Faux Wood Shutters Vs Wood Shutters

DIY Shutters 22/04/2021 09:26:20 AM
Anytime you’re undertaking a new DIY project or looking to upgrade part of your home, there are going to be several decisions you’ll have to make. When it comes to shutters, the biggest decisions are which style and material to choose from.

There are many options, and with the introduction of our new Faux wood shutters, let’s take a look at the benefits of this material, as well as how Faux wood shutters compare with their wooden counterparts.

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Wood vs Faux Wood Shutters

Both DIY shutter materials provide you with the look and style that plantation shutters are renowned for, and they both have their own set of benefits. It's simply a matter of choosing the one that appeals more to you and your needs. Here are some of the notable differences between wood vs Faux plantation shutters.

The benefits of Faux wood shutters are:

  • Light-weight material
  • Waterproof
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Quick lead time (7-14 days!)
  • UK Made
  • Easy to measure and fit
The cost of Faux wood plantation shutters and wooden shutters are both an affordable option for your window covering when you choose to DIY. You save yourself up to 40% compared to full measure-and-fit companies. DIY shutters cut out the middleman, meaning you can install a quality product at a fraction of the cost.

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What are faux wood shutters and wood shutters made from? 

Wood shutters are made from solid hardwood, whereas modern faux wood shutters are made from PVC. Our PVC shutters slats are durable, easy to clean and waterproof to name just a few benefits.

Realistic and authentic faux wood shutters

Not only do they excel in their performance, but PVC faux wood shutters are designed to perfectly replicate real wood shutters in their manufacturing. They've got the fine woodgrains and the wooden texture, to the extent that homeowners can't even tell them apart!

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Faux Wood Is Lighter

The faux wood shutter materials are lighter to carry, which means that installing them will also put less stress and weight on your window frame, and it’s easier to keep them in place.

This also makes faux window shutters easier to install when you’re doing this DIY project yourself, you won’t have to take the same extra precautions to ensure that your window’s frame is strong enough to hold the solid hardwood, which is especially beneficial when you have large windows that require large shutters.


DIY faux wood is waterproof, unlike regular wood which can become damaged by direct water contact, especially over time. This is less important in a living room, but in a kitchen or a bathroom your shutters will be more exposed to moisture or water, so being waterproof is very useful.


Faux plantation shutters are more scratch-resistant than regular wood. If you’re frequently opening and closing your shutters, or have a busy home, or even pets who might have access to your shutters, then this becomes more of a concern but generally speaking if you’re relatively careful, you won’t have to worry about scratches with any range of our quality shutters.

Shorter lead time

The biggest benefit for our Faux Wood shutters is the lead time. Our Hardwood shutters have an average lead time of 10-12 weeks, but are Faux Wood shutters are manufactured closer to home, so have a lead time of just 7-14 days!

UK Made faux wood shutters

This quick turn-around time is made possible due to these Faux Wood plantation shutters being manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in the UK. Therefore stripping back the shipping time and getting them straight to your door in a flash!

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Easy to measure and fit

Similarly to our wooden shutter range, Faux wood shutters are a breeze to measure and fit yourself. Simply follow our online guides and video tutorials and you'll see for yourself how easy it is. if you ever get stuck get in touch with our expert team who are on hand to help you with any shutter question or query you might have along the way.


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Whether you choose Hardwood or Faux Wood, our dedicated team are on hand to answer any questions you may have and support you in every step of your shutter journey. Get in touch today and we can make your shutter dreams a reality.