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Faux Wooden Blinds For Kitchens

Faux Wooden Blinds For Kitchens

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Sat 1 Sep 2018
Last updated Thu 26 Aug 2021

For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. From boiling kettles to sizzling pans, your kitchen withstands a lot of activity each day. And along with the cooking, cleaning and daily chores, it is a place where family and friends gather on a regular basis, whether that’s to enjoy a meal at the table or to catch up with a cup of tea.

While wooden blinds have always been a popular choice, owed to their durability, beauty and warmth, they’re not always the most practical option for this part of the home, which often experiences heat and humidity. The nature of wood causes it to expand, contract and warp in different climates, which means real wood blinds aren’t suitable for kitchens and other steamy or humid spaces. Real wooden blinds are also a considerable investment, so it would be a huge shame to install them in your home for them to bend and break in the near future.

Fortunately, there are many genuine-looking alternatives to real wood on the market nowadays. High quality faux wood will still offer the warmth and beauty of natural woodgrain, along with added functional benefits including moisture resistance. Want to know more? Here’s everything you need to know about faux wooden blinds for your kitchen…

What is faux wood?

There are two main types of faux wood for the home: vinyl and composite. Vinyl faux wood is made from PVC and replicates wood through a top layer. Meanwhile, composite faux wood is manufactured from real wood fibre bonded with plastic. Both forms are highly durable and require very little maintenance, whilst offering the aesthetic charms of real wood.

an image of an open planned kitched with table next to window with white faux wooden blinds

Vinyl, composite and other types of engineered wood are often preferred to their natural counterpart. Since they are man-made, they are available in a wide range of sizes, weights, shapes and thicknesses, so the most appropriate classification can be selected depending on the product or application. Engineered products are also designed to offer better strength and durability than natural wood products. In terms of sustainability, these wood alternatives can be much more efficient and eco-friendly. And finally, faux wood is manufactured specifically to be a waterproof material, lending to environments where real wood simply can’t perform.

At Blinds Direct, we’re proud to offer some of the best faux wood blinds on the market. Using only the highest quality PVC, our faux wooden blinds are 100% moisture resistant and therefore perfectly suited to your kitchen windows.

The benefits of faux wooden blinds

Along with water resistance, faux wooden blinds offer a wealth of other benefits. Lightweight yet sturdy, faux wood is very easy to manoeuvre and install, while still standing the test of time. It is inherently scratch resistance and hardwearing, so you needn’t worry about wear and tear. Faux wood also performs well in areas of high temperature and direct sunlight, withstanding effects such as cracking and fading. What’s more, faux wood blinds are more budget friendly than natural solutions, so you can enjoy an attractive and cost-effective wooden blind alternative in your kitchen.

Another major selling point is the ease of maintenance that comes with faux wooden blinds. This is particularly important in busy areas of the home, such as the kitchen. Should they become dusty or dirty, a quick wipe with a damp cloth will work wonders. Various products, such as polish or antibacterial spray, can also be used without the risks of staining or warping.

Faux wooden blinds for kitchens

We all know that the kitchen should be, first and foremost, a highly functional area of the home. The window dressings you choose will contribute to this, ensuring that this space benefits from light control, privacy, warmth and style. Here are some of our favourite faux wooden blinds for your kitchen, perfect for offering these practical advantages at the very best prices. Simply click the images to shop:

Make more of your windows with a high quality faux wooden blind from Blinds Direct. Choose from our wide selection of styles and finishes, each made to the highest standards by our talented team, who only use the best materials and components. Would you like to know more? Get in touch with the team for more information or you can browse our Wooden Blinds Buyers Guide.

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