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Should You Choose Hardwood or Faux Wood Blinds

When your blinds are custom made and professionally installed, it shows. Natural wood adds warmth and character that is unmatched by any other material. Authentic wood, however, is not necessarily suited for every environment, and that’s where faux wood comes into play. The Blind, Shade, and Shutter Company carry hardwood or faux wood blinds options from Hunter Douglas, and our design team will help you choose the ideal material, size, and color for your home.

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The material of your blinds depends on both personal preference and the environment where you will hang the blinds. Parkland® Wood Blinds are made from 100% hardwood harvested from responsibly-managed forests. Hunter Douglas also makes a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation with every individual purchase. The rich character of natural wood complements any room and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. Unlike shades or drapes, which are either open or closed, blinds offer variable light control and view-through. You need only rotate the slats to change the amount of incoming light and privacy.

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds are created using a non-PVC proprietary polymer that can withstand heat, humidity, and sun exposure that real wood blinds cannot. With faux wood blinds, you get the appearance of hardwood without the required maintenance.


The way your blinds look is a significant factor in your decision-making between hardwood or faux wood blinds. Parkland® Wood Blinds are available in a wide variety of stains and solid paint colors in shades of white, gray, and other neutral tones to match both traditional furnishings or today’s most modern cabinetry and furniture. You can also have a custom color created to match any needs. Parkland® Wood Blinds also receive advanced finishing technology to ensure your blinds will maintain their beautiful luster for many years. EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds are available in a wider variety of colors and can also be finished with TruGrain®  to provide the most realistic stain-like finish in the industry.


The placement of your blinds is another thing to consider when shopping. Wood blinds are a fantastic choice for home offices, family rooms, and any space where a luxurious look is desired. Real wood absorbs heat and cold more effectively than faux wood, making them better for temperature regulation and energy efficiency.

Rooms with high humidity, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are perfect for faux wood blinds. You should also consider faux wood blinds if you live in a hot and humid climate or on the coast. EverWood®  blinds are guaranteed never to crack, chip, peel, or warp even with intense exposure to humidity or heat.

Caring for Your Blinds

What amount of care and attention do you have time to devote to your blinds? Wood blinds require much more upkeep than faux wood. You’ll need to dust wood regularly to prevent scratches from surface debris and treat the blinds with lemon oil to prevent cracking. Think of this as a body lotion for your blinds. Faux wood blinds are lower-maintenance options. They can be cleaned using a soft cloth or mild detergent and water for any stubborn dirt or fingerprints. No additional wood care is needed.

Contact The Blind, Shade, and Shutter Company

Do you feel more confident about choosing your new blinds? Whether you’re 100% decided or still have questions, we’re here to help you from consultation to installation. We also offer an expert measuring and installation service. We have been serving the area since 1999 and love word-of-mouth referrals, and we always go the extra mile needed to receive them. Call us today at (703) 669-2408 to schedule an appointment with one of our design professionals. We are located in Hamilton, VA, and are proud to serve Loudon County and the surrounding area.