Wood Blinds serve as a natural alternative to traditional window shades and are available in a wide variety of styles, finishes, and sizes to suit the individual tastes and room décor of virtually any consumer. Custom wood blinds come in a variety of slat widths including 1″, 1 3/8″, 2″, 2 5/8″, and 3″ and some cordless models are generally easier to operate while also offering a certain degree of aesthetic enhancement to the room they are placed in.
Faux Wood Blinds can often serve as the perfect alternative to traditional wood blinds, especially in areas of high humidity or in rooms that typically experience high traffic. Although they are 60-100% heavier than conventional blinds and offer a limited range of color options, they are very cost-effective and provide significant durability. Faux wood blinds do not offer as wide a range of slats widths as traditional wood blinds do. Faux wood blinds are available in 2″ and 2 ½” slats and are usually constructed of PVC or a Composite blend of PVC and wood pulp.
Wooden blinds are typically made available in four basic types of finishes:
- Painted Finish
- Wood selections
- Sandblasted Finish
- Stained Finish
Faux wood blinds are made available in two types of slats, those being curved slats and flat slats, each offering its unique advantages. Curved slats provide greater light control for dark rooms while flat slats offer a modest look that is highly effective in mimicking the look of wood blinds. Available Faux Wood Blinds options offered by Contempo include Routless and Cloth Tapes wood blinds.
Wood blinds provide the value-added benefit of energy efficiency, due to the natural insulating properties of wood. By creating a natural barrier between the hot South Florida sun and the room they are located in, wood blinds can directly result in a considerable amount of savings concerning energy costs. They also prove to be highly effective against the intrusion of light into a room that one wishes to keep darkened.