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August 10, 2016

Faux Wood vs. Real Wood Window Treatments

by Christen

The benefits and drawbacks of faux and real wood window treatments.

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Decades ago, faux wood didn’t fool anyone. Laminate furniture, fake wood blinds and vinyl wood floors cheapened decor, diminishing a home’s wow factor. But times have changed. And thanks to advancements in materials engineering, faux wood looks practically identical to the real thing.

When shopping for window treatments, particularly wood blinds or shutters, it can be difficult to choose between real wood or faux wood styles. Product cost is usually the biggest deciding factor – window coverings manufactured using real wood are often more expensive, especially if constructed from high-end wood sources.

However, depending on the space, faux wood blinds and shutters can be the best choice. Direct sun exposure, fluctuations in temperature and persistent humidity can wreak havoc on wood window treatments, causing them to warp, crack, yellow and bow overtime.

Hunter Douglas EverWood faux wood blinds offer the look of real wood at an affordable price.

Hunter Douglas EverWood® alternative wood blinds

Choosing a style manufactured from advanced modern-day materials, like Hunter Douglas EverWood® alternative wood blinds or NewStyle® hybrid shutters ensures your window treatments will hold up to the harshest environments and are the ideal choice for spaces like the bathroom or kitchen. And just because they’re highly durable doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. All Hunter Douglas faux wood blinds feature realistic wood grain finishes, ensuring your window coverings are as fashion-forward as they are long-lasting.

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Even with these advancements, some homeowners still prefer authentic hardwood window treatment styles, like Hunter Douglas Heritance® hardwood shutters and Parkland® wood blinds. Fabricated from sustainable wood sources, Hunter Douglas wood blinds and shutters offer the greatest selection of custom finishes, slat sizes, upgrades and specialty shapes for endless customization, making them the perfect finishing touch to your windows.

Hunter Douglas NewStyle hybrid shutters bypass track system for slidng glass door.

Hunter Douglas NewStyle® hybrid shutters

For a high-end look, consider crowning wood blinds with a custom cornice. Hand-assembled and hand-crafted, Hunter Douglas wood cornices come in an array of design styles, including keystones, carved wood appliques and a decorative plate groove.

Still having a hard time choosing between real wood and faux wood window treatment styles? Than considering signing up for a free in-home design consultation with window coverings expert. All Decorview designers are Hunter Douglas certified and will help you select the perfect window covering solution for your home and lifestyle.

And don’t forget to ask your designer about PowerView Motorization, the most advanced window treatment operating system on the market. Now available with Hunter Douglas blinds, including Parkland® wood blinds and EverWood® alternative wood blinds for the ultimate smart-home experience.








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