Everything you need to know about faux wood Venetian blinds

white faux wood Venetian Blinds in a blue kitchen fitted by Excell Blinds

Some people dislike faux wood Venetian blinds and believe that natural real wood is much better. While at times we may agree, there are times when faux wood Venetian blinds outperform real wood equivalents.

Faux wood venetian blinds with a high-quality wood effect imitate real wood grain. The appearance of faux wood has developed to the point that only a specialist can tell the difference between faux wood and actual wood. This window treatment isn’t only stylish; it’s also functional. Here is everything you need to know about faux wood venetian blinds.


What are faux wood blinds made from?

Faux wood Venetian blinds are made of composite materials including vinyl and PVC, making them extremely long lasting. Due to the level of detail, faux wood Venetian blinds tend to be somewhat similar to real wooden blinds, but at a lower cost.


Real wood or faux wood blinds – which is better?

Real wood blinds are thinner and come in more natural wood tones. Whereas faux wood blinds can be made wider and are more durable. Due to the material faux wood Venetian blinds are usually a cheaper window option. This is perfect if you are on a budget but don’t want to compromise on durability or style.

To assess which is better for you, you must first determine which room your blind will be installed in. If the Venetian blind is installed in a bathroom or kitchen where humidity is likely, a faux wood blind will be desirable because it is moisture resistant.

If you’re installing it in a living room or bedroom, you can use either faux or real wood. We also recommend faux wood blinds if you are specifically looking for white or grey painted slats. Choosing a pained wood slat reduces the visibility of the grain. Therefore, we recommend that you choose faux wood Venetian blind, as they are cost effective and more hard-wearing.


Do faux wood blinds keep heat out?

If you want to keep your home cool and keep the sun out during the hot summer months, faux wood blinds are a perfect option. Faux wood blinds are excellent insulators for your house since they are made of strong durable material.

Faux wood blinds build a barrier between your windows and your room, enabling you to keep your home cool during the summer while still keeping it warm and heated during the winter.


Why choose made to measure faux wood blinds?

Faux wooden blinds are more affordable than real wood blinds. They can be made larger, come in a wider variety of colours, and are more durable.

By opting for a made-to-measure blind, you can be assured that your window will be fitted to perfection. When you order a made-to-measure faux wood blind, you can choose from a variety of colours as well as whether you want them with or without tapes.

The biggest advantage of purchasing a made to measure blind is that you can choose the exact size that you require. This is the size of which it will be made, so you won’t have to cut or adjust the blind you have ordered.


White faux wood venetian blinds in a grey living room bay window fitted by Excell Blinds

How long do faux wood blinds last? Do they fade or turn yellow?

Faux wood blinds are made of composite PVC, they can last for several years if properly cared for. To avoid discolouration, Excell Blinds and Shutters provide faux wood blinds that are UV safe. A UV-resistant finish is applied to our faux wood blinds when they are designed and manufactured in our Liverpool factory. This finish protects the faux wood blinds from some sun damage.

Faux wood blinds won’t rust or turn yellow in the light, nor will they deteriorate or weaken when exposed to high humidity areas like your bathroom or kitchen.

Are faux wood blinds suitable for bathrooms?

Bathrooms benefit from faux wood blinds because they are moisture-resistant and long-lasting. They’re also ideal for use in kitchen windows because they’re easy to clean.

Because of their durability, faux wood blinds are ideal for use in bathrooms. They are inherently water-resistant, won’t retain moisture from the air, and won’t warp or break because they are made of a composite PVC material.


Can faux wood blinds be installed in a bay window?

Bay windows always offer challenges when it comes to stylish and efficient window treatments, as there is a need to find the balance between what will work properly and what will look good. With this being said, faux wood blinds are a popular choice in bay windows. They give a shutter look but without the cost. They are strong and durable and come in a range of popular colours ideal for bay windows.

Our expert fitters can visit your home or commercial space to measure your bay window accurately. This will ensure that every angle of your bay window is measured accurately so that the faux wood Venetian blind fits perfectly.


Can faux wood blinds warp?

PVC composites are used to create faux wood blinds. Due to the possibility of warping from heat absorption, dark grey or brown faux blinds should not be used in very hot areas such as conservatories or south-facing windows.

Because of their design, faux wood blinds are very secure and strong. Too much exposure to the wrong product, as with any material, will cause damage. Excess heat can cause warping over time because the slats are made of a composite PVC material. Darker colours, such as brown, black, and dark grey, will be more visible. Although this is a rare occurrence, it is worth considering.

As a result, we don’t recommend adding dark faux wood blinds in conservatories (which can get really hot) or south-facing windows. Faux wood blinds in white and lighter colours will be perfect in the sun because they are completely UV stable and will not warp. They will also retain less heat, making them a safer choice.


Excell Blinds have faux wood Venetian blinds for you

With Excell Blinds, made-to-measure faux wood Venetian blinds are cost effective, durable and energy efficient. They are available in a variety of colours; perfect to match your interior design. There’s no need to settle on a certain look, style or colour.

All of our blinds and shutters are bespoke and tailor-made for you and your space. Each and every one of our blinds and shutters are child-safe as standard. We ensure that they are suitable for every kind of home or commercial space.

To find out more about how Excell Blinds and Shutters can help keep your home warm this winter give us a call on 0151 228 0060, or to see our full selection of blinds we have to offer, visit our website.

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