack, chip, peel, warp or bowing
- Easy to clean with a wet cloth
- Less expensive than real wood
Faux wood blinds are heavier than real wood and are limited in size for large windows. The quality varies based on manufacturer , and often there are not as many upgrades available.
Buy Wood or Faux Blinds in NE Pennsylvania
Both wood and faux wood blinds will enhance the beauty of your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. Count on us for all your window treatment needs.