Wood and faux wood blinds are both beautiful window fashions. Sometimes, it’s hard to know which will be better for your particular need. At Windows, Walls & More, we’ve been helping people throughout the Bloomfield Hills area select the perfect window blinds since 1977. Stop by our window blinds store for a free consultation!
First, let’s look at how wood blinds and faux blinds are similar. Aesthetically, both types of blinds will complement any decor. Wood and faux blinds are constructed similarly using string ladders. Both are available in a variety of slat sizes with traditional lifting and tilting systems. Some styles offer cordless or motorized lifting system for added safety and convenience.
Real Wood Blinds
The most obvious advantage of real wood blinds is that are made of real wood! This gives them the look, feel, and quality of real wood products.
- 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
- Perceived to have a more high-end look
- Not recommended for rooms with high moisture – wood can warp
- Not as sturdy around children or pets
- Cost is about 30% higher than faux wood
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.
- 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
- Heavier than wood
- Size limitations for large windows
- Quality varies from manufacturer to manufacturer
- Not as many upgrades available
Buy Wood or Faux Blinds in Bloomfield Hills Area
Established in 1977, Windows, Walls & More is a leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Livonia, Northville, Novi and surrounding areas. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional wood and faux wood blind displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.