Faux Shutters: The Perfect Combination

You love the look of wood shutters yet you find the price daunting? Faux shutters like faux wood plantation shutters might be the answer for you.



Faux wood shutters are made of either synthetic materials or a combination of wood and polymer.

These shutters, though made of synthetic materials closely mimic its wooden cousin with a finish that gives look of finely painted real-wood. Yet the price is much lower than wood shutters.

Although the materials are synthetic the construction is real, using the same dovetail construction that is used in hardwood shutters. This makes it the closest possible to wood shutters.

Another plus is the durable quality that only today's new materials have. Don't worry about spills ruining your shutters. Just gently wipe it away, since faux wood shutters do not absorb water and do not warp or chip when wet.

So when do you use wood, faux wood, or vinyl shutters?

Wood is more delicate and most real. So use it in areas where looks is most important and you can afford the extra care and price. Also if you want a wood stain it is the best way to go since stained wood is the hardest to imitate.

Faux shutters is the most balanced. It has the look of wood because it is partly wood and it has the easy to care for advantages of synthetic materials. If you are trying to get the look of painted wood shutters, faux wood is a great option with the lower price, yet an almost wood look, and easy care.

Vinyl shutters are best when price is of utmost importance and easy care is a must like in places like children's room or bathroom. It is also fireproof making it another reason to use in a child's room or play area.


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