Wood blinds are so “in” that they simply fly off the shelves. Personally, we use them all over our house because they’re great for folks like us who don’t like big swathes of fabric hanging in a room. What’s not to like? Wood blinds allow the sunlight but protect our privacy.
Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds and Composite Blinds – A Comparison
Composite blinds, wood blinds, faux wood blinds… There are so many different kinds of blinds that it becomes harder and harder to decide which will be the best for your house’s windows.
Fortunately even if there are literally hundreds blinds’ types, all of them fall into one of the three general categories:
* Wood blinds
* Faux wood blinds
* Composite blinds (sometimes also called faux wood blinds).
Look of Wood Blinds
If you are looking for the good look, choosing wood blinds will be the best. There is simply nothing as good-looking as wood.
However, you should know that in most cases the choice of blinds’ colors will be limited to different shades of wood, while composite or faux wood blinds can come in almost any color you might wish.
Durability of Wood Blinds
If you want your blinds to be as durable as possible, look for composite blinds. They are much lighter than classic wood blinds and they usually have much better quality than faux wood (PVC) blinds. The standard wood blinds can also be very durable, but when the windows are larger than usual, they can prove to be too heavy to really last long (i.e. over 10 years).
Price of Wood Blinds
The cheapest kind of blinds is faux wood blinds that are made entirely of PVC. They are a lot less expensive than any other blinds, especially classic wood blinds, which can be murderously expensive, especially when they’re really high quality. The composite blinds are somewhere in the middle – their prices are usually higher than PVC blinds, but lower than wood blinds.