Advantages of Faux Wood Blinds

While we love and adore wood blinds, there are some instances where the real deal is not exactly ideal but they are still very popular. Many homeowners prefer faux wood blinds over real wood blinds for a variety of reasons. In today’s world, faux wood blinds are a great window treatment option with a wide-range of features. Here’s a brief guide that should give you a better idea regarding why we think faux wood blinds are great to own.

Style & Design

Finding the right window treatment can seem quite daunting when you are uncertain of the ideal style and design for your rooms. Delivering style at an affordable price, they give any room an inviting, polished look that's also easy to maintain. Faux wood blinds are available in beautiful finishes and colors. Colors range from a variety of rich wood grains, whites, neutrals, and come in a variety of textured or smooth finishes. The elegant wood tones will beautifully complement room styles and themes throughout your home.


Faux blinds translate into year-round savings on both heating and cooling costs. This type of window covering insulates your home during the cold winter months and reduces solar heat and humidity throughout the hot summer months. Why spend more money on furniture every several years because of sun damage? In their closed position, your blinds will block out UV rays that can cause damage to your furniture, flooring and other valuables.

Versatility & Durability

Faux wood blinds are both resilient and durable, making them the perfect window treatment option for indoor moisture or humid areas like kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens have changing temperatures and humidity that can make them a dangerous place for wood window blinds. Faux wood blinds are manufactured out of PVC plastic materials, and will more than likely outlast wooden window blinds.

Cleaning Vertical Blinds

Cleaning Vertical Blinds

If you are not sure how to clean faux wood blinds, there are several ways to clean window blinds with minimal effort. We suggest cleaning faux wood blinds twice a year to keep dust, allergens, and germs at bay. Blinds are notoriously tedious to clean and can be dust magnets. Faux wood blind slats are waterproof, so it’s safe to scrub them clean with a microfiber cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Avoid using abrasive cleaners which may damage the finish, and then dry each window slat with a clean cloth. To prevent dust buildup, you can wipe slates clean with a microfiber cloth or feather duster.

What to Consider

When buying window blinds for your home, there are many things to consider, and we hope that this guide has presented you with a better sense of what to look for if you’re having difficulty deciding. From shutters to blinds, there is no doubt that faux wood blinds are one of the most popular window treatment options on the market.

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