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The Debate Between Real Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

Jun 21 2010

Traditional wood blinds are some of the most popular blinds for homeowners and office buildings. The natural look brings elegance and class to rooms and the variety of stains complement other wood furniture. However, today’s faux wood blinds are made with durable materials that give them the long-lasting endurance of wood without the high prices.

Many people question whether or not they should make an investment in traditional wood blinds or save money by purchasing faux wood blinds. The following list was created to help consumers decide which material is right for their home.

•    Advantages of Faux Wood blinds
o    Made from synthetic materials so they are less expensive than real wood blinds.
o    More durable. Faux wood blinds are perfect for homes with active children and/or pets.
o    Resist moisture. Faux wood blinds are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens where they will be exposed to moisture and steam.
o    Easy to clean. Because faux wood blinds can get wet they are easy to wipe down with a wet cloth.
o    Anti-static properties on some models that help resist dust.

•    Advantages of Real Wood blinds
o    Look and feel like real wood. Stains showcase the wood grain texture in the blinds.
o    Larger selection of colors and stains.
o    Lighter than faux wood blinds. This is important for larger window blinds. Lighter blinds are easier to raise and last longer.
o    Some of the most popular blinds in the US.

Faux wood blinds are perfect for those who want the look of wood but don’t want to spend the money. These are also great blinds for those fixing up a home for sale. The beauty they add will fool people into thinking they are real wood. The Chalet Elite 2 Inch Faux Wood Blinds, cost just over $20.00 a blind, and are definitely an affordable option for any homeowner.

Wood blinds offer durability. They bring the unique warmth and beauty of natural timber to your windows. Wood window blinds superbly complement almost any décor. Wooden slat blinds are a perfect compliment to homes and businesses.

Shutters are also made of real wood and add a unique, cottage look to homes. They are often seen in sea-faring towns where they were once used to block the elements. Now, with the bright colors they are available in, they often become a focal point of the outside of the home and can add accents of blue, black and red.

Whether the decision is wood or faux wood, both will be a product that lasts for a long time and compliments almost any décor. The reason wood and faux wood are used by so many decorators is they can pick up accents in furniture or even the frame around a piece of art. These blinds don’t detract from decorating schemes, they only enhance them.
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Who is covered:
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  • 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. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. 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

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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. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. 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.

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