Horizontal blinds are a popular choice of window covering as they offer a great deal of privacy and can control the amount of light that is let into the room effectively. If a person wants horizontal blinds for their home then they have the choice of real wood or faux (French for fake) wood. There are a number of differences between the two including cost, durability and composition. Window blinds and shades can be made from various types of wood including solid wood such as cherry, maple and oak which are heavier and more expensive than blinds made from PVC. Synthetic polymers or PVC are used to make faux wood blinds. These materials are not as heavy than the types of wood that are used to produce wood blinds and they are less likely to warp or discolor when exposed to heat. Wood is more expensive than faux wood because it uses more expensive raw materials to produce the blinds and the production process costs more because the wood will either need to be painted or stained. A stamping process is used to give a grain effect in faux wood. The actual cost of the blinds will vary according to the dimensions of the window that they are covering. To arrange a free in-home estimate you can call/text us at (352) 238-1678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.