Sign up for special offers:




Q:
Are Matchstick Blinds Waterproof?
A:
Matchstick blinds are also known as bamboo or woven wood blinds. They offer a tropical feel to any room they are used as window covering. At Blinds Chalet, we offer several unique styles of matchstick blinds depending on the characteristics of wood they are made of. They also come in various colors and patterns.

While matchstick blinds provide sun blocking and insulating properties, they don’t have the ability to shield its material from moisture. In short, if you are wondering whether matchstick blinds are waterproof, the answer is no.
Matchstick blinds are made of wood. Just like any other product made of wood, matchstick blinds wear and tear through prolonged exposure to moisture.

Are Matchstick Blinds Right For You?

You might be wondering now if choosing a matchstick blind is still a good decision despite knowing that they are not waterproof. You can still choose matchstick blinds if you meet any of the following criteria below:
  • You live in an area with warm climate all year round. Matchstick blinds are perfect window coverings for those living in warmer climates. This is because they have light filtering qualities that can help reduce the need for air conditioning and fans. And since warmer areas don’t experience too much moisture, matchstick blinds can last longer there.
  • You don’t have kids or pets. Matchstick blinds are one of the most delicate window coverings. Yes, they can offer elegance and sophistication to any room but these blinds are not for you if you have too much kid or pet traffic.
  • You want to create different feel for each room while continuing the same tropical theme throughout. Blinds Chalet’s most popular matchstick blinds come from the Tavarua line of window treatments which includes the Tavarua Basics Bamboo Shades, Tavarua Woven Wood Shades, Exotic Woven Wood Shades, Designer Woven Wood Shades, Sunscreen Bamboo Roller shades, Bamboo Drapery and Bamboo Sliding Panels. This wide array of choices allows you to meet your goal of variation while continuing one theme.

Is There An Alternative To Matchstick Blinds?

If you want to achieve the sophisticated and tropical look of matchstick blinds yet expect more durability compared to the latter, then you can freely choose from among the matchstick blinds alternative that Blind Chalet offers.

We have faux wood blinds and wood alternative shutters that are both made from synthetic materials which allow them to achieve the look of matchstick blinds. Made from advanced technology of hardwood and thermal polymer combination, these matchstick blind alternatives are made to last. The combination of its materials allows them to retain its shape, color and resist chipping. Although they look like real wood, they have the benefit of being fully washable and unaffected by humidity.

If you feel the need to learn more about window blinds slat designs or are confused between curved blinds or flat blinds, work with one of Blind Chalet’s design consultants. Ask a decorator today to explore what type of window covering is right for you. For faster responses contact us at (888) 633-7840 during regular business hours (M-F 6am to 5pm, Sat 6am to 2pm PST).
1 answers


Back to Top
x Blinds Chalet Guarantee Options
GoodBetterBest
PricingFREE$$$
Duration
3 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year unlimited
Warranty
Defects
Parts
Restrings
Normal wear & tear
Anything
30 Day Measure
30 Day Returns
3 Year Standard Guarantee
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Fit
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.