Even if you’re not yet able to buy, you can still do some research into what products might be best for your home. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we’re more than happy to provide information on any of the window products we offer. That’s why, in today’s post, we’re discussing the similarities and differences between genuine and faux wood. Read on to learn more!
The Main Similarities
With both faux and genuine wood blinds, each product is constructed similarly, using string “ladders” to suspend the slats. No matter the material, the blinds come in various slat sizes that can accommodate your room’s needs and your personal preference. Both genuine and faux wood will work well with a variety of décor styles—they can blend with traditional, contemporary, and retro looks.
Products such as Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Parkland® Wood Blinds are made of genuine wood, which is unique and gives a one-of-a-kind look. With the Heritance Handcrafted Series, several different finishing techniques help highlight the unique aspects of the wood, including wormholes, dents, cracks, and knots, helping your finished product look rustic yet elegant. With genuine wood, you can enjoy products with lighter weight (50% lighter than comparable faux wood blinds), which makes them easier to maneuver. Because of that lighter weight, genuine wood blinds can fit in larger areas. However, this material has some drawbacks. For example, genuine wood can warp in areas of high moisture, and children and pets can tax its sturdiness. Also, it’s about 30 percent more expensive than its faux cousin.
Products such as Hunter Douglas EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, and NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are made of faux wood. They are durable and affordable and tend to be resistant to high moisture and UV rays—they won’t crack, chip, peel, warp, or bow. Faux wood products come in numerous colors and stains that can coordinate with your décor. These beauties will look just as good as the real thing, but they cost less; plus, they’re easy to clean—simply wipe with a damp cloth. However, drawbacks include that because it’s heavier than genuine wood, faux wood products might not fit in the size you need. Be sure to speak with a specialist to determine if faux wood is right for you.
Genuine and Faux Wood Treatments in Lakewood
Bretz Interiors is a family owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!