Faux Wood Blinds Buying Guide
Faux wood blinds are beautiful, affordable and durable, making them a great option for every window in any room in your home. For window coverings that will stand the test of time -- and the test of adventurous, curious children and pets -- our sturdy faux woods are a natural choice. Need more convincing? Read on to learn how to choose faux woods for your home.
Why Choose Faux Woods
Faux wood window treatments give you the look and warmth of real wood blinds without the added expense. You'll find lots of options in a variety of affordable price ranges to help you stay within your budget without sacrificing style.
Faux wood window coverings are incredibly durable. Today's faux woods are made of either a composite wood material or PVC/vinyl. Higher-end fauxs are manufactured with a particleboard-like wood pulp center wrapped with a printed laminate for a more realistic wood-grain look. While actually heavier than their real-wood counterparts, faux woods are more resilient and flexible, and can withstand extreme variations in temperature without warping, fading, or cracking.
Moisture-Resistant, Easy Care
In addition to their durability, faux woods are moisture and humidity-resistant, so they're ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. They also resist scratches and are easy to clean. For tips on how, keep reading!
Finding the right faux fit
Faux wood treatments work well on any size window, but the size of the slats -- the working horizontal pieces you tilt, raise and lower -- can make a big difference in how they look. The most popular and common size is a 2" slat. Two-inch faux woods work best on most medium and large windows, and can even be used on narrower ones when installed as an outside mount. To keep things proportional and ensure your faux wood treatments fit snugly in smaller windows, consider a smaller slat size, or for extra large windows, a larger size. We have some more tips about choosing the right slat size in this post on our blog.
Options and Add-Ons for Faux Woods
Customizing faux wood window coverings is fun and easy! Start with color. There are a variety of paints and stains to choose from. In addition to traditional dark wood-like colors, as well as oak and maple, designers are digging fresh faux woods in bright or muted whites, along with trendy grays for cleaner, more contemporary looks. After picking the perfect color, select the features and options you want or need for your home, like:
By the end of 2018, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has mandated that all “stock” window covering products must be cordless or have inaccessible cords. (Corded blinds will still be available in custom products.) SelectBlinds.com is proud to have been ahead of the curve and in compliance with this vital child safety initiative for the last few years.
In 2016, we were the first and only online retailer to offer cordless lift systems on every one of our products, including faux woods. And while we always recommend going cordless to eliminate window covering cord risk altogether, if you do choose corded faux woods, you'll receive a set of free cord cleats to securely hold any dangling cords and help ensure your child’s safety.
For other household and window safety tips,
Cleaning Your Faux Wood Window Treatments
Shop Your Style
Ready to buy? Browse through our selection of fabulous faux woods to find the perfect window coverings to match your unique style!