When it comes to shutters, choosing the right material can be a daunting task. There are numerous options available, but three of the most popular types are MDF, hardwood, and fauxwood. But which are best when it comes to choosing the right fitted shutters for your home? To help you make an informed decision, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each material to help you determine which one is right for your interior design vision.
How To Choose The Best Material For Your Bespoke Window Shutters
When it comes to choosing the perfect shutters for your home it is important to consider where they will be placed. This is due to some materials being better suited for a dry environment such as a living room whilst others can withstand the moisture generated in either a kitchen or a bathroom. Another contributing factor to the material is the size and shape of the window. With some materials being more customisable than others, this will aid you in making the right choice to suit your room.
Affordability As Standard With MDF Bespoke Window Shutters
Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) shutters are made of composite wood and are popular for their durability and resistance. Thanks to the PMU coating which wraps around the product they are tough and durable making them ideal for busy households – especially those with young children. The toughness of the product is well suited to heavy hands and the product can take a little more of a bump. It is important to note however that there is a downside to MDF. This is because it is a generally heavy product and not suitable for a range of windows – for patio doors for example. This is where really wood will excel. MDF is available in 9 neutral colours to compliment any home.
Making Your House A Home With Hardwood Fitted Shutters
When it comes to furnishing the interior of your home, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of every room. But what about windows? Do you opt for blinds and curtains or do you opt for the additional layer of privacy that a shutter can bring to the room? Solid hardwood shutters provide a timeless, classic look that is unmatched by other materials. Hardwood is by far the most requested material for shutters in the UK and is a fantastic and versatile product which compliments almost every window in your home.
It is lightweight and suitable for tracked shutters, bay window shutters, tier-on-tier shutters and more. It can be painted any colour you like to match the interior of your home but as standard, there are over 30 colours and stains to pick from. Being a natural, real wood product, they do require a little more respect with their looking after as they could be damaged if not cared for. Although after every installation, we’ll spend time with you showing the best way to make sure you get the best years out of your product.
Fauxwood Shutters For Your Living Spaces
Fauxwood shutters, as the name suggests, are synthetic shutters made to mimic the natural beauty of hardwood whilst adding a little bit more resistance. Suitable for every standard window in the house, fauxwood is particularly well suited to kitchens and bathrooms due to its composition it will not be water-damaged. It is very easy to clean, and if your window is near taps or the cooker then splashes or food grease are easily rid of.
We also use fauxwood shutters for high-moisture window areas – perhaps single-glazed windows which suffer from bad condensation. These shutters are absolutely perfect for these. Readily available in the UK, we can usually install them in around a month, fauxwood shutters are a serious proposition. Very tough, durable, won’t ever warp, crack, fade and exceptionally hard to damage – these will stand the test of time.
At the end of the day, selecting the best material for your shutters depends on your needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Take time to review the pros and cons of each material and choose the one that best fits your needs. Whichever type of shutter you choose, make sure that you are getting a high-quality product that will last for years to come. Want to know more about fitting shutters in your home? Click here to get in touch and know more.