Choosing new blinds for the home is an exciting process, but it can also be difficult as there are so many options for blinds available today. Two of the main types of blinds you can get for your home are real wood and faux wood, and knowing the advantages of each can help you immensely in making your decision. Last month on the blog we discussed 4 advantages of real wood blinds. Now, here are 4 advantages of faux wood blinds, so you can decide if faux wood blinds are the best fit for your home.
Because faux wood is manufactured and does not involve harvesting real wood, they are lower in cost than wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are a great option for those who want the look of real wood but don’t want to spend the extra money on real wood blinds. Despite their lower cost, faux wood blinds still come in many high-quality options.
More Moisture Resistant
Faux wood blinds tend to be more resistant to moisture than wood blinds are. Why? The synthetic materials in faux wood are more capable of standing up to frequent exposure to moisture and even to being sprayed with water. Because of this, faux wood blinds are an especially great option in more humid climates and in areas such as the bathroom that see a great deal of humidity and water spillage. Wood blinds used in these special circumstances, on the other hand, could lose their protective finish over time and eventually start to warp after exposure to excessive moisture.
Easier to Maintain
On a similar note, the moisture resistant qualities of faux wood mean that blinds made from faux wood are easier to maintain. They can withstand wet household cleaners and even being sprayed down with a hose.
Because faux wood blinds are made from synthetic materials, their manufacturing process does not involve quite the environmental impact that the manufacture of wood blinds does. Faux wood blinds, made from either vinyl or a combination of wood and synthetic materials, greatly help to reduce the number of trees being cut down, and they are even fully recyclable.
Faux wood blinds can be an excellent and beautiful part of any home’s window treatments. If you’re wondering what faux wood blinds might look like in your home, head over to the faux wood blinds section of our website for some inspiration.