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Should I go with a real wood blind or a faux wood blind? Which window blinds are the right choice for your application? Here is some basic information on the benefits of real wood blinds and faux wood blinds.

Finish and Color

Color and feel of the actual window blinds is probably the biggest factor when choosing blinds. If you are looking for a stained color then real wood blinds are the best choice. Nothing comes close to the real thing. Although there are many grades of faux wood blinds with different textures and colors, none compare with a real wood blind.

Faux wood blinds have come a long way and look more and more like real wood but none have the same finish. Some faux wood blinds have a close wood look finish on the stain colors. When comparing white colors however, faux wood blinds are a close match.

Other Factors

Other than the actual look and feel of the horizontal blinds there are other factors to consider when choosing the right window blinds.


Faux wood blinds are excellent in areas where moisture may be an issue such as a bathroom blinds or kitchen blinds. They are easy to clean and moisture doesn't harm them like real wood blinds. Wood blinds that are subject to high humidity can warp. Faux wood blinds are made of synthetic vinyl materials that can withstand abuse.


Weight is another item to consider. Faux wood blinds are heavier than wood blinds. The materials that the horizontal slats are made out of weighs more than real wood. This can be an issue with larger blinds. The larger blinds become heavier and harder operate or lift. This is not to say faux wood blinds will not operate correctly because they will. Real wood blinds will just take less effort to tilt or lift.


Blinds Chalet has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing real wood and faux wood blinds. Attractive, high quality window blinds that fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. For information on what types of window blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit

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