Part of preparing to purchase new window fashions is understanding what is available and the benefits of each option. At F&R Interiors serving the greater Los Angeles area, we enjoy helping customers learn about all of the products we carry so they can make the right choice when they decide to buy. Read on to learn about the comparison between genuine and faux wood blinds.
Both faux and genuine wood products are constructed similarly, using string “ladders” to suspend the slats. You can choose from various slat sizes, including options that will work for each size of window, each room’s needs, and your personal preference. Both genuine and faux wood can blend with traditional, contemporary, and retro looks as well as other décor styles. And both will enhance the overall aesthetic of a room.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Genuine Wood
Genuine wood—used in products such as Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Parkland® Wood Blinds—offers unique characteristics that can appeal to people who want a one-of-a-kind look. With genuine wood, you can choose from numerous slat sizes and a variety of colors and stains to match your overall look. Plus, their lighter weight (50% lighter than comparable faux wood blinds) makes them easier to maneuver. However, genuine wood also can warp in areas of high moisture, and children and pets can tax its sturdiness. Also, it’s about 30 percent more expensive than its faux option.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Faux Wood
Products such as EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, and NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are made of faux wood. They are durable and affordable and tend to be resistant to high moisture and UV rays. You can select from numerous colors and stains to coordinate with your décor, and many can fit in specialty shaped windows. Faux wood products look just as good as the real thing, but they cost less; plus, they’re easy to clean—simply wipe with a damp cloth. However, faux wood is heavier than genuine wood, and not all faux wood products can be sized for larger window openings. Be sure to speak with a trained consultant to see if faux wood is right for your needs.
Genuine and Faux Wood Treatments in the Brentwood & Sherman Oaks CA Area
At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.
We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Santa Monica Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.