Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are probably the most popular horizontal blind in Toronto. Inexpensive yet stylish and rugged to changes in temperature and humidity they are a cost effective blind great for everywhere from kitchens to washrooms to basements. Faux wood blinds are named using the name faux which is fake in french. Don't let the fake wood fool you while wood blinds are "real", faux wood are much more popular in Toronto and Canada due to the fact that they don't warp or discolour due to changes in temperature and humidity.
Faux wood is a great choice for a clean finish and can be mounted both as an inside mount or outside mount treatment depending on window depth. Faux wood is commonly layered with custom drapery many times matching the faux wood colour to the colour of the drapery hardware. The most popular choices for faux wood that we find in Toronto are either a white finish or in the same colour as the window trim in the case of a stained wood window.
While Faux Wood blinds are not blackout they are relatively room darkening and suitable for use in bedrooms especially when routless or the Hunter Douglas De-Light feature is used. This feature eliminates rout holes common in many horizontal blinds such as aluminum blinds, faux wood and real wood.
While there are many options for cheap quality faux wood such as cut down and off the shelf product. There are several things to consider when looking at purchasing Faux Wood blinds:
- You definitely get what you pay for.
- Cheaper quality means they are using plastic that will likely discolour or yellow
- It is also likely to become brittle and warp over time.
- Lastly VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) which are linked to cancer and neurological disorders are routinely found in cheap plastics the heat and UV from the sun will cause these chemicals to be released.
At Blinds Direct Canada we are committed to making sure that we provide the Greater Toronto Area only quality products and that we do so a inexpensive prices.