Usually a more inexpensive option, composite and faux wood blinds are often mistakenly grouped together because they both imitate natural wood. The two generally have more similarities than differences. While composite blinds can be considered as a type of faux wood blind, not all faux wood blinds are composites. Faux wood blinds are generally made from just PVC that has undergone an extrusion process. This extruded PVC usually contains some recycled plastic material. By comparison, most composite blinds generally mix PVC, plastic resin, or other synthetic materials with wood pulp.
They are both generally easy to clean as well. The biggest difference between the two is look and feel. As composite blinds contain real wood, they better replicate the appearance and textures of genuine wood. Some composites can even be wood stained or painted for added depth, color, and style. Whether you want composite, faux wood, or real wood blinds, Window-ology can help you with selecting the right window treatments for your home.