A Great Alternative with Fauxwood
When it comes to style and elegance, nothing beats good old-fashioned wood. The natural texture of wooden blinds has that timeless and earthy feel, which looks perfect for any room. Wooden blinds, however, are susceptible extreme temperatures and humid environments. The sun’s rays, in particular, are extremely potent and destructive to wood and the damage it can do is often irreversible. Additionally, water damage can cause the fibres in the wood to rot, and cause the finish to fade.
If you are looking for faxwood blinds Auckland, Cedar Blind Specialists can provide a great alternative to natural wood. Also known as ‘plaswood’, fauxwood blinds are made of polyvinyl chloride or PVC which makes them strong, lightweight, and durable. Apart from perfectly resembling the look of real wood, these are actually more economical than natural wooden blinds.
Our range of blinds have all the aesthetics of real wood while lacking its weaknesses to sun and water damage. These blinds are more resistant than ever before. With UV ratings as high as 500, these have extremely high resistance to warping and are the idea choice for rooms and places with high temperatures, such as your home’s kitchens and bathrooms. These come in a range of colours that would be difficult to find in natural wooden blinds.
Faux wooden blinds are great, cost effective alternatives to real wooden blinds if you are looking for elegance and durability. Contact Cedar Blind Specialists today and receive a free quote and measure! .
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions:
- 1. How durable are the blind mechanisms??
- The blind mechanisms for our blinds Are long lasting – made with heavy duty aluminium head rail systems, to ensure stability and strength.
- 2. I have a limited budget. Do you have different types of blinds and pricing ??
Prefer the cedar look in a PVC finish? If you are working to a limited budget, our Artwood range of PVC blinds could provide a quality alternative. PVC blinds are manufactured with the same high quality components as cedar blinds, and provide a painted wooden-look finish at a lesser price.
- 3. I have large windows. Can I use Cedar blinds across a long width??
Got an extra big window? Don’t split your blinds if you don’t want to – Cedar Blind Specialists can go up to 3mtrs wide in one continuous blind.
- 4. What are the colour choices available for Cedar blinds??
Colour choices include:
Half Spanish White
- 5. What are the slat widths available for Cedar blinds ??
All cedar blinds are available in both 46mm and 60mm slat widths, and coated in a UV cured lacquer, providing a long lasting and durable finish.
- 6. What does an openness factor mean??
There a several options of openness when choosing a solar screen for your windows. The most common openness factors are 3%, 5% and 10%.
Openness is easier explained like this: a solid wall has a 0% openness while a clear glass window pane has a 100% openness. In short, openness is the degree of visibility through the window measured in percentages.
Most all solar screens are designed to be used on roller shades, but can also be used on roman shades as well.
When you are choosing a solar screen material, it is best to view it during full sunlight in the window where you will be installing the roller shade. In some cases, you may have a need to install the solar shade on windows that will get little or no sun so as to continue the theme within the same area.
NB: It’s also important to note that no solar shade that has any openness factor at all will provide you with full or even adequate privacy in many cases. If your window is facing an area where there is little or no chance of someone looking into the room, then this is of course less of an issue.
Also, light that is filtered carries less solar radiation and thus less heat than full sunlight, but solar screens should not be considered for use where there is a need to reduce excessive heat in the summer months. A better alternative would be an interior shutter, blackout lined drapes or a cellular shade in either light filtering or room darkening materials.