Everything you need to know about faux wood Venetian blinds

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When it comes to faux wood Venetian blinds, not everyone is in agreement. Indeed, some people dislike faux wood Venetian blinds and believe that natural real wood is much better. While there are certainly points to be made in favour of the elegant and stylish feel that real wood blinds can provide, nevertheless there are times when faux wood Venetian blinds outperform real wood equivalents.

This is especially true thanks to more recent developments in how faux wood blinds are made. Nowadays, faux wood Venetian blinds with a high-quality wood effect can carefully imitate real wood grain. In fact, the appearance of faux wood has developed to the point that often only a specialist can tell the difference between faux wood and actual wood.

But don’t think that these blinds are only offering visual appeal! Certainly, they provide a real touch of elegance to any room they’re installed in. However, they’re also extremely functional. As with real wood Venetian blinds, they offer you excellent control over the light coming into your rooms. They can also be a great way to help keep the temperature just how you like it.

So if you’re considering buying faux wood Venetian blinds, read on. This post will provide you with everything you need to know about faux wood Venetian blinds.

Faux Wood Venetian Blinds FAQ

What are faux wood blinds made from?

Faux wood Venetian blinds are made of various composite materials including vinyl and PVC. This makes them extremely long lasting. If you buy from a quality supplier, faux wood Venetian blinds can be visually very similar real wooden blinds, despite the difference in materials. They also tend to come at a lower cost, meaning you get the look you want for less. In addition, the fact that materials such as PVC are moisture-resistant also makes them easier to clean.

Real wood or faux wood blinds – which is better?

This is a difficult question, but it’s one that most people considering faux wood Venetian blinds will ask themselves! There’s no easy answer, however. It really depends on your individual circumstances. For instance, factors such as which room you are installing them in will make a big difference. Let’s look at some points of comparison and help you to decide which will suit you best.

Real wood blinds are thinner than faux wood blinds and come in more natural wood tones. They are understandably coveted because of the classic look they provide. On the other hand, faux wood blinds can be made wider and are more durable. This means they can be suited to a wide range of window shapes and sizes. They are also likely better suited for spaces where durability is a major issue, such as in the workplace.

Due to the cost of the material, faux wood Venetian blinds are usually a cheaper 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 better 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 blinds, as they are cost effective and more hard-wearing.

 

Faux wooden blinds with white interior

 

Do faux wood blinds keep heat out?

Just like many other types of blinds, the answer to this is yes! So 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. This means they can even help you to save a little on your energy bills. They may be something of an investment up front, but this investment will pay off not only in terms of the design of your space, but also your comfort.

Why choose made to measure faux wood blinds?

Faux wooden blinds are generally more affordable than real wood blinds. They can be made in larger sizes, come in a wider variety of colours, and are more durable. However, if you want to get the most out of your new blinds, it’s best to invest in made-to-measure blinds.

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.

 

Man measuring a black window frame in order to fit faux wood 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.

 

White faux wood blinds decorating a white bathroom, with cream patterned tiles

 

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.  Generally speaking, both wooden and faux wood Venetian blinds work perfectly well with bay windows. Faux wood blinds in particular are a popular choice. 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.

Closeup of lightly-coloured faux wood blinds

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 the full selection of blinds we have to offer, visit our website.