Venetian blinds | Wood vs. PVC

When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, it’s an important decision to make – especially when you’re probably not going to renew them for a number of years.

Venetian blinds come in many forms including aluminium, but today we’re talking about the pro’s and con’s of wood and the only recently released PVC variety.

black wood blinds

Pro’s of wooden venetian blinds

  • Made from real basswood, providing you with a truly natural wood grain
  • A wide range of natural wood & painted shades – easy to match to existing furniture
  • Matching or contrasting tapes available

Con’s of wooden venetian blinds

  • Not recommended for damp or moist conditions as the wood may start to warp
  • Maximum width restriction due to the weight of the wood

pvc venetian blinds

Pro’s of PVC venetian blinds

  • Recommended for damp or moist conditions – no warping
  • Larger maximum width due to light-weight materials
  • Wood effect grain created gives the appearance of real wood

Con’s of PVC venetian blinds

  • Limited shades available – only white/off white tones
  • Contrasting tapes not available – matching tapes only

Wood venetian blinds

Hopefully we’ve helped you decide which venetian blinds are most suited to your home and given you some inspiration along the way. If you’d like some more information on choosing the right blinds for your home, you can call us on 01782 271313 or send us a message to where we’ll try to answer any questions you have.

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