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Faux Wood Blinds Buying Guide

Mar 30 2021

Faux Wood Blinds are one of the most popular window coverings in the UK. They are practical, stylish and suitable for various rooms in the house. Whether you are choosing between Real Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds or just need more information about the product itself, you should find it in this blog post. We've recently extended our product range with Sunwood Faux Wood Blinds. That's why today, we will get more in-depth about the styles, types and advantages of Faux Wood Blinds.

What are Faux Wood Blinds?

Faux Wood Blind is a type of Venetian Blind that feature a number of horizontal slats interconnected by a cord or decorative tapes. The blind is made of high-quality PVC composite. Whilst still looking like real wood, it is much more durable and moisture resistant. Faux Wood Blinds are generally operated by pull cords; However, the blind can also be motorised (50mm versions only). At Your Blinds Direct, all of our Faux Wood Blinds come as standard with a matching valance and colour co-ordinated cords.

Faux Wood Venetian Blinds are known for flexible light and privacy control. When the blind is fully raised, it lets the light in. When lowered and rotated, the blind can almost entirely block the sunlight. It is worth mentioning that Faux Wood Blind (like any other Venetian Blind) won’t ever be fully blackout. The sunlight can still peek through where the slats overlap and the cord holes. If you want to minimize the amount of light coming into the room, we recommend adding one of the various decorative tapes we offer.

Faux Wood Blind vs Real Wood Blind

When choosing between Faux and Real Wood Blind, there are many factors that you should consider. Firstly, Faux Wood Blind is made from PVC composite that is more durable and sustainable than real wood. Therefore, it's a lot easier to maintain. Real wood requires special care and can't be cleaned with regular cleaning products. Whereas you can wipe faux wood slats with almost any type of cleaner. However, for everyday cleaning, we would recommend using a water damped cloth.

When it comes to price, Faux Wood Blinds are cheaper than Real Wood Blinds. If you're on a budget, it's a cost-effective whilst durable option. Real Wood slats have unique grain patterns and natural textures that won't be fully replicated by Faux Wood. Even though it is hard to tell the difference between those two blind types from even a short distance, Faux Wood Blinds will always have more similar looking slats.

When deciding on which type of blind to choose, think about the room type that you are redecorating. Faux Wood slats are 100% waterproof so they are perfect for high-moisture areas. Therefore, we would recommend using Faux Wood Blind in bathrooms and kitchens. Please note that whilst the slats are waterproof the internal mechanism is made of metal and can rust if exposed to prolonged moisture. Since Faux Wood Blind is easy to clean we would also recommend placing it in children's rooms. Real Wood Blind is suitable for living rooms and bedrooms.

Available Sizes

Faux Wood Blinds generally come in 2 or 3 sizes. At Your Blinds Direct, we offer 35mm size slats and 50mm slats. Choose the type that will match your interior style and have in mind that wider slats will block more sunlight than thinner ones. 50 mm slats will also allow more light when open and have a smaller stack height. Our 50mm versions are the most popular, due to appearing more modern and having the ability to motorise them. At Your Blinds Direct, only 50 mm Faux Wood Blind can be motorised.

Motorised Options

For the ultimate convenience, you can motorise your 50mm Faux Wood Blinds. Our Electric Faux Wood Blinds are easy to install and convenient to use. The motor is hidden inside the headrail and the Li-ion battery can easily be hidden. The blind can be controlled by the wireless Somfy handset and if using a hub, voice command or a smartphone app. It's a perfect solution for a modern home. At Your Blinds Direct, we supply all our motorised Faux Wood Blinds with Somfy Remotes that are compatible with Somfy's Connexoon Hub and Tahoma Smart Hub home automation systems. Our Motorised Faux Wood Blinds are completely child safe. The blind comes without any unnecessary cords and according to BSSA regulations it is certified as child safe. We also offer a complete range of Somfy, Louvolite One Touch and Eclipse Powershade motorised accessories available to purchase separately.

Available styles of Faux Wood Blind

Faux Wood Blinds are a versatile window covering solution and will look amazing in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. The blind comes in a variety of neutral colours and shades that will coordinate with various interior styles. Some of the available designs such as Sunwood Amber or Sunwood Desert Oak will successfully imitate the wood. Natural wood accents will complement well with rustic and traditional interiors.

Faux Wood Blinds are also available in dark, almost black colours. For example, our Sunwood Callo will beautifully contrast against white walls. Dark wood shades will also bring a sophisticated feel to your space.

White Faux Wood Blinds such as Sunwood True or Sunwood Serene will blend beautifully with light interiors. The light colour of Venetian slats will brighten up your space and complement well a monochromatic look.

No matter what style you are looking for, Faux Wood Blind is a timeless and stylish window covering option that will add a beautiful touch to your space.

Measuring and fitting

Made to measure Faux Wood Blinds are easy to fit and operate. The blind doesn’t require any advanced knowledge or skills to install. Check out our measuring and fitting instructions for Faux Wood Blinds and install your new blind with no hassle. All of our blinds are supplied with a child safety device that when fitted allows the operating cords to be safe.

To sum up, Faux Wood Blinds are a stylish and durable window covering option that gives you excellent privacy and light control. They are a perfect solution for moisture areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Browse our website today and order samples of different colours to find the perfect one for your room.

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