Lots of customers who work with us at Blinds & Designs serving Marin County feel that genuine wood is superior to faux wood. And we understand their position—after all, it’s real and authentic and looks fantastic. That said, we’re here to tell you that genuine wood’s faux cousin actually has a lot of attributes that are hard to disqualify. If you’ve been thinking of getting wood window fashions, let us tell you a little about faux wood, so you can be informed to make the right decision.
Benefits of Faux Wood
The look and style that come with genuine wood is often worth the money and effort; however, genuine wood isn’t right for all situations. For example, south-facing windows, which tend to get a lot of direct sunlight and extra heat or windows in humid rooms like bathrooms or steamy kitchens would actually do better with faux wood than real wood. Faux wood, which is lighter than genuine wood, can withstand the elements and is guaranteed not to warp, crack, or peel, even in some of those tougher window locations.
Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds
These amazing faux wood blinds from Hunter Douglas offer both durability and style. They can resist warping, bowing, yellowing, and fading, and they’re particularly good for high-traffic areas, like sliders, patio doors, or kids’ rooms. On top of that, faux wood blinds are easy to clean—just dust the slats with a soft cloth or use your vacuum’s brush attachment. And the best part is, these blinds are available in over 50 colorways, making them a great choice to complement any décor.
Ordering from Blinds & Designs means you’ll get professional measuring and installation to ensure a perfect fit, but it’s never a bad idea to understand the general measurements of your intended purchase. Here’s how to see the overall dimensions of the window treatment you might buy: First decide whether you’ll want the blinds mounted inside your window frame or outside of it. Each type of mounting offers benefits: for example, inside mount will be flush to the window, helping to cut down on light coming in, while outside mount will cover the entire frame and add dimension to the space. If you’re going with inside mount, be sure the window is square by measuring horizontally at the center, top, and bottom; vertically on both sides and in the center; and diagonally. Measure the depth of the frame to know if it’s large enough to fit the treatment, and be aware of any window openers or other hardware that could get in the way of the treatment.
Faux Wood Blinds in Marin County, San Francisco Bay Area
Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 26 years.
Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.