Venetian Blinds: Faux Wood or Real Wood? - Excell Blinds Liverpool

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When it comes to selecting the right Venetian blinds for your home, the choice between faux wood and real wood can be somewhat puzzling. Both options have their own unique set of advantages and potential disadvantages. Let’s delve into the specifics to help you make an informed decision on which might be the better fit for different spaces in your house.

Advantages of Faux Wood Venetian Blinds

The brilliance of faux wood Venetian blinds is that they are crafted from 100% PVC plastic but mimic the appearance of real wood so closely it’s incredibly hard to tell the difference. Often this makes faux wood blinds a great choice when working to a budget.

The uniformity of PVC ensures that each slat is identical in colour and texture, making these blinds an excellent choice for those who prefer a consistent look, especially in plain colours like white or grey. Their 100% waterproof nature coupled with an easy-to-wipe surface makes them ideal for areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Unlike real wood, faux wood won’t warp in humid conditions, maintaining their shape and functionality over time.

Disadvantages of Faux Wood Venetian Blinds

Despite their many benefits, faux wood blinds do have some compromises. They are inherently heavier than real wooden Venetian blinds, which may be an issue if you like to adjust your blinds regularly, or if your windows are larger than usual.

An easy fix for this can be installing a motor to control your blinds with an app or remote control.

Advantages of Real Wood Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds bring a level of sophistication and elegance unmatched by other types. The natural patterns and staining of each slat ensure that every blind is one-of-a-kind, adding a distinct character to your home décor.

All of our wood is ethically sourced from sustainable forests, and due to the fact we can produce wooden Venetian blinds in-house, we can repair and replace any damaged parts without replacing the entire unit. We also provide a huge range of different wood finishes to fit your home aesthetic.

Disadvantages of Real Wood Venetian Blinds

The main drawback of real wood blinds is their susceptibility to staining and warping if not maintained properly, especially when exposed to water or cleaned with harsh chemicals. Humid locations such as bathrooms can cause your wooden blinds to warp quickly.

So Which is Better?

The decision between faux wood and real wood Venetian blinds boils down to your specific needs, preferences, and the conditions of the space where they will be installed. For moisture-prone areas or if you’re seeking a cost-effective, sustainable option with uniform appearance, faux wood Venetian blinds are an excellent choice. On the other hand, if you’re drawn to the natural beauty and elegance of real wood, and are willing to invest a bit more for that unique touch, real wood Venetian blinds could be the way to go.

Ultimately, whether you go for faux wood Venetians or real wooden blinds, you’ll see a massive improvement to the look and feel of your home. At Excell Blinds we offer British Made blinds and shutters for your windows, and pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service.

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