Hunter Douglas, the leader in the window fashions industry, creates a variety of products to fit all kinds of décor styles at numerous price points. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we know that the vast selection can be overwhelming for our customers. That’s why we like to help them understand the benefits of all the products we carry. Today, we’ll discuss reasons to choose faux wood blinds versus their genuine wood counterparts. Read on to learn more!
The Ways the Materials Are Alike
Each product is constructed similarly, with string “ladders” that suspend the slats. For each material, you can choose various slat sizes—with options that will work for each size of window, each room’s needs, and your personal preference. Both materials will fit in with many décor styles—they can blend with traditional, contemporary, and retro looks. And both faux and genuine wood will enhance the overall look and feel of a room, sometimes even increasing the value of a home. Finally, some blinds made from both materials can be fit to specialty shaped windows such as arches, angles, circles, and cut-outs. So how well does faux wood stack up against genuine? You might be surprised.
The Ways the Materials Differ
Genuine wood offers unique characteristics that can appeal to people who want a one-of-a-kind look. Their lighter weight (50% lighter than comparable faux wood blinds) makes them easier to maneuver, so they can fit into larger areas. However, unlike its faux cousin, which tend to be resistant to high moisture and UV rays, genuine wood products which can warp in areas of high moisture and can sometimes crack, chip, peel, warp, or bow. Plus, genuine wood is about 30 percent more expensive than comparable faux wood products.
Genuine Wood Products
Genuine wood is used in products such as Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Parkland® Wood Blinds. With the Heritance Handcrafted Series, several different finishing techniques help highlight the unique aspects of the wood, including wormholes, dents, cracks, and knots, helping your finished product look rustic yet elegant.
Faux Wood Products
Faux wood is found in products such as EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, and NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters. They are durable and affordable, and you can select from numerous colors and stains to coordinate with your décor. Plus, they’re easy to clean—simply wipe with a damp cloth.
Find Genuine and Faux Wood Treatments in Monmouth Beach
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!